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AF&PA has developed a series of comparisons for wood provisions of the code

*Commentary on the International Building Code (IBC) Chapter 23 on
Wood-Provides commentary for each section within Chapter 23 on Wood of the
International Code Council's (ICC) International Building Code. Perforated
shear walls and the basis for conventional construction are featured. 

*Wood Use Provisions in the 1999 SBC and 2000 IBC-Highlights differences
between the Standard Building Code Congress, International's 1999 Standard
Building Code (SBC) and 2000 IBC. 

*Wood Use Provisions in the 1999 BNBC and 2000 IBC-Highlights differences
between the Building Officials and Code Administrators, International (BOCA)
1999 BOCA National Building Code (NBC) and 2000 IBC. 

*Wood Use Provisions in the 1997 UBC and 2000 IBC-Highlights differences
between the International Conference of Building Official's (ICBO) 1997
Uniform Building Code (UBC) and 2000 IBC. 

The latter three publications outline provisions for wood in the traditional
building codes (NBC, SBC, and UBC) and corresponding provisions of the IBC.
They are intended to give users insights into provisions of the 2000 IBC
that regulate wood products. These publications note where significant
provisions of the IBC are identical or similar to those of the traditional
codes. Where provisions are significantly different, a comparison is

Here's a link to download any of these documents:


Buddy Showalter, P.E.


From: Alden Manipula, E.I.T. [mailto:amanipula(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:03 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Model Building Codes

Can anyone point me in the right direction towards an article (online or
in print) that discusses the differences between the model building codes?
ie BOCA 1999 vs. IBC 2000. I'm basically interested in a review that can
state you can do this one code but you can't do it in this code, blah blah

Alden Manipula, EIT

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