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BCD130-A – 2018 IBC and 2018 IEBC Changes Related to Wood Construction

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Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and 2018 International Existing Buildings Code (IEBC) were approved by the International Code Council (ICC) during their 2015/2016 code development cycle. This article outlines changes from the previous edition related to the code requirements for wood construction. For this article, all changes noted are to the IBC; any changes to the IEBC will be specifically called out.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify changes to the 2018 IBC
  2. Identify changes to the 2018 IEBC
  3. Understand how to use the appendix to this article to see specific changes in the 2018 IBC/IEBC
  4. Comprehend where to find additional information regarding the 2018 IBC/IEBC


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