Roof Framing: Building Strong Stick-Frame Roofs

Roof Framing: Building Strong Stick-Frame Roofs

Posted by Handyman on Feb 2nd 2020

Roof Framing: Building Strong Stick-Frame RoofsAlthough truss-designed roofs are predominant throughout most of the residential construction industry, there are regions where building with stick-frame
What is a Certificate of Occupancy?

What is a Certificate of Occupancy?

Posted by Handyman on Dec 6th 2019

In order for a building or structure to be occupied, or a change in use/occupancy is to be made to an existing building, it must first be issued a Certificate of Occupancy. A Certificate of Occupancy

Are Fire Sprinklers Required?

Posted by Handyman on Nov 29th 2019

When designing a new structure, one must take into account whether an Automatic Sprinkler System is required. Section 903 within Chapter 9 of the International Building Code (IBC) establishes the requ
What is the Difference Between the IBC and IRC?

What is the Difference Between the IBC and IRC?

Posted by Codebookanswers on Nov 23rd 2019

IBC or IRC, that is the question.The International Code Council (ICC) publishes a variety of model codes. Two of these code books I would like to talk about is the International Building Code (IBC) an
Best Practices: The Art of the RFI

Best Practices: The Art of the RFI

Posted by Handyman on Nov 21st 2019

Best Practices: The Art of the RFINothing will ruin your day faster than getting a call from a builder reporting an issue with trusses you’ve designed. You hear their frustration as they are faced wi
Accessible Ramp & Code Requirements EXPLAINED

Accessible Ramp & Code Requirements EXPLAINED

Posted by Handyman on Nov 11th 2019

When it comes to construction related accessibility standards associated with buildings, facilities, and their sites, the International Building Code (IBC) contains provisions that set forth accessibi