The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 4

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 4

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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors / Edition 4

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.

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)

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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