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New Guide Helps Builders Navigate 2015 Residential Code

May 18, 2016-From NAHB

A new guide co-published by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) provides critical answers to the most frequently asked residential construction jobsite code questions. Available through BuilderBooks, NAHB’s publishing arm, the 2015 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes: A Quick Guide to the 2015 International Residential Code, is a portable guide for home builders, contractors, inspectors, architects, engineers and other construction professionals.

The convenient field guide is a quick reference to the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) and provides easy-to-read code requirements for every aspect of residential construction. The resource covers the impact of the 2015 code changes on things such as common walls separating townhouses, remodeling of an existing basement and more.

The 2015 Home Builders’ Jobsite Code includes more than 100 detailed illustrations and useful tables and discussion on other areas of the code, including:

  • foundations
  • fire safety
  • energy efficiency
  • mechanical systems
  • safe and healthy living environments

“This new guide to the 2015 International Residential Code is an excellent resource for building professionals to stay on top of the most recent code changes,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill. “Available both in a compact pocket guide, as well as in e-book, this easy-to-use reference guide is always one of our most top selling publications, as it is an invaluable asset on the job site.”

Written by Stephen A. Van Note, the guide features more than 100 illustrations, tables and figures to help the reader understand specific code requirements, as well as a glossary that provides definitions of construction-related terms. A certified building official and plans examiner, Van Note has more than 15 years of experience in code administration and enforcement and more than 20 years of experience in the construction field, including project planning and management for residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

The 2015 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes is meant to be of practical use on the jobsite, not as a substitute for the complete codes.

To purchase the new 2012 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes: A Quick Guide to the 2015 International Residential Code, please visit or call 1-800-223-2665. (ISBN 978-086718-741-0; Retail $21.95/NAHB Member $19.95).  The Guide is also available as an e-book at

About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America.


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