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book for construction codes? #154121 05/13/04 10:10 PM
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If I want to build a screened in porch, what book would I get to find out the span ratings on different pieces of lumber. Is that BOCA? Also if I want to know required roof pitches etc.

Thanks.

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Re: book for construction codes? #154122 05/13/04 10:39 PM
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In which State do you live?


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: book for construction codes? #154123 05/14/04 08:58 AM
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Illinois

Re: book for construction codes? #154124 05/14/04 09:18 AM
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Use this list to narrow it down a bit.


Illinois Jurisdictions


Aurora

International Building Code
ICC Electrical Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Plumbing Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Bartlett
International Building Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Belvidere
International Building Code
International Residential Code

Cahokia, Village of
International Building Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Plumbing Code
International Private Sewage Disposal Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Cantrall
International Building Code
ICC Electrical Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Private Sewage Disposal Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code
International Zoning Code

Carbondale
International Building Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Chicago
International Energy Conservation Code

Clear Lake Villa
International Building Code
ICC Electrical Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Private Sewage Disposal Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code
International Zoning Code

Collinsville
International Building Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Existing Building Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Cortland
2000 International Building Code
2000 International Energy Conservation Code
2000 International Fire Code
2000 International Fuel Gas Code
2000 International Mechanical Code
2000 International Plumbing Code
2000 International Residential Code

Des Plaines
International Building Code
ICC Electrical Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Private Sewage Disposal Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

East Moline
International Building Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Elgin
International Building Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Forsyth
International Building Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Fox River Grove
International Building Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Plumbing Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Galesburg
International Building Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Residential Code

Hampshire
2000 International Building Code
2000 International Energy Conservation Code
2000 International Fire Code
2000 International Fuel Gas Code
2000 International Mechanical Code
2000 International Plumbing Code
2000 International Residential Code

Hazel Crest
International Mechanical Code
International Plumbing Code

Highland
International Building Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Kankakee
International Building Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Kirkland
2000 International Building Code
2000 International Energy Conservation Code
2000 International Fire Code
2000 International Fuel Gas Code
2000 International Mechanical Code
2000 International Plumbing Code
2000 International Residential Code

LaSalle
International Building Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Lee
2000 International Building Code
2000 International Energy Conservation Code
2000 International Fire Code
2000 International Fuel Gas Code
2000 International Mechanical Code
2000 International Plumbing Code
2000 International Residential Code

Lemont
International Building Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Lockport - Northwest Homer Fire District
International Building Code
International Fire Code

Maple Park
2000 International Building Code
2000 International Energy Conservation Code
2000 International Fire Code
2000 International Fuel Gas Code
2000 International Mechanical Code
2000 International Plumbing Code
2000 International Residential Code

Moline
International Building Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code

Montgomery
(adopted but may not yet be effective)
International Building Code
International Residential Code

Morton
International Building Code

Mundelein, Village of
International Building Code
International Fire Code

Naperville
International Building Code
ICC Electrical Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Normal
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Oak Park
(Effective April 1, 2004)
International Building Code
ICC Electrical Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Residential Code

Peoria
International Energy Conservation Code

Peotone
International Building Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Quincy
International Building Code
International Fire Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Rockford
International Energy Conservation Code

Rock Island
International Building Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Residential Code

Sangamon County
International Building Code
ICC Electrical Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Private Sewage Disposal Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code
International Zoning Code

Schaumburg
International Building Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Existing Building Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Plumbing Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Seneca
International Residential Code

Shabbona
2000 International Building Code
2000 International Energy Conservation Code
2000 International Fire Code
2000 International Fuel Gas Code
2000 International Mechanical Code
2000 International Plumbing Code
2000 International Residential Code

Union
2000 International Building Code
2000 International Energy Conservation Code
2000 International Fire Code
2000 International Fuel Gas Code
2000 International Mechanical Code
2000 International Plumbing Code
2000 International Residential Code

Vernon Hills
International Building Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Residential Code

Washington
International Building Code
International Residential Code

Western Springs
International Mechanical Code
International Plumbing Code

Yorkville
2000 International Building Code
2000 International Energy Conservation Code
2000 International Fire Code
2000 International Fuel Gas Code
2000 International Mechanical Code
2000 International Plumbing Code
2000 International Residential Code


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: book for construction codes? #154125 05/14/04 09:38 AM
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Great answer(s)(s)!! but you know great answers always spawn more questions.
First, where did you get that list?
International building code, and International residential code, are these what architects use to spec. building components?

Before I assault you with any more questions, I'll explain:

A contractor I wire room additions for has asked me to do his drawing for him in AutoCAD. I'd love to. I love AutoCAD and don't have enough reasons already to use it. So I'll draw them and if the village requires an arch. stamp, he'll have it reviewed and stamped. But I want to draw them so they need no revision, but I don't want to overbuild it just because I don't know any better.

I have plenty of similar room plans that have already been built to look at for reference. I would however prefer to double-check requirements. I have seen it plenty of times when an arch. doesn't know the NEC, they over-spec it to cover themselves.

Plus I have grumbled before with other trades about how the print we are looking at can't or shouldn't be built that way, and how I have always thought it should be a requirement for arch.'s and engineers to spend a few years in the field with tools as part of their internship. Not that I'm on my way to becoming an arch., but now is my chance to draw a plan the way it is actually going to be built.

Re: book for construction codes? #154126 05/14/04 03:42 PM
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or....
Do you have any recommendations for building code discussion forums like this one?

Re: book for construction codes? #154127 05/14/04 04:54 PM
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Nevermind. I just got done surfing for a little while here and think I found most the answers I was looking for. I found that list at the ICC site. great site. Also found this site helpful. http://www.mcvicker.com/resguide/toc.htm

Thanks for you help Ryan_J.

Re: book for construction codes? #154128 05/14/04 05:50 PM
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Your very welcome. Let me know if theres anything I can help you with. [Linked Image]


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

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