The International Building Code (IBC) is a comprehensive set of regulations addressing the structural design and installation for building systems. As of May 1st, 2006, 47 states and Washington DC have adopted the International Building Code. Compared to previous building codes that solely examined anchorage, the International Building Code addresses anchorage, structural integrity, and operational capability of a component following a seismic event. This paper will focus on the International Building Code as pertains to factory assembled evaporative cooling equipment and emphasize the methodology for determining the applicability of the code to specific projects.

07-10: Seismic Rated Factory Assembled Evaporative Cooling Equipment

  • Scott Nevins, EVAPCO, Inc.