International Building Codes

The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code adopted throughout the United States. It was developed by the International Code Council, an association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.

The organization's I-Codes provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school and in the workplace. These comprehensive building safety and fire prevention codes support a national standard of fire safety.

Similarly, the International Plumbing Code is a standard which sets the minimum requirements for plumbing system design and function. It also provides rules for new plumbing technologies.

The Firefighters Bookstore has brought together a collection of the organization’s handbooks in an online library that is a must-have for any government, fire administrator or local firehouse. All of the books feature time tested safety concepts and the very latest industry standards in material design.

Highlights from the Collection

  • “The International Building Code – 2012 Edition” offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems. It provides valuable structural safety provisions that cover means of egress, interior finish requirements, roofs, seismic engineering, innovative construction technology, and occupancy classifications for all types of buildings, not including detached one and two-family homes and townhouses not more than three stories high. This essential reference provides guidance for anyone seeking a strong working knowledge of building systems.

  • “The International Plumbing Code -2012 Edition” puts an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance for plumbing systems. This important reference guide includes provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage. The 2012 edition of the code also has the 2012 International Private Sewage Disposal Code, a companion guide that offers additional provisions for the design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems.

  • “The International Fire Code – I-Quest 2012 Edition” - A fire safety reference guide  driven by I-Quest's Microsoft Fast Folio®. This CD from the International Code Council provides an electronic version of the complete text of the newly updated and reformatted IFC®. The CD allows readers to search, link to specific information within the code, bookmark frequently used sections, and mark their own notes within the text.

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