|Don’t let your jobs be held up by failing code inspections. Smooth sign-off by the inspector is the goal, but to make this ideal happen on your job site, you need to understand the requirements of latest editions of the International Building Code and the International Residential Code. Understanding what the codes require can be a real challenge. This new, completely revised Contractor’s Guide to the Building Code cuts through the “legalese” of the code books. It explains the important requirements for residential and light commercial structures in plain, simple English so you can get it right the first time.|
New in this edition:
* Completely updated descriptions to the requirements of the 2006 editions of the IBC and the IRC.
* References to code sections and tables updated to follow the reorganized numbering systems used in each of the codes.
* A chapter on electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings.
* Numerous websites where you can find additional information on specialized subjects.
In this popular guide you’ll find, clearly spelled out, the code requirements for approved materials, construction methods and acceptable alternatives for:
Masonry and concrete
Plumbing & HVAC
You’ll learn where exceptions are likely to be granted and where they won’t, as well as how to negotiate a compromise that both you and the inspector can live with.
Filled with the tables and illustrations from the IBC and IRC you’re most likely to need, fully explained, with examples to guide you. Includes a CD-ROM with the entire book in PDF format, with an easy search feature.If you do business in cities or counties that follow the International Codes, you’ll find this reference one of the most valuable tools in your kit. 408 pages, 8½ x 11
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