Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2012 International Building Code / Edition 4

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An easy-to-use, updated illustrated guide to the 2012 edition of the International Building Code

This unique reference to the 2012 International Building Code marries the graphic skills of bestselling author Frank Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA. It pulls out the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations. Rather than a text-heavy book, this is much more conducive to quick comprehension of the code, presenting information in an exciting user-friendly visual format.

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"Francis Ching's Building Codes Illustrated is myfavorite resource to help you in better understanding theCalifornia Building Code, which is based on the InternationalBuilding Code."
David Doucette, California Supplemental Exam
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470903575
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Series: Building Codes Illustrated Series, #6
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 123,655
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

FRANCIS D.K. CHING is Professor Emeritus at theUniversity of Washington. He is world-renowned for his numerousarchitecture and design books, including A Global History ofArchitecture; Architectural Graphics; Building ConstructionIllustrated; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A VisualDictionary of Architecture; and Design Drawing.

STEVEN R. WINKEL, FAIA, PE, a nationallyrecognized building codes expert, is an architect and civilengineer with the San Francisco office of The Preview Group, Inc.He is the coauthor of Building Codes Illustrated for Elementaryand Secondary Schools, Building Codes Illustrated for HealthcareFacilities, and Residential Building CodesIllustrated.

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Table of Contents


1 Building Codes…1

2 Navigating the Code…9

3 Use and Occupancy…19

4 Special Uses and Occupancies…31

5 Building Heights and Areas…47

6 Types of Construction…67

7 Fire-Resistive Construction…81

8 Interior Finishes…123

9 Fire-Protection Systems…129

10 Means of Egress…155

11 Accessibility…207

12 Interior Environment…237

13 Energy Efficiency…249

14 Exterior Walls…269

15 Roof Assemblies…287

16 Structural Provisions…309

17 Special Inspections and Tests…331

18 Soils and Foundations…339

19 Building Materials and Systems…351

20 Existing Structures…403



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