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2012 International Building Code Softcover (IBC 12)
Title: 2012 International Building Code Softcover (IBC 12)

ISBN: 9781609830403

From the ICC:

New in the 2012 IBC®


  • All definitions are included in Chapter 2.

  • Classifications for a variety of health-care related facilities have been clarified.

  • Covered- and open-mall provisions revised to fully address the construction of open malls.

  • Clarified provisions for incidental-use rooms and spaces.

  • Modified provisions addressing exterior wall projections.

  • Reformatted requirements for protection of vertical openings through floors.

  • Automatic sprinkler systems required where furniture and mattresses are manufactured or stored.

  • Increased capacity for stairways and other egress components in buildings with sprinklers and an emergency communication system.

  • Clarification of when unenclosed stairways can be used as a part of the means of egress system, including how travel distance is measured.

  • In three- and four-exit buildings, some exits are now permitted to serve a portion of a story rather than an entire story.


  • Wind design requirements extensively revised.

  • Wind load maps are now based on ultimate design wind speeds.

  • New terminology for wind speeds.

  • Updated seismic ground motion maps.

  • The term "occupancy category" changed to "risk category."

  • Special inspection requirements for structural steel and masonry construction are now based on referenced standards.

  • Penetration firestop and fire-resistant joint systems in high-rise buildings and in Risk Category III or IV structures require special inspection.

  • Modifications to the seismic provisions of ACI 318 Appendix D.


Author: 3000S12
Publisher: International Code Council
Categories: Model Codes,

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