The easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2009 International Building Code®
Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition is an accessible and trusted interpretive guide to the 2009 International Building Code® (IBC) for architects, builders, engineers, and interior designers. In a visual format created expressly for design-minded readers, this handy reference helps professionals understand how the code can be applied to a building.
A unique marriage of bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching's illustrative talent and the seasoned code expertise of Steven R Winkel, Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition extracts the core portions of the 2009 IBC that are most relevant for professionals and distills the building codes to the essentials.
While this book's organization corresponds directly with the 2009 IBC, it is not intended to replace your copy of the code. Rather, Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition will serve as your starting point to simplify and enhance your research so you can be sure your projects begin and remain up to code—and free of costly mistakes.