Code Check Building 3rd Edition


This edition of Code Check Building is based on chapters 1 through 10 of the 2009 International Residential Code.  The IRC is the most widely used residential code in the United States. This book provides in-depth information on the building aspects of the codes. It does not have plumbing, mechanical, or electrical which are covered in other books in the Code Check series. There were significant changes in the 2009 edition, and these are highlighted throughout. The sections on bracing, decks, wall coverings, and roof framing have been greatly expanded. The book is endorsed by the International Code Council.

NOTE:  Code Check Building 4th Edition is based on the 2015 IRC and is the most current version of this book.  Check with your local jurisdiction to see which codes are adopted in your area. 

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Codes Used in Book

Code Check Building 3rd Edition is based on Chapters 1 through 10 of the 2009 International Residential Code.


Code Check Building 3rd Edition Errata:

Intro page, left column, under REFERENCE DOCUMENTS: In the last sentence of the first paragraph, replace the words “performance-based” with the word “design”.

Page 18, left column, under CRIPPLE WALLS: replace 4th & 5th checkboxes with the following:

 Bracing length min 1.15X required length of wall above TXX_______________ [602.10.9] 
 Max spacing between BWPs 18ft_____________________________________ [602.10.9] 
 SDC D0, D1 & D2 if interior BWL not over continuous foundation, parallel 
exterior BWL lengths must be increased 1.5X required length of TXX___________[602.10.9.1]

Page 21, right column, bulleted list at bottom, 2nd to last bullet:, add a space in 2½, it should be 2 ½ (as in two one-half-inch bolts)

Page 22, right column, near top, first bulleted exception: It says “Blocking not horizontal joints…” and should say “Blocking on horizontal joints…”

Page 25 top right, second subheading: change “Cement Boards” to “Cement Board”

Page 26, Tables 30, 31 ,33 & 34: Current tables 30-31 have a typographical error and the numbers are not correct. Table 34 is a misprint (repeat of table 33).. Click HERE to download “CCB3SpanTableFixes.pdf”. Print out and paste over current tables in book.


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