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Significant Changes to the International Building Code: 2009 Edition

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An indispensable resource for anyone who uses the International Building Code® (IBC), this book offers a comprehensive yet practical analysis of the critical changes made between the 2006 and 2009 editions of the Code. Each change is first identified and then expanded upon with in-depth discussions of how it affects real-world applications of the 2009 IBC. Coverage reflects both structural and nonstructural provisions with special significance, including new and innovative design ideas and technologies, modern materials and methods of construction, and current approaches to fire safety, life safety, and structural stability. Useful to architects, engineers, inspectors, building and fire department personnel, and countless others in the construction industry, it is a “must-have” guide to the many important changes in the 2009 International Building Code. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit 


  • Direct comparisons between previous and new code language help readers to identify the root of code changes and exactly what they mean
  • Logical organization that follows the format of the code makes it quick and easy to find specific code provisions
  • Detailed photos and illustrations clarify key concepts
  • Ideal tool for transitioning to new Code or for a historical reference in years to come to examine evolution of the Code


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