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
International Building Code.
- 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- Ideal tool for transitioning to new Code or for a historical
reference in years to come to examine evolution of the Code
Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, CBO, is the Director of Product
Development for the International Code Council (ICC) where he
provides leadership in technical development and positioning of
support products for ICC. In addition, Mr. Thornburg develops and
reviews technical products, reference books and resource materials
relating to the International Codes and their supporting documents.
Prior to employment with ICC in 2004, he spent nine years as a
code consultant and educator on building codes. Formerly
Vice-President/Education for the International Conference of
Building Officials (ICBO), Mr. Thornburg continues to present
building code seminars nationally and has developed numerous
educational texts and resource materials. He was presented with ICBO's
prestigious A.J. (Jack) Lund Award in 1996, recognizing his
outstanding contributions in education and training.
A graduate of Kansas State University and a registered architect,
Mr. Thornburg has over 25 years of experience in building code
training and administration, including ten years with ICBO, and five
years with the City of Wichita, Kansas. He is certified as a
building official, building inspector and plans examiner, as well as
in seven other code enforcement categories.
John R. Henry, P.E., is a Principal Staff Engineer with
the International Code Council (ICC) Business and Product
Development Department, where he is responsible for the research and
development of technical resources pertaining to the structural
engineering provisions of the International Building Code (IBC).
Mr. Henry also develops and presents technical seminars on the
structural provisions of the IBC. He has a broad range of experience
that includes structural design in private practice, plan check
engineering with consulting firms and building department
jurisdictions and nine years of experience as an ICBO/ICC Staff
Mr. Henry is a Registered Civil Engineer in the state of
California, as well as a member of the American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE) and the Structural Engineers Association of
California (SEAOC). Mr. Henry is an ICC Certified Plans Examiner and
has written several provisions of the International Building Code.