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STUDY our “Navigating the 2015 IBC: A Code Primer – For ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspectors”. This eManual will familiarize you with the code’s structure within the 35 chapters of the 2015 IBC. ICC International Building Code.
STUDY our “Navigating the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and the ACI 318-14″. This eGuide focuses specifically on how to navigate the Concrete Manual.
PRACTICE utilizing our “Online Exam Center,” providing over 1100 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.
The course includes:
- eManual (Navigating the 2015 IBC. A Code Primer – For ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector exam)
- eGuide (Navigating the Concrete Manual)
- Printable Worksheets (Companion to eManual & eGuide)
- Online Study Center (Practice looking up answers in your codebook, Take full-length simulated exams).
Our “NAVIGATING THE 2015 IBC” eManual reviews the (IBC) International Building Code. This eManual focuses specifically on the relationship of the IBC to the B2 Certification Exam. When you master the code, you master the Exam!
This eManual is designed specifically for the B2 Commercial Building Inspector exam. It will familiarize you with the use, layout, and content of the 35 chapters of the 2015 IBC. The eManual also provides a comprehensive review of study questions similar to those found on the ICC B2 Exam.
Our “NAVIGATING THE ICC CONCRETE MANUAL: Based on the 2015 IBC and the ACI 318-14” eGuide focuses specifically on how to navigate the Concrete Manual. This eGuide reviews the use, layout, chapters, and index of the Concrete Manual.
How many questions are there in the actual 2015 ICC B2 Exam?
Answer: There are 80 code questions sourced from the 2015 IBC and the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and ACI 318-14
How much time are you allowed to complete the B2 exam?
Answer: You have no more than three hours and thirty minutes (Average, less than two minutes per question) to complete the B2 exam.
What am I allowed as reference materials when taking my B2 Exam?
Answer: You are allowed the 2015 IBC and the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and ACI 318-14. Exam questions come from these codebooks.
What percentage of questions do I need to get right to pass the B2 exam?
Answer: You must get 60 or more questions correct (75%) to pass the B2 exam.
What type of questions will I be asked on my 2015 B2 exam?
Answer: The ICC B2 exam is a multiple-choice exam. Each question has four potential answers, with one answer being the most accurate or correct solution to the question. Specific question makeup is as follows:
- General Administration (6%)
- Project Administration – 1%
- Public Information and Legal – 1%
- Plan Reading – 4%
- Building Planning 20%)
- Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction – (5%
- Building Location – 2%
- Interior-Environment – 1%
- Occupancy Classification and Type of Construction – 5%
- Safeguards During Construction – 1%
- Accessibility – 2%
- Material Quality – 2%
- Interior Coverings – 2%
- Footings and Foundations (8%)
- Footings – 3%
- Stepped Footings and Special Foundations – 1%
- Piles and Piers – 1%
- Foundation Walls – 3%
- Floor Construction 8%)
- Floor Systems – 5%
- Concrete Slabs – 3%
- Wall Construction and Coverings (21%)
- Wood Wall Systems – 5%
- Steel Framing Systems – 3%
- Masonry Wall Systems – 5%
- Concrete Wall Systems 3%
- Wall Reinforcement 2%
- Exterior Sheathing and Weather-Resistant Coverings – 3%
- Roof/Ceiling Construction (6%)
- Roof/Ceiling Assemblies – 5%
- Roof Sheathing and Coverings – 1%
- Public Safety and Special Construction (31%)
- Means of Egress – 10%
- Fire Protection Systems – 4%
- Smoke and Fire Venting Control – 4%
- Interior Finishes and Insulation – 4%
- Safety Glazing and Glass – 4%
- Opening Protectives, Penetrations, and Joint Systems – 2%
- Miscellaneous Construction – 1%
- Building Services and Special Construction – 1%
- Fireplaces and Chimneys – 1%
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- Windows XP – Windows 10
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2015 IBC SOFTCOVER
The 2015 IBC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for the 2015 B2 Commercial Building Inspector Exam.
The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.
- An automatic sprinkler system is required within a building when the roof is used for A-2 assembly occupancy with an occupant load exceeding 100, or other assembly uses exceeding 300.
- Carbon monoxide alarm provisions have been relocated, reformatted, and revised.
- More detailed scoping requirements for recreational facilities are included within the new Section 1110.
- A modification allows egress through an elevator lobby when access to at least one exit is available without passing through the lobby.
- Group E occupancies and emergency responder facilities located in ‘tornado alley’ must have storm shelters. Storm shelters provided for other occupancies and in other areas of the country are voluntary. However, all storm shelters must comply with ICC 500.
- A definition for Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) was added to Chapter 2, and the ANSI/APA PRG 320-2011 product manufacturing standard is referenced in Chapter 23 and added to Chapter 35.
- New code sections were added covering rooftop-mounted photovoltaic solar panels.
- Vegetative roof” is defined in Section 202 to be consistent with the definition in the IgCC™ and ASTM D1079. A reference to ASTM E 2397 was added for determining soil loads on vegetative roofs.
