This guide is an essential resource for anyone involved with the IRC provisions
This publication covers over 600 questions and answers related to the application of the code covered in Chapters 1 through 10 of the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC). Each applicable code section is included in the guide for easy reference. For an even better understanding of the code, the guide also includes numerous helpful photographs and illustrations.
Some of the questions covered are:
- What level of fire-resistance rating is required for two dwellings constructed side-by-side separated by a lot line?
- Is plywood stronger than OSB of the same thickness?
- Does the code refer to a minimum or maximum joint space between the sheets of gypsum board in the garage-dwelling separation?
- Can solid sawn lumber boards be used for sheathing the roof of a dwelling?
- In a single family dwelling, where does the means of egress system end?
- Is there a minimum size requirement for doors that open into sleeping rooms?
- Does the code require felt paper behind adhered veneer?
- Is floor or roof sheathing required to be laid in a staggered pattern?
- Can staples be substituted for the nails or screws in the gypsum board of the garage-dwelling separation?
The 2006 International Residential Code Q&A An Application Guide is an essential resource for anyone involved with the IRC provisions, including building officials, building inspectors, plans examiners, architects, designers and builders. The guide addresses those code provisions frequently encountered during design, plan review and the construction process.