Your Key to Understanding and Using the International Residential Code® 335 illustrations and photographs 330 terms and concepts defined and explained 49 how-to-do-it examples Detailed table of contents and keyword index Written for everybody interested in a safe and well-built home Building Inspectors Real Estate Agents General Contractors Home Owners Architects and Engineers Students and Instructors Plumbing, Electrical, and HVAC Contractors About the Author Bruce A. Barker is president of Dream Home Consultants, LLC, a Phoenix, Arizona-based building inspection and consulting firm. Throughout more than twenty-one years in the construction and building inspection industry, he has built more than one hundred custom homes. He has also inspected more than one thousand homes ranging from homes built in the early 1900s to new homes. Mr. Barker is certified by the International Code Council as a Residential Combination Inspector, is a licensed contractor in Arizona and Florida, and is a certified infrared thermographer. He graduated cum laude from the Indiana University School of Business with a degree in accounting, and he also has an MBA from Indiana in information systems.