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Written by Phil Goddard on 10/12/17
Header image for Code Confusion Pt. 2 - Fireblocking vs. Draftstopping

“Concealed Spaces” in the International Building Code (IBC) lends itself to confusion at times, but especially when the topic of fireblocking vs. draftstopping comes up. Let me explain the what, where, and how of applying these safety features to your plan designs. WHAT As a first step, let’s...Read more

Written by Phil Goddard on 9/21/17
Header image for Code Confusion Pt. 1: Building Classifications + Fire Ratings

One of the most frequent misunderstandings we’ve uncovered in our clients at Code Consultants International (CCI) is confusion regarding fire resistive construction and types of construction classification in the International Building Code (IBC). This is where a CCI plan review saves projects time and money, since we are familiar with...Read more

Written by Phil Goddard on 7/19/17
Header image for A Closer Look: Grenfell Tower Fire

One of the tragedies of this year was the horrific fire in a west London high-rise apartment building on June 14. The fire took the lives of at least 80 people and caused more than 70 injuries. The fire reportedly spread from an apartment on the fourth floor, climbed outside...Read more

Written by Bill Cleveland on 7/06/17
Header image for I-Need-A Exit (Big Box Stores and Egress)

Think about it – where did you last go shopping? Most likely, it was a big box store. We are generations of code and style from the Woolworth model allowing for easy views of trees, weather conditions, and cute young couples holding hands while "window shopping." Nowadays, the box store...Read more

Written by Phil Goddard on 5/31/17
Header image for I Love It When A Plan Comes Together!

It’s an exciting time for developing, designing and building in Colorado and we’re here to help you learn the ins and outs of Colorado code compliance. There are some unique characteristics of compliance in Colorado that will be helpful for you to understand. You will find it useful to know...Read more