Non-Residential Codes (IBC)

This presentation provides information on sealed Truss Placement Diagrams for the state of Texas.

Explore the two different methods used to calculate a wall panel’s capacity to resist applied lateral loads.

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Gypsum wallboard provides an excellent example as to
why accurate design values are so vital to structural design.

Introduction: Why the Interior Finish Installation Is Important

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From BCMC 2012 Educational Session: “Changing Codes & Planning Ahead”

When it comes to code compliance for your new product, consider a road less traveled that can be much quicker and more robust than the traditional path.

  • The Occupancy Category designates the nature of occupancy for a building, which affects the required design loads for the structure.
  • There is a direct relationship between the Occupancy Category and the Importance Factor—a low category will result in lower loads and a high category will call for an increase in loads
  • Every component design department should have a small reference library of important technical documents.
  • It is generally best to make sure your designs conform with the most current versions of the IBC and IRC.
  • However, building code adoption is at the discretion of the authority having jurisdiction.