Head of Wall (HOW) - Overview IBC Interpretation

The International Code Council (ICC) issued its interpretation on Feb. 20, 2009 of the HOW code compliance question asked by MBMA, which was approved by the ICC’s Interpretation Committee. The specific question and the ICC’s answer are included in the attached letter.


To see the ICC letter and interpretation as a PDF, please click here.


To See Supplementary MBMA Explanations And Advisory Guidelines On HOW IBC Interpretation 34-08, Issued 2-20-09, please click here.


The ICC Committee Interpretation is also available at the ICC website to ICC Members by clicking here.


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