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What is the correct application of 2018 IBC Sections 704.2 (Column Protection) and 704.3 (Protection of the primary structural frame other than columns) to wood construction?
What are the fire protection requirements for attics in residential mid-rise construction?
How close can eaves or balconies in commercial construction come to a property line under the IBC?
What if a roof member is also part of the primary structural frame of the building, which is governed by a separate row of IBC Table 601?
What new provisions were approved for daily self-inspections in the 2021 IBC for buildings under construction?
Are concealed spaces allowed in traditional Type IV heavy timber buildings?
What is the background behind footnote “m” of IBC 2012 table 721.1 (2) ?
Where can I find more information on changes to Section 2303.2.2 on FRTW appearing in the 2018 IBC?
Can Surface-Coated Wood Products be Approved for Use in Applications Where Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood is Permitted?
Are wood diaphragms presumed to be non-rigid in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC)?
In a relatively active seismic zone, are heavy timber concentrically braced frames allowed? If so, what values (such as 'R') should be applied?
What is the difference between 2012 NDS 3.5 and 2012 IBC Table 1604.3 Footnote d for adjusting long-term deflection of wood members?
What are the design criteria such as deflection limits and strength for wood guard rails or hand rails?
Is wood allowed in buildings classified as non-combustible per the International Building Code (IBC)?
Are the provisions for wall studs and plates in the International Residential Code (IRC), Section R602 limited to the four major lumber species groups (i.e., Douglas fir-Larch, Hem-fir, Southern Pine and Spruce-pine-fir)?
What are the requirements for anchorage of wood sill plates and wood wall sole plates in the IRC?
Why are continuous headers connecting portal frames over multiple openings not recommended?
How do I meet the new requirement for membrane protection in the 2012 International Residential Code?
Why were wind load speeds changed in ASCE 7-10 to ultimate wind to get about same psf loads?
What are the pressures on the underside of an open foundation structure?
How do we determine the risk category?
With reference to siding attachment while using ASCE 7-10, should somebody use the ultimate pressures or convert to ASD pressure?
Are the Ch. 28 loads on the projected area as in 7-05 or are they perpendicular to the surface, thus needing to be resolved into horizontal & vertical components?
For solar design is there any internal pressure?
Exposures previously could vary around a structure, is that still the case?
Explain the Exposure Category that has 1500' criteria.
What is the constant 0.00256 in ASCE 7-10 equation 27.3-1 based on?
Would Exposure D include large bodies of water like lake michigan or even some smaller inland lakes?
Why the reduction in load wind speed and pressure design, when the weather events are more frequent and massive?
What is the difference between the envelope procedure and directional procedure?
Are the new wind loads in ASCE 7-10 lower than those in ASCE 7-05?
What's the definition of Exposure B, C, and D?
Does the AWC span calculator account for roof pitch and unbalanced snow loads when calculating maximum allowable spans?
Why are the wind speeds in Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 7-10 so much higher than those in ASCE 7-05?
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