The International Code Council publishes Interpretation Manuals for the International Codes. Contact the International Code Council (888-422-7233), or visit the Council's website to purchase the relevant manual.
The Virginia State Technical Review Board issues interpretations for the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC). Contact the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development at 804-371-7000 or visit the website.
The Prince William County Building Official issues interpretations to clarify the technical requirements of the VUSBC. Interpretations are typically issued as a result of a specific question from citizens, contractors, or County staff. If an individual disagrees with an interpretation, an appeal can be filed with the Prince William County Board of Building Code Appeals. Following are the interpretations issued by the Prince William County Building Official:
|2018-02||Type 1 and 2 Construction - Combustible Materials Allowed - Ceiling Cap||IBC/2018, Section 603||07/01/21|
|2018-03||Type 1 and 2 Construction - Combustible Materials Allowed - Furniture||IBC/2018, Section 603||07/01/21|
|2018-04||Through Penetrations||IBC/2018, Section 707, 708, 711||07/01/21|
|2018-05||Egress - Elevated Walkway||IBC Sections 1003 & 1011||07/01/21|
|2018-06||Doors - Locks and Latches||IBC Section 1010||07/01/21|
|2018-07||Playground Egress||IBC Section 1010, 1028||07/01/21|
|2018-08||Dining Surfaces||IBC/2018, Section 1126.96.36.199||07/01/21|
|2018-09||Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities||ICC A117.1-2009||07/01/21|
|2018-10||Accessibility Requirements in Existing Buildings||VEC/402, 404 &710||07/01/21|
|2018-11||Tents - Temporary Lighting||VCC/2018, NEC/2017||07/01/21|
|2018-12||Piers, Wharves, Docks||Section 108.1||09/29/21|
The previous interpretations can be viewed at Building Code Interpretations (Archive).