Gain full access to the most critical updates to the 2013 California Building Code, the real-world application of those changes, and why they originated – all in a single, easy-to-use resource. Significant Changes to the California Building Code, 2013 Edition, provides a comprehensive analysis of the significant changes in the 2013 California Building Code, offering key insights into its contents and its implications. Coverage includes changes made to both structural and nonstructural provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change as newly-added text, a modification of the existing language or deleted text. Accompanying each change is a detailed illustration or example, which brings the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting.
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Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA (bio),
Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA
Douglas W. Thornburg, A.I.A., C.B.O., is the Vice-President and Technical Director of Product Development and Education for the International Code Council (ICC) where he provides leadership in the technical development and positioning of support products for ICC. In addition, Doug 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), Doug continues to develop and present building code seminars nationally and has developed numerous educational texts and resource materials. He was presented with ICC’s inaugural Educator of the Year Award in 2008, recognizing his outstanding contributions in education and training. In addition, he was the recipient of ICBO’s prestigious A.J. (Jack) Lund Award in 1996.
A graduate of Kansas State University and a registered architect, Doug has over 32 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. Doug has authored a number of publications, including the IBC Handbook – Fire and Life Safety Provisions and the Significant Changes to the International Building Code.
Jay is a senior staff architect with ICC’s Business and Product Development department and works out of the Lenexa, Kansas Distribution Center. His current responsibilities include serving as the Secretariat for the ICC A117.1 standard committee and the development of new ICC publications. With more than 25 years of experience in building design, construction, code enforcement and instruction, Jay’s experience provides him with the ability to communicate effectively on issues of code application and design for code enforcement personnel as well as architects and designers. Jay has previously served as the secretariat for ICC’s Energy Conservation Code and the International Building Code’s Fire Safety Code Development committee.
John Henry, P.E.
John is a Principal Staff Engineer in the Business and Product Development Department of ICC. During his 16 year-tenure with ICC, he has worked for the code development department, technical services, government relations, training and education, and product development. He is now responsible for the research and development of technical resources related to the structural engineering provisions of the UBC, IBC and IRC. He serves as project manager and technical reviewer for the structural and seismic publications published and co-branded by ICC. John also develops and presents technical seminars internationally on the structural provisions of the I-Codes. He has written several technical articles on the structural and seismic provisions of the IBC that have appeared in both Structural Engineer & Design and Structure magazines. John is co-author of Significant Changes to the 2006 International Building Code, Significant Changes to the 2009 International Building Code and Significant Changes to the 2012 International Building Code published by Delmar Cengage Learning. He is co-author with S.K. Ghosh, PhD, of the 2006 IBC Handbook — Structural Provisions, 2009 IBC Handbook—Structural Provisions and 1997 UBC—2006 IBC Structural Comparison & Cross Reference. John wrote the structural chapters in the 2006 IBC Plan Review Manual and contributed to the 2009 IBC Q&A – Structural Provisions and the structural portion of the 2012 IBC Commentary. He graduated with honors from California State University in Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California, a member of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) and an ICC Certified Plans Examiner.
Paul D. Armstrong, P.E., CBO
Mr. Armstrong is the Southern California Regional Manager for CSG Consultants, Inc. He has worked for a number of private municipal consulting firms and in that capacity served as the Building Official for the City of El Monte. Prior to working for private firms, he worked for 14 years for the International Code Council and the International Conference of Building Officials ending his time as the initial ICC Vice President of Architectural and Engineering Services. He also served as the drafting secretariat for the 2000 International Residential Code. He represented the model code organizations to many federal, state and local agencies and is a recognized lecturer on many code related topics. Mr. Armstrong graduated from California State University at Long Beach and is a Professional Engineer in the State of California and a Certified Building Official.
Gain full access to the most critical updates to the California Building Code, the real-world application of those changes, and why they originated – all in a single, easy-to-use resource. Significant Changes to the California Building Code, 2013 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the significant changes in the new 2013 California Building Code, offering key insights into its contents and its implications. Coverage includes changes made to both structural and nonstructural provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change as newly-added text, a modification of the existing language, or deleted text. Accompanying each change is a detailed illustration or example, which brings the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting. The books attention to detail, its logical organization, and its thorough yet concise coverage all make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2010 edition of the California Building Code to the new 2013 edition.
Look Inside for these Outstanding Features:
• clarifies the complex language of the code with a full-color illustration, photograph or example for every significant change to enhance comprehension and reduce the potential for misinterpretation
• improves understanding with a detailed table of contents, part summaries, change summaries and in-depth discussion of the change significance
• provides clear notations of key changes, including deleted code language shown with a strike-through and new code text indicated as underlined text
• facilitates quick and accurate identification of key information with a logical organization that follows the layout of the California Residential Code, including chapter, section number and title format