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BCD302 – Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA6 - 2012 IRC Version)


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DCA 6 has been recently updated to include guidance on provisions in the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) pertaining to single level residential wood deck construction. Provisions contained in this document that are not included in the IRC are considered good practice recommendations. The presentation will provide an overview of the significant changes to the DCA 6 and include several examples showing application of the guide.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Become familiar with the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA6) and the significant changes that have been made.
  2. Identify minimum material requirements for deck construction including wood members and fasteners.
  3. Identify minimum construction detailing requirements.
  4. Understand design requirements and available resources for both prescriptive and engineered deck designs.

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