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The Building Process Simplified, A Homeowners and Contractors Guide to Codes, Permits, and Inspections
Copyright 2009


The Building Process Simplified


Code Check Complete, 2E
Code Check Complete

Contractor's Guide to the Building Code - 2006 IBC & 2006 IRC
Contractor's Guide to the Building Code - 2006 IBC & 2006 IRC

2009 International Building Code
2009 International Building Code

Code Check Series


The Building Process Simplified, A Homeowners and Contractors Guide to Codes, Permits, and Inspections

Linda S. Pieczynski

If you’re a homeowner, contractor, or do-it-yourselfer that has ever needed to navigate a home project through code compliance, permits, and the inspection process, but felt intimidated by the complexity of it all, your resource is here.

The Building Process Simplified is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide with an abundance of practical examples that clarify otherwise complicated code articles and approved processes.

Coverage spans a broad range of topics, from code compliance and permits to the court process and zoning issues, making this a well-rounded, valuable resource for anyone seeking a more in-depth understanding of home projects and their processes

  • clear, straightforward language avoids heavy use of technical terminology, allowing readers of all backgrounds to benefit from the content covered
  • step-by-step coverage of permit process gives homeowners a more solid understanding of what steps the contractor must complete
  • emphasis on the person-to-person negotiation and human relations aspects rounds out the coverage, offering coverage not commonly seen in similar books on the market


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 What is a Building Code?
Chapter 3 When Does the Building Code Apply?
Chapter 4 Permits – Exempt Work
Chapter 5 Permit Applications
Chapter 6 Construction Documents
Chapter 7 Inspections
Chapter 8 Stop Work Orders
Chapter 9 Certificates of Occupancy
Chapter 10 Getting in Trouble
Chapter 11 What Happens in Court or at the Hearing
Chapter 12 A Word about Zoning Issues
Chapter 13 Inspectors Pet Peeves
Chapter 14 Bribery and Corruption

161 Pages

About the Author:

Linda S. Pieczynski, J.D. is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL. An attorney at law with her own private practice in Hinsdale, IL, she specialized in municipal prosecution and is the prosecutor for 13 municipalities in DuPage County.

Ms. Pieczynski is also the former assistant state's attorney in DuPage County. Her teaching background includes over 10 years as an instructor for BOCA International and the International Code Council (ICC), where she taught the legal aspects of code administration. She has served as an expert witness and has authored several books in the areas of inspection codes and criminal practice procedures.

Ms. Pieczynski is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.


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