If you are seeking a solid understanding of the latest updates to the International Residential Code® the Significant Changes to the International Residential Code, 2012 Edition provides just that- all in a single, easy-to use resource! This book analyzes approximately 99 new or revised provisions in the 2012 IRC®. The book focuses on provisions that have special significance, are utilized frequently, or have had a change in application between the 2009 and 2012 editions of the IRC®. Each change is accompanied by a photograph, a real-world application example, or an illustration to assist and enhance understanding. With a summary and discussion of the impact of these changes, this guide's coverage is complete, making it the perfect tool for transitioning from the 2009 IRC® to the new 2012 edition.