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2009 International Building Code (International Code Council Series) 1st Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1580017251
ISBN-10: 1580017258
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ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC.
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Product Details

  • Series: International Code Council Series
  • Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning); 1 edition (March 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580017258
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580017251
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Ring-bound Verified Purchase
Loose leaf version is the way to go. It comes in a binder that lays flat and has tabs for easy reference.
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There is a website that provides these in pdf format for free. This and other codes and standards are public law (or referenced by public law) and they cannot be copyrighted ... legally. [...] Scroll to the bottom of the chart and click on United States (State) for applicable codes. For standards like ANSI, go to United States (Federal).
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I work in the safety industry and the 2009 IBC is a great resource to make sure I provide accurate and factual information for people prior to building inspections. There is obviously a TON of info in the code so it can be confusing, but the code is quite navigable. The standards are laid out in a way that is pretty easy to follow and prevents "information overload". Its also pretty easy to understand. There isn't too much technical jargon that would confuse some people who aren't involved with the topics on a daily basis. Overall a great resource for anyone in construction, safety, facility management, engineering, or architecture.
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i needed it for the California seismic PE exam. i would DEFINITELY bring this book (or whatever version they're now recommending you have) to the exam. you'll need it! it's basically useless after the test, and i wouldn't use it unless i absolutely had to in my job.
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Format: CD-ROM Verified Purchase
The CD works as advertised. We find it helpful as we have earlier versions. A less aggressively protected pdf would be easier to quote from, but the cut and paste functions work fine. Search is, as always, extremely helpful.
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1st time buying a CD version of a code book.

I'll never buy another printed book. Lover this thing!

Search function and the ability to cut and paste are very useful.

One thing that had me worried, prior to buying this, was I thought I would have to
use the CD every time I needed to view the code book. You do not!
PDF version of the code book installs like a normal program.
After entering the serial number etc. you don't have to use the CD again.

Looking into replacing all my code books with similar products.
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Great to have this on CD / PDF. Makes it easy to print the pages you want without the pages you don't need.
Would be 5 stars but the index only breaks things down by chapter instead of earlier code releases that have it broken down by chapter and subsections.
Maybe the index will be improved with the next printing of the 2009 code.
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I purchased this book to look at the history of a project for a customer. History is important.
The customer's home had significant structural damage due to some high-end windows that were not installed correctly.
The problem was headed to court and most likely would have taken 2-3 years to settle.
We used this info to prove to the contractor's insurance carrier that the installation had been at-fault.
After seeing the irrefutable Codes that were in effect at the time of installation and comparing them to the photos we took, the fault was obvious.

So a simple thing like ordering this book on Amazon saved our customer many thousands of dollars and years in court.
It also proves our credibility to customers, being able to show them in black & white what the history of Building Codes has been.

Every contractor who does remodeling should have a set of the old Code Books on his shelf for reference.
Nuff said,

D. Merrill
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