Illustrated Guide to Code Changes
Here’s what you can expect in the 2015 IRC
Every three years, the International Residential Code (IRC) is updated. The 2015 version of the IRC includes hundreds of changes and new provisions. Code expert and building official Glenn Mathewson has compiled a guide showing the new code’s most notable changes, with an illustration that helps to illustrate each change being discussed. The changes are grouped in four enforcement areas as they appear in the code book: building, electrical, decks, and plumbing and mechanical. This important feature article discusses 20 significant code changes for 2015.