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International Building Code - A review of updates from 2000 to present

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International Building Code - A review of updates from 2000 to present


Allen Hurtz | December 14, 2017

Allen Hurtz, P.E., Director of Engineering for Star Building Systems, reviews building code updates from the year 2000 to the current codes today and what builders can expect to see in 2018. With each three-year code cycle, he shares the effects on the metal building industry and provides resources for further information on wind speed, snow load and seismic considerations.

Click here to view the video reviews on the Star Buildings blog →

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Allen Hurtz | Jun 4, 2015

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Allen Hurtz | Apr 3, 2015

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The steel in a metal building system may contribute to points for Recycled Content under the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system.

Allen Hurtz | Jul 21, 2014

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Allen Hurtz | Jan 23, 2014

Think you can recognize a metal building from the outside?

What looks like brick, stucco or wood on the outside could actually be a metal building. Metal is no longer easily detectable. It’s gotten sneakier visually. And a great example of that is the Madison Square retail center in Norman, Okla.

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