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2012 International Building Code Handbook

2012 International Building Code Handbook
By Douglas W. Thornburg, John R. Henry

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Updated to reflect the International Code Council 2012 International Building Code, this time-saving resource makes it easy to understand and apply complex IBC requirements and achieve compliance. More than 600 full-color illustrations help to clarify the application and intent of many code provisions, with an emphasis on the structural and fire- and life-safety provisions. The 2012 International Building Code Handbook provides the information you need to get construction jobs done right, on time, and up to the requirements of the 2012 IBC.

Achieve Full Compliance with the 2012 IBC:

  • Scope and Administration
  • Definitions
  • Use and Occupancy Classification
  • Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
  • General Building Heights and Areas
  • Types of Construction
  • Fire and Smoke Protection Features
  • Interior Finishes
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Means of Egress
  • Accessibility
  • Interior Environment
  • Exterior Walls
  • Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
  • Structural Loads and Design
  • Special Inspections and Tests
  • Soils and Foundations
  • Concrete
  • Aluminum
  • Masonry
  • Steel
  • Wood
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Gypsum Board and Plaster
  • Plastic
  • Plumbing Fixture Count
  • Elevators and Conveying Systems
  • Special Construction
  • Encroachments in the Public Right-of-Way
  • Safeguards During Construction
  • Existing Structures
  • Referenced Standards

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #771314 in Books
  • Brand: Thornburg Douglas W
  • Published on: 2013-05-14
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.00" h x 1.60" w x 8.60" l, 5.40 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 992 pages


  • International Building Code Handbook 2012

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About the Author

Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, is the Vice President and Technical Director of Book Development and Education, where he provides leadership in the technical development and positioning of support products, educational activities and certification programs for the Code Council (ICC). Prior to joining the ICC in 2004, Mr. Thornburg served as a code consultant and educator for building codes. He has been involved extensively in building code activities since 1980.

John R. Henry, P.E., is the Principal Staff Engineer with the International Code Council and has been with the association since 1997. During his tenure with ICC, he has worked for the code development department, technical services, government relations, training and education, and product development. Mr. Henry is currently responsible for the research, development, and authoring of technical resources related to the structural engineering provisions of the IBC and IRC and is an instructor of structural and framing seminars for the Code Council.

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Great book for traveling construction managers.

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