Delmar and ICC introduce Code Basics Series

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, and the Intl. Code Council, the publisher of the Intl. Building Codes, recently announced the release of the Code Basics Series based on the Code Council’s 2009 Codes. Developed as a resource for building professionals, the series is currently comprised of three books — Building Code Basics: Building; Building Code Basics: Residential; and Building Code Basics: Fire.

“We are proud to partner with the Code Council on the publication of this series so readers gain a working knowledge of critical code concepts and applications via clear, less technical explanations that maintain accuracy without complexity,” said Greg Clayton, vice president of Delmar.

Building Code Basics: Building focuses on commercial buildings and details the general purpose of the code. Code references are paired with non-technical explanations, making this a tool for anyone in or entering the field of design, construction or inspection of commercial buildings.

Building Code Basics: Residential focuses on residential buildings and follows a logical construction order, beginning with site work and foundation topics and ending with fire and life safety, and environmental requirements for a finished building. The book also discusses requirements for plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, electrical system and equipment.

Building Code Basics: Fire features comprehensive coverage and strong, clear connections between building and fire-related concepts and the Intl. Fire Code requirements that govern them. The book covers sprinkler systems, hazards in buildings and communities, compressed gasses, combustible liquids, and basic requirements for storage and use of hazardous materials.

The series gives detailed, full-color illustrations, real world examples, code references and valuable tips to help professionals retain information, making these practical books essential for anyone working with the codes.