Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the International Building Code / Edition 1

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the International Building Code / Edition 1

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

From bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching and building codes expert Steven Winkel . . .

Building Codes Illustrated combines highly illustrative explanations with expert guidance to provide an accessible, timesaving companion guide to the new International Building Code® (IBC). Understanding the criteria for code development and the reasons for code provisions

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From bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching and building codes expert Steven Winkel . . .

Building Codes Illustrated combines highly illustrative explanations with expert guidance to provide an accessible, timesaving companion guide to the new International Building Code® (IBC). Understanding the criteria for code development and the reasons for code provisions is essential to unlocking this unified code, and no better team than Ching and Winkel can demystify the complex, layered sections of the IBC with more direct, insightful interpretations.

Organized to correspond with related subject matter in the IBC, Building Codes Illustrated enables architects, engineers, and other design professionals to quickly find clarifying information on the nonstructural provisions of the IBC and gain a clear and complete understanding of those sections at a glance through enlightening computer-rendered illustrations and succinct, thorough interpretations.

Experienced practitioners can no longer rely on memory or old habits when picking construction types or assemblies based on prior practice, and emerging professionals must have a strong understanding of the new Code to avoid costly mistakes–both need Building Codes Illustrated.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471099802
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/21/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

FRANCIS D.K. CHING is a registered architect and professor of architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous architecture and design books, including 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 Senior Associate at Field Paoli Architects in San Francisco. He is also a past AIA board member and past president of the AIA California Council.

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. Building Materials and Systems.

18. Existing Structures.

Bibliography.

Index.

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