Popular Guides, Seminars Highlight Significant Changes in 2012 I-Codes
Significant Changes to the 2012 International Codes, an updated book series that provides expert analysis of important code changes to assist code officials, architects, engineers and other code users with transitioning to the new codes, are available from the International Code Council. The books are the first support documents available referencing the 2012 I-Codes and are complemented by a series of seminars.
“Consisting of four volumes, these color publications contain revised code text, a summary of each change listed, change analysis and a photo or graphic for each change to deepen the understanding of each change,” ICC Product Development Senior Vice President and ICC-ES President Mark Johnson said. “In its third cycle of publication, the Significant Changes series has proven to be one of the most useful tools for code adoption and project implementation based on newly published ICC codes.”
Each book, jointly published with Cengage Learning, offers a comprehensive, practical analysis of critical changes between the 2009 and 2012 editions of the I-Codes. The 2012 International Building, Residential and Fire codes are discussed in individual books. A fourth book, available in August, addresses changes to the 2012 International Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas codes.
Key changes are identified then followed by in-depth discussion and detailed illustrations to clarify real-world application. The books discuss critical changes from a very active code development cycle affecting areas such as: seismic and wind design, roof connections, roof drainage, automatic sprinkler systems, mass notification fire alarm systems, exits, clearance to lot lines, energy savings, storage, photovoltaic solar cells, listing of plumbing products, and many more.
Authored by Code Council technical experts, the books and seminars offer invaluable insight for all construction professionals preparing to use the 2012 I-Codes. To purchase the books and register for the seminars visit www.iccsafe.org/2012icodes. Seminar registration includes the related book.
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council. The International Codes also serve as the basis for construction of federal properties around the world, and as a reference for many nations outside the United States.