eBook Significant Changes to the International Residential Code, 2012 edition, 2012 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1305490843
  • ISBN-13: 9781305490840
  • DDC: 690.837021
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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In the fast-paced world of residential construction and coding, you want to be armed with a solid understanding of the latest updates to the INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE®. Fully achieving this requires gaining 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 ebook 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 readers’ 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Administration.
2: R105.2: Fences Exempt from Permit.
3: Definitions.
4: R202: Definitions, Structural Composite Lumber.
5: Building Planning and Construction.
6: R301.2.1: Wind Design Criteria.
7: R301.2.1.2: Protection of Openings in Windborne Debris Regions.
8: R301.2.2: Seismic Provisions.
9: Table R301.5: Minimum Uniformly Distributed Live Loads.
10: R302.1: Exterior Walls.
11: R302.2.2: Parapet Exception.
12: R302.5.1: Garage Opening Protection.
13: R303: Mechanical Ventilation.
14: R303.5: Ventilation Intake Openings.
15: R308.4: Hazardous Locations for Glazing.
16: R308.4.5: Glazing and Wet Surfaces.
17: R308.4.6: Glazing Adjacent Stairs and Ramps.
18: R308.4.7: Glazing Adjacent to the Bottom Stair Landing.
19: R309.5: Garage Fire Sprinklers.
20: R310.1: Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings.
21: R310.2.2: Window Well Drainage.
22: R311.3.1: Floor Elevations at the Required Egress Door.
23: R311.7.5: Stair Treads and Risers.
24: R311.7.6: Landings for Stairways.
25: R312: Guards and Window Fall Protection.
26: R314: Smoke Alarms.
27: R315.2: Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems.
28: R316.4: Thermal Barrier.
29: R316.5.13: Thermal Barrier for Floors.
30: R404.1.9: Isolated Masonry Piers.
31: R405.1: Foundation Drainage.
32: R501.3: Fire Protection of Floors.
33: R507: Decks.
34: R602.1.1: End-Jointed Lumber.
35: Table R602.3(1): Fastener Schedule for Structural Members.
36: R602.7, Table R602.7.1: Single Member Headers.
37: R602.10, R602.12: Wall Bracing.
38: R602.10.1: Braced Wall Lines.
39: R602.10.2: Braced Wall Panels.
40: R602.10.3: Required Length of Bracing.
41: R602.10.4: Construction Methods for Braced Wall Panels.
42: R602.10.5: Minimum Length of a Braced Wall Panel.
43: R602.10.6: Construction of Methods ABW, PFH, PFG, CS-PF, and BV-WSP.
44: R602.10.6.5: Wall Bracing for Dwellings with Stone and Masonry Veneer in Seismic Design Categories D0, D1, and D2..
45: R602.10.7: Ends of Braced Wall Lines with Continuous Sheathing.
46: R602.10.9: Braced Wall Panel Support.
47: R602.12: Simplified Wall Bracing.
48: R602.12.6: Narrow Panels for Simplified Wall Bracing.
49: R607.3: Installation of Wall Ties.
50: R703.7.3.2: Masonry Veneer Lintel.
51: R703.7.4 Masonry Veneer Anchorage.
52: R703.7.4.2: Grout Fill Behind Masonry Veneer.
53: R703.8: Flashing.
54: R703.12: Adhered Masonry Veneer.
55: R802.7: Cutting, Drilling, and Notching of Roof Members.
56: R802.11: Roof Uplift Resistance.
57: R806: Roof Ventilation.
58: R806.5: Unvented Attic Assemblies.
59: R903.2.1: Roof Flashing Locations.
60: R903.2.2: Crickets and Saddles.
61: R905.2.7.2: Underlayment and High Wind.
62: R905.2.8.3: Sidewall Flashing.
63: R905.2.8.5: Roof Drip Edge.
64: R907.3: Recovering versus Replacement of Roofing.
65: R1003.9.1, R1003.9.3: Masonry Chimney Caps and Rain Caps.
66: R1005.7: Factory-Built Chimney Offsets.
67: Energy Conservation.
68: N1101: Energy Efficiency.
69: Mechanical.
70: M1301: Identification and Certification of Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings.
71: M1411.6: Locking Access Port Caps.
72: M1502.4: Dryer Exhaust Duct.
73: M1506: Exhaust Openings.
74: M1507: Mechanical Ventilation.
75: M1601.1: Above-Ground Duct Systems.
76: M1601.4.1: Duct Joints, Seams, and Connections.
77: M1602.2: Prohibited Sources of Outdoor and Return Air.
78: M1901: Ranges and Ovens.
79: M2301, M2302: Thermal and Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems.
80: Fuel Gas.
81: G2409.1: Reduced Clearance to Combustible Materials.
82: G2412, G2415: Pipe Identification and Certification.
83: G2419.4: Sediment Trap.
84: G2442.4: Prohibited Sources of Outdoor and Return Air.
85: Plumbing.
86: P2503.5.1: Rough Plumbing Test.
87: P2601.2: Connections to Drainage System.
88: P2603.4: Pipes through Foundation Walls.
89: P2606: Sealing of Annular Spaces.
90: P2609.1, P2609.4: Identification and Certification.
91: P2702.1, P2706.1: Plumbing Fixtures.
92: P2709.1, P2709.2: Shower Receptors and Linings.
93: P2709.2.4: Liquid-Type Shower Lining.
94: P2713.1: Bathtub Waste Outlets and Overflows.
95: P2801.5: Required Water Heater Pan.
96: P2904.2.4.2: Minimum Fire Sprinkler Separation from Obstruction.
97: P3003.19: Joints between Drainage Piping and Water Closets.
98: P3007.3.5: Ejector Connection to the Drainage System.
99: P3009: Gray-Water Recycling Systems.
100: P3103.5: Location of Vent Terminal.
101: Electrical.
102: E3608.1.2: Concrete-Encased Electrode.
103: E3608.4: Supplemental Electrode Required.
104: E3901.7: Outdoor Outlets.
105: E3901.11: Receptacle Outlets in Foyers.
106: E3902.11: Location of Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters.
107: E3905.8: Boxes at Fan Outlets.
108: E4001.11.1: Switch and Faceplate Grounding.
109: E4001.15: Switches Controlling Lighting Loads.
110: E4002.14: Tamper-Resistant Receptacles.
111: E4204.2: Bonded Parts of Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs.
112: E4209.3: Accessibility to Electrical Equipment of Hydromassage Bathtubs.