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Significant Changes to the 2012 International Residential Code

Significant Changes to the 2012 International Residential Code

A comprehensive yet practical analysis of the critical changes to the International Residential Code!

Price: $39.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9781111542481
Year: 2012
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 368
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Your students are seeking a solid understanding of the updates to the International Residential Code. As an instructor, you know this requires a clear knowledge of the code itself, but also precisely what areas have been updated, how they have been revised, and the rationale behind those changes. Significant Changes to the International Residential Code 2012 Edition provides just that- all in a single, easy-to use resource!

The book focuses on provisions that have special significance, are utilized frequently, or have had a change in application between the 2009 and 2012 Editions of the IRC. Each change is accompanied by a photograph, a real-world application example, or an illustration to assist and enhance students' understanding. With a summary and discussion of the impact of these changes, this guide's coverage is complete, making it the perfect tool for transitioning from the 2009 IRC to the new 2012 Edition.


  • 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 Residential 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 new 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 new 2012 Edition.