THE BESTSELLING, FULLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
Uniquely marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis D.K Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, the new sixth edition of Building Codes Illustrated is a clear, concise, and easy-to-use visual guide to the International Building Code (IBC) for 2018. Fully updated throughout, it highlights all of the changes to the code for quick reference and easy navigation. It pulls out the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations.
The first two chapters of Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code, Sixth Edition give background and context regarding the development, organization, and use of the IBC. The following sections cover such information as: use and occupancy; building heights and areas; types of construction; fire-resistive construction; interior finishes; means of egress; accessibility; energy efficiency; roof assemblies; structural provisions; special inspections and tests; soils and foundations; building materials and systems; and more.
- A complete, user-friendly guide to code-compliant projects
- Highlights all the significant changes in the 2018 IBC
- Uses clear language and Frank Ching's distinctive illustrations to demystify the 2018 International Build Code (IBC) text
- Provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of IBC development, interpretation, and application
Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code gives students and professionals in architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering a user-friendly, easy-to-use guide to the fundamentals of the 2018 IBC.
About the Author
FRANCIS D. K. CHING is a leading global authority on architectural drawing, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. His numerous bestselling works have been translated into 20 languages, and are widely regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation.
STEVEN R WINKEL, FAIA, PE CASp has over 45 years of experience as an architect, engineer, landscape architect, and California Certified Access Specialist. Steve manages the San Francisco Bay Area office of The Preview Group, Inc., and is currently serving his fourth term as the Architect member of the California Building Standards Commission. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.
Table of Contents
1 Building Codes 1
2 Navigating the Code 9
3 Use and Occupancy 19
4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on
Use and Occupancy 33
5 Building Heights and Areas 57
6 Types of Construction 99
7 Fire-Resistive Construction 115
8 Interior Finishes 161
9 Fire-Protection Systems 169
10 Means of Egress 197
11 Accessibility 259
12 Interior Environment 287
13 Energy Efficiency 301
14 Exterior Walls 303
15 Roof Assemblies 321
16 Structural Provisions 345
17 Special Inspections and Tests 367
18 Soils and Foundations 377
19 Building Materials and Systems 389
20 Existing Structures 447