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Building Codes as Essential Safety Measures by Behm Design


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The purpose of building codes is to standardize construction practices which protect the health and safety of the users of built public and private facilities of all kinds.

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Building Codes as Essential Safety Measures by Behm Design

  1. 1. BUILDING CODES Give your structure a safe foundation…
  2. 2. Building Codes To regulate new or purposed constructions. Minimum standards and requirements adopted by the government legislative authority for the regulation of new or existing building if the building undergoes reconstruction, rehabilitation, or alteration, or if the occupancy of the existing building changes to a new occupancy level. •Protection •Safety •General Health
  3. 3. To provide safeguards & ensure uniformity in Construction Industry CODE MONITOR Structural Items, Fire Prevention and Radon Prevention, Plumbing, Electrical & Mechanical Systems Manufacturing Facilities, Homes, Offices, Schools, Stores or Entertainment Places Protection against Fire, Structural Collapse And Deterioration
  4. 4. CLASS THAT FOLLOW Architects, Engineers, Constructors, Regulators, Safety Inspectors, Environmental Scientists, Real Estate Developers, Subcontractors, Manufacturers Of Building Products And Materials, Insurance Companies, Facility Managers, Tenants, And Others
  6. 6. INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL (ICC) Founded in 1994 Founded by BOCA, ICBO, and SBCCI Design rules, test and approve all materials International Building Code and equipment involved in the construction industry. Adopted throughout most of the United States INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) Model building Code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). Adopted throughout most of the United States INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE (IRC) Includes all components of a house or townhouse, including structural components, fireplaces and chimneys, thermal insulation, mechanical systems, fuel gas systems, plumbing systems and electrical systems developed by ICC. Adopted throughout most of the United States CODES ADOPTED BY UNITED STATES CURRENT INDUSTRY
  7. 7. MAJOR CATEGORIES OF CODE Category Inclusions Types Of Construction Masonry, Concrete, Light Wood Framed, Timber, Steel, etc. Categories Of Use (Occupancies) Residential, Utility (typical category for a garage), Commercial Retail, Industrial, Educational, Medical, etc. Dimensional Limitations Height Limits, Building On Site, Numbers of Stories, Air Space Issues. Functionality and Safety In Architectural Design Ingress/Egress, Natural Light and Ventilation, Space Planning Rules, etc. Structural Design Prescriptive or Engineered Approach, Design Methods, Professional Liabilities and Certifications. Fire Resistivity and Separation Related to Occupancies and Types Of Construction. Mechanical All Requirements for HVAC (usually a separate state inspection). Electrical All Requirements for Electrical Power (usually a separate state inspection). Additional Codes and Standards for specialized topics like Wind Engineering, Seismic, Fire Safety, Steel Technical and Wood Technical, as well as, safety standards such as OSHA, adopted as needed by the states
  8. 8. GARAGE CONSTRUCTION Garage Plans must clearly illustrate compliance with the building code in terms of building structure, materials, dimensions, safety and health issues and functional requirements. Compliance with Local Building Code Requirements for Construction “A Major Requirement” We use the 18" x 24" size black on white copies for field durability and legibility
  9. 9. PROCEDURE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION This process assures public safety, official documentation, records, and the basis for legal occupancy status and value as real property. Application for Building Permit Plan/Design Review Building Permit Project Inspection Occupancy Certificate
  10. 10. Contact Us: For ready to use Garage Plans or blue print at Located at 101 Peyton Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Phone: (757) 229-9898 E-mail Id:-