Cordwood and the Code: A Building Permit Guide



edited by Rob Roy, Richard Flatau, Alan Stankevitz and Dr. Kris Dick, PE. Here’s documentation for presenting a cordwood project to your building inspector. The questions code enforcement officer’s most frequently ask are answered in a professional manner. Topics include thermal monitoring (R-values) of a cordwood wall by Dr. Kris Dick, fire resistance of a cordwood wall, certified compression tests of cordwood mortar, cordwood in a seismic 3 zone, REScheck (energy) analysis, and a fine paper by Richard Flatau called Conversations with a Wisconsin Code Official. In fact, Wisconsin’s top code official has called this the best document of its kind that he has seen for any alternative building system. The 17-page Appendix includes a copy of Alan Stankevitz’s own successful building permit application. You can use the CD supplied with each book to download that application to your computer, and make changes for your own application. Share this document with your local building inspector. 54 pages.


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