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The International Code Council sets the standard for building codes. Together with the ICC, Cengage Learning has you covered, offering everything needed to get up to code quickly. With nearly 300 books in stock, we carry top titles that give trade professions the resources needed to work safely and efficiently.


The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards that can be used to design and build safe, sustainable and affordable structures. Recognized in all 50 states, the ICC has developed a reputation as a trusted authority figure in producing international building codes that feature safeguards for people at home and in the workplace. Within the codes, readers can find comprehensive safety and fire prevention codes, keeping work environments safe and secure and helping laborers be proficient in all of their work.


At Cengage Learning, we set the standard for educational and training materials for the building trades. Our ICC code books touch on the need-to-know information for all types of trade and building codes. Learn the standards and requirements, as well as their implications and the consequences that exist if the codes are not followed. The ICC has developed this system for the best interest of trade workers and laborers. With the help of these guides, enjoy safe and protected work environments and processes.


Ranging from state and plumbing codes to mechanical and fuel codes, our portfolio includes any building code resources you need to help in your work. Find fire, energy, property, private sewage disposal codes and more. For your convenience, we offer both print versions and e-books for select titles. Find brand new 2015 editions as well as past year’s issues.


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Interested in ICC resources for your particular building trade? Browse our titles below and find the code books that best meet your needs.

International Code Council (ICC) > ICC Code Reference
cover image - DEWALT® Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide, Based on the 2015 IPC
When your students need to pass an apprentice, journeyman, contractor, or master licensing plumbing exam, the DEWALT PLUMBING LICENSING GUIDE, 4E is a great resource.
Price: $44.95
cover image - 2015 I-Quest Complete Collection CD
An interactive, technology-based alternative to reading the International Code Council® books, the 2015 I-QUEST COMPLETE COLLECTION offers a new and exciting way to navigate the International Fire, Building, and Residential Codes®.
Price: $1281.00
cover image - Significant Changes to the International Fire Code, 2015
With one easy-to-use resource, discover all the information you need to understand the most critical updates to the 2015 International Fire Code®, the impact of those changes, and their origins.
Price: $45.00
cover image - Significant Changes to the IPC, IMC, and IFGC, 2015
Sorting through a key code – whether it is the International Plumbing, Mechanical, or Fuel Gas Code ® - can be a daunting task so we have provided a resource that will break down all three of these codes so that readers can easily identify key changes and their real-world applications.
Price: $45.00
cover image - 2015 International Energy Conservation Code with ASHRAE Standard
For the most current information on energy conservation code requirements, refer to the 2015 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE® WITH ASHRAE STANDARD.
Price: $149.00
cover image - Significant Changes to the International Building Code, 2015 Edition
Gain full access to the most critical updates in the International Building Code®, including the real-world application of those changes and how they originated — all in a single, easy-to-use resource.
Price: $50.95
cover image - Significant Changes to the International Residential Code, 2015 Edition
Gain full access to the most critical updates in the International Residential Code®, including the real-world application of those changes and how they originated — all in a single, easy-to-use resource.
Price: $49.95
cover image - 2015 International Fuel Gas Code® Turbo Tabs for Soft Cover
Customize your 2015 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE® SOFT COVER book with updated, easy-to-use TURBO TABS.
Price: $16.95
cover image - 2015 International Building Code® Turbo Tabs for Paperbound Edition
Customize your 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® SOFT COVER book with updated, easy-to-use TURBO TABS.
Price: $16.95
cover image - 2015 International Existing Building Code® Turbo Tabs for Paperbound Edition
Give your students the tools to customize their 2015 INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE® SOFT COVER book with these handy tabs that highlight the most frequently referenced sections of the IEBC® and make it easy to access need-to-know information.
Price: $16.95
cover image - 2015 International Residential Code® Turbo Tabs for Loose Leaf Edition
Offer your students an organized, personalized navigation through the 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® LOOSE LEAF with updated, easy-access TURBO TABS.
Price: $17.95
cover image - 2015 International Plumbing Code® Turbo Tabs for Loose Leaf Edition
An organized, structured approach to the 2015 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE ® LOOSE LEAF, these TURBO TABS will help you target the specific information you need, when you need it. Packaged as pre-printed, full-page inserts that categorize the IPC® into its most frequently referenced sections, the tabs are both handy and easy to use.
