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Codes Guidebook for Interiorsby Sharon Koomen Harmon
Synopses & Reviews
MAKE SURE YOUR DESIGN MEETS CODE—The only step-by-step guide to understanding and using model building codes, federal regulations, and standards in interior design
Whether you're developing a space plan for a new building, making minor changes to an existing structure, or selecting finishes and furniture, this unique guide can save you valuable hours of research time while dramatically reducing the potential for costly planning oversights. The only single-source guide devoted exclusively to interiors, it clearly explains all major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to the construction, alteration, and maintenance of both commercial and residential interiors. With a clear, straightforward organization, it quickly routes you to the specific information you need on everything from occupancy classifications, plumbing and mechanical requirements, accessibility and means of egress, to fire protection systems, interior finishes and furniture, and much more.
Clear, in-depth explanations of the three major U.S. model codes—the National, Standard, and Uniform Building Codes
Codes Guidebook for Interiors is sure to become a standard tool of the trade for architects and interior designers, as well as facility managers, construction managers, and developers.
Book News Annotation:
Explains all major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to construction, alteration, and maintenance of both commercial and residential interiors. Covers the National, Standard, and Uniform Building Codes, ADA requirements, the National Electrical Code, and ANSI and NFPA standards, and presents a step-by-step guide through the entire code process. Covers occupancy classifications, construction types and building sizes, means of egress, historical buildings, fire and smoke protection, and plumbing and mechanical requirements. Includes a glossary and a cross-referenced index of codes.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-267) and index.
About the Author
SHARON KOOMEN HARMON is an interior designer in Nashville, Tennessee.
Table of Contents
About the Codes.
Occupancy Classifications and Loads.
Construction Types and Building Sizes.
Means of Egress.
Fire and Smoke Protection.
Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements.
Electrical and Communication Requirements.
Finish and Furniture Selection.
Code Officials and the Code Process.
Bibliography by Topic.
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