2015 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook

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This best selling title has been thoroughly revised to reflect the 2015 International Building Code, this full-color handbook makes it easy to understand and apply complex IBC provisions and achieve compliance. Covers structural and fire- and life-safety requirements, this practical resource has been designed to save time and money. 2015 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook provides all the information you need to get construction jobs done right, on time, and up to the requirements of the 2015 IBC.


• Updated to reflect the 2015 IBC

• Covers both fire- and life-safety and structural provisions

• Includes more than 500 full-4 color illustrations

• New 7.5" by 9.5" easy to use text book size

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Front Matter (Title Page, TOC, Preface and Forward)

Sample Pages


Online Bonus Items:

FEMA Publications related to earthquake safety and seismic design including 2009 NEHRP Provisions and Commentary.

  •  NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures, 2009 Edition - Part 1 Provisions, Part 2 Commentary (FEMA P-750)
  •  Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction (FEMA 232) Primer for Design Professionals Communicating with Owners and Managers of New Buildings on Earthquake Risk (FEMA 389)
  • NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design Examples (FEMA 451)
  • Training and Instructional Materials (FEMA 451B)
  • Seismic Considerations for Steel Storage Racks Located in Areas Accessible to the Public (FEMA 460)
  • Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings (FEMA 547)

NIST Publication: Technical Brief No. 2 - Seismic Design of Steel Special Moment Frames: A Guide for Practicing Engineers (NIST GCR 09-917-3)

Wind Speed: ATC Wind Speed web site provides users with site specific wind speeds based on ASCE 7-10 using the GPS coordinate system.

ICC Guidelines.

  • ICC G2-2010 Guideline for Acoustics
  • ICC G4-2012 Guideline for Commissioning

Helpful Articles from ICC’s Building Safety Journal.

  • Building Disaster Prevention into the Cultural Fabric of the Developing World by Steven Forneris
  • Designers, Reviewers, Builders, and Owners: We Are All Rick Mangers by Armin Wolski
  • Designing Buildings: An Exercise in Risk Management, Part 2 by Armin Wolski
  • Green Roofs: A New American Building System by Charles D. Miller
  • The International Wildland-Urban Interface Code Can Help Reduce the Risk of Fire Problems
  • Is there a Need to Enclose Elevator Lobbies in Tall Buildings? By Richard Bukowski
  • Modern Seismic Building Codes for the Next 100 Years by John Henry
  • Post-Earthquake Fires-the Ticking Time Bomb by Mark Kluver

Helpful Fire & Life-safety resources.

  • Accessible Means of Egress, by ICC Codes & Standards Department “Ten Rules of Fire Endurance Ratings,” by T. Z. Harmathy “Harmathy’s ten rules” from 2012 IEBC.
  • American Wood Council (AWC) DCA 4 – Component Additive Method (CAM) for Calculating and Demonstrating Assembly Fire Endurance
Language English
ISBN 978-1-25958-612-5
Publisher ICC/McGraw-Hill
Authors: Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA(bio) , John Henry, P.E.(bio)
Code Year 2015
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