States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) next year – and this free NAHB webinar replay can help you prepare for the changes.
The webinar highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version, including significant updates to energy-efficiency requirements.
Among the more popular topics discussed – and that attendees had the most questions about:
- Changes in how parking slabs, patios and sidewalks, and stairs and ramps must be constructed in coastal flood zones.
- New provisions clarifying how attic supply and return ducts can be buried in ceiling insulation as a way of reducing energy losses and avoiding condensation issues.
- Changes to the Energy Rating Index (ERI) values and adoption of the ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301 standard as the method for calculating ERI values.
You can download a recording of the webinar and the slide presentation that goes with it. Also posted: a set of questions – and answers — from the NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards staff that presenters didn’t have a chance to address during the one-hour event.
See more codes and standards resources in the NAHB codes pages. To see a schedule of upcoming NAHB webinars and purchase or download webinar replays, see this page.