Price: $17.95
cover image - 2015 International Fire Code® Turbo Tabs for Loose Leaf Edition
The only thing more valuable for learning fire code provisions than the 2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE® SOFT COVER book is a customized guide through this codebook and convenient, easy-to-use TURBO TABS offer just that.
Price: $17.95
cover image - 2015 International Mechanical Code® Turbo Tabs for Loose Leaf
Customize your 2015 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE® LOOSE LEAF book with updated, easy-to-use TURBO TABS.
Price: $17.95
cover image - 2015 International Fuel Gas Code® Turbo Tabs for Loose Leaf
Customize your 2015 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE® LOOSE LEAF book with updated, easy-to-use TURBO TABS.
Price: $17.95
cover image - 2015 International Existing Building Code® Turbo Tabs for Loose Leaf Edition
Customize your 2015 INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE® LOOSE LEAF book with updated, easy-to-use TURBO TABS.
Price: $17.95
cover image - 2015 International Building Code® Turbo Tabs for Loose Leaf Edition
Customize your 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® LOOSE LEAF book with updated, easy-to-use TURBO TABS.
Price: $17.95
cover image - 2015 International Residential Code® Turbo Tabs for Paper Bound Edition
Offer your students an organized, personalized navigation through the 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® SOFT COVER with updated, easy-access TURBO TABS.
Price: $16.95
cover image - 2015 International Plumbing Code® Turbo Tabs for Paperbound Edition
An organized, structured approach to the 2015 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE ® Soft Cover, these TURBO TABS will help your students target the specific information they need, when they need it.
Price: $16.95
cover image - 2015 International Fire Code Turbo Tabs for Paperbound Edition
The only thing more valuable for learning fire code provisions than the 2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE® SOFT COVER book is a customized guide through this codebook and convenient, easy-to-use TURBO TABS offer just that.
Price: $16.95
cover image - 2015 International Mechanical Code® Turbo Tabs for Soft Cover
Customize your 2015 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE® SOFT COVER book with updated, easy-to-use TURBO TABS.
Price: $16.95
cover image - 2015 International Residential Code® for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® FOR ONE- AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS SOFT COVER uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high.
Price: $134.00
cover image - 2015 International Fuel Gas Code®
The 2015 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE® LOOSE LEAF sets forth requirements that address the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances, based on the most current information and technology available.
Price: $98.95
cover image - 2015 International Mechanical Code®
For the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems, use the 2015 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE® LOOSE LEAF.
Price: $98.95
cover image - 2015 International Plumbing Code® (Includes IPSDC)
With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE® LOOSE LEAF sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems.
Price: $104.00
cover image - 2015 International Fire Code
Get up-to-date on the critical regulations governing the safeguarding of life and property from all types of fire and explosion hazards with the 2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE® LOOSE LEAF.
Price: $129.00
cover image - 2015 International Residential Code® for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource.
Price: $157.00
cover image - 2015 International Building Code®
Featuring the very latest industry standards in material design, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® LOOSE LEAF version offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems.
Price: $159.00
cover image - 2015 International Existing Building Code®
Learn the requirements needed to instill safety and stability in existing and historic buildings – without requiring full compliance with the new construction requirements in the building code.
Price: $87.00
cover image - 2015 International Private Sewage Disposal Code ®
A strong companion to the 2015 International Plumbing Code ®, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL CODE® offers provisions for design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems, and provides flexibility in the development of safe and sanitary systems.
Price: $36.00
cover image - 2015 International Zoning Code®
The 2015 INTERNATIONAL ZONING CODE® provides comprehensive coverage of the various provisions and requirements, making it a must have for city planners, code officials, and developers alike.
Price: $38.00
cover image - 2015 International Property Maintenance Code ®
Now updated to reflect the most current industry standards and technology, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE® provides guidelines and requirements for the continued use and maintenance of plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems in existing residential and nonresidential structures.
Price: $41.00
cover image - 2015 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code®
Updated to reflect the most current information, technology, and trends, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL WILDLANDURBAN INTERFACE CODE® is an ideal resource for designing and working with buildings constructed near wildland areas.
