Codes + Standards
Performing work on an existing building often comes with the maze of navigating the existing building code and working with existing elements to suit the design needs. The International Existing Building Code (IEBC) serves as the basis for design when renovating buildings but must also be coupled with the fact the not every building can or will comply with the requirements for new construction. The overall framework and specific details of the IEBC will be covered in this workshop along with how existing building elements can be integrated into the applicable requirements. The different compliance methods of the IEBC will be discussed and focus on how best to apply them. Additionally, specific design details of existing buildings will be covered to prepare the audience for their future renovation projects. Any specific Massachusetts amendments to the IEBC will also be discussed.