2009 I-Code changes
Popular guides and seminars focus on significant changes to 2009 I-Codes.
Significant changes to the 2009 International Codes , a
series of books that are a tool to help code officials, architects, engineers,
and other code users transition to the new codes, are available from the
International Code Council. The books are the first support documents published
for the 2009 I-Codes and are complimented by a series of seminars.
Each book offers a comprehensive, practical analysis of critical changes
between the 2006 and 2009 editions of the I-Codes. The International Building,
Residential, and Fire codes are discussed in separate books. A fourth book
addresses changes to the 2009 International Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas
Changes are identified and then followed by in-depth discussion of how
real-world application is affected. The books discuss provisions with special
significance, including new and innovative design ideas and technologies,
modern materials and methods of construction, and current approaches to safety
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.