Building Codes

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Meeting the New Code Requirements for Guard Construction

Glenn Mathewson describes the new guard post requirements in the 2021 IRC, and... More

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Why the Quality of Attic Insulation Installation Matters

To make sure the R-value of sprayed or blown attic insulation meets expectations,... More

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Screws vs. Hardware For Wind and Seismic Framing Connections

Why Tim Uhler connects wall framing to rafters and trusses with structural screws... More

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NADRA Weighs in on 2024 International Pool and Spa Code Development

Glenn Mathewson on why deck builders should care about the 2024 International... More

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A Remodeler's Guide to Basement Egress

Before converting a basement to living space, be sure you can meet the... More

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Guard Post Connection Details

Click here for drawings showing 19 different details for attaching guardrail posts... More

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On Site With AeroBarrier Connect

In the quest for airtightness, sealing big holes is easy; Matt Risinger has found a product that will find and fix the small ones. More

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Webinar: The Most Prescriptive Post

Learn from deck code expert Glenn Mathewson the details and the design behind the... More

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Webinar: Deck Codes & Lateral Loads

Learn from Glenn Mathewson what the IRC does - and doesn't - tell you about... More

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Behind the Scenes of Sizing Beams

Learn from code expert Glenn Mathewson everything you need to know to size deck beams under the 2018 and 2021 IRC in this upcoming live webinar. More

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