Hi! A question came up and I really disagree with the answer. The question says you are tasked with an internal QA and asks what items should be reviewed for compliance with Building Code. Although I understand the general intent of the question, the answers are not accurate.
Chapter 11 of Accessibility in IBC specifically addresses the # of accessible parking spaces. Although Zoning / Local Ordinances is where you would check for # of spaces and any more stringent regulations, IBC provides the minimum…
Here is the question for context! Thanks!
An architect has been tasked with reviewing a set of drawings for an internal quality assurance check.
When looking over the drawings, which of the following needs to be reviewed against the building codes? Check the four that apply.
Incorrect. Parking is regulated by the zoning ordinance, not building codes.
Correct. The minimum amount of ventilation and fresh air would be dictated by the building code.
Correct. Minimum ceiling heights for occupiable spaces are mandated by building codes.
Number of plumbing fixtures
Correct. The minimum number of plumbing fixtures would be based on the building type and occupant loads.
Correct. Finishes are regulated by building codes because of hygiene and fire concerns.
Incorrect. Aesthetics are not part of building codes, although most AHJs regulate this in the form of zoning ordinances.