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

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

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

The easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2012 edition of the International Building Code®

The Fourth Edition of this practical, user-friendly guide is fully updated and revised to reflect the 2012 International Building Code® (IBC). Marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching with the code expertise of

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Overview

The easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2012 edition of the International Building Code®

The Fourth Edition of this practical, user-friendly guide is fully updated and revised to reflect the 2012 International Building Code® (IBC). Marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching with the code expertise of Steven R. Winkel, Building Codes Illustrated, Fourth Edition features nearly 900 illustrations and easy-to-understand explanations of the portions of the building code that are most relevant for designers.

Organized to correspond with the 2012 IBC, this edition allows readers to quickly navigate and access the latest codes for all types of construction, occupancy, usage, and modifications. It highlights the major changes between the current and previous building codes, helping architects understand how the introduction of the new 2012 IBC is going to affect their practice. Clear, precise interpretation of the fundamentals helps ensure that projects are up to code and free of costly mistakes.

Praise for the 2009 edition:

"Building Codes Illustrated is an accessible and trusted interpretive guide to the 2009 International Building Code® 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."

—Concrete International

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470903575
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Series:
Building Codes Illustrated Series, #6
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
137,615
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface…ix

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

Bibliography…415

Index…417

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