Code Council App Provides Critical Means of Egress Details
The most relevant, practical and valuable safety information related to means of egress is now available as an iPad app. The International Code Council’s new iPad app provides egress-focused text, figures and tables from several ICC publications including the widely adopted 2009 International Building Code (IBC). The easy-to-use Means of Egress App: 2009 IBC assists with the design, application and compliance of egress requirements by compiling related information from multiple resources into a single digital tool. 2009 IBC details and helpful references such as the IBC Commentary, IBC Code Opinions Q&A, IBC Study Companion and Significant Changesto the IBC are included to allow users to access egress provisions in any of these documents directly or search the documents by topic. “This new app places an impressive amount of need-to-know information in the hands of the architect, inspector, contractor or student,” said ICC Senior Staff Architect Jay Woodward. “By including the IBC code text and commentary for the egress provisions, as well as the egress-related pages from IBC references, users can review code requirements and access supporting information to easily understand how to properly design, construct, inspect or perform plan review of an egress system. The ability to search by topic or code section is an added convenience along with the ability to move between documents.” Helpful to designers, contractors and code officials, the app is affordably priced at $13.99 and available for immediate download from the Apple Store. The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.