2018 IBC International Building Code Download


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The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. 

The 2018 IBC contains many important changes such as:

  • Accessory storage spaces of any size are now permitted to be classified as part of the occupancy to which they are accessory.
  • New code sections have been introduced addressing medical gas systems and higher education laboratories.
  • Use of fire walls to create separate buildings is now limited to only the determination of permissible types of construction based on allowable building area and height.
  • Where an elevator hoistway door opens into a fire-resistance-rated corridor, the opening must be protected in a manner to address smoke intrusion into the hoistway.
  • The occupant load factor for business uses has been revised to one occupant per 150 square feet.
  • Live loads on decks and balconies increase the deck live load to one and one-half times the live load of the area served.
  • The minimum lateral load that fire walls are required to resist is five pounds per square foot.
  • Wind speed maps updated, including maps for the state of Hawaii. Terminology describing wind speeds has changed again with ultimate design wind speeds now called basic design wind speeds.
  • Site soil coefficients now correspond to the newest generation of ground motion attenuation equations (seismic values).
  • Five-foot tall wood trusses requiring permanent bracing must have a periodic special inspection to verify that the required bracing has been installed.
  • New alternative fastener schedule for construction of mechanically laminated decking is added giving equivalent power-driven fasteners for the 20-penny nail.
  • Solid sawn lumber header and girder spans for the exterior bearing walls reduce span lengths to allow #2 Southern Pine design values.



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ISBN: 9781609837358



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  • 5
    Good Reference

    iselem76 | Dec 16th 2019

    Its a code book. Not really exciting but needed for work,

  • 5
    Great book

    Crazy Sean | Oct 7th 2019

    Great website and the product was just as described.

  • 5
    Good item

    Cindy M. | Jul 25th 2019

    As described in ad

  • 4
    Not free

    Brad Hepner | May 28th 2019

    Only gave it four stars because it was not free lol. A bargain without an issue.

  • 5
    The code book made finding the issues and areas of interest my company had easy to find

    Gene C. | Apr 9th 2019

    I would recommend this materials to anyone's library that needs to know what the new building regulations are.

  • 5
    Five Stars

    ironmanz99 | Apr 3rd 2019

    as advertised.

  • 5

    Vince | Mar 28th 2019

    Complete IBC that I will carry on my iphone. Can't count how many times we switched trucks and forgot books. Additional; 20% off was very much appreciated.

  • 5
    Very Convenient Format

    Sarah A. | Mar 25th 2019

    Very convenient in this format. As advertised.

  • 5
    Problem solved

    Melvin R, | Mar 11th 2019

    Needed to have with me on a daily basis. Looks great on my cell. Thank you

  • 5
    Book is designed quite well and is pretty easy to use

    jerry b. | Feb 22nd 2019

    Book is designed quite well and is pretty easy to use. I started my journey without a clue and because of this book acquired quite a bit of knowledge very quickly and easily

  • 4
    Latest Code Book. It is what it is

    ghf300765 | Jan 28th 2019

    Latest Building Code Book Available. It is what it is, necessary for some work and careers. More of a necessity than a read.

  • 5
    Latest ICC IBC 2018 book on building codes

    Joseph Herring | Jan 17th 2019

    The 2018 issue of the IBC has all the latest revisions to the building codes.
    It is extremely useful for architecture, construction, & engineering.