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2018 International Existing Building Code®

ISBN 13: 9781609837525

ISBN 10: 1609837525

Author: International Code Council (ICC)


Published: 09/18/2017

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Encourages the use and reuse of existing buildings. This code covers repair, alteration, addition and change of occupancy for existing buildings and historic buildings, while achieving appropriate levels of safety without requiring full compliance with the new construction requirements contained in the other I-Codes.
  • Key changes include: <BR />Section 410 Accessibility has been relocated to a new Section 305. Chapters 4, 5, 6, 13 and 14 have been relocated resulting in a reorganization and new chapter numbering.
  • Requirements for live loads from Chapters 4 and 8 have been combined and placed in Chapter 3 to apply for all compliance methods.
  • Structural components damaged by snow events must be repaired assuming snow loads for new buildings from the IBC.
  • A new exception is added for loading of existing structural elements next to an addition in buildings designed using the IRC.
  • When a work area includes more than half the building in an alteration, wall anchors must be installed at the roof line along reinforced concrete and masonry walls.
  • Buildings undergoing a change of occupancy shall have live, snow, wind and seismic loads checked. Design loads are based on IBC-level forces.
  • When a change of occupancy occurs placing a building in a higher risk category, the seismic loads on the building must be evaluated using IBC-level forces. Access to the building must be maintained when passing through or near other buildings and structures.
  • Where storm shelters are required based on IBC and ICC 500 for Group E Occupancies, any addition to such existing occupancies where the occupant load of the addition is 50 or more will trigger the construction of a storm shelter.
  • Carbon Monoxide provisions have been added in the Prescriptive Method Additions, Alterations Level 2 Additions, and in Additions for I-1, I-2, I-4 and R Occupancies.
Author Bio
International Code Council (ICC)
ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC.
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Table of Contents
1. Scope and Administration.
2. Definitions.
3. Provisions for All Compliance Methods.
4. Repairs.
5. Prescriptive Compliance Method.
6. Classification of Work.
7. Alterations-Level 1.
8. Alterations-Level 2.
9. Alterations-Level 3.
10. Change of Occupancy.
11. Additions.
12. Historic Buildings.
13. Performance Compliance Methods.
14. Relocated or Moved Buildings.
15. Construction Safeguards.
16. Referenced Standards.
17. Appendix A: Guidelines for the Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings.
18. A1: Seismic Strengthening Provisions for Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings.
19. A2: Earthquake Hazard Reduction In Existing Reinforced Concrete and Reinforced Masonry Wall Buildings with Flexible Diaphragms.
20. A3: Prescriptive Provisions for Seismic Strengthening of Cripple Walls and Sill Plate Anchorage of Light, Wood-Frame Residential Buildings.
21. A4: Earthquake Risk Reduction in Wood-Frame Residential Buildings with Soft, WEAK or Open Front Walls.
22. A5: Referenced Standards.
23. Appendix B: Supplementary Accessibility Requirements for Existing Buildings and Facilities.
24. Appendix C: Guidelines for the Wind Retrofit of Existing Buildings.
25. C1: Gable End Retrofit for High-Wind Areas.
26. C2: Roof Deck Fastening for High-Wind Areas.
27. Resource A: Guidelines on Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies.