Code Check Building

An Illustrated Guide to the Building Codes

Code Check Building

By:  Kardon, Redwood
Morrissey, Paddy
Hansen, Douglas

Product ID:  071563
$21.95 Spiral bound
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Taunton Press

8.5 X 11.0 in
32 pg

HOUSE & HOME / Reference
HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / General

Code Check Building: An Illustrated Guide to the Building Codes, 4th Edition, emphasizes the key safety principles underlying building codes throughout the United States. Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the 2015 International Residential Code. Tables and illustrations help to clarify the complex rules and numerous changes in the latest edition of the codes. Specific code changes are highlighted throughout the text and summarized at the end of the book.

The Code Check series is one of Taunton's most successful book lines, selling over 1,100,000 copies. Spiral bound, with durable laminated pages, the books in this series are designed to be used on-site for quick reference, ensuring that all jobs meet the highest safety standards while drastically reducing code violation call-backs. The Code Check series is endorsed by the International Code Council (ICC).

Redwood Kardon, who devised and wrote the first Code Check, is a former electrician and building inspector for the city of Oakland, CA. Coauthor Douglas Hansen is a general contractor and certified combination inspector with over 25 years of field experience. Skip Walker is a certified residential combination inspector, with a particular interest in smoke alarm performance issues and deck safety. The authors present seminars and classes nationwide on a wide variety of building topics. Paddy Morrissey, former senior illustrator of, has been the sole illustrator for the Code Check series since its inception.


Paddy Morrissey was senior illustrator for All three live in the San Francisco Bay area.


Douglas Hansen lives in Palo Alto, CA.