Facilities Design & Construction Services

Code and Standards Interface (CSME)

CIP projects must meet the code requirements of the following standards. The engineering group maintains knowledge of the current code requirements, translates those requirements into owners design guidelines and checks for compliance during design reviews. Refer to the Owner’s Design Guidelines Appendix C for the current editions of the Codes and Standards in effect for OFPC

  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Codes
  • NFPA 45 Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
  • NFPA (other sections as applicable to project scope)
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • ACI — 318 Structural Concrete
  • AISC — Manual of Steel Construction
  • ACI — 530 Masonry Structures
  • SEI/ACE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
  • ADA — Architectural Barriers Act Texas Accessibility Standards
  • Energy Conservation Design Standard for New State Buildings
  • International Gas Code (IGC)