Enrich your knowledge of critical building codes with this remarkable resource that marks the second half of the two-volume 2009 International Building Code® Commentary set. Picking up where the first volume left off, this book tackles chapters 16 through 35 of the 2009 IBC®, presenting the full text of the code alongside an in-depth commentary. This commentary provides supplemental information that is vital to developing a working knowledge of the code, including implications of its requirements, the best methods for successfully and effectively applying it, and the potential consequences of not adhering to it. Developed to reinforce key code concepts and make them easier to apply in real-world situations, this is an indispensable reference for code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners, contractors, and anyone seeking a better understanding of the 2009 IBC®.
- Prepares students for the material they are about to cover with "General Comments" and "Purpose" sections that open each chapter and introduce the topics.
- Highlights key concepts with tables, figures, and detailed illustrations.
- Promotes learning and mastery of topics with a straightforward, easy-to-understand writing style.
- Offers 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.