RedVector RV-10727

2015 International Residential Code (IRC): Significant Changes

2015 International Residential Code (IRC): Significant Changes

3 hrs. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-10727

SME: Sandra Hyde, P.E.

Average Rating

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This course reviews and analyzes selected significant changes from Chapters 1-4 of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). It assists building officials, plans examiners, inspectors and design professionals in identifying the specific code changes in Chapters 1-4 that have occurred and understanding the reason behind the changes. This course uses the Significant Changes to the International Residential Code, 2015 Edition.
 
Topics include changes to accessory structure scoping, guard height, wind speed and exposure category determination, discussion of a new standard for sunrooms, new tables for minimum footing size, clarification of townhouse separation, emergency escape and rescue openings, stairway illumination and fire protection of floors, and a new requirement for a written statement of the reason for disapproval of an alternate material or method.
 
Developed in Partnership with the International Code Council.
Course Objectives
At the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Identify the most significant differences between the 2012 IRC and the 2015 IRC. 
  • Identify key changes in organization and code requirements. 
  • Determine the applicability of new design, plan review and inspection requirements. 
  • Apply changes to guard heights, wind speed and exposure requirements. 
  • Explain changes to clarified code provisions to permit applicants and contractors at the job site.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Sandra Hyde, P.E.
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Sandra Hyde, P.E. is a Senior Staff Engineer with the International Code Council (ICC) Product Development Group where she develops books and seminars about the structural provisions of the International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC). Sandra has authored the Special Inspection Manual, worked on development and review of the 2012 and 2015 editions of the Significant Changes to the IRC books and the 2006, 2009, and 2012 editions of the Guide to the IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions and created seminars for each of these books as well as other structural topics. She has experience in manufacturing and research of engineered wood products with Weyerhaeuser/Trus Joist. Sandra is a Registered Civil Engineer in Idaho and California, and a member of the local and national engineering and building professional associations.
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Course Reviews (8)
instructor was excellent
By (Home Inspector) on Oct, 17, 2021
instructor was excellent...!
Very useful course
By (Architect) on Nov, 28, 2021
Very useful course.
Great information and good instructor
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Feb, 13, 2021
Great information and good instructor
When will you have one for the 2018 changes to the 2015 code?
By (Architect) on May, 23, 2021
When will you have one for the 2018 changes to the 2015 code?
was good but had several tech issues
By on May, 25, 2021
was good but had several tech issues. one section was muted.
Significantly boring presentation
By (Engineer) on Feb, 20, 2021
Significantly boring presentation
impossible to use this program on apple product
By (Contractor / Trades) on Mar, 19, 2021
impossible to use this program on apple product.
Way too much time is spent introducing each chapter
By (Engineer) on Jul, 15, 2021
Way too much time is spent introducing each chapter