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A Special offer for December, 2014

The year is rapidly drawing to a close. For everyone who has put off buying the new 2013 Codes, we are extending FREE SHIPPING through Friday December 19th.

Looking back on 2014 we have collected OUR favorites, bestsellers, and a few titles WE think have been missed and deserve attention and put them here:

The Best Books of 2014

Free shipping for all titles included in "Best of 2014" through December 19th. if you:

  • Call in your order, or
  • Select "Other Shipping Method" on our order form, and
  • Type in "Best of 2014"


CalDAG 2013 Shipping NOW!


This important, classic reference to the California and Federal Disability / Accessibility regulations is a must for every Architect, Engineer, Interior Designer, or Building Owner

CalDAG 2013
Understanding the new accessibility provisions for public accommodations and commercial facilities in California just got easier with this newly updated bestseller.

Significant Changes to the 2013 CRC Available Now! Get a handle on what's changed...

Significant Changes to the California Codes 2013 (Two Titles)

Key changes are identified then followed by in-depth discussion and helpful visuals.

Based on the popular Significant Changes to the I-Codes Series these full-color guides are valuable resources for learning the newest codes in California. Each book identifies critical changes from the 2010 to 2013 editions and adds expert discussion and a detailed illustration for each change.

Significant Changes to the California Building Code: 2013
Significant Changes to the California Residential Code: 2013

The New Energy Code,
Part 6 of the
2013 California Title 24 Code, Became Effective July 1, 2014

2013 California Energy Code has an effective date of July 1, 2014. All new projects must now comply with the many changes which take a giant step towards true energy efficiency.

Don't be blind-sided, pick up a copy of the code and visit:

Energy Code Ace, a new site developed by the California Statewide Codes & Standards Program to help you meet the requirements of Title 24, Part 6.

Check out the "Forms Ace" tab which automatically generates a list of forms, identifies installation techniques, and provides the standards you need for your project.


For a list of all the new California Code titles click

 The new Title 24 codes become mandatory January 1, 2014.
Purchase your new codes and references now and be prepared!
Your purchase includes automatic California supplements and errata through the 3 year code cycle.

For a list of all the new California Code titles click

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