Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and 2018 International Existing Buildings Code (IEBC) were approved by the International Code Council (ICC) during their 2015/2016 code development cycle. This article outlines changes from the previous edition related to the code requirements for wood construction. For this article, all changes noted are to the IBC; any changes to the IEBC will be specifically called out.
Primary Audience: Engineers, Code Officials
- Identify changes to the 2018 IBC
- Identify changes to the 2018 IEBC
- Understand how to use the appendix to this article to see specific changes in the 2018 IBC/IEBC
- Comprehend where to find additional information regarding the 2018 IBC/IEBC