Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2009 International Building Code / Edition 3

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2009 International Building Code / Edition 3

by Francis D. K. Ching, Ching, Frank Ching, Steven R. Winkel
     
 

The easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2009 International Building Code®

Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition is an accessible and trusted interpretive guide to the 2009 International Building Code® (IBC) for architects, builders, engineers, and interior designers. In a visual format created expressly for design-minded readers,

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Overview

The easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2009 International Building Code®

Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition is an accessible and trusted interpretive guide to the 2009 International Building Code® (IBC) for architects, builders, engineers, and interior designers. In a visual format created expressly for design-minded readers, this handy reference helps professionals understand how the code can be applied to a building.

A unique marriage of bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching's illustrative talent and the seasoned code expertise of Steven R Winkel, Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition extracts the core portions of the 2009 IBC that are most relevant for professionals and distills the building codes to the essentials.

While this book's organization corresponds directly with the 2009 IBC, it is not intended to replace your copy of the code. Rather, Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition will serve as your starting point to simplify and enhance your research so you can be sure your projects begin and remain up to code—and free of costly mistakes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470191439
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Series:
Building Codes Illustrated Series, #5
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including A Global History of Architecture; Architectural Graphics; Building Construction Illustrated; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; and Design Drawing, all published by Wiley.

Steven R Winkel, FAIA, an expert in building codes and regulations, is an architect managing the San Francisco office of The Preview Group. Winkel is the architect member of the California Building Standards Commission, a past national board member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), and past president of the AIA California Council. Winkel is also coauthor of Building Codes Illustrated for Elementary and Secondary Schools and Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities, both from Wiley.

The International Code Council (ICC) is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people by creating better buildings and safer communities. The mission of ICC is to provide the highest quality codes, standards, products, and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment. ICC is the publisher of the family of the International Codes® (I-Codes®), a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model codes. This unified approach to building codes enhances safety, efficiency, and affordability in the construction of buildings. The Code Council is also dedicated to innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency. The Code Council subsidiary, ICC Evaluation Service, issues evaluation reports for innovative products and reports of Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation (SAVE).

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1 Building Codes.

2 Navigating the Code.

3 Use and Occupancy.

4 Special Uses and Occupancies.

5 Building Heights and Areas.

6 Types of Construction.

7 Fire-Resistive Construction.

8 Interior Finishes.

9 Fire-Protection Systems.

10 Means of Egress.

11 Accessibility.

12 Interior Environment.

13 Energy Efficiency.

14 Exterior Walls.

15 Roof Assemblies.

16 Structural Provisions.

17 Structural Tests and Special Conditions.

18 Soils and Foundations.

19 Building Materials and Systems.

20 Existing Structures.

Bibliography.

Index.

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