IBC Update Allows for Flexibility in Podium Construction

IBC Update Allows for Flexibility in Podium Construction

IBC Update Allows for Flexibility in Podium Construction

IBC Update Allows for Flexibility in Podium Construction

Make the Most of Podium Building Code Changes to Maximize Space and Control Costs

Twelve states and two territories have now adopted the 2018 International Building Code update, which allows for more flexible podium construction in multifamily building projects.  

Podium Construction Basics

Podium-style construction involves a horizontal separation between an upper building and a lower, or podium, building. The lower building typically is constructed out of concrete; the upper building (some three to five stories tall) is made of wood. Multiple codes are at play in the development of podium-style buildings, and this new change can have big implications for future projects.

How to Make the Most of the Podium Construction Updates

To help clients understand how to make full use of the updates, our Atlanta Studio Director and Multi-Family Practice Leader, Joe Alcock, wrote this article for Multi-Housing News 

Using the code changes effectively helps maximizes the use of space, while also reducing overall construction costs. These changes are especially useful to developers working in metropolitan areas where land is in high demand. Read Joe’s full article here.

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Joe Alcock

AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Principal, Atlanta Studio Director, Multi-Family Practice Leader

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