Delmar-04-19-12-body.jpgSeven of the most popular International Code Council products now offered electronically and available for download to popular eReaders.

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the creation of seven eBooks from the popular codes published by the International Code Council (ICC). The codes developed by the ICC, referred to as the I-Codes, are a set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes that benefit public safety and support the industry’s need for one standard set of codes.

Professionals working in the building industry now have digital access to this important code information directly through their Amazon Kindle or Barnes and Noble NOOK devices. As a leading distributor of the print code manuals through an on-going partnership with the ICC, Delmar will now be providing eBook versions of the following popular ICC products:

  • 2009 International Residential Code®
  • 2009 International Building Code®
  • 2009 International Fire Code®
  • 2009 International Plumbing Code®
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code®
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code®
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code®

“It’s been apparent over the years that the I-Codes are one of the most important resources for professionals within the building industry,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “Even though the 2012 codes were just recently released, 67 percent of states are still actively using the 2009 I-Codes. We now have the unique ability to distribute this code information from the ICC in multiple formats — both in print and as eBooks — ensuring that professionals have all the information they need to remain code compliant, and can access and read the materials based on their own individual preferences.”

The ICC publishes updates to its I-Code series every three years. As with previous editions, Delmar will continue to be a leading distributor of the print versions of the I-Codes, including the recently released 2012 versions. Up-to-date code information from popular titles such as the 2012 International Building Code® and the 2012 International Residential Code®, in addition to all other titles in the 2012 I-Code series, will continue to be readily available in print and distributed by Delmar.

“We are excited to be expanding on our long-standing partnership with Delmar,” said Mark A. Johnson, president, ICC Evaluation Service. “As part of a continued effort to make the I-Codes available in as many offerings as possible, we saw this as a great opportunity to work with Delmar to create the codes in eBook format. We are always striving to address the needs of our members, and this new alternative provides the option of mobility and portability for professionals when accessing these quintessential code materials.”