Get the resources you need to develop a solid foundational knowledge of the 2009 International Building Code® with this comprehensive self-study guide. Designed to be both thorough and practical, the book places an emphasis not only on the code itself, but also on how to safely and effectively apply it in a variety of situations. Readers will gain powerful insights about the code’s key concepts with the guide’s real-world learning exercises, quizzes, commentaries, code excerpts, and illustrations. As a result, this is a valuable tool that will instill knowledge and encourage critical thinking, preparing those starting out in the field for a successful career and refreshing industry veterans with the latest code updates.
Offers a variety of practical learning assignments in the form of 18 study sessions. Reinforces need-to-know information with learning objectives, commentaries, illustrations, and end-of-chapter summary questions for each study session. Provides immediate reinforcement through quizzes and an accompanying answer key that lists the correct response and references for additional information.