14B-23-2303  Minimum standards and quality.
The provisions of Section 2303 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
1.   Revise Section 2303.1.1 and its subsections to read:
2303.1.1 Sawn lumber.
Sawn lumber used for load-supporting purposes, including end-jointed or edge-glued lumber, machine stress- rated or machine-evaluated lumber, shall be identified by the grade mark of a lumber grading or inspection agency accredited by an accreditation body that complies with DOC PS 20 or approved equivalent. Grading practices and identification shall comply with rules published by an agency certified in accordance with the procedures of DOC PS 20 or approved equivalent procedures.
2303.1.1.1 Certificate of inspection.
In lieu of a grade mark on the material, a certificate of inspection as to species and grade issued by a lumber grading or inspection agency meeting the requirements of this section shall be accepted for precut, remanufactured or rough-sawn lumber and for sizes larger than 3 inches (76 mm) nominal thickness.
2303.1.1.2 End-jointed lumber.
Where approved for use, end-jointed lumber may be used interchangeably with solid-sawn members of the same species and grade. End-jointed lumber used in an assembly required to have a fire-resistance rating shall have the designation “Heat Resistant Adhesive” or “HRA” included in its grade mark.”
2.   Revise Section 2303.1.3 to read:
2303.1.3 Structural glued-laminated timber.
Structural glued-laminated timbers shall be manufactured and identified as required in ANSI/AITC A 190.1 and ASTM D3737.”
3.   Revise Section 2303.1.4 to read:
2303.1.4 Structural glued cross-laminated timber.
Where approved for use, cross-laminated timber shall be manufactured and identified in accordance with ANSI/APA PRG 320.”
4.   Revise Section 2303.1.5 to read:
2303.1.5 Wood structural panels.
Wood structural panels, where used structurally (including those used for siding, roof and wall sheathing, subflooring, diaphragms and built-up members), shall conform to the requirements for their type in DOC PS 1, DOC PS 2 or ANSI/APA PRP 210. Each panel or member shall be identified for grade, bond classification, and Performance Category by the trademarks of an approved agency. The Performance Category value shall be used as the “nominal panel thickness” or “panel thickness” whenever referenced in this code. Wood structural panel components shall be designed and fabricated in accordance with the applicable standards listed in Section 2306.1 and identified by the trademarks of an approved agency indicating conformance to the applicable standard. In addition, wood structural panels where permanently exposed in outdoor applications shall be of exterior type, except that wood structural panel roof sheathing exposed to the outdoors on the underside is permitted to be Exposure 1 type.”
5.   Revise Section 2303.1.6.2 by replacing “an approved roof covering” with “a roof covering.
5.1.   Revise Section 2303.1.6.3 by replacing "an approved" with "a".
6.   Delete Section 2303.1.6.3.1.
7.   Revise Section 2303.1.11 to read:
2303.1.11 Structural log members.
Stress grading of structural log members of nonrectangular shape, as typically used in log buildings, shall be in accordance with ASTM D3957. Such structural log members shall be identified by the grade mark of an approved agency. In lieu of a grade mark on the material, a certificate of inspection as to species and grade issued by a lumber grading or inspection agency meeting the requirements of this section shall be permitted.”
8.   Revise Section 2303.2.2 by replacing “approved” with “acceptable.”
9.   Revise Section 2303.2.5 by replacing “an approved method” with “a method.”
10.   Revise Section 2303.2.9 to read:
2303.2.9 Type I and II construction applications.
See Section 603.1 for allowed uses of fire-retardant-treated wood in buildings of Type I or II construction.”
11.   Revise the first sentence of Section 2303.4.1.1 to read:
“The written, graphic and pictorial depiction of each individual truss shall be provided to the registered design professional in responsible charge for approval prior to installation.”
12.   Delete Section 2303.4.1.4 and its subsections.
13.   Revise Section 2303.4.6 by deleting the last sentence.
(Amend Coun. J. 2-19-20, p. 14473, Art. II, § 83)