Download Uniform Building Code (UBC) 97 full [pdf] - Civil Engineering Codes

Download Uniform Building Code (UBC) 97 full [pdf] - Civil Engineering Codes

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Standards are very important as far as engineering is concerned. Whatever we do, whatever we perform we follow a standard or we try our level best to meet that standard in order to ensure quality and optimum level of success in economy and level of comfort.  In civil engineering same is the case, whether it is transportation engineering, bridge engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering or any other discipline, we follow some standards and code. 

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Importance of Standards in Engineering

If you are performing some experiments to know the performance level of certain type of construction material you might have to follow ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) which has many volumes and experiments being standardized by professionals and researchers. Similarly we have AASTHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) for the materials being used in pavements, roads or airfields and runways etc. 

Why we need Codes and Standards

As already mentioned in the start that Standards play a very important role as far as level of precision and optimism in quality and degree of performance is to maintained and enhanced. Standards vary from one place to other like the standards we have for America might not be useable in Asian countries like China etc. The reason of this variation in standard is variability in the availability of type of materials available, quality of material. For example the soil of America is very different collectively than that of China or any other country. 

This variation is also present within the country. The seismic zones are different. This variation can be easily observed in civil engineering as every project has different sets of characteristics despite of the fact that even if materials and requirements are taken as same. 

The code concerned here is Uniform Building Code having short form of UBC.  International Council of Building Officials having their headquarter in California has published this code for the very first time way back in 1927. ICBO was meant to promote Public safety by providing standards and requirements to ensure safe construction.  

History of Uniform Building Code (UBC)

ICBO continued to publish the updated versions of the code approx. after every three years until 1997 which was indented as the final version after which in 2000 the UBC was replaced by IBC (International Building Code) but IBC is mostly used in United States of America and few other countries. Most of the developing countries still use UBC (Uniform Building code). 

In this post I am going to share with you the link to download the code. 

Division of Uniform Building Code (UBC)

Uniform Building Code (UBC) is divided in to two volumes further divided in to chapters and then further subdivided into sections.  Chapter 1 through 15 is included in Volume 1 while Volume 2 contains chapters from 16 through 23 and having Appendix at the end. 

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