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Deck Framing That Meets Code (What You Need to Know)

Description:

Keeping up with the magnitude and constant changes of local & state building codes can be a challenge.  Whether you’ve framed 0 or 100 decks, or if you're an architect or new carpenter, strong framing that meets code is critical.  

Join noted building code expert Mark Guthrie as he walks through how code is developed, why code matters, and how you can stay “in-the-know” with the latest code innovations.  He’ll be joined by Tom Ellerbrook from FastenMaster who will share how building product manufacturers are using these building codes to develop & enhance new and existing products that create immense value for both builders and their customers.

 

3 Key Takeaways:

- How is code developed at the state and local level, and why that matters to the work you do

-How you can use building codes to your advantage to create the best product for your customers

-What building manufacturers like FastenMaster are doing to influence and improve code and code-compliant products)

Panelists:

Matt Risinger, Risinger Build

Mark GuthrieCodes Compliance Engineer, FastenMaster

Tom Ellerbrook, Director of Sales, FastenMaster

 

Resources:

ICC Code Adoption by State:

https://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/Master-I-Code-Adoption-Chart-Jan-2020-v2.pdf

 

2015 IRC Course available through the American Wood Council (AWC):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0BieZkegCU

Publications from AWC regarding decks:

https://awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca6

 

2018 Significant Changes Slideshow available through AWC:

https://www.awc.org/pdf/education/bcd/AWC-BCD310-2018IRCDeckConstruction-190523-color.pdf

 

Master Deck Professional Code Certification available from NADRA and Building Code College:

https://buildingcodecollege.com/decks/