Tag: International Building Code

Brick cladding over wood-framed structures

Determining differential movement and overcoming resulting detailing challenges.

Section 1605.3 Load Combinations Using Allowable Stress Design

The purpose of this "Code Simple" is to shed some light on the load combinations used to check overturning and sliding for allowable stress design (ASD).

Wood truss bracing rules updated

New 2009 IBC rules require significant adjustments. Part 1 of a two-part series

1615.1.3 Design spectral response acceleration parameters

Within the International Code Council's 2003 IBC, the five-percent damped design spectral response accelerations at short periods, SDS, and at 1-second period, SD1, are used to determine the seismic design base shear.

Clearing the confusion on ‘plain concrete’

This month, Structural Engineer launches a new column, The builder's engineer" by Tim Garrison, an award-winning author, public speaker, and professional engineer. The column...

Section 1602.1 Definitions (Diaphragm, flexible) and Section 1617.5.3 Horizontal Distribution

Section 1602.1 Definitions (Diaphragm, flexible) and Section 1617.5.3 Horizontal Distribution

Special seismic certification of nonstructural components

Codes apply throughout the country —” not just in California

How to determine structural loads—Part 4: Seismic forces in accordance with the 2006 IBC

According to Section 1613.1 of the 2006 International Building Code (IBC), the effects of earthquake motions on structures and their components are to be determined in accordance with the 2005 edition of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-05), excluding Chapter 14 and Appendix 11A. This section of the IBC also contains four exemptions to seismic design requirements, which are essentially the same as those in ASCE/SEI Section 11.1.2.

Section 1801.2.1 Foundation design for seismic overturning

Section 1801.2.1 Foundation design for seismic overturning
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