Ledger-Attachment Code Proposal Survives Committee Review Final 2009 IRC hearings to be held in May At the International Code Council's annual conference this past fall, committee members "approved as submitted" a schedule for bolting deck ledgers to band joists. The proposal, RB 159-06/07, "will be considered again at ICC's Final Action Hearings in May," says ICC spokesperson Jennifer Gibson, "and if approved, it will be included in the 2007 Supplement and the 2009 IRC (International Residential Code)." The proposed fastener spacing (table R502.2.2.1, below) is based on research done at Virginia Tech and Washington State University. Under controlled conditions, researchers