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1. What kind of buildings does this codebook cover?
Detached one and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses).
2. There is a list of things in this chapter that you do not have to pull a permit for, make sure you know what things are specifically exempt from permit.
You do not need to pull a permit for one-story detached accessory structures less than 200sqft, a fence less than 6’, retaining wall less than 4’, water tank less than 5,000 gallons, sidewalk/driveway less than 30” above grade, basic interior and exterior work (painting, papering, tiling, carpet….), prefab. Swimming pool, swings and other playground equipment, and window awnings that do not project more than 54” from the exterior wall. As well as some other electrical, mechanical, and plumbing expections.
3. What is the least # of building inspections for a new house. (Not asking about the electrical, plumbing or mechanical)
The least # 4 (foundation, floodplain, frame, final) (I’m not 100% sure how this is classified)
4. From chapter 1, Can a building code official walk on your site anytime he wants?
Yes, if he has reasonable cause.
5. From Chapter 2, how do we define what it is in terms of building classifications is it a M1, MF, R1, R2 etc. How do we define the buildings?
R1 Standard homes, R2 duplex, MF condos, Ag agriculture, COM commercial, IND industrial.
6. To be considered a manufactured home, which of the following dimensions apply? Know the minimum dimensions.
8’x 40’
7. What is the difference between balloon framing and platform framing?
In balloon framing, the studs (vertical members) extend the full height of the building (usually two stories) from foundation plate to rafter plate, as contrasted with platform framing, in which each floor is framed separately.
8. One question about climate and geographical design criteria.
All exterior footings and foundation systems shall extend 42 inches below actual grade.
9. What are the wind design criteria for our state
90 mph, 110mph on coast.
10. There is a weathering probability map in the front of our map. What does it have to do with in our area?
Region classification for the severe weather conditions.
11. Termits.
Slight to moderate in lower Michigan, use pressure treated wood, chemical soil treatment, foam plastic protection.
12. Snow loads greater than X (how many psf) shall require an engineer.
13. What is the psf for a balcony?
60 psf
14. What is the psf for a attic
20 psf with storage, 10 psf without storage
15. What is the psf for a sleeping room or bedroom?
30 psf sleeping rooms
16. Live load requirements for living room, dining room and kitchen.
40 psf
17. Exterior walls, how far do they have to be apart before you have to have a fire resistant rating on the walls?
Less than 3 ft. shall have not less than a 1-hr. fire-resistive rating using type x gypsum. (not sure)
18. On all habitual rooms, what is the percentage we have to have glass?
19. What is the minimum ventilation rate for a continuous a mechanical ventilation?
50 cfm
20. Every dwelling shall have at least one room with a certain minimum size?
120 sq.ft.
21. Bath and tub enclosures, he gives four dimensions of the minimum height that will work?
22. What are the rules for using safety glazing?
In hazardous locations (storm doors, swinging doors, hottubs, saunas, railings, fences and walls, pools, stairways, landings ramps)
23. If we have a skylight on a 3/12-pitch roof, what is a special rule for this skylight?
It shall be mounted on a curb extending at least 4 inches above the plain of the roof.
24. What the required separation between an attached garage and a house?
1/2” gypsum board applied to the garage side.
25. What is the window square footage for egress?
5 sqft
26. What is the minimum opening height?
27. Maximum sill height?
44” above ground
28. Minimum of exit doors and hallways?
Not less than 3 ft.
29. Tread and risers, Max height of riser is x , min tread depth is x
Max height of riser is 8 ¼ , min tread depth is 9”
30. Handrails, how high off the nose of the tread are they?
Not less than 34 inches and no more than 38 inches.
31. When your going down a set of stairs, what is the minimum head room for the stairs?
32. Porches or decks must have a handrail system that is how high off the ground?
30” above ground.
33. Spindals on the deck, can’t be any farther than what measurement?
34. Where do we have to put smoke alarms?
In each sleeping room, outside each sleeping area (8’-10’ from rooms) and each story of the dwelling.
35. Is there a special rule that says we can use battery only smoke detectors?
Yes, without commercial power, and when primary source is interrupted.
36. Polystyrene insulation and polysionide insulation, know the difference between the two and which one is open cell.
Closed-cell foams (such as polystyrene)
37. One question about wood basements?
Use .6 retention.
38. Concrete footings, what are the rules as far as width, thickness and strength of the concrete?
At least 6” thick, 12” width, 1,500 psi
39. Insulated concrete poured walls are a minimum thickness?
40. Where do we use 6 mil visquine?
Anywhere that needs moisture protection such as wood foundations, pull-barn posts…. Or ventilation openings maybe reduced to 1/5000 of underfloor area, where treated with visquine.
41. Under floor ventilation.
Not less than 1 sq. ft. for each 150 sq. ft.
42. If we have an opening in the floor, how wide does it have to be before we have to use a double the joist?
4” (not sure)
43. Roof sheathing, what is the minimum thickness we can use?
44. If were going to use steel framing, what are the special rules in framing the floor.
Free of defects, not greater than 60’, astm rated, must have id, corrosion protected
45. What are the rules for spacing on anchor bolts
Maximum spacing shall be 4 ft. for buildings over two stories in height.
46. What is the minimum thickness of a masonry-bearing wall, if it more than one story high?
8 inches
48. When we brick a wall there is a spacing requirement on the backside of the brick, the face brick will be separated from the air space no smaller than X” and no bigger than X”
no smaller than 1” and no bigger than 4.5”
49. Gypsum wall board, different thickness of it, how do you use it?
3/8, ½, 5/8
50. Where would we find a weep hole in a house?
Exterior, vents airspace between brick and house.