International Building Code Section 2404


International Building Code 2404.1

Vertical glass. Glass sloped 15 degrees (0.26 rad) or
less from vertical in windows, curtain and windowwalls, doors
and other exterior applications shall be designed to resist the
wind loads in Section 1609 for components and cladding.
Glass in glazed curtain walls, glazed storefronts and glazed
partitions shall meet the seismic requirements of ASCE 7, Section
13.5.9. The load resistance of glass under uniform load
shall be determined in accordance with ASTM E 1300.
The design of vertical glazing shall be based on the following
equation:
(Equation 24-1)

International Building Code 2404.2

Sloped glass. Glass sloped more than 15 degrees (0.26
rad) from vertical in skylights, sunrooms, sloped roofs and
other exterior applications shall be designed to resist the most
critical of the following combinations of loads.
(Equation 24-2)
(Equation 24-3)
(Equation 24-4)
Exception: Unit skylights shall be designed in accordance
with Section 2405.5.
The design of sloped glazing shall be based on the following
equation:
(Equation 24-5)

2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE. 495

International Building Code 2404.3

Wired, patterned and sandblasted glass.

Vertical wired glass. Wired glass sloped 15
degrees (0.26 rad) or less from vertical in windows, curtain
and window walls, doors and other exterior applications
shall be designed to resist the wind loads in Section 1609 for
components and cladding according to the following
equation:
(Equation 24-6)

Sloped wired glass.Wired glass sloped more than
15 degrees (0.26 rad) from vertical in skylights, sunspaces,
sloped roofs and other exterior applications shall be
designed to resist the most critical of the combinations of
loads from Section 2404.2.
For Equations 24-2 and 24-3:
(Equation 24-7)
For Equation 24-4:
(Equation 24-8)

Vertical patterned glass. Patterned glass sloped
15 degrees (0.26 rad) or less from vertical in windows, curtain
and windowwalls, doors and other exterior applications
shall be designed to resist the wind loads in Section 1609 for
components and cladding according to the following
equation:
(Equation 24-9)

Sloped patterned glass. Patterned glass sloped
more than 15 degrees (0.26 rad) from vertical in skylights,
sunspaces, sloped roofs and other exterior applications shall
be designed to resist the most critical of the combinations of
loads from Section 2404.2.
For Equations 24-2 and 24-3:
(Equation 24-10)
For Equation 24-4:
(Equation 24-11 )

Vertical sandblasted glass. Sandblasted glass
sloped 15 degrees (0.26 rad) or less from vertical in windows,
curtain and window walls, doors, and other exterior
applications shall be designed to resist the wind loads in
Section 1609 for components and cladding according to the
following equation:
(Equation 24-12)

International Building Code 2404.3.1

Vertical wired glass. Wired glass sloped 15
degrees (0.26 rad) or less from vertical in windows, curtain
and window walls, doors and other exterior applications
shall be designed to resist the wind loads in Section 1609 for
components and cladding according to the following
equation:
(Equation 24-6)

International Building Code 2404.3.2

Sloped wired glass.Wired glass sloped more than
15 degrees (0.26 rad) from vertical in skylights, sunspaces,
sloped roofs and other exterior applications shall be
designed to resist the most critical of the combinations of
loads from Section 2404.2.
For Equations 24-2 and 24-3:
(Equation 24-7)
For Equation 24-4:
(Equation 24-8)

International Building Code 2404.3.3

Vertical patterned glass. Patterned glass sloped
15 degrees (0.26 rad) or less from vertical in windows, curtain
and windowwalls, doors and other exterior applications
shall be designed to resist the wind loads in Section 1609 for
components and cladding according to the following
equation:
(Equation 24-9)

International Building Code 2404.3.4

Sloped patterned glass. Patterned glass sloped
more than 15 degrees (0.26 rad) from vertical in skylights,
sunspaces, sloped roofs and other exterior applications shall
be designed to resist the most critical of the combinations of
loads from Section 2404.2.
For Equations 24-2 and 24-3:
(Equation 24-10)
For Equation 24-4:
(Equation 24-11 )

International Building Code 2404.3.5

Vertical sandblasted glass. Sandblasted glass
sloped 15 degrees (0.26 rad) or less from vertical in windows,
curtain and window walls, doors, and other exterior
applications shall be designed to resist the wind loads in
Section 1609 for components and cladding according to the
following equation:
(Equation 24-12)

International Building Code 2404.4

Other designs. For designs outside the scope of this
section, an analysis or test data for the specific installation shall
be prepared by a registered design professional.