International Building Code 1402.1
General. The following words and terms shall, for the
purposes of this chapter and as used elsewhere in this code,
have the meanings shown herein.
ADHEREDMASONRYVENEER.Veneer secured and supported
through the adhesion of an approved bonding material
applied to an approved backing.
ANCHORED MASONRY VENEER. Veneer secured with
approved mechanical fasteners to an approved backing.
BACKING. Thewall or surface to which the veneer is secured.
EXTERIOR WALL. A wall, bearing or nonbearing, that is
used as an enclosing wall for a building, other than a fire wall,
and that has a slope of 60 degrees (1.05 rad) or greater with the
EXTERIORWALLCOVERING. Amaterial or assembly of
materials applied on the exterior side of exterior walls for the
purpose of providing a weather-resisting barrier, insulation or
for aesthetics, including but not limited to, veneers, siding,
exterior insulation and finish systems, architectural trim and
embellishments such as cornices, soffits, facias, gutters and
EXTERIORWALL ENVELOPE. A system or assembly of
exterior wall components, including exterior wall finish materials,
that provides protection of the building structural members,
including framing and sheathing materials, and
conditioned interior space, from the detrimental effects of the
FIBER CEMENT SIDING. A manufactured, fiber-reinforcing
product made with an inorganic hydraulic or calcium silicate
binder formed by chemical reaction and reinforced with
organic or inorganic nonasbestos fibers, or both. Additives that
enhance manufacturing or product performance are permitted.
Fiber cement siding products have either smooth or textured
faces and are intended for exterior wall and related applications.
METAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL (MCM). A factory-
manufactured panel consisting of metal skins bonded to
both faces of a plastic core.
METAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL (MCM) SYSTEM.
An exterior wall finish system fabricated using MCMin a specific
assembly including joints, seams, attachments, substrate,
framing and other details as appropriate to a particular design.
VENEER. A facing attached to a wall for the purpose of providing
ornamentation, protection or insulation, but not counted
as adding strength to the wall.
VINYL SIDING. A shaped material, made principally from
rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC), that is used as an exterior wall
WATER-RESISTIVE BARRIER. A material behind an
exterior wall covering that is intended to resist liquidwater that
has penetrated behind the exterior covering from futher intruding
into the exterior wall assembly.