BCD306 – Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide with Commentary – DCA6-2015 IRC Version

Categories: Building Codes
Course Length: 1h
Accreditation: AIA HSW LU, ICC CEU
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Hundreds of wood decks get built every year and some without the proper guidance for designing or constructing a safe deck. However, AWC DCA 6, which has been recently updated, includes guidance on provisions for the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) pertaining to single level residential wood deck construction. Provisions contained in this document that are not included in the IRC are considered good practice recommendations. This program will provide an overview of DCA 6 along with its Commentary and Appendices and include several examples showing application of the deck guide.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify deck provision changes from the 2015 IRC and the corresponding DCA 6 along with a refresher on 2012 IRC provisions
  2. Identify minimum prescriptive wood deck requirements
  3. Describe deck construction including wood members and fasteners
  4. Discuss provisions in DCA6 Commentary and provide other resources

Funding provided in part by the Softwood Lumber Board.

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Course Content

Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide

  • Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide
  • DCA6 Assessment