HBA of F-M Industry Education - Do's & Don'ts of Deck Construction

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Name: HBA of F-M Industry Education - Do's & Don'ts of Deck Construction
Date: March 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Code officials in the F-M area echo a common concern: faulty deck construction on new and existing homes. Rules governing decks have grown from a paragraph to several pages in the 2015 International Residential Code. This course introduces basic design and construction methods for single-story residential wood decks. It has been tailored to address specific local concerns, including:
  • New codes and how they pertain to each area
  • Frost-protected foundations required in Minnesota, but not North Dakota
  • Attachment to the house (the main failure seen by code officials)
  • Vertical and lateral loads
  • Footing sizes and materials (new provisions)
  • Stairways, guardrails and handrails
  • Hazards created by windows, water or electricity
Specific design guidance includes convenient span tables for joists and beams and charts of post sizing limitations and connection methods. Figures for multiple lateral connections make connection to an existing dwelling simpler, and require less removal of existing materials.

The class will be instructed by Alex “Cash” Olszowy of the International Codes Council Learning Center.

All registrations must be received at least 24 hours in advance of the class. Pre-payment is appreciated. Refunds will only be provided if notice of cancellation is received 24 hours prior to class.
Event Sponsors:

Cass County Electric Cooperative
3312 42nd St S
Fargo, ND 58103

Contact Information:
Summer Hammond
$35 HBA of F-M Members
$70 Non-Members 
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1802 32ND AVENUE SOUTH - FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA 58103 | (701) 232-5846


Affiliated with the North Dakota Association of Builders and the National Association of Home Builders