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Significant Changes to the 2012 International Building Code

Significant Changes to the 2012 International Building Code

By Doug Thornburg

A comprehensive and practical analysis of the critical changes to the International Building Code!

Price: $45.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9781111542467
Year: 2012
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 368
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Full access to the most critical updates to the International Building Code, the real-world application of those changes, and why they originated, all in a single, easy-to-use resource. Significant Changes to the International Building Code, 2012 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of approximately 162 significant changes in the 2012 International Building Code, offering key insights into its contents its implications.

Coverage includes changes made to both structural and nonstructural provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change as added text, a modification of the existing language, or deleted text. Accompanying each change are detailed illustrations and concrete examples, which bring the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting.


  • Clarifies the complex language of the code with full-color illustrations for every significant change that enhance comprehension and reduce the potential for misinterpretation
  • Facilitates quick and accurate identification of key information with a logical organization that follows the layout of the International Building Code, including code articles and section number format
  • Improves understanding with detailed table of contents, part summaries, and change summaries
  • Provides clear notations of all key changes, including strike-through for deleted code language and underlines for updated code text

The book's attention to detail, its logical organization, and its thorough yet concise coverage all make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2009 IBC to the 2012 Edition.

If you really want to understand the 2012 International Building Code, you'll need this book!