2015 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook


FEMA Publications related to earthquake safety and seismic design including 2009 NEHRP Provisions and Commentary.

  •  NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures, 2009 Edition - Part 1 Provisions, Part 2 Commentary (FEMA P-750)
  •  Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction (FEMA 232) Primer for Design Professionals Communicating with Owners and Managers of New Buildings on Earthquake Risk (FEMA 389)
  • NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design Examples (FEMA 451)
  • Training and Instructional Materials (FEMA 451B)
  • Seismic Considerations for Steel Storage Racks Located in Areas Accessible to the Public (FEMA 460)
  • Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings (FEMA 547)

NIST Publication: Technical Brief No. 2 - Seismic Design of Steel Special Moment Frames: A Guide for Practicing Engineers (NIST GCR 09-917-3)

Wind Speed: ATC Wind Speed web site provides users with site specific wind speeds based on ASCE 7-10 using the GPS coordinate system.

ICC Guidelines.

  • ICC G2-2010 Guideline for Acoustics
  • ICC G4-2012 Guideline for Commissioning

Helpful Articles from ICC’s Building Safety Journal.

  • Building Disaster Prevention into the Cultural Fabric of the Developing World by Steven Forneris
  • Designers, Reviewers, Builders, and Owners: We Are All Rick Mangers by Armin Wolski
  • Designing Buildings: An Exercise in Risk Management, Part 2 by Armin Wolski
  • Green Roofs: A New American Building System by Charles D. Miller
  • The International Wildland-Urban Interface Code Can Help Reduce the Risk of Fire Problems
  • Is there a Need to Enclose Elevator Lobbies in Tall Buildings? By Richard Bukowski
  • Modern Seismic Building Codes for the Next 100 Years by John Henry
  • Post-Earthquake Fires-the Ticking Time Bomb by Mark Kluver

Helpful Fire & Life-safety resources.

  • Accessible Means of Egress, by ICC Codes & Standards Department “Ten Rules of Fire Endurance Ratings,” by T. Z. Harmathy “Harmathy’s ten rules” from 2012 IEBC.
  • American Wood Council (AWC) DCA 4 – Component Additive Method (CAM) for Calculating and Demonstrating Assembly Fire Endurance

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