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Description: The International Residential Code is the “minimum” standard of construction.  A better understanding of this minimum allows for “above code” practices to be more well recognized, but it also allows for consumers on the lower end of budget to still safely enjoy their homes.  Learn some tips and tricks straight from the code that can keep basic deck construction affordable.  Do you really need all that metal hardware and double-ply beams?  Do you have to fill the entire hole with concrete?  Building to the minimum allows more people the chance for a backyard deck and summer barbecues, and there is nothing shameful about that.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…

  • Learn what metal hardware is optional.
  • Recognize the value of affordable construction and how it equates with safety.
  • Discover how to utilize joist and beam cantilevers to maximize area and minimize material.

Code Edition: 2021 International Residential Code

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute

    June 2nd, 2022, Eastern time

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

Webinar Enrollment

Presented Live

June 2nd, 2022

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

ONLY $23

Sponsored By

North American Deck and Railing Association

Members of the North American Deck and Railing Association enjoy free enrollment by entering an exclusive coupon code provided by NADRA in the enrollment form.

About the Instructor

Glenn Mathewson

Hi, I’m Glenn Mathewson, the instructor of this webinar.  If you’ve got questions about the webinar, send me an email. If you’d like to learn more about me, visit my instructor profile.


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