Code Check Building, 2nd Ed.

Code Check Building, 2nd Ed.

SKU# 070931

Save yourself time, money and headaches with the latest codes at hand.

Douglas Hansen
Redwood Kardon
Michael Casey

Spiral-Bound Paperback

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  • Product # 070931
  • Type Spiral-Bound Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-56158-912-8
  • Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages 32
  • Drawings with 85 two-color drawings

Code Check Building 2nd Edition is an invaluable resource, trusted by builders, remodelers, and inspectors. The most up-to-date information is presented in Code Check's trademark straightforward style, and explained with unique illustrations. Designed to withstand the jobsite, Code Check Building has durable laminated pages and spiral binding. Toss it in the truck, fasten it to your clipboard, or make room in the tool box - just be sure to keep it within reach - you'll need it.

Accurate, easy-to-access information you know you can trust...

  • Updated to the current International Residential Code
  • Compiled by certified building inspectors
  • Covers Site, Foundations, Drainage, Concrete, Structure, Wind/ Fire, Ventilation, Egress, Windows/Doors, Fireplaces
  • Handy flip-chart format speeds you to the facts you seek
  • Answers hundreds of code questions clearly and completely
  • Clearly shows safety principles that form the basis of the codes
  • Quick-glance summary alerts you to important code changes
  • Spares you costly mistakes such as accidental violations of unfamiliar codes
  • Brings your knowledge "up to code" so you can build it right the first time!

About the experts who bring you Code Check Building 2nd Edition...
Douglas Hansen is a general contractor and certified combination inspector with over 30 years of field experience. Redwood Kardon, who devised and wrote the first Code Check, is a former electrician and inspector for the city of Oakland, California. Michael Casey is a contractor, master plumber, and certified combination inspector. All three present seminars and classes nationwide on a wide variety of building topics. Paddy Morrissey, former senior illustrator of, has been the sole illustrator for the Code Check series since its inception.

Code Check Building is a condensed guide to the building portions of the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC) for One- & Two-Family Dwellings. Most building jurisdictions around the country have either adopted the IRC or a code that is based upon it. The IRC is prescriptive and simpler to use than the International Building Code (IBC) or the legacy codes that preceded the IBC. For example, the IBC has different occupancy categories for garages and for dwellings, and users must move back and forth between different chapters to find all the rules for the fire-resistive construction to separate the two occupancies. The IRC simply prescribes the covering that must be on the garage side.

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