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.
Ventilation Requirements for Underfloor Spaces in Commercial Buildings
Underfloor spaces (commonly referred to as “crawl spaces”) are concealed spaces below a building that requires, among other things, ventilation for proper building performance.
Sound Attenuating Fire Blankets for Acoustic and Fire-Resistive Protection
A Sound Attenuating Fire Blanket (SAFB) is a type of wall insulation developed to help solve two different problems in wall construction.
Architectural Considerations for Solar Panel Retrofitting on Low-Slope Roof Systems
In the United States and much of the world, the need for clean energy is increasing the appeal of adding solar panel systems to existing buildings.
Types of Construction in the International Building Code
In the design of buildings, one of the first and most important efforts to be undertaken by the design architect is to appropriately classify the building to one of the five regulated construction types as detailed in the building code.