A common question regarding Starrco prefab office buildings is “Do they meet building code requirements?” Unfortunately, the current national building code (IBC-International Building Code) does not specifically address interior modular construction.
Starrco has tried to design our modular offices to meet the sections of the code that most closely apply to interior structures. Listed below are the criteria we used in the design of our modular factory 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 modular building systems. 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 modular building codes. The steel does not offer a thermal barrier and will not protect the polystyrene core from the heat of a fire.