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Building code revisions influence roof system design


Professional Roofing


10/1997

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building code revision; model code; UBC; ICBO;SBC;

Earlier this year, two of the three model building code groups in the US (ICBO and SBCCI) published new editions of their model building codes. These edition incorporate revisions approved by the code groups since their last codes were published in 1994. A number of these revisions are roofing related and some will affect the design of certain roof systems. This article briefly describes several ofthe recent roofing-related code changes to these model codes.


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