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2018 International Codes and References

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  1. 2018 International Building Code® (Cover Image)

    2018 International Building Code®

    The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions

    The 2018 IBC contains many important changes such as:

    • Accessory storage spaces of any size are now permitted to be classified as part of the occupancy to which they are accessory.
    • New code sections have been introduced addressing medical gas systems and higher education laboratories.
    • Use of fire walls to create separate buildings is now limited to only the determination of permissible types of construction based on allowable building area and height.
    • Where an elevator hoistway door opens into a fire-resistance-rated corridor, the opening must be protected in a manner to address smoke intrusion into the hoistway.
    • The occupant load factor for business uses has been revised to one occupant per 150 square feet.
    • Live loads on decks and balconies increase the deck live load to one and one-half times the live load of the area served.
    • The minimum lateral load that fire walls are required to resist is five pounds per square foot.
    • Wind speed maps updated, including maps for the state of Hawaii. Terminology describing wind speeds has changed again with ultimate design wind speeds now called basic design wind speeds.
    • Site soil coefficients now correspond to the newest generation of ground motion attenuation equations (seismic values).
    • Five-foot tall wood trusses requiring permanent bracing must have a periodic special inspection to verify that the required bracing has been installed.
    • New alternative fastener schedule for construction of mechanically laminated decking is added giving equivalent power-driven fasteners for the 20-penny nail.
    • Solid sawn lumber header and girder spans for the exterior bearing walls reduce span lengths to allow #2 Southern Pine design values.
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  2. 2018 International Residential Code® (Cover Image)

    2018 International Residential Code®

    This comprehensive code comprises all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions

    The IRC contains many important changes such as:

    • An updated seismic map reflects the most conservative Seismic Design Category (SDC) based on any soil type and a new map reflects less conservative SDCs when Site Class A, B or D is applicable.
    • The townhouse separation provisions now include options for using two separate fire-resistant-rated walls or a common wall.
    • An emergency escape and rescue opening is no longer required in basement sleeping rooms where the dwelling has an automatic fire sprinkler system and the basement has a second means of egress or an emergency escape opening.
    • The exemption for interconnection of smoke alarms in existing areas has been deleted.
    • New girder/header tables have been revised to incorporate the use of #2 Southern Pine in lieu of #1 Southern Pine.
    • New tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.
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  3. 2015 International Fire Code®  (Cover Image)

    2018 International Fire Code®

    The IFC contains regulations to safeguard life and property from fires and explosion hazards. Topics include general precautions, emergency planning and preparedness, fire department access and water supplies, automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, special hazards, and the storage and use of hazardous materials. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions

    Key changes to the IFC include:

    • New provisions address hazards related to outdoor pallet storage, higher education laboratories, mobile food trucks and plant processing and extraction activities.
    • Required sprinkler protection of Group E occupancies has been expanded through the introduction of a new thresholds related to fire areas.
    • Manual fire alarm systems in Group A occupancies are now required not only when the occupant load is 300 or more but also where the occupant load exceeds 100 above or below the lowest level of exit discharge.
    • A manual fire alarm system and an automatic smoke detection system are no longer required in Group R-4 occupancies.
    • Mass Notification Requirements for college and university buildings have been added to the code.
    • New provisions require illumination for the exit discharge path of travel to the public way or to a safe dispersal area for all occupancies.
    • Sprinkler protection is now required in existing Group A-2 occupancies having an occupant load of 300 or more where alcoholic beverages are consumed.
    • A new chapter has been added to address issues related to Energy Systems.
    • Provisions have been added to address the hazards associated with outdoor assembly events, indoor trade shows and exhibitions.
    • The fire watch requirements for construction and demolition activities have been enhanced.
    • The provisions for the maintenance of fire and smoke protection features in Chapter 7 have been enhanced and reorganized.
    • The applicability of the decorative materials requirements in Chapter 8 have been clarified.
    • Integrated testing requirements for fire protection and life safety systems have been added for high rise buildings and smoke control systems.
    • The requirements for gas detection systems have been revised throughout the code to be more reflective of industry practice.
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  4. 2018 International Plumbing Code®  (Cover Image)

    2018 International Plumbing Code®

    The IPC provides minimum regulations for plumbing facilities in terms of both performance and prescriptive objectives, and provides for the acceptance of new and innovative products, materials, and systems. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions

