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2012 ICC International Residential Code® (IRC) - One and Two-Family Dwellings - Paperback
This comprehensive code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. Now in its fifth edition, the IRC contains many important changes including:
- A new Seismic Design Category (SDC) map that results in smaller SDC E regions. Some previous SDC E areas will now be SDC D2.
- A new wind map delineates areas requiring design to resist wind forces.
- A new map identifies windborne debris regions.
- A new table for minimum fire separation distance for dwellings equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system. The new table provides for reducing the fire separation distance for non-rated exterior walls from 5 feet to 3 feet. Also, a new section allows a sprinkled garage to take advantage of the reduced fire separation distance.
- Doors between the garage and dwelling unit now require self-closing devices.
- Wireless smoke alarms are now specifically permitted for satisfying the interconnection requirements in both new and existing dwelling units.
- The provisions for roof connections to resist wind uplift forces have been updated and simplified. A new table provides prescriptive values for both low and high slope roofs in wind exposure categories B and C.
- When a parapet is not installed, openings and penetrations of the roof are no longer permitted within 4 feet of the separating wall between townhouse dwelling units.
- The IRC now includes prescriptive provisions for the construction of isolated masonry pier foundations supporting raised floor systems.
- Installation of ˝-inch gypsum board or equivalent is now required on the underside of floor assemblies of cold-formed steel framing, I-joists, open web trusses and similar light-frame members.
- The IRC Wall Bracing provisions have been completely reorganized to place each topic in a separate section and improve the flow of information.
- New simplified wall bracing provisions offer an alternative method of bracing in low seismic regions with basic wind speeds of 90 mph and exposure category A or B.
2012 International Residential Code (IRC) Turbo Tabs - Softcover
Flip through the 2012 I-Codes series and find frequently used sections fast! You'll be surprised how easy it is to find what you are looking for. These tabs were created by industry experts who carefully identified the most referenced sections in the code. Clear plastic, self-adhesive tabs that have the key sections of the code printed on them in an easy-to-read format. The soft cover tabs can also be used in the 2012 I-Code Commentary series.
Significant Changes to the International Residential Code 2012 Edition
Your students are seeking a solid understanding of the latest updates to the International Residential Code®. As an instructor, you know this requires a clear knowledge of the code itself, but also precisely what areas have been updated, how they have been revised, and the rationale behind those changes. Significant Changes to the International Residential Code 2012 Edition provides just that- all in a single, easy-to use resource! The book focuses on provisions that have special significance, are utilized frequently, or have had a change in application between the 2009 and 2012 editions of the IRC®. Each change is accompanied by a photograph, a real-world application example, or an illustration to assist and enhance students' understanding. With a summary and discussion of the impact of these changes, this guide's coverage is complete, making it the perfect tool for transitioning from the 2009 IRC® to the new 2012 edition. 352 pp.
- Clarifies the complex language of the code with full-color illustrations for every significant change that enhance comprehension and reduce the potential for misinterpretation.
- Facilitates quick and accurate identification of key information with a logical organization that follows the layout of the 2012 International Residential Code®, including code articles and section number format.
- Improves understanding with detailed table of contents, part summaries, and change summaries.
- Provides clear notations of all key changes, including strike-through for deleted code language and underlines for new code text.