Delmar and DeWalt release three new construction guides

Guides cover plumbing and building codes.

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, announces the release of three new guides:

  • DEWALT Plumbing Quick Check: Extreme Duty Edition
  • DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference: Based on the International Plumbing and Residential Codes
  • DEWALT Building Code Reference: Based on the International Residential Code

The DEWALT Plumbing Quick Check: Extreme Duty Edition includes the most commonly used mathematical formulas simplified and compiled in this sturdy, durable, easy to use reference guide. The step-by-step approach and practical, real-world examples used in the text convey important math concepts that will enhance code compliance and installation safety. Topics include the conversion of water measurements, sizing horizontal drains, sizing vent pipe and more.

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.

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.

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