The 2021 edition of the International Residential Code is officially complete and ready for printing. Here’s a look at its main provisions.
Recently, a 220 lb concentrated live load proposal has been submitted to the American Society of Civil Engineers for consideration into the 2021 version of the ASCE 7 Publication known as “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures”. NADRA’s Technical Code Committee has read through the proposal and sent an official [...]
There is often confusion regarding the concepts of “Code Compliant vs Code Approved”. It’s the project plans that are approved, not a particular product.
How a tape ages is a big question in the deck building market as people look to confirm if it is worth spending the extra money to use flashing tape. To get to the bottom of this, our colleagues in our laboratory set out to find some data to help answer [...]
It’s not even printed yet! Find out first with NADRA. Here is the 2021 residential deck and railing codes summary by Glenn Mathewson The 2021 edition of the International Residential Code is officially complete and ready for printing. Through member contributions, NADRA was able to participate in the code development process [...]
An on-going series of inquiries from consumers & industry professionals sent to Info@NADRA.org. Question #1: "I am planning a deck on the back of my home. I am wondering if I am missing something. I want to use 6x6 post and notch them for my beam and rim joist as one, then just carry [...]
By Glenn Mathewson, NADRA Technical Advisor …doesn’t stay in Vegas, at least not when it’s about deck code! Here’s a recap of what to expect in your 2021 International Residential Code from the ICC Public Comment Hearing that occurred in Las Vegas last week. This information is as fresh as it [...]
October 2019 Update By: Glenn Mathewson Some believe they should. Stair treads must resist the same uniform load as decking, but with an added requirement to resist a 300 lb. concentrated load at mid span. Consider the impact your feet place on treads as you come running down them. This extra [...]
September 25th, 2019 By Glenn Mathewson Last year at the NADRA annual meeting, I asked the membership to step up and take the reigns of code development for their industry. Uncomfortable as it was, I was asking for financial support to NADRA so that I could do this work. Thankfully, many [...]
August 29th, 2019 By: Glenn Mathewson The latest 2018 edition of the International Residential Code provides a complete package of prescriptive structural design tables for decks... sort of... When we think of structural design, most people imagine the skeleton of ledgers, joists, beams, and posts. At this completion, one might be [...]