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  1. Welcome Forum

    Whether you are new or have been here from the beginning, this is the place to introduce yourself or ask others "how to" questions about this forum.
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    1. Accessibility

      Topics related to ANSI 117.1 & ADA compliance
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    2. Commercial Building Codes

      Topics related to commercial building inspections and plan review under the IBC & other applicable codes
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    3. Commercial Energy Codes

      Topics related to commercial energy codes such as thermal envelope, mechanical & electrical energy code requirements
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    4. Commercial Fire Codes

      Fire code topics including the IFC & associated NFPA standards
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    5. Commercial Seismic

      Commercial Seismic Topics
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    6. Existing Buildings Codes

      Topics concerning the use of Chapter 34 of the IBC or the IEBC for existing structures such as historic buildings and others.
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  2. Residential Codes

    All Residential Codes
    1. Residential Building Codes

      Residential building general requirements such as plan review, roofing, exteriors, or any aspects of chapter 3
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    2. Residential Fire Codes

      Sprinklers, fire separation, smoke & flame spread along with other related topics
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  3. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing MEP

    MEP just as you would see on your drawings. Covering mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes along with sub-categories
    1. Mechanical Codes

      Building mechanical codes from around the world with an emphasis on the ICC, IMC, IFGC, etc.
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    2. Plumbing Codes

      Plumbing codes from around the world with an emphasis on the ICC, IPC
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    3. Electrical Codes

      Electrical codes for NFPA 70, Canadian and any other electrical code
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  4. Additional Codes

    Codes not covered under any other categories
    1. Elevators

      Elevator Topics. Chapter 30 or whatever local/state code you use
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    2. Green / Leed

      Everything is going green topics
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    3. Institutional

      A code discussion forum specific to institutional buildings such as but not limited to hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, etc.
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    4. Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs

      All topics both commercial and residential concerning pools, spas & hot tubs
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    5. Property Maintenance

      Topics directly related to the enforcement of the property maintenance code
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    6. Sewage

      Topics related to private onlot sewage systems
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    7. Wildland Urban Interface

      Wildlife Urban Interface Code Issues
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    1. Architects & Engineers

      Topics for Architects, Engineers & Draftsmen as they directly relate to their profession
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    2. Building Designers

      Topics for building designers (unlicensed)
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    3. CAD / Software Discussion

      Discussions and questions specific to the use of CAD and other software used in the design process.
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