International Residential Code Finder: Framing
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Whether you want a quick reference detail for conventional wood framed wall construction, or considering steel, concrete or even glass block and windowed walls, check out your load bearing and partition wall criteria. This chapter will also take you to all the details you need to know to make your walls compliant with fire saftey regulations.

General Provisions Opening of chapter will take you to design and load requirements of all bearing and partition walls. Sections include tables on required locations and classes of vapor retarders and cladding air spaces.

Wood Wall Framing Complete design and construction details for load and non-bearing wood walls. Includes fastener schedules, stud size, height and spacing tables, as well as, span tables for different framing elements.

Steel Wall Framing Includes tables for size, thickness, height and spacing for load and non-bearing walls framed with cold-form steel studs. Sections cover corrosion protection, fastener schedules and details of connection requirements.

Wood Structural Panels Describes I.D. and grade specifications and refers you to allowable spans and installation tables found in the Wood Wall Framing sections.

Particleboard Describes I.D. and grade specifications and refers you to allowable spans and installation tables found in the Wood Wall Framing sections.

General Masonry Construction Design and construction requirements with details showing anchoring, minimum and seismic design reinforcement for masonry walls.

Unit Masonry Descriptions on how solid and hollow masonry units shall be placed and includes bed and head joint specifications, wall tie installation, and a table on mortar proportions.

Multiple Wythe Masonry Bonding specifications, including cavity spaces, wall ties, and patterns for these masonry walls constructed with solid or hollow masonry units, or natural or cast stone.

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