The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 5

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Whether you are planning a new building or making changes to an existing space, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Third Edition will save you hours of research time-and dramatically reduce the potential for costly planning oversights.

The only guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors, this acclaimed resource features jargon-free explanations of all the major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to the construction, alteration, and maintenance of commercial and residential interiors of all sizes. The easy-to-navigate format leads you step-by-step through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process, so you'll quickly find the information you need on everything from occupancy classifications and fire protection systems to plumbing requirements and finish/furniture selection. Dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced set of illustrations, including sample floor plans, show clearly how codes apply to actual interior projects.

Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded to account for the many recent code changes, the Third Edition of this popular text provides: In-depth coverage of the newest ICC codes, including the International Building Code, Complete explanations of the NFPA codes and standards, including the Life Safety Code and the new NFPA 5000, New information on fire codes, performance codes, electrical and energy codes, and sustainability issues Comparison of ADAAG and ICC/ANSI accessibility requirements in relation to the codes and standards The most current code tables, design examples, diagrams, and project checklists A thorough review for interior designers and architects taking the NCIDQ and ARE exams, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Third Edition is an essential reference for architects, interior designers, and engineers, as well as facilities managers, construction managers, and developers.

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Identifies the major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to the construction, alteration, and maintenance of both commercial and residential interiors of all sizes. Individual chapters deal with occupancy classifications, plumbing, electrical requirements, fire protection systems, and furniture. The second edition adds code tables from the new international building codes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470592090
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 166,143
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

SHARON KOOMEN HARMON has more than twenty-five years’ experience in interior design and project management. Combining this with her strong interest in natural health, she now owns Life Design for Health, which helps people pursue a holistic approach to health and well-being.

KATHERINE E. KENNON, AIA, is a professional architect, educator, and code consultant. She is an adjunct professor at Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film in Nashville, TN. She also conducts continuing education seminars on design, building codes, and accessibility issues for design students and professionals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : how to use this book 1
Ch. 1 About the codes 9
Ch. 2 Occupancy classifications and loads 41
Ch. 3 Construction types and building sizes 91
Ch. 4 Means of egress 111
Ch. 5 Fire-resistant materials and assemblies 177
Ch. 6 Fire protection systems 223
Ch. 7 Plumbing and mechanical requirements 251
Ch. 8 Electrical and communication requirements 295
Ch. 9 Finish and furniture selection 337
Ch. 10 Code officials and the code process 393
App. A About the ADA 419
App. B Family residences 428
App. C Existing and historic buildings 435
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