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DEWALT 2015 Residential Construction Codes: Complete Handbook 2nd Edition

Lynn Underwood

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2013
  • 368 Pages


The DEWALT® Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook uses the 2015 International Residential Code® to cover the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings, and presents them to users in an easy to navigate and easy to understand format. Sections cover the wide range of residential construction topics that must meet IRC® mandates, including building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical installations, with high-dimensional illustrations to help explain code application. This title is a must-have resource for anyone working on a residential construction project. Its comprehensive coverage includes: Administrative standards, Definitions of terms, Building planning, Foundations, Floors, Walls and wall coverings, Roofs and roof coverings, Chimneys and fireplaces, Energy efficiency, Mechanical topics: installation, heating and cooling equipment, exhaust and duct systems, combustion air, boilers, piping, appliances, solar systems, and fuel gas. Plumbing topics: connections, inspections, design considerations and materials, systems, water heaters, supply, and distribution. Electrical topics: inspections, equipment, services, branch circuits, wiring methods, power and lighting, devices and luminaires, appliances, and swimming pools. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit

Lynn Underwood,

Lynn Underwood is a building code official for the city of Norfolk, Virginia. He has worked in the building safety profession and in building code development for 31 years. A Master Code Professional and Certified Building Official, he is fully certified in all aspects of construction by the International Code Council and sits on four national code development committees. Over the past 13 years, he has participated in developing significant changes in the codes and regularly testifies at ICC code hearings for or against proposed code changes. He is currently serving a three year term on the Board of Directors with the International Code Council. A past-president of the Virginia Building and Code Official’s Association, Lynn has written five books on construction and inspection. He participated in the rewriting of the Building Department Administration book published by the ICC. In addition, he was a contributing author for Healthy and Safe Homes, published by the American Public Health Association in 2010. He also writes regularly for several national magazines, including Building Safety Journal and Fine Homebuilding. A graduate engineer, Lynn is a former home builder and a Class A licensed contractor in Virginia. He teaches construction and building code classes at the Virginia Building Code Academy (Advanced Instructor), Eastern Shore Community College, and Tidewater Community College, and has developed extensive educational and training curricula for construction and inspection programs.
  • Updated to the 2015 International Residential Code®
  • Detailed color illustrations clarify code language and help students visualize how key Code requirements can be applied.
  • Clear, straightforward terminology helps readers learn faster and avoids bogging them down with complex jargon.
  • Valuable code reference citations are included throughout the book, enabling readers to talk intelligently about a code requirement.
1. Construction.
Overview in Parts.
Code Overview.
Building Planning.
Design Considerations.
Fire and Life Safety.
Building Protection.
Site Address.
Building Protection (Flood-Resistant Construction).
Structural Design.
Design Considerations.
Structural Design.
Wall Covering.
Structural Design.
Roof Framing.
Roof Assemblies.
Roof Covering.
Chimneys and Fireplaces.
Energy Efficiency
2. HVAC.
Mechanical Systems.
3. Plumbing.
Code Overview.
Plumbing Systems.
Design Considerations
4. Electrical.
Electrical Installations.
Electrical Science.

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  • ISBN-10: 133722295X
  • ISBN-13: 9781337222952
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