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2018 Significant Changes to the International Residential Code

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2018 Significant Changes to the International Residential Code

Price: $58.95

Product Code: 9781337271332

ISBN: 9781337271332


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: International Code Council / Cengage Learning

Construction Book Express brings you the 2018 Edition of the Significant Changes to the International Residential Code!

This guide, published by both ICC and Cengage Learning, brings you the changes from the 2015 IRC in an easy-to-follow format.

Table of Contents

Part 1
Chapters 1 and 2

  • Scope—Accessory Structures
  • Alternative Materials, Design and Methods of Construction and Equipment
  • Existing Buildings in Flood Hazard Areas
  • Information for Construction in Flood Hazard Areas

Part 2
Building Planning
Chapter 3

  • Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria
  • Wind Design Criteria
  • Wind Speed Maps
  • Component and Cladding Loads
  • Sunrooms
  • Protection of Openings in Wind Borne Debris Regions
  • Wind Exposure Category
  • Modifications for Topographic Wind Effects
  • Floodplain Construction
  • Story Height
  • Exterior Walls
  • Townhouse Separation
  • Fire Protection of Floors
  • Stairway Illumination
  • Minimum Habitable Room Area
  • Ceiling Height
  • Glazing Adjacent to Doors
  • Glazing and Wet Surfaces
  • Glazing Adjacent to the Bottom Stair Landing
  • Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
  • Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings for Additions, Alterations and Repairs
  • Means of Egress
  • Stair Risers
  • Spiral Stairways
  • Alternating Tread Devices and Ship Ladders
  • Ramps
  • Guard Height
  • Window Fall Protection
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Flood Hazards
  • Coastal High-Hazard Areas
  • Mezzanines

Part 3
Building Construction
Chapters 4 Through 10

  • Minimum Footing Size
  • Continuous Footings in Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2
  • Footing and Stem Wall Reinforcing in Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2
  • Foundation Anchorage
  • Masonry Foundation Walls in SDC D0, D1 and D2
  • Retaining Walls
  • Floor Joist Spans for Common Lumber Species
  • Framing of Floor Openings
  • Decking
  • Deck Ledger Connection to Band Joist
  • Alternative Deck Lateral Load Connection
  • Deck Joists and Beams
  • Fastening Schedule—Roof Requirements
  • Fastening Schedule—Wall Requirements
  • Fastening Schedule—Floor Requirements
  • Stud Size, Height and Spacing
  • Headers
  • Bracing Requirements Based on Wind Speed
  • Contributing Length of Method CS-PF Braced Wall Panels
  • Method PFH: Portal Frame With Hold-Downs
  • Cripple Wall Bracing
  • Simplified Wall Bracing
  • Structural Sheathing Over Steel Framing for Stone and Masonry Veneer
  • Masonry Walls
  • Grouting Requirements for Masonry Construction
  • Drilling and Notching in Structural Insulated Panels
  • Siding Material Thickness and Attachment
  • Wood, Hardboard, and Wood Structural Panel Siding
  • Wood Shakes and Shingles on Exterior Walls
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)
  • Vinyl Siding Attachment
  • Insulated Vinyl Siding and Polypropylene Siding
  • Cladding Attachment Over Foam Sheathing
  • Ceiling Joist and Rafter Tables
  • Attic Ventilation
  • Insulation for Condensation Control in Unvented Attics
  • Underlayment
  • Wood Shingle Application
  • Wood Shake Application
  • Photovoltaic Shingles
  • Rooftop-mounted Photovoltaic Systems

Part 4
Energy Conservation
Chapter 11

  • Compliance Paths
  • Permanent Energy Certificate
  • R-value Computation—Insulated Siding
  • Access Hatches and Doors
  • R-value Reduction for Walls With Partial Structural Sheathing
  • Floor Framing Cavity Insulation
  • Insulation at Wall Corners and Headers
  • Wood-burning Fireplace Doors
  • Duct Sealing and Testing
  • Heated Water Circulation and Temperature Maintenance Systems

Part 5
Chapters 12 Through 23

  • Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilators
  • Dryer Duct Length Identification
  • Makeup Air for Range Hoods
  • Exhaust Duct Length
  • Above-ground Duct Systems
  • Duct Installation
  • Return Air

Part 6
Fuel Gas
Chapter 24

  • Condensate Pumps
  • Electrical Bonding of Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing
  • Maximum Gas Demand
  • Plastic Pipe, Tubing and Fittings
  • Fittings in Concealed Locations
  • Protection of Concealed Piping Against Physical Damage
  • Medium-pressure Regulators
  • Connecting Portable and Movable Appliances
  • Door Clearance to Vent Terminals
  • Plastic Piping for Appliance Vents
  • Venting System Termination Location
  • Clothes Dryer Exhaust Ducts
  • Prohibited Location of Commercial Cooking Appliances

Part 7
Chapters 25 Through 33

  • Inspection and Tests for Building Sewers
  • Drain, Waste, and Vent Systems Testing
  • Protection Against Physical Damage
  • Protection Against Corrosion
  • Piping Support
  • Waste Receptors
  • Dishwashing Machines
  • Water Heater Drain Valves and Pans
  • Water Heater Relief Valve Discharge Piping
  • Nonpotable Water Systems
  • Heated Water Distribution Systems
  • Lead Content of Drinking Water Pipe and Fittings
  • Solvent Cementing of PVC Joints
  • Cleanouts
  • Backwater Valves
  • Vent Terminals
  • Trap Seal Protection Against Evaporation

Part 8
Chapters 34 Through 43

  • Receptacle Outlets for Garages
  • Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection
  • Location of Low-voltage Luminaires Adjacent to Swimming Pools
  • Bonding of Outdoor Hot Tubs and Spas

Part 9
Appendix A Through S

  • Appendix R – Light Straw-Clay Construction
  • Appendix S – Strawbale Construction


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