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Through-Penetration Firestop System Requirements for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
Based on the 2018 International Building Code® and the 2018 International Mechanical Code®
The control of fire and smoke is a major concern in the International Building Code (IBC®) and International Mechanical Code (IMC®). This edition of CodeNotes provides the reader with an understanding of the detailed requirements on these issues from an overall building construction viewpoint. The IBC and IMC contain many requirements and construction techniques intended to limit or control the spread of fire and smoke within a building.
Firestopping for Plumbing and Piping Systems: Based on the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
Firestopping is a Life Safety topic addressed in the International Plumbing Code, but only briefly. The bulk of this topic is addressed within the International Building Code. This edition of CodeNotes introduces the reader to what the building code and plumbing code requires, regarding firestopping.
Bonding of Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) Gas Piping System: Based on the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code® (IFGC®)
This edition of CodeNotes discusses a new section that was added to the 2018 editions of the International Fuel Gas Code and the International Residential Code. It addresses arc-resistant CSST products.
Verifying ACCA Manual J® Procedures
This edition of CodeNotes provides the reader with an understanding of the design process. Achieving occupant satisfaction is the principle goal of any HVAC design.
Manual J allows contractors to perform a load calculation on a residential building/home.
2015 ISPSC® Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Permit & Plan Guidelines
Worker Safety on Roofs and Elevated Structures: Based on the 2015 International Mechanical Code®
The 2015 ISPSC® Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Permit & Plan Guidelines CodeNotes™ provides a guide for state and local jurisdictions for plan submittals of residential swimming pools and spas. The intent is to provide additional clarity for the installation of a residential swimming pool and spa.
Pipe Sizing Based on the 2015 IFGC® and IRC®
2015 ISPSC® Permanent Inground Residential Swimming Pool Entry/Exit Requirements
Velocity Limits in the 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code® (ISPSC®)
Solar Water Heating Systems (Based on the 2015 Solar Energy Provisions)
This CodeNotes provides an overview of the velocity limits noted in the 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code® (ISPSC®). Velocity is used to help designers select the minimum pipe size for the design flow rate for a specific application. Improperly designed systems lead to highly inefficient systems creating high pressure, excessive noise, vibration, and potentially decreased equipment life.
Bonding of Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) Gas Piping System
Backflow Preventers and Protection of Water Supply: 2015 IPC® and IRC®
This 2015 CodeNotes will help you understand the importance of protecting the potable water supply, identifying potential threats and determining the appropriate backflow preventer. IPC Table 608.1/IRC Table 2902.3.1 (Application of Backflow Preventers) has been provided to assist the user in selecting a suitable method or device for the application.
Gas Pipe Sizing Based on the 2009 IFGC® and IRC®
Backflow Devices and Protection of Water Supply
This CodeNotes provides an overview of pipe sizing calculations and requirements in the 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) and 2009 International Residential Code (IRC). It will cover both the longest length method and the branch length method. Applicable code tables, figures and example problems and solutions are provided for each method to help the reader easily understand the pipe sizing methodology.