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Are Javelin and Forte Complaint with 2015 IBC?

Yes, the structural analysis performed by Javelin® and Forte® software programs complies with the vertical load combination required by all versions of the International Building Code® (including 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2015).

The 2012 & 2015 International Building Codes® (IBC) incorporate a significant change in wind loading requirements compared to earlier versions of the IBC. Wind pressures and wind load combinations in these later versions of the code follow the requirements of ASCE/SEI 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.  Earlier versions of the IBC utilize wind load provisions from ASCE/SEI 7-05.

Since the changes to the design load requirements in ASCE/SEI 7 are related to wind loads only, members designed for non-wind load forces (snow, roof, live, dead) are not affected by the change.

Currently Javelin® software does not incorporate wind design into the analysis so the structural analysis and member reports generated by Javelin® are compliant with all versions of the International Building Code®, including the 2015 edition.

The structural analysis performed by Forte® also complies with the vertical load combinations (non-wind load) required by all versions of the International Building Code®.  Wind pressures for wall member design calculated by Forte® are based on the 2009 IBC which references Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures 7-05 (ASCE/SEI 7-05).  The wind load provisions of the 2012 and 2015 IBC are based on ASCE/SEI 7-10 and are not yet incorporated into the wall member wind load provisions of Forte®.  

See 2012 IBC Wind Load Compliance With Forte for additional information about using Forte® with the 2012 & 2015 IBC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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