Understand Types of Construction in Building Code
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Understand Types of Construction in Building Code

Learn how to classify a specific type of construction on a building.
4.2 (70 ratings)
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1,136 students enrolled
Created by Anson So
Last updated 10/2017
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand various types of construction indicate
  • Determine the fire-resistance ratings of building elements
  • Understand why exterior walls are protected differently based on fire separation distance
  • Understand the definition of fire separation distance
  • Understand the definition of primary structural frame
  • Determine the type of non-combustible material must be use in Type I and Type II buildings
  • Determine the specific combustible materials can be use in Type I and Type II buildings
  • Understand how exterior walls and interior walls are constructed
  • Know when fire-retardant treated wood can be use in the building
  • Know when heavy timber elements can be use in the building
  • Know when fire protection at roof construction can be omitted
  • Know which building element can substitute heavy timber with one-hour fire rated construction
Requirements
  • No
Description

We will study the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) chapter 6 - Types of Construction. The purpose of classifying buildings by their type of construction is to account for the structural integrity of building elements under fire conditions. This class is designed for Architects, architecture students, building designers, building officials, building inspectors, plans examiners, and exam takers on certified building official exam, commercial building inspector exam, and plans-examiner exam administer by International Code Council (ICC). 

The following lectures are included:

  • Definitions of fire separation distance
  • Building elements overview: Primary structural frame, bearing walls, non-bearing walls, roof and floor construction
  • Table 601
  • Table 602
  • Type I, II, III, IV, V construction explained
  • Problem solving exercise
  • 31-questions quiz
  • 31-answers on quiz
Who this course is for:
  • ICC Exam candidates: Certified Building Official, Commercial building inspector, Plans Examiner
  • Architects
  • Architecture Students
  • Building Officials
  • Building Designers
  • Building Inspectors
  • Plans Examiners
Course content
Expand 12 lectures 01:33:17
+ Types of Construction
12 lectures 01:33:17
Fire Separation Distance
05:47
Table 601
13:16
Type I, II, III, IV, V
10:53
Table 602
13:03
Type of Construction Classification
03:28
Exercise
08:53
Pre-quiz
01:08
Test Your Understanding
31 questions
Quiz Answers (1 - 10)
06:47
Quiz Answers (11 - 20)
06:49
Quiz Answers (21 - 31)
11:28