Prepare for the real-world scenarios and challenges you may be facing on the job with this practical, reader-friendly guide to the 2009 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE®. Targeting the regulations contained in chapters 1 through 15, this comprehensive resource pairs the full text of the code with valuable commentaries to offer a deeper understanding of its regulations and how to apply them. The book comes complete with the tables and figures featured in the code itself and will explore its full meaning and implications, as well as the potential consequences of not adhering to it. With thorough yet concise coverage and detailed explanations, this is a must-have reference for code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners, contractors and anyone who needs a better understanding of the 2009 IBC®.
- Primes students for the material they are about to cover with "General Comments" and "Purpose" sections that open each chapter.
- Clarifies key concepts with tables, figures, and detailed illustrations.
- Fosters learning and mastery of topics with a straightforward, easy-to-understand writing style.
- Ensures the most accurate and up-to-date information with an author team that includes the International Code Council - the membership organization that develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings.