Understanding Fire Resistance-Rated Joint Systems
Under the 2021 IBC, fire-resistance-rated joint systems are required to be designed and installed in order to protect the intersections of all types of fire-resistance-rated construction.
New Code Changes for Water-Resistive Barrier for Stucco Cladding on Wood-Based Sheathing
Since the first edition of the IBC in 2000, there have been special rules for the application of stucco on wood-based sheathing.
How to Anchor Anchored Masonry Veneer
As a design professional, when it comes to anchoring systems for anchored masonry veneer, you may be inclined to simply leave it to the contractor to figure it out.
Combustible v Non-combustible Construction
To provide a safe building design, understanding the difference between combustible and non-combustible building materials is crucial.
Acoustic Code Requirements
Acoustic code requirements include two types of sound control: control of airborne sound, and control of structure-borne sound.
Horizontal Water-Resistive Barrier
The IBC has required a water-resistive barrier behind exterior wall cladding ever since the first edition in 2000.