eBook Building Code Basics: Residential, 2012 IRC, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1305487052
  • ISBN-13: 9781305487055
  • DDC: 343.07869
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Take away the uncertainty about applying the International Residential Code® (IRC®) with this user-friendly guide from the BUILDING CODE BASICS series. Unlike other resources on the market, Building Code Basics Residential uses simplified, non-code language and logical topic organization to make complex code concepts more understandable. It avoids the technical language associated with the IRC® and instead features code references and descriptive illustrations and tables to explain code fundamentals. Chapters progress in the order of construction, from site-work and foundations through to fire- and life-safety and environmental requirements of a finished residence. Also included are requirements for plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, electrical systems, and equipment. Building Code Basics Residents fills the existing gap for technically accurate, highly illustrative residential code resources, making it an ideal resource for both beginning and experienced code users to ensure compliance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Code Administration and Enforcement.
2: Introduction to Building Codes.
3: Legal Aspects, Permits, and Inspections.
4: Site Development.
5: Site Preparation.
6: Structural.
7: Structural Design Criteria.
8: Foundations.
9: Framing.
10: Finishes and Weather Protection.
11: Interior and Exterior Finishes and Weather Protection.
12: Health and Safety.
13: Home Safety.
14: Fire Safety.
15: Healthy Living Environment.
16: Chimneys and Fireplaces.
17: Building Utilities.
18: Mechanical and Fuel-Gas.
19: Plumbing.
20: Electrical.
21: Energy Conservation.
22: Energy Efficiency.
23: Protection from Other Hazards.
24: Other Hazards of Built Environment.