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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) > Residential Codes
cover image - 2015 International Residential Code® Commentary, Volume 2
The 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® COMMENTARY, VOLUME 2 is much more than a codebook; it’s an in-depth look at the code’s real-world applications and a powerful teaching tool designed to give students a solid foundation in its uses.
Price: $145.00
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 - 2015 International Residential Code® Commentary, Volume 1
The 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® COMMENTARY, VOLUME 1 is much more than a codebook; it’s an in-depth look at the code’s real-world applications and a powerful teaching tool designed to give students a solid foundation in its uses.
Price: $145.00
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 - 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
eBook Download Instructions
cover image - 2012 International Residential Code Commentary Combo (Vol. 1 & 2) CD-ROM
The 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® COMMENTARY CD incorporates content and technology to deliver a powerful teaching tool to guide students through the 2012 IRC® Commentary.
Price: $232.00
cover image - 2012 International Residential Code Commentary, Volume 1
The 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® COMMENTARY, VOLUME 1 is an in-depth look at the code's real-world applications and a powerful teaching tool designed to give your students a solid foundation in its uses.
Price: $145.00
cover image - 2012 International Residential Code Commentary, Volume 2
The 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® COMMENTARY, VOLUME 2 offers a unique combination of technical requirements and real-world applications to result in an impressive teaching tool that addresses the 2012 IRC® and its practical implications.
Price: $145.00
cover image - 2012 International Residential Code I-Quest - Single Seat
Take an in-depth journey into the 2012 International Residential Code® with this searchable CD that utilizes cutting-edge technology that will empower your students to take control of their own learning experience.
Price: $179.00
cover image - 2012 International Residential Code Turbo Tabs for Loose Leaf Edition
Presenting TURBO TABS- pre-printed, full-page inserts that organize the IRC into its most frequently referenced sections.
Price: $17.95
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
eBook Download Instructions
cover image - 2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings
The 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® FOR ONE- AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS Loose Leaf version uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high.
Price: $157.00
cover image - 2012 International Residential Code Turbo Tabs for Softcover Edition
Get an organized, personalized guide through the 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE with updated, easy-access TURBO TABS. Designed to highlight the most frequently referenced sections of the Code, these practical tabs will help you quickly and efficiently identify the information they need. A team of industry experts designed the handy tool, incorporating features and content that will prove valuable to anyone in or entering the field.
Price: $16.95
cover image - 2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings
The 2012 International Residential Code® For One- and Two- Family Dwellings uses these provisions to provide detailed insight for students into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high.
Price: $134.00
cover image - 2009 International Residential Code Commentary CD, Volume 1 and 2
Uniting the value-packed content of volumes 1 and 2 of the 2009 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® COMMENTARY, this is a practical tool that will give your students the knowledge they need to master this critical building code.
Price: $221.00
cover image - 2009 International Residential Code Commentery, Volume 1
This practical, reader-friendly guide to the 2009 International Residential Code® uses the code's full text and real-world commentaries, making it the perfect tool for teaching your students what it is and how to apply it.
Price: $138.00
cover image - 2009 International Residential Code Commentary, Volume 2
Teach your students the tricks to staying code-compliant when designing, constructing, and regulating residential buildings with the 2009 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE COMMENTARY, VOLUME 2.
Price: $138.00
cover image - Going Green with the International Residential Code
The first book of its kind on the market, this indispensable "code-consultant" takes the topic of green building concepts one step further and addresses them as they specifically relate to building codes, and in particular, how they relate to the International Residential Code® (IRC).
Price: $33.95
eBook Price: $25.49
eBook Download Instructions
cover image - 2009 International Residential Code Study Companion
Comprehensive in scope yet practical in nature, the 2009 International Residential Code® Study Companion offers students the tools needed to build a strong foundational knowledge of the code and then effectively apply it, with coverage that includes building, mechanical, plumbing, fuel gas and electrical provisions.
Price: $59.00
cover image - I-Quest 2009 IRC - Single
Take your teaching of the International Residential Code® to the next level with this searchable CD, which combines the complete text of the Code with a variety of advanced search capabilities for a hands-on, interactive learning experience.
Price: $158.00
cover image - 2009 International Residential Code (PDF CD)  - Single Seat
Get ready for a more interactive experience with the International Residential Code® by using this innovative CD that allows for quick and easy searches of the entire text of the 2009 International Residential Code®.
Price: $113.00
cover image - 2009 International Residential Code For One-and-Two Family Dwellings, Looseleaf Version
A comprehensive code for homebuilding, this book combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource.
Price: $148.00
cover image - 2009 International Residential Code For One-and-Two Family Dwellings, Soft Cover Version
A comprehensive code for homebuilding, this book combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource.
Price: $126.00
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 - 2006 International Residential Code
LOOSE-LEAF VERSION: A comprehensive code for homebuilding, this book brings together all building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical provisions.
Price: $141.00
cover image - 2006 International Residential Code
SOFTCOVER VERSION: A comprehensive code for homebuilding, this book brings together all building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical provisions.
Price: $120.00
cover image - Turbo Tabs for ICC's International Residential Code 2006
With the new Turbo Tabs for the 2006 International Residential Code, you will be able to locate information easily and efficiently.
Price: $17.00