(as of Nov 19,2020 06:22:48 UTC – Details)
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Access Unlimited Learning with 2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
This comprehensive code comprises all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for one and two-family dwellings, and townhouses up to three stories.
The IRC contains many important changes such as an updated seismic map reflects the most conservative Seismic Design Category (SDC) based on any soil type and a new map reflects less conservative SDCs when Site Class A, B or D is applicable.
An emergency escape and rescue opening is no longer required in basement sleeping rooms where the dwelling has an automatic fire sprinkler system and the basement has a second means of egress or an emergency escape opening.
Tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.