Codes and Standards

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A Builder's Guide to Breathable Indoor Air

The formula for cleaner, healthier indoor air is simple: A tight shell, and... 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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Understanding Isolated Footings for Post Supported Structures

Soil Capacity, Structural Load, and Footing Surface Area are Critical Factors. 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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Tracing Air Leaks With a Blower Door

A pair of home-performance experts show how to use a fog machine to do a... More

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Common Code Mistakes

Code expert Glenn Mathewson highlights the construction practices that are most... More

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