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 IBC® and Significant Changes to the IBC® Combo (Cover Image)

    2018 IBC® and Significant Changes to the IBC® Combo

    This combo includes the 2018 IBC® and the Significant Changes to the IBC®, 2018 Edition

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  3. 2018 International Building Code & Tab Combo (Cover Image)

    2018 International Building Code & Tab Combo

    This combo includes the 2018 International Building Code and the 2018 IBC Turbo Tabs.

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  4. 2018 International Building Code Turbo Tabs (Cover Image)

    2018 International Building Code Turbo Tabs

    Flip through the 2018 I-Codes series and find frequently used sections fast! You'll be surprised how easy it is to find what you are looking for. These tabs were created by industry experts who carefully identified the most referenced sections in the code.

    Loose Leaf Tabs Contain: Full-page inserts tabs that have the key code sections printed on them in an easy-to-read format.

    Soft Cover Tabs Contain: Clear plastic, self-adhesive tabs that have the key sections of the code printed on them in an easy-to-read format. The soft cover tabs can also be used in the 2018 I-Code Commentary series.

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  5. 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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  6. 2018 IRC® and Significant Changes to the IRC® Combo (Cover Image)

    2018 IRC® and Significant Changes to the IRC® Combo

    This combo includes the 2018 IRC® and the Significant Changes to the IRC®, 2018 Edition

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  7. 2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings & Tab Combo (Cover Image)

    2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings & Tab Combo

    This combo includes the 2015 International Residential Code and the 2015 IRC Turbo Tabs.

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  8. 2018 International Residential Code Turbo Tabs (Cover Image)

    2018 International Residential Code Turbo Tabs

    Flip through the 2018 I-Codes series and find frequently used sections fast! You'll be surprised how easy it is to find what you are looking for. These tabs were created by industry experts who carefully identified the most referenced sections in the code.

    Loose Leaf Tabs Contain: Full-page inserts tabs that have the key code sections printed on them in an easy-to-read format.

    Soft Cover Tabs Contain: Clear plastic, self-adhesive tabs that have the key sections of the code printed on them in an easy-to-read format. The soft cover tabs can also be used in the 2018 I-Code Commentary series.

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    As low as: $13.95

  9. 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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  10. 2018 International Fire Code & Tab Combo (Cover Image)

    2018 International Fire Code & Tab Combo

    This combo includes the 2018 International Fire Code and the 2018 IFC Turbo Tabs.

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