Delmar and DeWALT® Release Revised ICC Code Reference Guides for Building and Plumbing Professionals

New Editions Updated with 2009 Code Information

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education and DeWALT®, today announced the publication of the second editions of the DeWALT® Plumbing Code Reference: Based on the International Plumbing and Residential Codes and the DeWALT® Building Code Reference: Based on the International Residential Code. Employing the most recent codes established by the International Code Council (ICC), these books help contractors, builders and plumbers understand and comply with complicated code requirements.

“With the DeWALT® Code Reference Series, developed in conjunction with the American Contractors Exam Services, users can be sure they are getting reliable information from a trusted source in the building trades industry,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “In addition, the convenient and durable format of the guides makes them easy-to-use anywhere—on the jobsite, in the classroom or at home.”

The DeWALT® Building Code Reference, 2nd Edition provides users with more than 80 pages of high quality illustrations and clear, concise code information. Topics covered in the book range from wall, floor and roof framing to site planning, design considerations, foundations and footings. It also gives readers an overview of 2009 code requirements as well as information on permits, inspections, violations, installation concerns and construction documents. This reference guide contains easily-accessible information that is critical to construction professionals’ success on the job.

The DeWALT® Plumbing Code Reference, 2nd Edition also contains more than 80 pages of illustrated 2009 code requirements, violations and installation concerns. The book covers everything from material requirements and horizontal drain sizing to trenching, excavation, backfill, backflow prevention, framing notching and design standards. Information is presented in an easy-to-navigate reference format, putting important content at the fingertips of plumbing professionals.

In addition to the DeWALT® Building Code Reference, 2nd Edition and the DeWALT® Plumbing Code Reference, 2nd Edition, other books offered in this series include the DeWALT® HVAC Code Reference: Based on the International Mechanical Code, and the DeWALT® Electrical Code Reference: Based on the National Electrical Code. All of the books in the series are made with a flexible, tear-resistant and water/oil resistant material that is held together with a heavy-duty binding. Produced in a compact 5”x8” size, the books fit in most tool boxes, allowing construction professionals to easily use the reference guides on the job.

For more information or to purchase the books in the DeWALT® Code Reference Series, please visit

About Delmar and Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Delmar’s market-leading imprints include Autodesk Press, Chilton, Milady, NetLearning and OnWord Press. For more information please visit or

About DeWALT®

DeWALT® is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools and accessories with more than 300 power tool and equipment products, as well as 1,000 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors, nailers, saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw-driving accessories and more. DeWALT® tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With over 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DeWALT® has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, call 1-800-433-9258 or follow DeWALT® on Facebook and Twitter.