The DEWALT® Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook uses the 2015 International Residential Code® to cover the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings, and presents them to users in an easy to navigate and easy to understand format. Sections cover the wide range of residential construction topics that must meet IRC® mandates, including building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical installations, with high-dimensional illustrations to help explain code application. This title is a must-have resource for anyone working on a residential construction project. Its comprehensive coverage includes: Administrative standards, Definitions of terms, Building planning, Foundations, Floors, Walls and wall coverings, Roofs and roof coverings, Chimneys and fireplaces, Energy efficiency, Mechanical topics: installation, heating and cooling equipment, exhaust and duct systems, combustion air, boilers, piping, appliances, solar systems, and fuel gas. Plumbing topics: connections, inspections, design considerations and materials, systems, water heaters, supply, and distribution. Electrical topics: inspections, equipment, services, branch circuits, wiring methods, power and lighting, devices and luminaires, appliances, and swimming pools.