The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 4

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 4

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:
9780470149416
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

SHARON KOOMEN HARMON, IIDA, heads her own interior design firm in Nashville, Tennessee. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the field of commercial interiors. She also develops continuing education courses for the design community, including monographs for NCIDQ.

KATHERINE E. KENNON, AIA, is a professor in the Interior Design department of O'More College of Design in Franklin, Tennessee. She has experience in commercial, healthcare, and residential architectural projects. She also conducts seminars on design, building codes, and accessibility issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction : how to use this book1
Ch. 1About the codes9
Ch. 2Occupancy classifications and loads41
Ch. 3Construction types and building sizes91
Ch. 4Means of egress111
Ch. 5Fire-resistant materials and assemblies177
Ch. 6Fire protection systems223
Ch. 7Plumbing and mechanical requirements251
Ch. 8Electrical and communication requirements295
Ch. 9Finish and furniture selection337
Ch. 10Code officials and the code process393
App. AAbout the ADA419
App. BFamily residences428
App. CExisting and historic buildings435

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