The 2015 Home Builders' Jobsite Codes: A Quick Guide to the 2015 International Residential Code is a portable guide for home builders, contractors, inspectors, architects, engineers and other construction professionals that provides critical answers to the most frequently asked residential construction jobsite code questions.

Co-published by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the convenient field guide is a quick reference to the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) and provides easy-to-read code requirements for every aspect of residential construction. The resource covers the impact of the 2015 code changes on things such as common walls separating townhouses, remodeling of an existing basement and more.

The 2015 Home Builders' Jobsite Code includes more than 100 detailed illustrations and useful tables and discussion on other areas of the code, including foundations; fire safety; emergency efficiency; mechanical systems and safe and healthy living environments.

"This new guide to the 2015 International Residential Code is an excellent resource for building professionals to stay on top of the most recent code changes," said Ed Brady, NAHB's chairman. "Available both in a compact pocket guide, as well as in e-book, this easy-to-use reference guide is always one of our most top selling publications, as it is an invaluable asset on the job site."

Written by Stephen Van Note, the guide features more than 100 illustrations, tables and figures to help the reader understand specific code requirements, as well as a glossary that provides definitions of construction-related terms. A certified building official and plans examiner, Van Note has more than 15 years of experience in code administration and enforcement and more than 20 years of experience in the construction field, including project planning and management for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. 

The guide is meant to be of practical use on the jobsite, not as a substitute for the complete codes.

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