2015 International Residential Code®
This comprehensive code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions
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Design Spectral Response Accelerations are available from the U.S. Geological Survey from the US Seismic Design Map tool. Companion spectral response acceleration maps are also available. The accelerations were developed in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey, Building Seismic Safety Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and E.V. Leyendecker, A.D. Frankel, and K.S. Rukstales of the U.S. Geological Survey.
The 2015 IRC® contains many important changes including: