The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 3
  • The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 3
  • The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 3

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 3

by Sharon K. Harmon, Katherine E. Kennon
     
 

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471648642
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/11/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK.

Definitions.

Using Codes in the Design Process.

Organization of the Book.

Available Codes.

Prescriptive and Performance.

Accessibility Regulations.

Figures in the Book.

Getting Started.

Minimum Requirements.

CHAPTER 1: ABOUT THE CODES.

A Brief History.

Code Publications.

Federal Regulations.

Standards Organizations.

Local Codes.

Interior Codes Checklist.

CHAPTER 2: OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATIONS AND LOADS.

Key Terms.

Occupancy Classifications.

Comparing the Codes.

Description of Occupancies.

Other Occupancy Considerations.

Occupant Loads.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 3: CONSTRUCTION TYPES AND BUILDING SIZES.

Key Terms.

Construction Types.

Building Height and Area.

CHAPTER 4: MEANS OF EGRESS.

Key Terms.

Comparing the Codes.

Types of Means of Egress.

Means of Egress Capacity.

Signage.

Emergency Lighting.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 5: FIRE-RESISTANT MATERIALS AND ASSEMBLIES.

Key Terms.

Comparing the Codes.

Compartmentation in a Building.

Fire Walls.

Fire Barriers and Fire Partitions.

Smoke Barriers and Smoke Partitions.

Opening Protectives.

Through-Penetration Protectives.

Test Ratings.

Using Rated Materials and Assemblies.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 6: FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS.

Key Terms.

Comparing the Codes.

Detection Systems.

Alarm Systems.

Extinguishing Systems.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 7: PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS.

Plumbing Requirements.

Mechanical Requirements.

Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 8: ELECTRICAL AND COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Key Terms.

Electrical Requirements.

Communication Requirements.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 9: FINISH AND FURNITURE SELECTION.

Key Terms.

Types of Finishes and Furnishings.

Comparing the Codes.

Standards and Testing.

Using the Codes.

Obtaining Test Results.

Accessibility Requirements.

Other Restrictions.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 10: CODE OFFICIALS AND THE CODE PROCESS.

The Authority Having Jurisdiction.

Code Enforcement.

The Code Process.

Documentation and Liability.

Future Technology.

APPENDIX A: ABOUT THE ADA.

Places Requiring Accessibility.

Original ADAAG.

New ADA Guidelines.

Level of Compliance.

Regulation and Enforcement.

Responsibility for Compliance.

APPENDIX B: FAMILY RESIDENCES.

Construction Types and Building Size.

Means of Egress.

Fire Resistance.

Fire Protection.

Plumbing.

Mechanical.

Electrical.

Finishes.

Accessibility.

APPENDIX C: EXISTING AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS.

Existing Buildings.

Historical Buildings.

APPENDIX D: ABBREVIATIONS.

APPENDIX E: CODE RESOURCES.

Codes Organizations.

Federal Regulatory Agencies.

Standards Organizations.

National Organizations.

Professional Bookstores.

BIBLIOGRAPHY (BY TOPIC).

GLOSSARY.

INDEX.

Note: A more detailed table of contents can be found on the companion Web site www.wiley.com/harmon.

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