IBC 2015 chapters for PA

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    Derek Mason

    Cezary,

    Taking a cue from David Kaplan, you should review his review of the exams. 

    https://are5community.ncarb.org/hc/en-us/community/posts/360000009867-4-0-5-0-Transition-advice

    Code Review - definitely know Chapters 3, 5, and 6 of the IBC 2012 and know how to use them.  You will get these excerpts on the test, so I don't see memorization being key here, but you should be familiar with what the various Use Groups are per Chapter 3, how to determine the size of a building using Table 503 and the sprinkler and frontage increases, and the various construction types in Chapter 6.  You should also be familiar with egress sizing requirements, which are laid out in Chapter 10.  I am the primary code analyst in my office, so felt very comfortable with these questions on the test and did not focus my studying efforts here.  If you are not familiar with using the Code, I can’t imagine taking this test without reviewing this fully.    

    I agree fully with this. It is also good to lightly review Chapter 18, Soils and Foundations just to have a grasp of soils. I've experienced several questions regarding soils on the exam. 

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    Cezary Pruszkowski

    Thanks Derek. I did notice David's review but I asked this question anyway to make sure it still applies to 2015 IBC as he referred to 2012 IBC- I'm not sure if anything has changed. Plus, in that post, I think he was discussing transition from 4.0 to 5.0.

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