Fundamentals of Dwelling Construction

Familiarize yourself with the administrative, building and energy conservation provisions of the 2003 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC). This book covers legal requirements, exits, stairways, escape and rescue openings, loads, foundations, floors, roofs, fireplaces, smoke alarms, weather protection, garages, fire separations, guardrails, safety glazing, wood framing, energy efficiency, walls and more. The book cites section numbers from the code for quick reference.

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