Atlanta Building News
March 11, 2014

Wood Decks: New code requirements are here! with Daniel Jewitt

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There are many ways to construct a deck and many of them are not structurally sound!

This session will overview prescriptive designs for wood decks that will help avoid the pitfalls of structural inadequacy, premature failures, costly repairs, and frustrated home owners. This includes the comprehensive 22-page Georgia amendment for the 2014 changes.

Topics will include:

  • The International Residential Code – 2006 edition
  • The Georgia Amendments to the 2006 IRC
  • Wood Decks – Chapter 3 by the Forest Products Society (A Georgia Amendment)
  • Prescriptive Deck Details – 2012 IRC Georgia Amendment (Jan. 2014)

Daniel Jewitt will facilitate this session. Daniel has been an instructor for over 15 years. He has specialized in training for the International Residential Code (IRC) and for test preparation for Georgia Contractor Licensing. Besides experience as a home inspector, Daniel has a BA in History & Political Science from Kent State University.

Who should attend? Anyone involved in the design, planning, construction, or inspection of residential deck construction can benefit from the knowledge base offered in this class.

Cost: $75 Greater Atlanta HBA Member and City/County Code Official, $100 Other HBA Member, $150 Non-member

Cont. Ed: 3 CPHB, 3 GA Bldr License

Call 678-775-1469 or e-mail with any questions.

Interested in sponsoring this class? Contact Amanda Mathis at 678-775-1469 for details.


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