Significant Changes to the
International Building Code
for anyone who uses the International Building Code®!
It enables readers to easily
identify the significant changes that occurred between the
2003 IBC and
IBC editions, and provides an analysis of the effect each change
has had on the code’s application.
Coverage reflects those
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, this outstanding resource is a
one-stop guide to the many important changes in the
International Building Code.
- assists users in identifying the specific
code changes that have occurred by comparing the previous code
language to the new text and, more importantly, providing an
understanding of why the code changed
- logically organized content follows the
general layout of the IBC, with a Table of Contents that allows
for quick identification of the significant code changes that
occurred in the 2006 Edition
- most changes are accompanied by a
photograph or illustration to further assist and enhance the
reader's understanding of the specific change, along with a
discussion of the significance of the changes
- provides the basis for making an easy
transition to the new Code, while also serving as a valuable
historical reference for years to come in reviewing how and when
the code has evolved
Part 1- Building Planning (IBC Chapters 3–6)
Part 2- Fire Protection (IBC Chapters 7 and 9)
Part 3- Means of Egress (IBC Chapter 10)
Part 4- Accessibility (IBC Chapter 11)
Part 5- Building Envelope, Structural Systems and Building
Materials (IBC Chapters 14, 15)
Part 6- Building Services, Special Devices and Special
Conditions (IBC Chapters 29 – 31)
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.
336 Pages - 8-1/2 x 11in.
Code Check Series