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IBC Allowable Height, Area and Number of Stories

Description

Reference

Value

Unit

Code Edition

IBC








Design Inputs

Occupancy 1

(IBC Chapter 3)




Occupancy 2

(IBC Chapter 3)




Occupancy 3

(IBC Chapter 3)




Occupancy 4

(IBC Chapter 3)








Construction Type

(IBC 601)




Sprinklers

(IBC 903.3)




Proposed Number of Stories

(IBC 202)


Stories





IBC Limitations




Assume No Frontage Increase (I_{f} = 0)




Allowable Area Per Story

(IBC Table 506.2)


SF

Allowable Total Building
Area

(IBC Equation 52 and 53)


SF





Assume Full Frontage Increase
(I_{f} = 0.75)




Allowable Area Per Story

(IBC Table 506.2)


SF

Allowable Total Building Area

(IBC Equation 52 and 53)


SF





Maximum Height

(IBC Table 504.3)


Feet





Max Number of Stories

(IBC Table 504.4)


Stories





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