Price: $54.50
cover image - 2015 ICC Performance Code® for Buildings and Facilities
Reflects the most current materials, technology, and design methods, the 2015 ICC PERFORMANCE CODE® FOR BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES presents readers with regulations based on outcome, rather than prescription.
Price: $58.75
cover image - 2015 International Existing Building Code®
The 2015 INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE® SOFT COVER contains requirements intended to encourage the use and reuse of existing buildings by covering important topics such as repairs, alterations, additions, and changes of occupancy, making this an ideal addition to a user's code products.
Price: $75.00
cover image - 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code®
The INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING POOL AND SPA CODE® (ISPSC®) is the first comprehensive swimming pool code that coordinates with the provisions of the International Codes to meet the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act for upgrading pool safety.
Price: $78.50
cover image - 2015 International Energy Conservation Code®
For the most current information on energy conservation code requirements, refer to the 2015 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE®.
Price: $46.50
cover image - 2015 International Fuel Gas Code®
The 2015 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE® SOFT COVER sets forth requirements that address the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances, based on the most current information and technology available.
Price: $84.50
cover image - 2015 International Mechanical Code®
For the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems, use the 2015 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE® SOFT COVER.
Price: $84.50
cover image - 2015 International Plumbing Code® (Includes IPSDC)
With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE® SOFT COVER sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems.
Price: $89.00
cover image - 2015 International Fire Code
Get up-to-date on the critical regulations governing the safeguarding of life and property from all types of fire and explosion hazards with the 2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE® SOFT COVER.
Price: $113.00
cover image - 2015 International Building Code®
Featuring the very latest industry standards in material design, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® SOFT COVER version offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems.
Price: $139.00
cover image - 2015 International Energy Conservation Code® Turbo Tabs
The only thing more valuable for learning fire code provisions than the 2015 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE® SOFT COVER book is a customized guide through this codebook.
Price: $16.95
cover image - Significant Changes to the IECC 2012 and ASHRAE 90.1 2010
In today's building jobs, knowing construction codes simply isn't enough; you must maintain your knowledge of the changes in these codes and standards in order to effectively prepare for work in the industry. That's where the Significant Changes series comes in. One of the latest additions to this best-selling series is SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE 2012 IECC® and ASHRAE 90.1 2010.
Price: $44.95
cover image - Building Code Basics: Energy, Based on the International Energy Code
Designed to provide a straightforward, easy-to-read guide to the International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC®), BUILDING CODE BASICS: ENERGY fills an informational gap that exists between the code itself and the tactical explanatory and reference information needed to properly apply it in a real-world setting.
Price: $43.95
eBook Price: $33.76
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cover image - Building Code Basics, Green, Based on the International Green Construction Code
Green, environmentally-conscious construction is the driving force behind many new construction projects today.
Price: $42.95
eBook Price: $32.99
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cover image - Building Code Basics, Commercial; Based on the International Building Code
Aimed at first-time users of the Code, this book explores its base requirements in a straightforward, easy-to-read format, simplifying technical jargon and clarifying critical concepts to build a strong working knowledge of the Code.
Price: $42.95
eBook Price: $32.99
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cover image - Building Code Basics, Residential, Based on the 2012 International Residential Code
Take away the uncertainty about applying the International Residential Code® (IRC®) with this user-friendly guide from the BUILDING CODE BASICS series.
Price: $44.95
eBook Price: $34.53
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cover image - Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code and International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE®, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL® CODE AND INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE® 2012 Edition addresses more than 125 of the most crucial changes contained in these codes, offering a summary of both their contents and their implications.
Price: $44.95
eBook Price: $33.99
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cover image - Significant Changes to the International Residential Code 2012 Edition
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE 2012 Edition is an easy-to-use resource that summarizes and explains the key changes between the 2009 and 2012 editions of the IRC®, giving your students a solid knowledge of the code itself, as well as precisely which areas have been updated, how they have been revised, and the rationale behind those changes.
Price: $44.95
eBook Price: $33.99
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cover image - Significant Changes to the International Building Code 2012 Edition
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.
Price: $45.95
eBook Price: $34.75
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cover image - Significant Changes to the International Fire Code 2012 Edition
With one easy-to-use resource, discover all the information you need to teach your students the most critical updates to the 2012 International Fire Code®, the impact of those changes, and their origins.
Price: $44.95
eBook Price: $33.99
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cover image - Code Source, 2012 Energy Conservation Code
This is an at-your-fingertips guide to complying with the energy provisions of the 2009 IECC and the standards set forth by the American Recovery and Re-investment Act (ARRA), making it a critical tool for teaching the code enforcement and inspection process.
Price: $25.95
eBook Price: $19.99
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cover image - Code Source Accessibility, Codes, Standards, and Guidelines
With a single resource, you can teach your students to translate key state and federal accessibility requirements into clear, easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply explanations with CODE SOURCE ACCESSIBILITY: CODES, STANDARDS, AND GUIDELINES, a groundbreaking resource that explores the accessibility requirements that apply to commercial, residential, and existing buildings.
Price: $25.95
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cover image - Significant Changes to the A117.1 Accessibility Standard, 2009 Edition
When it comes to teaching the very latest accessibility standards, there is no better tool than Significant Changes to the 2009 Accessibility Standard, a valuable resource that identifies significant changes in the 2009 edition of the ICC A117.1 standard and the accessibility items in the 2009 International Building Code®, and provides reason, rationale, and an analysis of those changes.
Price: $34.95
eBook Price: $26.99
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cover image - DEWALT® Plumbing Code Reference
This valuable reference guide transforms the sometimes complex jargon frequently associated with the code into clear, real-world terms, which simplifies the learning process and provides readers with a context for understanding the information covered.
Price: $21.95
eBook Price: $16.99
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cover image - DEWALT® Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide
When your students need to pass an apprentice, journeyman, contractor, or master licensing plumbing exam, the DEWALT PLUMBING LICENSING GUIDE, 3E, is a great resource which offers practice exams, answer keys, test-taking strategies, exam rules, and more.
Price: $44.95
cover image - DEWALT® Building Code Reference
Retaining the simple, easy-to-understand approach that made the previous edition wildly successful, the revised DEWALT Building Code Reference will provide your students with over 80 pages of photo-quality illustrations and clear, concise, text to explore the most common code requirements, violations, and installation concerns.
Price: $21.95
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cover image - DEWALT® Building Contractor's Licensing Exam Guide
If you're looking to give your students the most comprehensive building contractor's licensing guide on the market today, look to the industry leader in contractor education for a book chock-full of valuable information, from code and OSHA requirements to business management and building theory.
Price: $39.95
cover image - DEWALT® HVAC Code Reference, Based on the International Mechanical Code
The DEWALT HVAC Code Reference uses the International Mechanical Code® as the foundation for providing readers with the knowledge and skills needed to install or modify HVAC equipment successfully.
Price: $21.95
eBook Price: $16.99
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cover image - Code Basics Series: 2009 International Fire Code
Comprehensive coverage and strong, clear connections between building- and fire-related concepts and the International Fire Code® requirements that govern them form the cornerstone of this valuable resource that explores the proper application and use of the 2009 International Fire Code®.
Price: $40.95
cover image - Building Code Basics Residential Based on the 2006 International Residential Code
Building Code Basics Series - 2006 International Residential Code is the first in the new Building Code Basics series, a series dedicated to presenting high-quality, practical building code information in an organized, user-friendly format.
Price: $40.95
cover image - DEWALT® Building Code Reference, Based on the 2006 International Residential Code
The ultimate code reference for construction is here. Using the 2006 International Residential Code® as its foundation, the DEWALT Building Code Reference provides users with 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns.
Price: $21.95
cover image - DEWALT® Building Contractor's Licensing Exam Guide with Interactive CD-ROM, Based on the IBC and Construction Theory
Prepare for your state or county licensing exam with the most comprehensive building contractor's licensing guide on the market today.
Price: $44.95
cover image - Residential Inspector's Guide to Codes, Forms, & Complaints
A must-have for the desk of every successful building inspector, as well as the technicians that assist them, The Residential Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints provides a practical guide through the tools and techniques of accurate, consistent, and efficient code violation documentation.
Price: $37.95
cover image - Property Inspector's Guide to Codes, Forms, and Complaints, 2006 Edition
This valuable resource demonstrates how to prepare the documents required to pursue property maintenance code violators so that inspectors can perform inspections, file charges in the absence of compliance, obtain administrative search warrants, and condemn property "by the book."
Price: $37.95