2012 International Building Code - Structural Design
Course OutlineThe International Building Code has been adopted by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While most state building codes are based on the IBC 2009, some states have already adopted the IBC 2012. This course highlights the structural provisions contained in Chapter 16 of the 2012 International Building Code, and is designed to help engineers get familiar with the latest building code requirements and the significant changes in the IBC from 2000 to 2012. Detailed answers to some of the frequently asked questions are provided in the quiz section along with a free downloadable Excel spreadsheet. Besides live and snow loads, this spreadsheet is programmed to calculate wind and sesmic loads for various types of structures. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. procedure and the equivalent lateral force procedure for comparison purpose.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
International Code Council (ICC) was founded in 1994 as a nonprofit organization
dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national
model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and
Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA),
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO),
and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI).
The first draft of the International Building Code was prepared in 1997. The first edition of the International Building Code (IBC 2000) was officially published in March 2000, following several public hearings in 1998 and 1999 and a public comment forum in 1997. Since then, IBC has been updated once every three years. Currently, all fifty states and the District of Columbia have adopted the IBC.
purpose of this course is to help engineers and architects get familiar with
the structural design provisions in the IBC 2012. In this course, you are required
to study Sections 1601 through 1615 of the 2012 International Building Code. Because the IBC makes numerous references to ASCE-7, it is also necessary for you to have a copy of the ASCE 7-2010. If you or your office do not have these two publications, you may order a
copy from the
Online Store of ICBO. You may also access the free online version of the IBC 2012 through the following link:
eCodes - 2012 International Building Code
The live loads, wind loads and snow loads in the IBC 2012 are primarily based on the 2010 ASCE 7. To assist practicing engineers in wind load calculations, the IBC 2012 contains a simplified wind design provision and tabulated wind pressures for low-rise buildings (Section 1609.6).
you purchase this course, you can download the following documents within the quiz section
of the course.
1. Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
2. IBC 2006-2012 Significant Changes Matrix (PDF)
3. IBC2012 Excel Spreadsheet program (a zipped file)
You are required to study the above contents for better understanding of the building code provisions.
Chapter 16 - Structural Design
Table of Contents
Section 1601 - General
Section 1602 - Definitions and Notations
Section 1603 - Construction Documents
Section 1604 - General Design Requirements
Section 1605 - Load Combinations
Section 1606 - Dead Loads
Section 1607 - Live Loads
Section 1608 - Snow Loads
Section 1609 - Wind Loads
Section 1610 - Soil Lateral Load
Section 1611 - Rain Loads
Section 1612 - Flood Loads
Section 1613 - Earthquake Loads
Section 1614 - Atmospheric Ice Loads
Section 1615 - Structural Integrity
To protect the safety and welfare of the public, all professional engineers must get familiar with the latest building code requirements. This course and its quiz questions highlight the important structural provisions in the IBC 2012.
Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.