Building codes illustrated _ a guide to understanding the 2018 International Building Code pdf.
This book is designed to give an understanding of how the International Building Code is developed, how it is likely to be interpreted, and how it applies to design and construction. The intent of this book is to give a fundamental understanding of the relationship of codes to practice for design professionals, especially those licensed or desiring to become licensed as architects, engineers, or other registered design professionals. Code knowledge is among the fundamental reasons for licensing design professionals, for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare. It is our goal to make the acquisition and use of code knowledge easier and clearer for code users.
Building Codes Illustrated Sixth Edition: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code®.
How This Book Is Organized?
The first two chapters of this book give background and context regarding the development, organization, and use of the IBC. Chapters 3 through 18 are organized and numbered the same as the corresponding subjectmatter chapters in the IBC. Chapter 19 summarizes the requirements in the remaining IBC chapters. Chapter 13 refers briefly to the energy provisions of the International Code family, which are contained in a separate code, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and which are beyond the scope of this book. Chapter 20 touches on the code provisions for existing buildings, which are no longer included in the IBC, but occur in the International Existing Building Code (IEBC).
➥Text that is new or revised for the Sixth Edition is denoted by blue text. This is similar to markings used in the IBC to indicate changes in code provisions.
➥The IBC uses green text to denote changes and arrows to denote deletions. We strongly recommend that users study the Code very carefully for changes and compare old copies of the Code to the new copies as you become familiar with the new Code.