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Codes Guidebook for Interiors 3RD Editionby Sharon Koome Harmon
Synopses & Reviews
An award-winning guide to interior codes and standards—fully updated and expanded
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:
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.
The only guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fourth Editionfeatures jargon-free explanations of all the codes and standards of concern to designers and architects, including performance codes, fire codes, building and finish standards, energy codes, and Americans with Disabilities standards. Whether planning a new building or making changes to an existing space, this book saves readers hours of research time and dramatically reduces the potential for costly planning oversights. Updated edition of the essential codes and standards source for designers.
Now available in an updated and expanded third edition, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors incorporates the latest standards for interior projects. The book presents the International Building Code, Life Safety Code, NFPA 5000, ICC/ANSI accessibility standard, and many others in a clear, jargon-free style. In addition, you'll find a thorough referencce for the NCIDQ exam or the interior portion of the ARE.
Whether you're an architect, interior designer, facilities manager, construction manager, or developer, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Third Edition is an indispensable tool of the trade. Order your copy today.
About 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
'1. About the Codes
2. Occupancy Classifications And Loads
3. Construction Types and Building Sizes
4. Means of Egress
5. Fire Resistant Materials and Assemblies
6. Fire Protection Systems
7. Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements
8. Electrical And Communication Requirements
9. Finish and Furniture Selection
10. Code Officials and the Code Process \n
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