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Chapter 2 practice quiz questions
Segener ch. 2 Gov constraints on construction.
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A building code regulates?
The design of the building and the construction of the building.
(T/F) In a building code, some life safety provisions are contained in fire safety provision and the remaining in structural safety provisions?
The building code requirements for the dimensions of treads and risers of a staircase are?
Life Safety Issues
The building code requirements for the means of egress from a building are primarily what type of issue?
Fire safety issues
The enforcement for building code is usually done at the level of the?
Local, city or municipal governments.
The city in which the building is located.
The person in charge for enforcing the building code is generally called a?
Building official or code official.
Before commencing the construction of a building, the owner must apply to the city to obtain a?
To ensure that the construction of the building is being done in accordance wight he building code, the city will arrange for its inspection
Several times during the construction of the building.
If during the construction, the building inspector discovers a gross violation of the building code, he or shed will generally?
Issue a stop work order to the owner.
In the case of a dispute between the building official and the owner in the interpretation of a building code provision, the matter is first resolved through whom?
The board of appeals of the city.
What is the objective of a building code?
To ensure that all new construction and renovated buildings provide a minimum level of safety, health, and welfare to to occupants and public at large.
Codes not related to fire or structural safety. Ex. handrails, treads, ramp slope, easily accessible for disabled people.
When was the first US model building code?
Codes dealing with fire. Ex. Means of egress,materials, signage, fire suppression, extinguishers etc.
Structural regulations dealing with the design of buildings.
Health and Welfare
Building code provisions relating to lighting, ventilation, sanitation, temperature and noise control.
Safeguarding a building against loss or damage through requirements for materials durability.
What are the two major causes of property damage?
Burning of the building and or its structural collapse.
Document that requires that the design of a proposed building complies with the provisions of the code. Composed of permeant, and plans of the proposed building.
Certificate of Occupancy
A document that specifies the occupancy group and division of the building, the type of construction, and any other special stipulation of the code.
Older and traditional types of codes, give clear prescriptions for construction systems, types of materials and the devices used without permitting any alternatives.
Building Code that describes functional requirements, but leave method to achieve decisions up to the designer.
A code that is recognized by a national organization as worth of adoption by state or laval governments.
International Code Council (ICC)
Council that resulted from three model code agencies (ICBO, SBCCI, BOCA) that merged in 1994; published international Building Code (IBC) in 2000.
Creadte IBC ( International Building Code) updated every 3 years.
Uniform Building Code
UBC, published by ICBO,1922.
Standard Building Code
SBC, 1940,Best known for its up to date wind load provisions.
BOCA National Building Code
International Mechanical Code
Relating to heating, ventilating and air condition equipment, incinerators, and other mechanical equipment in buildings.
International Plumbing Code
Relating to water supply , wastewater, and storm water disposal.
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