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IBC Allowable Height, Area and Number of Stories
Description Reference Value Unit
Code Edition IBC
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Design Inputs
Occupancy 1 (IBC Chapter 3)
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Occupancy 2 (IBC Chapter 3)
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Occupancy 3 (IBC Chapter 3)
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Occupancy 4 (IBC Chapter 3)
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Construction Type (IBC 601)
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Sprinklers (IBC 903.3)
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Proposed Number of Stories (IBC 202) Stories
       
IBC Limitations      
Assume No Frontage Increase (If = 0)      
Allowable Area Per Story  (IBC Table 506.2) SF
Allowable Total Building Area  (IBC Equation 5-2 and 5-3) SF
       
Assume Full Frontage Increase (If = 0.75)      
Allowable Area Per Story  (IBC Table 506.2) SF
Allowable Total Building Area (IBC Equation 5-2 and 5-3) SF
       
Maximum Height (IBC Table 504.3) Feet
       
Max Number of Stories (IBC Table 504.4) Stories
Notes