|Building Code Topics Q & A's|
Life-Safety, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural; Fire Codes & Alarms, Disabled Access/ADA, Construction & Design, Checklists and Emerging Technologies. International (IBC® , IRC® , IMC® , IPC® , IFC® ), UBC, UMC, UPC, CASp & NFPA® , code-related discussions. All building code and related questions get answered, discussed and deciphered right here on the BCDG.
General discussions for international building and residential code topics & related (international building codes, ICC, NFPA...)
Re: 8 arrested after deadly Bangla... (M. Handler,Architect)
|Allowable Floor Area & Location on Property|
Calculating and determining allowed floor area. Questions related to location on the property.
Re: 2010 CBC - Mezzanine Area Limi... (Annette)
|Bldg. Dept. topics, plan check, legal & code adoption|
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.
Re: Building engineer suspected in... (BrentWiese)
|Checklists for Codes|
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.
Re: New ADA Sign Guidelines (SharonToji)
|Construction Type, Occupancy separation & Height/Stories|
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.
|Decay/Termite, Mold, Finishes, Foam & Weather Protection|
Decay, termite, mold, interior finishes, weather, foam, plastics and separation from earth protection and construction methods.
Re: Scrim proposed as a ceiling fi... (GoodEngr)
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.
Electrical topics based on NEC and other national codes are discussed here. From simple house wiring to complex high-voltage substations are fair game.
Re: panel breakers (Greg_elect. from FL)
|Elevators, Special Lifts|
Questions and Answers dealing with ELEVATORS, Lifts, Elevator Code, LULAL, A17.1 A17.2 and A17.3 are here!
|Emerging Tech. , Social Media & Software for const., design, code enforcement & |
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
Re: Automated Code-Checking..BIM (ADAguy)
|Energy Conservation |
Energy conservation topics relating to construction nationwide. Includes state energy codes. International Energy Code
SEER and IRC 2006 (Glen)
|Exiting (Means of Egress)|
Means of egress, occupant load and all exiting questions are explored in this forum (IBC, IRC, Life-Safety code and more)
Re: Do hotels get inspected regula... (Jim Fruit)
|Fire Walls, Fire Barriers, Fire Partitions, Smoke Barriers & related topics|
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!
Re: 2009 IBC, pedestrian walkways (mikeelia)
|Fire Code/Sprinklers/Alarms/ Fire Suppression/Smoke Control|
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.
New Features Of NFPA 72-2013 (M. Handler,Architect)
|Fire-Resistance const., Barriers, Shafts, Draftstops, Fireblocking|
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...
Re: 2009 IBC; door closing (BrentWiese)
|Green, CALGreen, Leed, Sustainability, Renewable |
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
California's Fire Code Update:... (M. Handler,Architect)
|Historical Buildings & Structures|
Historically-registered buildings/structures and how to deal with them. Any and every code-related question dealing with historical structures are discussed here.
Re: ADA toilet faciliy reqwuired i... (paul l. bishop_SanDiego,CA)
|Mechanical & Refrigeration|
All mechanical, refrigeration and related questions are answered here. UMC and IMC.
Re: Need resource for HVAC Code (CCHARR)
|Rails, Guards (Guardrails), Glazing, Fireplaces, Insulation|
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 ...
Safety Glass Standards (M. Handler,Architect)
|Occupancy Groups, Light & Vent., Sound Trans.|
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.
Re: 2009 IBC, diesel storage tank (BrentWiese)
Find out the latest moves regarding building permits, automation, e-permitting and emerging technologies
LA has worked to eliminate age... (M. Handler,Architect)
All plumbing (UPC, IPC) related questions are answered here
Re: Does a laundromat require a pu... (M. Handler,Architect)
|Roofing, Projections, Attics and Underfloors Ventilation/Access|
Roofing application, overhangs and roof projections, attics, underfloor access and ventilation
Re: Roof projections on walls 90 d... (Jim Fruit)
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.
San Francisco OKs quake retrof... (M. Handler,Architect)
|Training, seminars, certification, announcements for code products|
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.
NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY APPLICAT... (M. Handler,Architect)
|World Trade Center- Lessons & Remembering|
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?
Re: 9-11 reopen! (CCHARR)
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