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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
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