WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2012 International Building Code (IBC) Handbook, a new publication from the International Code Council (ICC) and McGraw-Hill Professional, combines detailed discussion with more than 600 color illustrations to support the application of IBC provisions. Previously published in two volumes, the new edition covers both structural and fire- and life-safety provisions in a single reference to ease understanding and proper application of code requirements and achieve compliance.

“This new edition of the Handbook is a key resource for veteran professionals as well as novices who want to enhance their knowledge of the background and intent of the 2012 IBC,” said Mark Johnson, ICC Executive Vice President and Director of Business Development. “Architects, engineers, code officials and contractors will benefit greatly from the book’s valuable information that can help them use the code effectively and efficiently.”

The Handbook’s expert authors are two of the most highly regarded members of ICC’s technical staff as well as popular seminar instructors. With 32 years in the industry, Douglas W. Thornburg is a certified building official and registered architect. John R. Henry, a registered civil engineer and certified plans examiner, has 25 years of experience in structural-related aspects of building code safety. The duo coauthored three editions of the Significant Changes to the International Building Code and each has held positions in jurisdictions, private practice and code consulting.

The 2012 International Building Code Handbook is available for purchase in hardcopy for $152 ($119 for ICC Members, Product Item #4000S12) directly from the ICC Store. A video about the book is also available that describes the book in more detail.