Annotations for Building Code Compliance for Contractors & Inspectors : Based on the 2009 International Residential Code

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This reference on building code compliance begins by noting the harsh punishment that was meted out for infractions under Hammurabi's Code 4,000 years ago. However, the International Residential Code (IRC) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings focuses more on standards than penalties. In addition to reasons for the codes, Underwood (chief building official, Norfolk, VA) covers careers in code compliance, the most common violations, and the various types of inspections. The manual includes plan review checklists, illustrations, a glossary, and trial download of construction contract writer software. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (