International Building Code Section 1708


International Building Code 1708.1

Masonry. Testing and verification of masonry materials
and assemblies prior to construction shall comply with the
requirements of Sections 1708.1.1 through 1708.1.4, depending
on the classification of the building or structure or nature of
the occupancy, as defined by this code.

Empirically designed masonry and glass unit
masonry in Occupancy Category I, II or III. For masonry
designed by Section 2109 or 2110 or by Chapter 5 or 7 of
ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 in structures classified as Occupancy
Category I, II or III, in accordance with Section
1604.5, certificates of compliance used in masonry construction
shall be verified prior to construction.

Empirically designed masonry and glass unit
masonry in Occupancy Category IV. The minimum testing
and verification prior to construction for masonry
designed by Section 2109 or 2110 or by Chapter 5 or 7 of
ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 in structures classified as Occupancy
Category IV, in accordance with Section 1604.5, shall
comply with the requirements of Table 1708.1.2.

Engineered masonry in Occupancy Category I,
II or III. The minimum testing and verification prior to construction
for masonry designed by Section 2107 or 2108 or
by chapters other than Chapter 5, 6 or 7 of ACI 530/ASCE
5/TMS 402 in structures classified as Occupancy Category
I, II or III, in accordance with Section 1604.5, shall comply
with Table 1708.1.2.

Engineered masonry in Occupancy Category
IV. The minimum testing and verification prior to construction
for masonry designed by Section 2107 or 2108 or by
chapters other than Chapter 5, 6 or 7 of ACI 530/ASCE
5/TMS 402 in structures classified as Occupancy Category
IV, in accordance with Section 1604.5, shall comply with
Table 1708.1.4.

International Building Code 1708.1.1

Empirically designed masonry and glass unit
masonry in Occupancy Category I, II or III. For masonry
designed by Section 2109 or 2110 or by Chapter 5 or 7 of
ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 in structures classified as Occupancy
Category I, II or III, in accordance with Section
1604.5, certificates of compliance used in masonry construction
shall be verified prior to construction.

International Building Code 1708.1.2

Empirically designed masonry and glass unit
masonry in Occupancy Category IV. The minimum testing
and verification prior to construction for masonry
designed by Section 2109 or 2110 or by Chapter 5 or 7 of
ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 in structures classified as Occupancy
Category IV, in accordance with Section 1604.5, shall
comply with the requirements of Table 1708.1.2.

International Building Code 1708.1.3

Engineered masonry in Occupancy Category I,
II or III. The minimum testing and verification prior to construction
for masonry designed by Section 2107 or 2108 or
by chapters other than Chapter 5, 6 or 7 of ACI 530/ASCE
5/TMS 402 in structures classified as Occupancy Category
I, II or III, in accordance with Section 1604.5, shall comply
with Table 1708.1.2.

International Building Code 1708.1.4

Engineered masonry in Occupancy Category
IV. The minimum testing and verification prior to construction
for masonry designed by Section 2107 or 2108 or by
chapters other than Chapter 5, 6 or 7 of ACI 530/ASCE
5/TMS 402 in structures classified as Occupancy Category
IV, in accordance with Section 1604.5, shall comply with
Table 1708.1.4.

International Building Code 1708.2

Testing for seismic resistance. The tests specified in
Sections 1708.3 through 1708.6 are required for the following:
1. The seismic-force-resisting systems in structures
assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E or F, as
determined in Section 1613.
2. Designated seismic systems in structures assigned to
Seismic Design Category D, E or F.
3. Architectural, mechanical and electrical components in
structures assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E
or F that are required in Section 1708.5.

International Building Code 1708.3

Reinforcing and prestressing steel. Certified mill test
reports shall be provided for each shipment of reinforcing steel
used to resist flexural, shear and axial forces in reinforced concrete
intermediate frames, special moment frames and boundary
elements of special reinforced concrete or reinforced
masonry shear walls. Where ASTM A 615 reinforcing steel is
used to resist earthquake-induced flexural and axial forces in
special moment frames and inwall boundary elements of shear
walls in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, Eor
F, as determined in Section 1613, the testing requirements of
ACI 318 shall be met. Where ASTM A 615 reinforcing steel is
to be welded, chemical tests shall be performed to determine
weldability in accordance with Section 3.5.2 of ACI 318.

International Building Code 1708.4

Structural steel. The testing contained in the quality
assurance plan shall be as required by AISC 341 and the additional
requirements herein. The acceptance criteria for nondestructive
testing shall be as required in AWS D1.1 as specified
by the registered design professional.
Base metal thicker than 1.5 inches (38 mm), where subject to
through-thickness weld shrinkage strains, shall be ultrasonically
tested for discontinuities behind and adjacent to such
welds after joint completion. Any material discontinuities shall
be accepted or rejected on the basis of ASTM A 435 or ASTM
A 898 (Level 1 criteria) and criteria as established by the registered
design professional(s) in responsible charge and the construction
documents.

International Building Code 1708.5

Seismic qualification of mechanical and electrical
equipment. The registered design professional in responsible
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charge shall state the applicable seismic qualification requirements
for designated seismic systems on the construction documents.
Each manufacturer of designated seismic system
components shall test or analyze the component and its mounting
system or anchorage and submit a certificate of compliance
for reviewand acceptance by the registered design professional
in responsible charge of the design of the designated seismic
system and for approval by the building official. Qualification
shall be by an actual test on a shake table, by three-dimensional
shock tests, by an analytical method using dynamic characteristics
and forces, by the use of experience data (i.e., historical
data demonstrating acceptable seismic performance) or by a
more rigorous analysis providing for equivalent safety.

International Building Code 1708.6

Seismically isolated structures. For required system
tests, see Section 17.8 of ASCE 7.