    Important changes include:

    • Updated table for the Minimum Number of Required Plumbing Fixtures.
    • Single-user toilet facilities (a room having a single water closet and a single lavatory) are not required to be labeled for use by only a male or female (separated use designations).
    • Solar thermal water heating systems need to conform to the ICC 900/SRCC 300 standard.
    • Well systems are required to comply with standard NGWA-01 where local requirements do not cover subject matter or are lacking in detail on others.
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    As low as: $70.00

  5. 2018 International Plumbing Code®  and  International Private Sewage Disposal Code®  Combo (Cover Image)

    2018 International Plumbing Code® and International Private Sewage Disposal Code® Combo

    Includes the International Plumbing Code® and International Private Sewage Disposal Code® in soft cover format

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    As low as: $75.00

  6. 2018 International Mechanical Code® (Cover Image)

    2018 International Mechanical Code®

    Establishes minimum regulations for mechanical systems using prescriptive and performance-related provisions. The IMC was developed with broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials, methods and design. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions

    Important changes include:

    • Added coverage of pollution control units.
    • A new exception was added to recognize Type I kitchen hoods listed for clearances to combustibles of less than 18 inches.
    • Added coverage for a newer type of non-metallic duct, phenolic duct.
    • New coverage for high volume large diameter fans (HVLD), also referred to as high volume low speed (HVLS) fans.
    • Relaxed requirements for sealing of duct joints and seams for Snap- and Button-lock duct joints located within the thermal envelope.
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    As low as: $70.00

  7. 2018 International Fuel Gas Code® (Cover Image)

    2018 International Fuel Gas Code®

    Addresses the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas fired appliances through prescriptive and performance requirements. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions

    Key changes include:

    • A new Section was added to recognize arc-resistant CSST products.
    • The code now allows Schedule 10 steel pipe to be used, whereas previously, Schedule 40 was the lightest steel pipe material allowed. Schedule 10 steel pipe joints are allowed to be welded, brazed, flanged or assembled with press-connect fittings. Schedule 10 pipe cannot be threaded.
    • The code clarifies that appliance shutoff valves located behind movable appliances, such as ranges and clothes dryers, are considered to be provided with the required access.
    • The code now calls for the plastic vent pipe material to be labeled as complying with the standards for the specific pipe material as called out by the manufacturer.
    • The clearances between direct-vent appliance vent terminals and openings in the building exterior that could allow combustion products to enter the building have been revised.
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    As low as: $70.00

  8. 2018 International Private Sewage Disposal Code® (Cover Image)

    2018 International Private Sewage Disposal Code®

    This companion to the IPC includes provisions for design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems, and provides flexibility in the development of safe systems. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions
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    As low as: $30.00

  9. 2018 International Energy Conservation Code®  (Cover Image)

    2018 International Energy Conservation Code®

    The IECC addresses energy efficiency on several fronts including cost savings, reduced energy usage, conservation of natural resources and the impact of energy usage on the environment. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions

    Key changes include:

    • Log homes designed in accordance with the standard ICC 400, Standards on the Design and Construction of Log Structures, are exempt from the building thermal envelope requirements of the IECC.
    • The maximum allowable fenestration U-factors in Table R402.1.2 (for the prescriptive compliance path) for climates zones 3 through 8 have been reduced from the values in the 2015 edition.
    • The ICC/RESNET 380 standard has been included as one of standards that can be used for determining the air leakage rate of a building or dwelling unit.
    • The Energy Rating Index compliance alternative index values have been increased slightly however, the method for determining an index is now required to be in accordance with standard ICC/RESNET 301.
    • Revisions to interior and exterior lighting power budgets and better clarity for lighting controls.
    • Clarity that regardless of design methodology, system commissioning is required.
    • New limits on heated or cooled vestibules.
    • Mechanical provisions reorganized based on equipment type rather than design methodology.
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    As low as: $38.75

  10. 2018 International Energy Conservation Code and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 (Cover Image)

    2018 International Energy Conservation Code and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016

    The publication of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code® and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, in one book, is another positive step forward in the efforts of the International Code Council® (ICC®) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to increase the awareness about and application of energy-efficient buildings and to provide the latest and state of the art energy efficiency requirements in one place.

    The Redline version contains the 2018 IECC in the redline format with the unaltered ASHRAE 90.1-2016.

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    As low as: $149.00

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