Tag: International Building Code

Shaft Wall Solutions for Wood-Frame Buildings: Codes & Detailing

Richard McLain, PE, SE It is fairly common for light wood-frame commercial and multi-family buildings to include shaft walls made from other materials. However, with...

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).
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