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Overview

A Unique Visual Guide to the 2009 International Building Code

Updated to reflect the changes in the International Code Council 2009 International Building Code, this illustrated guide makes it easy to understand and apply complex Code requirements and achieve compliance. Designed to save you time and money, this detailed reference transforms difficult paragraphs into simple lists and converts complicated equations into accessible tables.

Ready-to-use answers and practical case studies help you get construction jobs done right, on time, and up to the requirements of the 2009 Code. The Illustrated 2009 Building Code Handbook is also an invaluable study guide for the design portion of the architectural licensing examination.

Achieve Full Compliance with Every Aspect of the 2009 Code:

  • Scope and Administration
  • Definitions
  • Use and Occupancy Classification
  • Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
  • General Building Heights and Areas
  • Types of Construction
  • Fire and Smoke Protection Features
  • Interior Finishes
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Means of Egress
  • Accessibility
  • Interior Environment
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Exterior Walls
  • Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
  • Structural Design
  • Structural Tests and Special Inspections
  • Soils and Foundations
  • Concrete
  • Aluminum
  • Masonry
  • Steel
  • Wood
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Gypsum Board and Plaster
  • Plastic
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Elevators and Conveying Systems
  • Special Construction
  • Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way
  • Safeguards During Construction
  • Existing Structures
  • Referenced Standards
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071606189
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/11/2009
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1216
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry L. Patterson is a licensed architect and a professor of architecture at the University of Oklahoma. He has more than 40 years of professional and teaching experience.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Scope and Administration
Chapter 2. Definitions
Chapter 3. Use and Occupancy Classification
Chapter 4. Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
Chapter 5. General Building Heights and Areas
Chapter 6. Types of Construction
Chapter 7. Fire and Smoke Protection Features
Chapter 8. Interior Finishes
Chapter 9. Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 10. Means of Egress
Chapter 11. Accessibility
Chapter 12. Interior Environment
Chapter 13. Energy Efficiency
Chapter 14. Exterior Walls
Chapter 15. Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
Chapter 16. Structural Design
Chapter 17. Structural Tests and Special Inspections
Chapter 18. Soils and Foundations
Chapter 19. Concrete
Chapter 20. Aluminum
Chapter 21. Masonry
Chapter 22. Steel
Chapter 23. Wood
Chapter 24. Glass and Glazing
Chapter 25. Gypsum Board and Plaster
Chapter 26. Plasticity
Chapter 27. Electrical
Chapter 28. Mechanical Systems
Chapter 29. Plumbing Systems
Chapter 30. Elevators and Conveying Systems
Chapter 31. Special Construction
Chapter 32. Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way
Chapter 33. Safeguards During Construction
Chapter 34. Existing Structures
Chapter 35. Referenced Standards
Appendix A. Abbreviations
Appendix B. Symbols
Index
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