A new guide co-published by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) helps industry professional navigate the 2018 International Residential Code. Available through BuilderBooks, NAHB’s publishing arm, the 2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes: A Quick Guide to the 2018 International Residential Code, is a portable guide for home builders, contractors, inspectors, architects, engineers and other construction professionals.

This invaluable resource covers the impact of the 2018 code changes to fire-resistant walls separating townhouses, emergency escape and rescue openings in basements, safety glazing adjacent to doors and bottom stair landings, and more.

Written by Stephen A. Van Note, the 2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Code helps readers understand specific code requirement such as update requirements for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms and introduces helpful wood deck provisions.

The field guide includes a glossary that provides definitions of construction-related terms and more than 100 detailed illustrations and useful tables and discussion on other areas of the code, including:

  • foundations
  • fire safety
  • energy efficiency
  • mechanical systems
  • safe and healthy living environments

Stephen A. Van Note is a certified building official and plans examiner with more than 15 years of experience in code administration and enforcement and more than 20 years of experience in the construction field, including project planning and management for residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

The 2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes is meant to be of practical use on the jobsite, not as a substitute for the complete codes.

To purchase the new 2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes: A Quick Guide to the 2018 International Residential Code, please visit BuilderBooks.com or call 1-800-888-4741. (ISBN 978-086718-768-7; Retail $23.95/NAHB Member $21.95).

[Editor’s Note: Editors who are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of the 2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes to review for their publications should contact Patricia Potts at ppotts@nahb.org.]