The 2003 International Building Code addresses the design and installation of building systems through requirements that emphasize performance. Fully compatible with all the International Codes, the 2003 edition provides up-to-date, comprehensive coverage that establishes minimum regulations for building systems using prescriptive- and performance-related provisions. Content is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of materials and building designs. Structural as well as fire- and life-safety provisions covering seismic, wind, accessibility, egress, occupancy, roofs, and more are included.
Administration. Definitions. Use and Occupancy Classification. Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy. General Building Heights and Areas. Types of Construction. Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction. Interior Finishes. Fire protection Systems. Means of Egress. Accessibility. Interior Environment. Energy Efficiency. Exterior Walls. Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures. Structural Design. Structural Test and Special Inspections. Soils and Foundations. Concrete. Aluminum. Masonry. Steel. Wood. Glass and Glazing. Gypsum Board and Plaster. Plastic. Electrical. Mechanical Systems. Plumbing Systems. Elevators and Conveying Systems. Special Construction.. Ecroachments into the public right-of-way. Safeguards during constructions. Existing Structures. Referenced Standards. Apendices.