2018 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook

by: Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, CBO, Chris Kimball, SE, MCP, CBO, William C. Bracken, PE, SI, CFM


Abstract: A comprehensive visual companion to the International Building Code®, 2018 edition. Thoroughly updated to address the provisions of the ICC's 2018 International Building Code®, this fully illustrated guide makes it easy to understand and apply the most critical code requirements. Covering both fire- and life-safety and structural provisions, this practical resource contains hundreds of user-friendly diagrams designed to clarify the application and intent of the IBC®. The 2018 International Building Code® Illustrated Handbook provides all the information needed to get construction jobs done right and achieve compliance. An invaluable companion to the 2018 IBC®, it is a must-have resource for building officials, architects, engineers, contractors, and building construction professionals. Get complete application details on: • Scope and Administration • Definitions • Occupancy Classification and Use • Special Detailed Requirements Based on Occupancy and Use • General Building Heights and Areas • Types of Construction • Fire and Smoke Protection Features • Interior Finishes • Fire Protection and Life-Safety Systems • Means of Egress • Accessibility • Interior Environment • Exterior Walls • Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures • Structural Design • Special Inspections and Tests • Soils and Foundations • Concrete • Masonry • Steel • Wood • Glass and Glazing • Gypsum Board, Gypsum Panel Products, and Plaster • Plastic • Plumbing • Elevators and Conveying Systems • Special Construction • Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way • Safeguards During Construction
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Title: 2018 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2018 International Code Council

ISBN: 9781260132298

Authors:

Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, CBO is the Vice President and Technical Director of Products and Services at the International Code Council (ICC), where he provides leadership in the technical content development of ICC publications and educational programs as well as in the instruction for ICC building code seminars. Prior to joining the ICC in 2004, Mr. Thornburg served as a code consultant and educator for building codes. He has been involved extensively in building code activities since 1980.

Chris Kimball, SE, MCP, CBO is currently the Vice President of West Coast Code Consultants, Inc., and provides third-party plan review services to jurisdictions throughout the western United States. He is a licensed structural engineer in addition to being an ICC-certified master code professional, certified building official, and fire code official and holding numerous other ICC certifications. Mr. Kimball provides training classes to help design professionals, building officials, and contractors alike to understand the requirements of the adopted building codes.

William C. Bracken, PE, SI, CFM is the Executive Vice President and National Director of Forensic Engineering for J.S. Held. His practice has specialized in structural, building envelope, general civil, floodplain, construction, and forensic engineering projects, building applications, and urban search and rescue responses. Mr. Bracken is an instructor for the ICC Disaster Response Inspector Institute and ICC building code seminars.

Description: A comprehensive visual companion to the International Building Code®, 2018 edition. Thoroughly updated to address the provisions of the ICC's 2018 International Building Code®, this fully illustrated guide makes it easy to understand and apply the most critical code requirements. Covering both fire- and life-safety and structural provisions, this practical resource contains hundreds of user-friendly diagrams designed to clarify the application and intent of the IBC®. The 2018 International Building Code® Illustrated Handbook provides all the information needed to get construction jobs done right and achieve compliance. An invaluable companion to the 2018 IBC®, it is a must-have resource for building officials, architects, engineers, contractors, and building construction professionals. Get complete application details on: • Scope and Administration • Definitions • Occupancy Classification and Use • Special Detailed Requirements Based on Occupancy and Use • General Building Heights and Areas • Types of Construction • Fire and Smoke Protection Features • Interior Finishes • Fire Protection and Life-Safety Systems • Means of Egress • Accessibility • Interior Environment • Exterior Walls • Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures • Structural Design • Special Inspections and Tests • Soils and Foundations • Concrete • Masonry • Steel • Wood • Glass and Glazing • Gypsum Board, Gypsum Panel Products, and Plaster • Plastic • Plumbing • Elevators and Conveying Systems • Special Construction • Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way • Safeguards During Construction