2015 Home Builders' Jobsite Codes

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A field guide for builders, trade contractors, design professionals, inspectors, and others involved in the design and construction of residential buildings. This portable companion book is based on the 2015 IRC which establishes minimum regulations for the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes.


Weight 0.5800
ISBN 978-0-86718-741-0
Page Count 352
Publisher National Association of Home Builders
Dimensions 4 x 6

2015 Home Builders' Jobsite Codes is a handy jobsite tool that will become as indispensable to you as your cell phone, tape measure, and level.

This pocket-friendly companion to the International Residential CodeĀ® (IRC) discusses the impact of 2015 code changes to common walls separating townhouses, remodeling of an existing basement, and more. 2015 Home builders' Jobsite Codes also details ramps that do not serve the required egress door and carbon monoxide alarms. It includes more than 100 detailed illustrations and useful tables and discussion, among other areas, of

  • Foundations
  • Fire safety
  • Energy efficiency
  • Mechanical systems
  • Safe and healthy living environments

2015 Home Builders' Jobsite Codes is meant to be of practical use on the jobsite, not as a substitute for the IRC.

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  • List of Figures - vii
  • List of Tables - xi
  • Acknowledgments - xix
  • Introduction - 1
  • 1. Structural Design Criteria - 5
  • 2. Fire Safety - 15
  • 3. Safe and Healthy Living Environments - 37
  • 4. Foundations - 67
  • 5. Floors - 83
  • 6. Wall Construction - 109
  • 7. Wall Covering - 157
  • 8. Roof Framing - 181
  • 9. Roof Finishing - 199
  • 10. Chimneys and Fireplaces - 205
  • 11. Energy Efficiency - 213
  • 12. Mechanical Systems - 225
  • 13. Fuel Gas - 239
  • 14. Plumbing - 261
  • 15. Electrical Systems - 293
  • Epilogue - 329
  • Notes - 331
  • Glossary - 333
  • Index - 345

Answers to common code questions at your fingertips

This handy jobsite tool will become as indispensable to you as your cell phone, tape measure, and level. This pocket-friendly companion to the International Residential Code discusses the impact of 2015 code changes to common walls separating townhouses, remodeling of an existing basement, and more.

2015 Home Builders' Jobsite Codes also details ramps that do not serve the required egress door and carbon monoxide alarms. It includes more than 100 detailed illustrations and useful tables and discussion, among other areas of

  • foundations
  • fire safety
  • energy efficiency
  • mechnical systems
  • safe and healthy living environments
  • 2015 Home Builder's Jobsite Codes is meant to be of practical use on the jobsite, not as a substitute for the IRC.