Code Check Building 5th Edition, An Illustrated Guide to the Building Codes

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Code Check Building: An Illustrated Guide to the Building Codes, 5th Edition, emphasizes the key safety principles underlying building codes throughout the United States. Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the International Residential Code. Tables and illustrations help to clarify the complex rules and numerous changes in the latest edition of the codes. Specific code changes are highlighted throughout the text and summarized at the end of the book.

Spiral bound, with durable laminated pages, the books in Taunton's Code Check series are designed to be used on-site for quick reference, ensuring that all jobs meet the highest safety standards while drastically reducing code violation call-backs. The Code Check series is endorsed by the International Code Council (ICC), and have sold over 1,100,000 copies.

About the Authors:

Douglas Hansen has over 30 years' experience as a general contractor and certified combination inspector. Co-author Redwood Kardon, who devised and wrote the first Code Check, is a former journeyman electrician and served as a building inspector for the city of Oakland, California. For the past 17 years, he has been an electrical safety and code instructor specializing in training wind-turbine technicians. Both authors present seminars and classes nationwide on a wide variety of building topics. Paddy Morrissey has done the illustrations and layout since the inception of the Code Check series.

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