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2018 International Building Code
CHAPTER5 GENERAL BUILDING HEIGHTS AND AREAS
About this chapter: Chapter 5 establishes the limits to which a building can be built. Building height, number of stories and building area are specified in this chapter. Chapter 5 must be used in conjunction with the occupancies established in Chapter 3 and the types of construction established in Chapter 6. This chapter also specifies the impact that mezzanines, accessory occupancies and mixed occupancies have on the overall size of a building.
The provisions of this chapter control the height and area of structures hereafter erected and additions to existing structures.
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