The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 2

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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 2

Codes are meant to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Interior designers must have a basic understanding of the various codes that are involved in designing interiors—whether they are working with new spaces or renovating existing ones. Codes and standards with interior provisions include, among others, the new International Building Code, the 3 model building codes (UBC, SBCCI, BOCA), the Life Safety Code, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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ISBN-13: 9780471212270
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: Study Guide
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

SHARON KOOMEN HARMON has more than twenty-five years’ experience in interior design and project management. Combining this with her strong interest in natural health, she now owns Life Design for Health, which helps people pursue a holistic approach to health and well-being.

KATHERINE E. KENNON, AIA, is a professional architect, educator, and code consultant. She is an adjunct professor at Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film in Nashville, TN. She also conducts continuing education seminars on design, building codes, and accessibility issues for design students and professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Use This Book1
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
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
Emergency Lighting172
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
Chapter 6Fire Protection Systems223
Key Terms224
Comparing the Codes225
Detection Systems227
Alarm Systems231
Extinguishing Systems235
Chapter 7Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements251
Plumbing Requirements252
Mechanical Requirements283
Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation291
Chapter 8Electrical and Communication Requirements295
Key Terms296
Electrical Requirements296
Communication Requirements321
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
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
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

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