International Building Code

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  • Description

    Reference the latest building safety concepts and requirements with the ICC's 2018 International Building Code®.

    Covering all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and up to three-story townhouses, the 2018 International Building Code (IBC®) is an all-in-one resource for accessing the most current information on the design and construction of buildings. This essential International Code Council (ICC) publication provides design requirements and criteria on a broad spectrum of topics.

    The fully updated IBC includes numerous vital changes ranging from code sections addressing medical gas systems and higher education laboratories to requirements for elevator hoistway doors opening into a fire-resistance-rated corridor.

    Additional topics addressed include:

    • Revisions to occupant load factors for business use
    • Classifications of accessory storage spaces
    • Updated wind speed maps and terminology
    • Restrictions to using fire walls in creating separate buildings
    • Live load values for decks and balconies
    • Inspection guidelines, calculation methods, and more

    The 2018 International Building Code is your guide to the latest structural, fire, and life safety requirements involving the design of new buildings. Ensure you're up-to-date with current requirements by ordering your copy today. (Softbound, 2018)

  • 2015 Edition

    2015 Edition

    Reference the latest requirements for the design and installation of building systems in the ICC's 2015 International Building Code®.

    The 2015 International Building Code (IBC®) from the International Code Council (ICC) covers all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories in height. This one-stop resource includes time-tested safety concepts and requirements on the full range of building system topics. It provides the latest industry standards for structural, fire, and life safety surrounding means of egress, interior finish, roof provisions, seismic engineering innovative construction technology, occupancy classifications, and state-of-the-art material design.

    Important changes in the 2015 edition of the IBC include:

    • An automatic sprinkler system is required within a building when the roof is used for A-2 assembly occupancy with an occupant load exceeding 100 or for other assembly uses exceeding 300.
    • Carbon monoxide alarm provisions have been relocated, reformatted, and revised.
    • More detailed scoping requirements for recreational facilities are included within the new Section 1110.
    • A modification allows egress through an elevator lobby when access to at least one exit is available without passing through the lobby.
    • A new definition for Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) was added to Chapter 2, and the ANSI/APA PRG 320-2011 product manufacturing standard is referenced in Chapter 23 and added to Chapter 35.
    • New code sections were added covering rooftop mounted photovoltaic solar panels.
    • "Vegetative roof" is defined in Section 202 to be consistent with the definition in the IgCC and ASTM D1079. A reference to ASTM E 2397 was added for determining soil loads on vegetative roofs.

    Order today to keep pace with today's regulations involving the design and installation of building systems. (Softbound, 2014)

  • 2012 Edition

    Increase protection and maintain your competitive edge with the latest requirements for the design and installation of building systems in the 2012 International Building Code®.

    The comprehensive 2012 International Building Code provides the latest industry standards for structural and fire and life safety provisions. This code from the International Code Council (ICC) covers all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories in height.

    Founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials and new building designs, this one-stop resource includes time-tested safety concepts and requirements on the full range of building system topics, including means of egress, interior finish, roof provisions, seismic engineering innovative construction technology, occupancy classifications, and state-of-the-art material design.

    Among the nonstructural changes in this fifth edition Code are:

    • Clarified classifications for health-care related facilities
    • Revised provisions to full address the construction of open malls
    • Modified rules for exterior wall projections
    • Increased capacity for stairways and other egress components in building with sprinklers and an emergency communication system
    • Reformatted requirements for protection of vertical openings through floors
    • Clarification of when unenclosed stairways can be used as part of the means of egress system, including how travel distance is measured

    2012 structural changes include:

    • Extensive revisions to wind design requirements
    • Updated seismic ground motion maps
    • The term ''occupancy category'' changed to ''risk category''
    • Special inspection requirements for structural steel and masonry construction now based on referenced standards
    • Special inspection required for penetration firestop and fire-resistant joint systems in high-rise buildings and in Risk Category III or IV structures
    • Modifications to the seismic provisions of ACI 318 Appendix D

    Order today to keep pace with today's regulations involving the design and installation of building systems. (Softbound, 722 pp., 2012)

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