General discussions for international building and residential code topics & related (international building codes, ICC, NFPA...)
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Calculating and determining allowed floor area. Questions related to location on the property.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Decay, termite, mold, interior finishes, weather, foam, plastics and separation from earth protection and construction methods.
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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.
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Electrical topics based on NEC and other national codes are discussed here. From simple house wiring to complex high-voltage substations are fair game.
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Questions and Answers dealing with ELEVATORS, Lifts, Elevator Code, LULAL, A17.1 A17.2 and A17.3 are here!
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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
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Energy conservation topics relating to construction nationwide. Includes state energy codes. International Energy Code
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Means of egress, occupant load and all exiting questions are explored in this forum (IBC, IRC, Life-Safety code and more)
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Everything to do with IBC fire walls, fire barriers, fire partitions, smoke barriers; area and occupancy fire walls . Smoke and fire dampers questions and discussions are fair game here. Ask away!
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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.
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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...
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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
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Historically-registered buildings/structures and how to deal with them. Any and every code-related question dealing with historical structures are discussed here.
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All mechanical, refrigeration and related questions are answered here. UMC and IMC.
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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 ...
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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.
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Find out the latest moves regarding building permits, automation, e-permitting and emerging technologies
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All plumbing (UPC, IPC) related questions are answered here
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Roofing application, overhangs and roof projections, attics, underfloor access and ventilation
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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.
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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.
Sept. 11, 2001, will forever be remembered! For the design, build and code enforcement communities- what are some of the lessons we learned and what can we do about it?
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See what other members are saying about this forum and add your suggestions for improvements and feedback. Also, the place for BCDG Activity Reports.
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The administrator's postings, alerts and information
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Information relating to the building codes in the news. Seminars coming up, etc. Share what you know here.
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People and places in our business. What is happening to them. This is your area. Engineering, architecture, design and planning, code enforcement, plan check and inspection job opportunities in the US and Internationally. If you have RFP's related to plan check and inspection- post them here! Let us know what you are doing
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