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Old 12-02-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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Residential Code Book


I was looking at the order form from the state for code books. There is a Residential code book which I dont have on there. What does this book cover that the building code book doesnt?
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:39 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the IBC?

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Old 12-02-2007, 10:54 PM   #3
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Are you talking about the IBC?
Michigan uses the IBC 2003. These are the state building codes which I guess is the IBC and michigan codes in it. The cover says michigan building codes, incorporating the 2003 edition of the IBC.
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Generally, the state will write a code book that incorporates the IBC and IRC by reference, and then adds additional information and modifies some of the information in them. If you're working solely from the IBC, you're missing all of the state supplemental info, and that could come back to bite you some day. I'd buy the state book and see what it adds/modifies.
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Generally, the state will write a code book that incorporates the IBC and IRC by reference, and then adds additional information and modifies some of the information in them. If you're working solely from the IBC, you're missing all of the state supplemental info, and that could come back to bite you some day. I'd buy the state book and see what it adds/modifies.

Thats what I figured which is why Im buying the state books.
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When he stated "by reference" he meant exactly that. The state code will say the text of the IRC is included herein. It does not reprint that text. You will need to buy the IRC (the residential code, the IBC is commercial).
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I finaly got my building code book today, I flipped trough it and it doesnt get into much residential. So the residential code must be all about anything residential. The building code book coverd airplane hangers, steel pipes filled with concrete and alot of other stuff you wouldnt see around the house.
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Our city code supercedes and national code. The inspectors have a hay day with it.
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irc 2006 is what we use now.
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Our city code supercedes and national code. The inspectors have a hay day with it.


Don't you just love that. I can't recall the last time I actually went thru our code book for anything specific, the Architects and Engineers have it all spelled out for us...after 6 tries to get it through for the permit
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Our city code supercedes and national code. The inspectors have a hay day with it.
While studying for my license it said any city has the right to add or change anything to the code. It said the city have there own little code book of what they changed or added. Me and my dad were putting a addition on a rental house and we went down to look at this city building code book. Nobody down there knew anything and it took 3 months to get a permit.

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