Building Regulations & Codes

2010 ADA Standards

2009 Virginia Construction Code

Use & Occupancy
Means of Egress
Plumbing Systems
 Model Code
 2009 Virginia
Construction Code
Construction Code Chapter 3 Chapter 10 Chapter 29  2009 IBC
2013 District of Columbia
Construction Codes
Construction Code  Chapter 3  Chapter 10  Chapter 29 2012 IBC
2012 Maryland Building Performance Standards (MBPS)  Building Code
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USG Gypsum Construction Handbook

  • Contents The Gypsum Construction Handbook or any of the chapters may be downloaded and viewed in PDF format. 
  • Chapter 2 - Framing (pdf) Framing practices and procedures for wood and steel framing. Includes details for resilient channel installation, chase walls, furred ceilings and walls, and door and window openings.
  • Chapter 10 - System Design Considerations (pdf) Outlines methods for matching systems to specific performance criteria. Covers fire and sound criteria, wood and steel partitions and sound control systems. Specialty systems include area separation walls, cavity shaft walls, fireproofing, curtain wall/fire containment systems, thermal insulation, air water and vapor control.