1073 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code has adopted the International Residential Code (IRC) for the design and construction of single family, two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories in height. While many requirements of the IRC apply equally to all residential structures within its scope, there are certainly unique requirements and challenges that apply solely to two-family dwellings and townhouse construction. This course will address these unique issues in a practical manner. Topics include:
- Exterior walls and fire separation distances
- Fire rated assemblies
- Maintaining fire rating of penetrations of a rated assembly
- Air sealing and fire blocking challenges
- When accessible units are required
- Challenges for dryer exhaust systems
- Fire separation issues created by unusual geometrics, decks and garages
- A virtual inspection of a townhouse inspection
Please note: This course is intended for experienced building code officials, inspectors, designers, and builders who have a strong working knowledge of the IRC.
- The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center
The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) and a standard calculator are required.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Instruction time
$125 (Continental breakfast and lunch included)
6 continuing education credit hours awarded.
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CANCELLATION & NO SHOW POLICY:
Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to (717) 236-9493 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days of the session you are registered for, is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds. Those who cancel within 2 business days of the session date or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee and if unpaid, will be invoiced. Credit toward future PCCA courses may be accepted upon approval from the PCCA administrator; substitutions may be accepted.