I’m looking for a reference book that de-codes the code to a certain degree. We build/remodel and have relied on….well…information from others to get it right. Like what the drawings say. We’re in the NE so BOCA would be a good start or the Nat Building Code. I’ve seen the “code check” flip cards but feel they may not be comprehensive enough. I’d buy the whole code book, however I don’t want all the excess data for non-related stuff we don’t do—like plumbing. Here is a sample question I struggled to answer: Do I need basement windows? What size? Of course we put windows in because I think it’s right–we’re not building a dungeon–but could not find basement egress. We are building high quality stuff and this is more an education effort than a “what’s the least i have to do?” trip.
So there it is. I’m greatful for any advice. Wise Cracks Too!