Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide, Design for Code Acceptance 6 (DCA6), from the American Wood Council includes guidance on provisions of the International Residential Code (IRC) pertaining to single level residential wood deck construction. Provisions contained in this document that are not included in the IRC are considered good practice recommendations.
Deck Construction Based on the 2009 International Residential Code is designed to put provisions of the new 2009 IRC in the hands of the deck industry in a customized format that includes explanations and illustrations related specifically to deck construction. Relevant IRC code sections and IRC defined terms are provided for each topic, followed by discussion of how the section applies specifically to deck design and construction. Contact the North American Deck & Railing Association to purchase a copy.