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THE E1 EXAM PROGRAMS REQUIRE YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2015 (IRC) INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE. AND 2014 (NEC) NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THESE CODEBOOKS, YOU SHOULD ACQUIRE THEM IMMEDIATELY.
the 2015 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2015, B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Building Inspector Exams.
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.
The 2015 IRC® contains many important changes including:
Common walls separating townhouses must now be rated for 2 hours when an automatic fire sprinkler system is not installed.
Remodeling of an existing basement does not trigger the emergency escape and rescue opening requirements unless a new bedroom is created.
Ramps that do not serve the required egress door are now permitted to have a slope not greater than 1 unit vertical in 8 units horizontal.
Carbon monoxide alarms now require connection to the house wiring system with battery backup. A carbon monoxide alarm is required in bedrooms when there is a fuel-
fired appliance in the bedroom or adjoining bathroom.
Revised lumber capacities have changed the span lengths for floor joists, ceiling joists, and rafters in the prescriptive tables of the IRC.
New sections and tables provide prescriptive methods for posts, beams, joists, and connections in deck construction.
The girder and header span tables of Chapter 5 have been moved into Chapter 6. Multi-ply and single header tables are combined. A new section describing rim board headers is added.
Codebook - 2014 NEC
2014 NEC SOFTCOVER
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The 2014 NEC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for anyone taking the 2014 E2 Commercial Electrical Inspectors exam.
The 2014 National Electrical Code contains hundreds of significant revisions encompassing new technology and improved safety for electrical personnel and consumers. Revisions in the 2014 NEC impact residential, commercial, and industrial installations. Stay current and update today! (Softbound, 910 pp., 2014)
Major changes in the 2014 NEC include:
expanded AFCI and GFCI protection in homes; new methods to distribute low voltage power; new practices to ensure the safety of photovoltaic electrical systems; plus electrical worker safety, sustainable energy systems, and more!
First-time articles introduce new coverage in growth areas:
Low Voltage Direct Current Distribution Systems (Article 393)
Modular Data Centers (Article 646)
Fire Resistive Cable Systems (Article 728)
Energy Management Systems (Article 750)
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The work for which a permit is issued must be begun and finished within _____ of the permit being issued.
An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.
2015 IRC R105.3.2 Time limitation of application.
Section R105, Permits.
Chapter 1, Scope and administration.
Under which category are urban and suburban areas, with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger sited?
Exposure B. Urban and suburban areas, wooded areas or other terrain with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger. Exposure B shall be assumed unless the site meets the definition of another type exposure.
In Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2, slabs on ground cast monolithically with turned-down footings must have a min. of one No. 4 bar at the __________ of the footing.
In Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2, slabs on ground cast monolithically with turned-down footings shall have a minimum of one No. 4 bar at the top and the bottom of the footing or one No. 5 bar or two No. 4 bars in the middle third of the footing depth.
Where the slab is not cast monolithically with the footing, No. 3 or larger vertical dowels with standard hooks on each end shall be installed at not more than 4 feet (1,219 mm) on center in accordance with Figure R403.1.3, Detail 2. Standard hooks shall comply with Section R608.5.4.5.
Exterior footings must be placed a min. of _____ below the undisturbed ground surface.
Exterior footings shall be placed not less than 12 inches (305 mm) below the undisturbed ground surface. Where applicable, the depth of footings shall also conform to Sections R403.1.4.1 through R403.1.4.2.
The height of backfill against a wood foundation wall must not exceed _____ if they are not designed and installed in accordance with AWC PW.
For wood foundations that are not designed and installed in accordance with AWC PWF, the height of backfill against a foundation wall shall not exceed 4 feet (1,219 mm). When the height of fill is more than 12 inches (305 mm) above the interior grade of a crawl space or floor of a basement, the thickness of the plywood sheathing shall meet the requirements of Table R404.2.3.
