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2012 International Building Code®

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Front Matter (Title Page, TOC, Preface and Forward)

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The scope includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. Previous editions of the IBC have been adopted at the state or local level in all 50 United States plus Washington D.C.

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Now in its fifth edition, the 2012 IBC contains many important changes:
    • All definitions are included in Chapter 2.
    • Classifications for a variety of health-care related facilities have been clarified.
    • Covered- and open-mall provisions revised to fully address the construction of open malls.
    • Occupancies not specifically scoped under the unlimited area building provisions are now permitted where in compliance as accessory occupancies.
    • Clarified provisions for incidental-use rooms and spaces.
    • Modified provisions addressing exterior wall projections.
    • Reformatted requirements for protection of vertical openings through floors.
    • Automatic sprinkler systems required where furniture and mattresses are manufactured or stored.
    • Increased capacity for stairways and other egress components in buildings with sprinklers and an emergency communication system.
    • Clarification of when unenclosed stairways can be used as a part of the means of egress system, including how travel distance is measured.
    • In three- and four-exit buildings, some exits are now permitted to serve a portion of a story rather than an entire story.
    • Means of egress provisions unique to special occupancies are now in Chapter 4.
    • Wind design requirements extensively revised.
    • Wind load maps are now based on ultimate design wind speeds.
    • New terminology for wind speeds.
    • Updated seismic ground motion maps.
    • The term “occupancy category” changed to “risk category.”
    • Special inspection requirements for structural steel and masonry construction are now based on referenced standards.
    • Penetration firestop and fire-resistant joint systems in high-rise buildings and in Risk Category III or IV structures require special inspection.
    • Modifications to the seismic provisions of ACI 318 Appendix D.

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