The scope of this code covers all buildings except detached one and two family dwellings and townhouses not more than 3 stories in height. This comprehensive code features time-tested safety concepts, structural, and fire and life safety provisions covering means of egress, interior finish requirements, comprehensive roof provisions, seismic engineering provisions, innovative construction technology, occupancy classifications, and the latest industry standards in material design.It is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials and new building designs.
ICC has also prepared Earthquake Spectral Response Acceleration Maps in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey, Building Seismic Safety Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and E.V. Leyendecker, A.D. Frankel, and K.S. Rukstales of the U.S. Geological Survey that will assist you with the Building and Residential Codes.