Free Webinar: Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education, Multifamily by on June 20, 2017 4 Comments
Modera Mosaic

Modera Mosaic, a Northern Virginia midrise and multiuse development by SK+I Architecture and Millcreek Residential Trust, was a 2017 NAHB Pillars Award winner.

Many states and jurisdictions are making plans to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Code Council’s family of building codes next year, and builders in those markets need to be ready.

From 2-3 p.m. ET on June 29, learn how changes in the 2018 editions of the I-Codes and related standards will affect multifamily construction in the webinar Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily Buildings, led by speakers Gary Ehrlich and Dan Buuck, members of the NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards staff.

In particular, changes in the 2016 edition of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, a standard referenced in the 2018 codes, may increase the cost of construction in many areas. Webinar participants will learn the potential impacts of ASCE 7 on roof coverings, roof framing and on design in areas of moderate or high risk of earthquakes.

Other changes discussed include issues in fire safety, balcony construction and accessibility.

Finally, participants will review the basics of the code development process, how codes are adopted at the state or local level, and how builders and HBAs can address those changes that aren’t cost effective or that don’t make sense.

Although this is a free webinar (thanks to the sponsorship of the International Code Council), you’ll still need to register to attend.


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  1. Rick White says:

    I believe CA has already adopted these new codes. As a wood framing company can I focus on the specific code changes that affect residential wood framing?

    • NAHB Now says:

      Rick, California’s latest building code, which went into effect Jan. 1, is based on the 2015 I-Codes. You’ll be able to distinguish which changes in this upcoming version apply to wood framing in the webinar, and if you have more questions you can certainly ask them of the presenters!

  2. Richa Bansal says:

    How do I get to sign up for this webinar. I am not NAHB member anymore

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