Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive yet concise publication provides a convenient reference for regulations in chapters 1 through 11 of the 2003 International Residential Code (IRC ). The IRC addresses the design and installation of residential building systems through requirements that emphasize performance as well as bringing uniformity to construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high. The IRC is the comprehensive code for homebuilding, it ties together all building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical provisions for one- and two-family residences. It establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions, and is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials and building designs. The 2003 International Residential Code Commentary includes the full text of the Code, in addition to notes and explanations of the Code regulations and implications. This in-depth publication focuses on providing the full meaning and implications of the 2003 IRC and is designed to suggest the most effective method of application, as well as the consequences of not adhering to the code. This is an excellent reference for code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners, contractors and anyone who needs a better understanding of the 2003 IRC.
The 2006 IRC: Code and Commentary Volume 1 is just the resource you need to understand and apply the requirements contained in Chapters 1 through 11 of the 2006 International Residential Code?. This book will guide you through the complete text of the code, following each section of text with a straightforward commentary detailing suggestions for applying the code effectively and the potential consequences of not adhering to its regulations. With comprehensive yet concise coverage, this is a must-have tool for code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners, contractors, and anyone interested in advancing their knowledge and use of the 2006 IRC?.
About the Author
ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. 48 states have adopted various International Codes from ICC.
Table of Contents
Administration. Definitions. Use and Occupancy Classification. Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy. General Building Heights and Areas. Types of Construction. Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction. Interior Finishes. Fire protection Systems. Means of Egress. Accessibility. Interior Environment. Energy Efficiency. Exterior Walls. Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures. Structural Design. Structural Test and Special Inspections. Soils and Foundations. Concrete. Aluminum. Masonry. Steel. Wood. Glass and Glazing. Gypsum Board and Plaster. Plastic. Electrical. Mechanical Systems. Plumbing Systems. Elevators and Conveying Systems. Special Construction.. Ecroachments into the public right-of-way. Safeguards during constructions. Existing Structures. Referenced Standards. Apendices.