BUILDING CODES FOR BUILDING DECKS
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Course Description


This course is the first of four parts in the Building Codes for Building Decks series and focuses on how a new deck will interact with an existing site and house.  Building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fuel-gas systems and codes must all be considered when designing a deck to effectively work with a home.

This course is approximately 3.5 hours and approved for 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the International Code Council.


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Length: Approximately 3.5 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…

  1. Understand the limitations of the IRC’s prescriptive design criteria and when alternatives are necessary.
  2. Comprehend the concept of a load path and how to determine the tributary load on a bearing point.
  3. Realize the significance provisions related to the attachment of a deck ledger to a home.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for 0.4 Preferred Provider CEUs from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP

Code Edition(s): 2012 International Residential Code (updated course coming soon!)

Course Sessions:

  • Loads
  • Lumber properties
  • Exterior cladding
  • Flashing
  • Ledger Attachment
  • Concentrated loads
  • Lateral displacement
  • Lateral deformation
  • Alternative ledgers

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