CAPT Meeting Agenda
May 13, 2020
International Building Code - How Big and How Tall? Presented by Tom Meyers
This course provides an entry level understanding of the height and area provisions of the IBC. But first, a discussion on occupancy classification and the five types of allowable construction will be provided. The instructor will discuss the background and reasoning for the methodology used to arrive at the heights and areas allowed. The history is surprising and few code officials are aware of the code's basis and self-imposed limitations. At the end of the class, participants should be able to understand the components of occupancy classification, the basics of construction type divisions, how to use the height and area tables, and understand some of the code's features that can be used to make the building even bigger.