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New Deck Connection and Fastening Guide

F-DECKCODE17 – Deck Connection and Fastening Guide

Recommendations for the construction of code-compliant decks

The Deck Connection and Fastening Guide provides instructions on how to recognize defects and deficiencies in existing decks, and guidance for building strong, safe, long-lasting deck structures. Additionally, it goes detail by detail (ledger connection, joist-to-beam connection, beam-to-post connection, etc.) through a typical deck and identifies the relevant building-code requirements (2012 and 2015 IRC/IBC) and connection options. Our deck-code guide can be a helpful reference to an engineer who is just getting acquainted with decks and can also bring you up to speed on revisions to the IRC that may call for engineering changes to even a relatively simple residential deck.

F-DECKCODE17 expires 7/1/19. Replaces F-DECKCODE13.

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