Significant Changes to the
International Residential Code
by Stephen A. Van
This is the resource that code
users are raving about!
– a guide that helps to identify specific changes between the
2009 and 2012 editions of the International Residential Code®,
while also providing the reason and rationale behind those changes.
This book’s effectiveness lies in its focus, which is primarily
aimed at the most critical provisions, the most commonly used
provisions, and provisions that have had a significant change in
application, so that users can readily identify what changes
occurred and why.
A straight forward analysis of the impact of each change on the
code's application rounds out the comprehensive coverage.
This resource also helps to familiarize building and fire
officials, plans examiners, inspectors, design professionals, and
others in the building construction industry with the many important
changes that have resulted in the
2012 International Residential Code®.
illustrations, and application examples clarify key
concepts and enhance reader comprehension
- Logically organized
content follows the layout of the IRC® for quick and
accurate identification and understanding of key
- Format imitates style
used in code-change proposals, with deleted code
language shown with a strike-through, and new code
language indicated by underlining, which highlights
the important changes visually
- Also a valuable
resource for jurisdictions involved in their code
Stephen A. Van Note is a member of the senior technical
staff of the International Code Council (ICC) where, as part of the
Product Development team, he is responsible for authoring technical
resource materials in support of the International Codes. His role
also includes the management, review and technical editing of
publications authored by outside sources.
Prior to joining ICC in 2006, Van Note was building official for
Linn County, Iowa. He has 15 years experience in code administration
and enforcement, and over 20 years experience in the construction
field including project planning and management for residential,
commercial and industrial buildings.
A certified building official and plans examiner, Van Note also
holds certifications in five inspection categories.