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Cracking the Codes: An Architect's Guide to Building Regulations / Edition 1
     

Cracking the Codes: An Architect's Guide to Building Regulations / Edition 1

by Barry D. Yatt
 

ISBN-10: 0471169676

ISBN-13: 9780471169673

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Unleash the design potential in codes

Building codes and standards are often seen as obstacles to design excellence. Not any more! With the help of this down-to-earth guide, architecture professionals and students can stop dreading these rules and start using them to their advantage.

Cracking the Codes makes codes and standards accessible by promoting a sound

Overview

Unleash the design potential in codes

Building codes and standards are often seen as obstacles to design excellence. Not any more! With the help of this down-to-earth guide, architecture professionals and students can stop dreading these rules and start using them to their advantage.

Cracking the Codes makes codes and standards accessible by promoting a sound understanding of regulatory issues —without getting caught up in the minutiae. The book works the way projects do, moving through each stage of the planning process to identify and consolidate the basic regulatory requirements that must be addressed at every step along the way. It equips readers not only to recognize issues that call for regulatory research and to work effectively with appropriate consultants, but also to suggest strategic directions that are compatible with regulatory requirements and to make informed decisions in response to consultants' advice.

In addition to the model building codes, including the forthcoming International Building Code, this book covers zoning ordinances and covenants, as well as rules related to accessibility, historic preservation, environmental quality, consumer protection, and a host of other critical issues. Information is extensively cross-referenced to make topics simple to find, and the uniform methodology applied to each regulatory issue makes the book both easy to follow and design-friendly.

No project team should ever be held hostage by lack of familiarity with codes and standards. Cracking the Codes gives architects the freedom they need to break the rules without breaking the regulations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471169673
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

BACKGROUND.

People.

Rules.

SITE SELECTION AND DESIGN.

Use.

Position.

URBAN DESIGN.

Massing.

Enclosure.

BUILDING DESIGN.

Fundamentals.

Rooms.

Circulation.

Detailing.

PROCESS AND APPENDIX.

Method.

Appendix.

Suggested Readings.

Endnotes.

Index.

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