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Title: ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities



I’m not particularly familiar with the reasoning for this code, but if you or your organization are members of ICC you should have received a CD with a copy of all the 2006 ICC codes. There is a user’s guide included (in the ICC Performance Code) which sheds some light on the purpose and intent.


Barry H. Welliver


From: Tom Skaggs [mailto:tom.skaggs(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 10:43 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities


I was at a timber engineering conference earlier this week.  One of the speakers mentioned the ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities.  Has anyone on this list used these codes for seismic design of buildings?  Has any code official approved designs per this code?

I’m aware of performance based design being used for multi-story buildings, however, I’m unclear if these designs are following the performance code or following performance provisions in the IBC (Section 1618.1, Dynamic Analysis procedures for seismic design of buildings).

The ICC performance code is new to me, I’m curious if others have any experience.




Thomas D. Skaggs, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Engineer

APA - The Engineered Wood Association

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