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2015 ICC International Residential Code (IRC), Softcover

2015 ICC International Residential Code (IRC), Softcover

The 2015 IRC compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings in one code.

Price: $151.00
ISBN: 9781609834708
Product Code: 3100S15
Year: 2015
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 932
Publisher: International Code Council


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The 2015 ICC International Residential Code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.

Important changes to the 2015 IRC include:

  • New fire ratings for common walls separating townhouses
  • Changes made regarding the remodeling of an existing basement
  • Ramps that do not serve the required egress door are now permitted to have a slope not greater than 1 unit vertical in 8 units horizontal
  • Carbon monoxide alarms now require connection to the house wiring system with battery backup
  • Revised lumber capacities have changed the span lengths for floor joists, ceiling joists, and rafters
  • New sections and tables provide prescriptive methods for posts, beams, joists, and connections in deck construction
  • Modifications made to the girder and header span tables
  • A new section added describing rim board headers

Avoid violations and order your 2015 International Residential Code today!