Code Analysis

A preliminary code analysis including summary of life safety and architectural design assumptions is required at the Pre-Design meeting and the final code analysis is required at the Design Development meeting between the Building Code Department Plans Examiner and the Designer to assist with early discovery of potential code deficiencies.

A code data block summary shall contain at least:

  • Applicable Codes 
  • Occupancy Classifications (noting primary and accessory occupancies)
  • Occupant Load (chart the occupant for each space, floor and building as necessary)
  • Special Occupancy (see IBC Chapter 4)
  • Chemical Inventory 
  • Control Areas (list and map control areas for building and each story)
  • Type of Construction
  • Height and Number of Stories
  • Automatic Fire Sprinkler System (noting any specialty fire suppression system)
  • Allowable Floor Area (illustrating the allowable area versus actual for each floor)
  • Fire Resistive Requirements (shafts, corridors and exterior walls)
  • Exiting (separate document noting all means of egress components and travel distances)
  • Plumbing Fixtures (see IBC chapter 29 for minimum fixture counts) 
Example of BCD data block containing material requested