The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 6

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 6

by Sharon K. Harmon, Katherine E. Kennon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 111880936X

ISBN-13: 9781118809365

Pub. Date: 09/29/2014

Publisher: Wiley

SAVE HOURS OF RESEARCH TIME WITH THIS BESTSELLING RESOURCE DEVOTED TO INTERIORS

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is a unique guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors. With over 60,000 copies sold, this book has long been the go-to source of jargon-free explanations of all major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining

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SAVE HOURS OF RESEARCH TIME WITH THIS BESTSELLING RESOURCE DEVOTED TO INTERIORS

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is a unique guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors. With over 60,000 copies sold, this book has long been the go-to source of jargon-free explanations of all major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to commercial and residential interiors of all sizes. The intuitive format allows you to quickly find specific topics and understand their relevance at each stage in the design process. In this edition, you’ll find the latest information on performance codes, fire codes, building and finish standards, and energy codes. Dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced set of illustrations show how codes apply to real-world projects.

This Sixth Edition will keep you current on ever-changing codes, featuring:

  • Access to an Interactive Resource Center that includes sample forms, flashcards, Powerpoint presentations for classroom use, and more
  • Coverage of 2012 ICC and NFPA codes, including the International Green Construction Code and the Life Safety Code
  • Expanded information on accessibility and sustainability requirements
  • Alignment with the NCDIQ and ARE exams for interior designers and architects

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Sixth Edition is an essential reference for architects, interior designers, facility managers, construction managers, developers, and anyone involved in the development of interior projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118809365
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/29/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
262,300
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: How to Use This Book1
Definitions1
Using Codes in the Design Process3
Organization of the Book4
Available Codes5
Prescriptive and Performance6
Accessibility Regulations7
Figures in the Book7
Getting Started8
Minimum Requirements8
Chapter 1About the Codes9
A Brief History9
Code Publications10
Federal Regulations27
Standards Organizations33
Local Codes38
Interior Codes Checklist40
Chapter 2Occupancy Classifications and Loads41
Key Terms42
Occupancy Classifications42
Comparing the Codes45
Description of Occupancies48
Other Occupancy Considerations62
Occupant Loads76
Checklist87
Chapter 3Construction Types and Building Sizes91
Key Terms91
Construction Types92
Building Height and Area105
Chapter 4Means of Egress111
Key Terms112
Comparing the Codes112
Types of Means of Egress115
Means of Egress Capacity147
Signage169
Emergency Lighting172
Checklist172
Chapter 5Fire-Resistant Materials and Assemblies177
Key Terms179
Comparing the Codes180
Compartmentation in a Building182
Fire Walls183
Fire Barriers and Fire Partitions184
Smoke Barriers and Smoke Partitions198
Opening Protectives201
Through-Penetration Protectives209
Test Ratings214
Using Rated Materials and Assemblies217
Checklist220
Chapter 6Fire Protection Systems223
Key Terms224
Comparing the Codes225
Detection Systems227
Alarm Systems231
Extinguishing Systems235
Checklist248
Chapter 7Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements251
Plumbing Requirements252
Mechanical Requirements283
Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation291
Checklist292
Chapter 8Electrical and Communication Requirements295
Key Terms296
Electrical Requirements296
Communication Requirements321
Checklist334
Chapter 9Finish and Furniture Selection337
Key Terms338
Types of Finishes and Furnishings339
Comparing the Codes340
Standards and Testing342
Using the Codes368
Obtaining Test Results375
Accessibility Requirements380
Other Restrictions386
Checklist389
Chapter 10Code Officials and the Code Process393
The Authority Having Jurisdiction393
Code Enforcement397
The Code Process398
Documentation and Liability412
Future Technology417
Appendix AAbout the Ada419
Places Requiring Accessibility419
Original ADAAG421
New ADA Guidelines422
Level of Compliance423
Regulation and Enforcement426
Responsibility for Compliance427
Appendix BFamily Residences428
Construction Types and Building Size428
Means of Egress429
Fire Resistance430
Fire Protection430
Plumbing431
Mechanical432
Electrical432
Finishes433
Accessibility433
Appendix CExisting and Historic Buildings435
Existing Buildings436
Historical Buildings440
Appendix DAbbreviations442
Appendix ECode Resources443
Codes Organizations443
Federal Regulatory Agencies444
Standards Organizations445
National Organizations445
Professional Bookstores445
Bibliography (by Topic)446
Glossary447
Index459

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