Gain full access to the most critical updates to the International 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 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® 2012 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the significant changes in the new 2012 International Building Code®, offering key insights into its contents 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 are detailed illustrations and concrete examples, which bring the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting. The book's attention to detail, its logical organization, and its thorough yet concise coverage all make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2009 IBC® to the new 2012 edition.