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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors
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The acclaimed guide to essential codes and standards—now fully updated and expanded!
The only guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors, this award-winning resource provides 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 allows you to quickly find specific code topics and their relevance at each stage in the design process. In this new edition, you'll find important code information on everything from occupancy classifications and fire protection systems to plumbing and electircal requirements and finish/furniture selection. Dozens of examples and an enhanced set of illustrations, including sample floor plans, show clearly how codes apply to actual interior projects.
Revised, updated, and expanded to account for the many recent code changes, the Fifth Edition of this hailed resource provides:
The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fifth Edition is an essential reference for architects, interior designers, and engineers, as well as facilities managers, construction managers, and developers.
Rev. ed. of: The codes guidebook for interiors. 4th ed. c2008.
The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fifth Edition features 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. The book uses an easy-to-navigate format that is geared towards the code process as a whole, to take readers step-by-step through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process. Dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced set of illustrations, show how codes apply to real-world projects.
About the Author
SHARON KOOMEN HARMON, IIDA, is a professional interior designer living in Nashville, Tennessee. She has more than twenty-five years experience in the field of commercial and residential interiors. She also develops continuing education courses for the design community, including monographs for NCIDQ.
KATHERINE E. KENNON, AIA, is a professional architect and a Facility Planner for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She has experience in commercial, healthcare, and residential architectural projects. She also conducts seminars on design, building codes, and accessibility issues for design students and professionals.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How to Use This Book.
Chapter 1. About the Codes.
Chapter 2. Occupancy Classifications and Loads.
Chapter 3. Construction Types and Building Sizes.
Chapter 4. Means of Egress.
Chapter 5. Fire and Smoke Resistant Assemblies.
Chapter 6. Fire Protection Systems.
Chapter 7. Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements.
Chapter 8. Electrical and Communication Requirements.
Chapter 9. Finish and Furniture Selection.
Chapter 10. Code Officials and the Code Process.
Appendix A: Accessibility and the ADA.
Appendix B: Sustainability.
Appendix C: Existing and Historic Buildings.
Appendix D: Family Residences.
Bibliography (By Topic).
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