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Residential Construction Manual

This Residential Construction Handbook was compiled to assist the public in the permitting process and provide as much technical information as possible in one reference manual. The Permit and Resource Management Department has worked diligently on the Residential Construction Handbook striving to maintain the goals set forth in our mission statement. We believe that the Residential Construction Handbook provides the public with valuable information and assistance. This edition is published to incorporate the 2010 California Building Codes (CBC), California Residential Codes (CRC), County of Sonoma Ordinances, and other related codes.

 

Printed versions are available for purchase at PRMD at a cost of $20.00 per copy. If you have any comments and/or suggestions about content like you would like to see included in future revisions, please contact Paul Marquez.

 

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  i Introduction 28 kb
  ii Table of Contents 47 kb
SECTION
  1 Residential Building Permits 299 Kb
  2 General Requirements for Single Family Dwellings

38 Kb

  3 Residential Energy Standards 54 kb
  4 Fire Safe Standards 241 kb
  5 Code Enforcement 32 kb
  6 Grading & Drainage Review 73 kb
  7 Foundations 1,019 kb
  8 Framing 1,531 kb
  9 Insulation 55 kb
  10 Roof Coverings 25 kb
  11 Roof Drainage 171 kb
  12 Exterior Wall Coverings 1,049 kb
  13 Interior Gypsum Wallboard 344 kb
  14 Plumbing 3,153 kb
  15 Well & Septic 166 kb
  16 Mechanical 1,551 kb
  17 Electrical 1,516 kb
  18 Miscellaneous 793 kb
  19 Residential Construction in Floodzones 64 kb
  20 General Provisions for Conventional Residential Construction 690 kb
  21 Wall Bracing Using the 2010 California Residential Code 1,838 kb
APPENDICES    
  1 General 72 kb
  2 Supplementary Design Information 17 kb
  3 Residential Plan Check List 97 kb
  4 Fire Resistive Wall Coverings 196 kb
  5 Wildland Urban Interface Requirements (WUI) 41 kb
  6 Green Building Standards 21 kb
   
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    Complete Residential Construction Manual (Large File Size 13.7 mb)

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Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information on this website, users are advised to contact appropriate PRMD staff before making project decisions. This may involve contacting more than one section within PRMD (e.g. Building, Plan Check, Zoning, Well & Septic, etc.), since each section implements specific codes or ordinances which may affect your project.
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