CODES & STANDARDS
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AWC Supporting Documents
Building Codes (BCD)
BCD303 – Design for Code Acceptance No. 6 - Prescriptive Residential Deck Construction Guide
If a deck is under a roof or other covering, do I still need to apply the wet service factor for the structural members?
How are lateral load devices provided for a deck being attached to an existing home?
Does the DCA6 apply to canopies or awnings?
In the DCA6 you specify a live load = 40psf. I thought the live load requirement for decks and balconies was 100 psf?
What are the requirements for locations of diagonal knee braces?
Is there a soil capacity that can be assumed or do you have to do an actual test?
Can I specify proprietary fasteners such as gun nails?
BCD420 – International Building Code (IBC) Essentials for Wood Construction Based on the 2015 IBC
Are wood diaphragms presumed to be non-rigid in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC)?
For fire resistive construction, does the heat of the fire affect the allowable stress design values of wood?
BCD600 – Meeting Residential Energy Requirements with Wood-Frame Construction
Does the Energy UA Calculator have 7/16 OSB?
Is there any credit for a radiant barrier when calculating U-factors?
For the total UA method, what are the mandatory minimum requirements? Can R values be lower than prescriptive?
Does the term fenestration include windows and doors? Does "opaque" include walls and doors?
Are OSB and plywood considered wood so the R values can be summed?
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