Improving the building department functions and services, what works and what doesn't. Legal help resources related to code enforcement. The profession of being a Building Official. Plan check techniques and procedures, Adopting of new codes. Building permit processing.
Building, fire, accessibility and other code-related checklists on any topic and occupancy that you can use or contribute to our national group are posted here. Checklists for designers, plan examiners and inspectors.
Construction type, occupancy separation (incidental, nonseparated, separated and accessory occupancies), building height and number of stories questions are answered here. International Building Code (IBC). Sections 508.3.2, 508.3.3 of the IBC. Table 601 and 602 of the IBC.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADAAG, Fair Housing Act (FHA), California Building Code (CBC), Texas and Florida Access Codes, disabled access topics, news & regulations. National experts, Local, State and Federal participation in this forum and Certified Access Specialist (CASp) questions and answers, resources, discussions and information. The most active and professionaly-maintained forum on the internet for disabled access and ADA questions and answers! Also for landscape architects and civil engineers.
The newest technologies that affect building construction, code enforcement and design are fair game here. #IPD, #BIM #AUTOCAD #REVIT. Social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn +) that help the design, construction, code enforcement and AEC communities
Fire code, automatic sprinkler system, stand pipe systems, fire alarm systems and smoke control systems. Ideal forum for fire suppression personnel, Smoke Control topics, Fire Code and Hazardous Materials enthusiasts. NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 13D, NFPA 72, NFPA 24, NFPA 231, UL 300. Chapter 9 of the IBC and IFC. Fire Area. Alarm notification devices. Alarm signal, Deluge system.
Fire resistive rated construction, fire walls, fire barriers, fire partitions, smoke barriers, shafts and partitions, fire-resistance rating, openings protection, draftstops & fire blocking, penetrations, fire and smoke dampers...
Green, CALGreen, Renewable Energy and Leed discussions. International Green Building Code, California Green Building Standards Code, USGBC, sustainable, eco friendly. #leed, #green, #sustainable, #enviroment, #IGBC, #eco
Miscellaneous structures and occupancy related questions go here. Pools/Spas, fences, fireplaces, outside structures, rails, guards and guardrails, hazardous location glazing, towers, insulation, odd and unusual structures, new and different construction methods ...
All occupancy group related/classifications, OSHPD-3, light and ventilation and sound transmission questions are answered here. From A to U and everything in between. International Building Code (IBC). Chapter 3 and 4 of the IBC.
Structural questions are answered here. From conventional construction to complex framing systems and construction materials. Structural questions from all model and international building codes. IBC, IRC, ASCE 7-05, steel, wood, concrete, masonry.
See what training, seminars, certification and continuing education opportunities, CEUs are available for you in the building and inspection codes. Products specifically for codes training and learning- no selling- announcement of availability only! From the very latest online training and everything in between.
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