If you are in the construction trades or building maintenance, these books are a "must-have" to stay on top of the latest regulations. Many cities use the International Codes for the basis of their regulations. These are hot off the press 2009 manuals. They can more than pay for themselves by keeping you out of trouble with the local building inspectors.
The Residential Code Book brings all the building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy and fuel gas regulations together in one comprehensive book for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. Also included is a bonus CD covering the history on code changes, articles from ICC's Building Safety Journal and internet links to useful sites.