Tag: International Building Code

Breaking convention with wood offices

Wood framing creates inspirational work environments that are code-compliant, cost effective, and sustainable. Great solutions often lie beyond convention. Consider that most offices in the...

Updated fire-resistance-rated wood assembly guide available

With the International Code Council’s 2018 International Building Code (IBC) available for enforcement, the American Wood Council (AWC) released an update to Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 3 – Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Floor and Wall Assemblies.

SDI publishes Steel Deck on CFS Framing Design Manual

The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) published the First Edition of the SDI Steel Deck on Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Manual, which complies with the requirements of the SDI Design Standards incorporated into the 2018 International Building Code.

Code officials move to update IBC for tall mass timber buildings

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio, have concluded with a clear endorsement of building codes that will enable the use of mass timber technologies in buildings ranging up to 18 stories.

ANSI approves AWC 2018 NDS standard

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction as an American National Standard. The NDS is referenced for wood design in the International Code Council’s 2018 International Building Code (IBC).

Building strong Guards: Part 1

The challenge of code-compliant wood guard posts on wood-framed decks.

2009 IBC Section 1602: Occupancy Category

Table 1604.5 of the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) sets forth Occupancy Category descriptions for buildings and other structures. The basic underlying principle in...

Section 1805: Footings and foundations

For engineers new to the 2006 International Building Code or even for current users, finding the requirements for footings supporting light frame construction that compare to previous model codes may not be easy.

Structural changes in the 2012 International Building Code

Part II of this two-part article provides a brief overview of the more significant changes to Chapter 16 of the 2012 IBC, including wind...
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