Delmar Highlights Important Code Changes to the Building and Life Safety Industries Through the Significant Changes Series

Released in conjunction with the 2012 International Code Council Products to simplify language and identify critical code changes

Clifton Park, NY – May 3, 2011 – Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the release of the 2012 Significant Changes series. Created to support the 2012 I-Codes from the International Code Council (ICC), the Significant Changes series provides professionals with the information necessary to understand and easily identify all critical updates.

The Significant Changes series is made up of four titles – Significant Changes to the International Fire Code®, Significant Changes to the International Building Code®, Significant Changes to the International Residential Code® and Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, and International Fuel Gas Code®. To help professionals efficiently navigate and understand key code changes, the titles in the Significant Changes series clarify the text and feature complete details and full-color illustrations of significant changes that occurred between the 2009 codes and the recently released 2012 codes. Also, the books make certain to point out key code changes through clear notations, such as marking deleted code language with a strike-through and underlining new code text.

The ICC publishes updates to its I-Code series every three years, setting the standard for the building and life safety industries to help professionals remain code compliant. As with previous editions, Delmar will continue to be a leading distributor of the 2012 I-Codes making popular titles such as the 2012 International Building Code® and the 2012 International Residential Code® readily available.  Other upcoming titles in the 2012 I-Code series will cover topics in the areas of fire, performance for building and facilities, existing buildings, mechanical, plumbing, fuel gas, wild land-urban interface, private sewage, property maintenance, zoning and energy. 

“We are excited to have the ability to offer our customers both the comprehensive and updated 2012 I-Code series from the ICC and the straight-forward, logically organized Delmar Significant Changes series,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “The Significant Changes series facilitates quick and accurate identification of key changes, to help building and life safety professionals easily access and understand the changes from the 2009 I-Codes. Coupled with the detailed, specific code requirements of the 2012 I-Codes, these books will provide professionals with all of the resources necessary to remain code compliant.”

Unlike previous code cycles, the 2012 I-Codes are releasing a year early, with many due to be released in May, and the Delmar Significant Changes series titles publishing shortly thereafter. For more information or to purchase titles from the 2012 Significant Changes series or the 2012 I-Codes, please visit For additional information on building and life safety, 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 a 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 and Milady. For more information please visit or

About the International Code Council

The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council.

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