- Chapter 34 on existing buildings has been deleted, and a reference to the IEBC replaces the chapter. All provisions previously in Chapter 34 may be found in the IEBC.
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ACI 318-14 SOFTCOVER
Pass the 2018 ICC B2 Exam! The ICC Commercial Building Inspector exam is a 3.5-hour open-book test.
You are allowed to reference the ACI 318R-14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete codebook when taking your B2 Commercial Building Inspector exam.
You must possess a copy of the ACI 318R-14 to use this program properly!
ACI 318-14 is a Required Codebook for the ICC, B2 Commercial Building Inspector Exam.
ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete and Commentary. ACI 318-14 is completely reorganized for greater ease of use
The “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” (“Code”) provides minimum requirements for the materials, design, and detailing of structural concrete buildings and, where applicable, nonbuilding structures.
This Code addresses structural systems, members, and connections, including cast-in-place, precast, plain, non-prestressed, prestressed, and composite construction. Among the subjects covered are design and construction for strength, serviceability, and durability; load combinations, load factors, and strength reduction factors; structural analysis methods; deflection limits; mechanical and adhesive anchoring to concrete; development and splicing of reinforcement; construction document information; field inspection and testing; and methods to evaluate the strength of existing structures.
“Building Code Requirements for Concrete Thin Shells” (ACI 318.2) is adopted by reference in this Code.
The Code user will find that ACI 318-14 has been substantially reorganized and reformatted from previous editions. The principal objectives of this reorganization are to present all design and detailing requirements for structural systems or individual members in chapters devoted to those individual subjects and arrange the chapters in a manner that generally follows the process and chronology of design construction. Information and procedures that are common to the design of members are located in utility chapters.
The quality and testing of materials used in construction are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standard specifications. Welding of reinforcement is covered by reference to the appropriate American Welding Society (AWS) standard.
Uses of the Code include adoption by reference in general building code, and earlier editions have been widely used in this manner. The Code is written in a format that allows such reference without change to its language. Therefore, background details or suggestions for carrying out the Code provisions’ requirements or intent cannot be included within the Code itself. Commentary is provided for this purpose. Some of the committee’s considerations in developing the Code are discussed within the Commentary, with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions.
Much of the research data referenced in preparing the Code is cited for the user desiring to study individual questions in greater detail. Other documents that provide suggestions for carrying out the requirements of the Code are also cited. Technical changes from ACI 318-11 to ACI 318-14 are outlined in the May 2014 issue of Concrete International. Transition keys showing how the code was reorganized provided on the ACI website on the 318 Resource Page under Topics in Concrete.
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In conventional light-frame construction, a minimum of _____ studs must be installed at each corner of an exterior wall.
A building used for factory industrial, moderate hazard purposes is classified as a Group _____ occupancy.
Where swinging type fire shutters are installed in exterior openings, they must be identified by distinguishing marks or letters a min. of _____ high.
The height limitation for buildings of Type IIA construction in a Group R-1 occupancy, can be increased to 9-stories and 100 feet, if the building is separated from any other building on the lot and from lot lines by a min. of _____.
Ladders or rungs in window wells serving an emergency escape and rescue opening, must have a minimum inside width of _____.
A _____ is a fire-resistance-rated wall having protected openings, which restricts the spread of fire and extends continuously from the foundation to or through the roof, with sufficient structural stability under fire conditions to allow collapse of construction on either side without collapse of the wall.
Class B interior wall and ceiling finishes have a flame spread of _____.
Every dwelling unit must have at least one room that has a min. of _____ of net floor area.
In metal roof panel installation, the minimum slope for standing-seam metal roof panel systems must be _____.
A facility within a dwelling unit where 5 or fewer children receive day care must be classified as a _____ occupancy.
What is the required separation between Group M and Group R occupancies if the building is equipped with a sprinkler system?
In vestibule ventilation for smoke control systems, each vestibule must have a minimum net area of __________ of opening in a wall facing an outer court, yard or public way that is not less than 20 feet in width.
At least __________ of all public entrances must be accessible.
What is the minimum thickness of the weather covering for adhered masonry veneer?
A live load is a load produced by ____________.
In shallow foundations, what is the minimum depth of footings below the undisturbed ground surface?
Any portion of a masonry fireplace that is located in the interior of a building must have a min. clearance to combustibles of ____________ from the front faces and sides of masonry fireplaces.
In exterior plaster, a min. of 0.019 inch (No. 26 galvanized sheet gage), corrosion-resistant weep screed with a min. vertical attachment flange of ____________ must be provided at or below the foundation plate line on exterior stud walls.
Where there is only one elevator, it must automatically transfer to standby power within __________ after failure of normal power.
In Group I-3 facilities, stairways that provide access to guard towers, observation stations and control rooms that are a min. of than 250 square feet in area, must be permitted to have a minimum tread depth of ___________.