Tag: IBC

5-over-2 Podium Design: Path to Code Acceptance

By Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council Nationwide, there has been an increase in the demand for multi-story mixed-use and multi-residential structures....

Tall Wood Buildings in the 2021 IBC

Scott Breneman, PhD, SE, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council, Matt Timmers, SE, John A. Martin & Associates, and Dennis Richardson, PE, CBO, CASp, American...

Acoustics and Mass Timber: Room-to-Room Noise Control

Richard McLain, PE, SE The growing availability and code acceptance of mass timber—i.e., large solid wood panel products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and nail-laminated...

Low-slope roofs

Design solutions for building code-permitted low-slope applications that cause ponding water. By Scott D. Coffman, P.E., SECB, and Thomas G. Williamson, P.E. Chapter 15 in the...

Three new types of construction

Building code changes in the U.S. mark significant progress for the mass timber industry. By Hardy Wentzel Historically, the U.S. construction industry has been slower to...

Balcony design

Figure 1: Example of mixed-use podium wood construction utilizing structural concrete for the first floor and wood framing for the upper five floors. Photo: courtesy...

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.

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).
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