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Title: Prescriptive residential wood deck construction guide (with 2013 addendum)
Post by: Rob_O on October 02, 2013, 07:03:58 PM
Published by the American Wood Council, based on the 2009 IRC.

www.awc.org/publications/dca/dca6/dca6-09.pdf‎ (http://www.awc.org/publications/dca/dca6/dca6-09.pdf‎)
Title: Re: Prescriptive residential wood deck construction guide (with 2013 addendum)
Post by: MountainDon on October 02, 2013, 07:18:27 PM
That is a good one. Remember it is for decks, not cabins and not porches (with roofs).

If that link did not work try this one (http://www.awc.org/publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf)


and other good AWC references are here (http://www.awc.org/publications/download.html).
Title: Re: Prescriptive residential wood deck construction guide (with 2013 addendum)
Post by: hpinson on October 02, 2013, 07:48:00 PM
What is different about a porch and a deck? Is it that the porch has a roof and has greater supporting load requirements?
Title: Re: Prescriptive residential wood deck construction guide (with 2013 addendum)
Post by: MountainDon on October 02, 2013, 07:49:00 PM
Yes, and maybe walls too even if just screened in.
Title: Re: Prescriptive residential wood deck construction guide (with 2013 addendum)
Post by: Don_P on October 03, 2013, 02:59:55 AM
Too large a file for me to download and review at the moment but a little behind the scenes gossip. There has recently been a study done on the relatively recent inclusion of lateral load connectors by WSU. They are not a bad thing at all, especially in new work where it is easy to incorporate,(remember how many folks fail to properly sheath a floor, this provides a positive connection of deck framing to floor framing, so not a bad idea) but the requirement (thou shall vs thou may) is being challenged and may be modified or go away in the 2015 code cycle.

And then there's balconies  ;D