A common question regarding Starrco offices is "Do they meet building codes?" Unfortunately, the four current national building codes (UBC-Uniform Building Code, SBC-Southern Building Code, IBC-International Building Code & BOCA National Building Code) do not specifically address interior modular construction.
Starrco has tried to design our offices to meet the sections of the codes that most closely apply to interior structures. Listed below are the criteria we used in the design of our offices and the appropriate building code sections:
Please be aware that the local building code official has the final say as to whether or not our office system meets the local code requirements. The information above should help the official when reviewing our design. Starrco can also provide stamped engineering drawings if required by the local municipality. Contact the factory for the cost of this service.
Competitive Note: Be aware of modular office manufacturers who offer a panel constructed of steel, laminated directly to a polystyrene core. This panel construction will NOT meet building codes. The steel does not offer a thermal barrier and will not protect the polystyrene core from the heat of a fire.