2015 IRC R404.2.3 Height of backfill.
Section 404, Foundation and Retaining Walls.
Chapter 4, Foundations.
What is the maximum allowable span where 2 x 10 floor joists of No. 2 Douglas fir-larch spaced at 16 inches on center, supporting a dead load of 20 psf are used?
The maximum allowable span where 2 x 10 - floor joists of No. 2 Douglas fir-larch spaced at 16 inches on center, supporting a dead load of 20 psf are used is 14 feet, 3 inches.
2015 IRC Table R502.3.1(2) Floor joist spans for common lumber species (Residential living areas, live load = 40 psf, L/D = 360).
Section R502, Wood floor framing.
Chapter 5, Floors.
Exterior walls parallel to a braced wall line must be offset a max. of _____ from the designated braced wall line location.
Exterior walls parallel to a braced wall line shall be offset not more than 4 feet (1,219 mm) from the designated braced wall line location as shown in Figure R602.10.1.1. Interior walls used as bracing shall be offset not more than 4 feet (1,219 mm) from a braced wall line through the interior of the building as shown in Figure R602.10.1.1.
2015 IRC R602.10.1.2 Offsets along a braced wall line.
Section 602, Wood wall framing.
Chapter 6, Wall Construction.
A single top plate is permitted in a wood stud bearing wall where the rafters or joists are centered over the studs with a max. tolerance of __________.
Wood stud walls shall be capped with a double top plate installed to provide overlapping at corners and intersections with bearing partitions. End joints in top plates shall be offset not less than 24 inches (610 mm). Joints in plates need not occur over studs. Plates shall be not less than 2-inches (51 mm) nominal thickness and have a width not less than the width of the studs.
Exception: A single top plate used as an alternative to a double top plate shall comply with the following:
1. The single top plate shall be tied at corners, intersecting walls, and at in-line splices in straight wall lines in accordance with Table R602.3.2.
2. The rafters or joists shall be centered over the studs with a tolerance of not more than 1 inch (25 mm).
3. Omission of the top plate is permitted over headers where the headers are adequately tied to adjacent wall sections in accordance with Table R602.3.2.
Screws used to attach gypsum board and gypsum panel products to wood framing must penetrate the wood a min. of __________.
Screws for attaching gypsum board and gypsum panel products to wood framing shall be Type W or Type S in accordance with ASTM C 1002 and shall penetrate the wood not less than 5/8 inch (15.9 mm). Gypsum board and gypsum panel products shall be attached to cold-formed steel framing with minimum No. 6 screws. Screws for attaching gypsum board and gypsum panel products to cold-formed steel framing less than 0.033 inch (1 mm) thick shall be Type S in accordance with ASTM C 1002 or bugle head style in accordance with ASTM C 1513 and shall penetrate the steel not less than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm). Screws for attaching gypsum board and gypsum panel products to cold-formed steel framing 0.033 inch to 0.112 inch (1 mm to 3 mm) thick shall be in accordance with ASTM C 954 or bugle head style in accordance with ASTM C 1513. Screws for attaching gypsum board and gypsum panel products to structural insulated panels shall penetrate the wood structural panel facing not less than 7/16 inch (11.1 mm).
A fire-resistance rating of _____ is required for fire-resistance rating projections of dwellings with fire sprinklers that have a min. fire separation distance of 2 feet.
A fire-resistance rating of 1-hour is required for fire-resistance rating projections of dwellings with fire sprinklers that have a min. fire separation distance of
Note a. For residential subdivisions where all dwellings are equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section P2904, the fire separation distance for nonrated exterior walls and rated projections shall be permitted to be reduced to 0 feet, and unlimited unprotected openings and penetrations shall be permitted, where the adjoining lot provides an open setback yard that is 6 feet or more in width on the opposite side of the property line.
2015 IRC Table R302.1(2) Exterior walls- dwellings with fire sprinklers.
Section 302, Fire-resistant construction.
Chapter 3, Building planning.