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. The townhouse separation provisions now include options for using two separate fire-resistant-rated walls or a common wall. 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. The exemption for interconnection of smoke alarms in existing areas has been deleted. New girder/header tables have been revised to incorporate the use of #2 Southern Pine in lieu of #1 Southern Pine. New tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.
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ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC.
Table of Contents
1. Scope and Administration 2. Definitions 3. Building Planning 4. Foundations 5. Floors 6. Wall Construction 7. Wall Covering 8. Roof-Ceiling Construction 9. Roof Assemblies 10. Chimneys and Fireplaces 11. Energy Efficiency 12. Mechanical Administration 13. General Mechanical System Requirements 14. Heating and Cooling Equipment and Appliances 15. Exhaust Systems 16. Duct Systems 17. Combustion Air 18. Chimneys and Vents 19. Special Appliances, Equipment and System 20. Boilers and Water Heaters 21. Hydronic Piping 22. Special Piping and Storage Systems 23. Solar Thermal Energy Systems 24. Fuel Gas 25. Plumbing Administration 26. General Plumbing Requirements 27. Plumbing Fixture 28. Water Heaters 29. Water Supply and Distribution 30. Sanitary Drainage 31. Vents 32. Traps 33. Storm Drainage 34. General Requirements 35. Electrical Definitions 36. Services 37. Branch Circuit and Feeder Requirements 38. Wiring Methods 39. Power and Lighting Distribution 40. Devices and Luminaires 41. Appliance Installation 42. Swimming Pools 43. Class 3 Remote-Control Signaling and Power Limited Circuits 44. Referenced Standards 45. Appendix A: Siting and Capacities of Gas Piping 46. Appendix B: Sizing of Venting Systems Serving Appliances Equipped with Draft Hoods, Category I Appliances and Appliances Listed for Use with Type B Vents 47. Appendix C: Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct-Vent Venting Systems 48. Appendix D: Recommended Procedure for Safety Inspection of Existing Appliance Installation 49. Appendix E: Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings 50. Appendix F: Radon Control Methods 51. Appendix G: Piping Standards for Various Applications 52. Appendix H: Patio Covers 53. Appendix I: Private Sewage Disposal 54. Appendix J: Existing Buildings and Structures 55. Appendix K: Sound Transmission 56. Appendix L: Permit Fees 57. Appendix M: Home Day Care- R-3 Occupancy 58. Appendix N: Venting Methods 59. Appendix O: Automatic Vehicular Gates 60. Appendix P: Sizing of Water Piping System 61. Appendix Q: Tiny Houses 62. Appendix R: Light Straw-Clay Construction 63. Appendix S: Strawbale Construction 64. Appendix T: Solar Ready Provisions-Detached One and Two-Family Dwellings and Townhouses