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Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2000 International Building Codeby Francis D. K. Ching
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Get the easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2006 International Building Code®.
As the building industry moves toward a single set of construction codes that have no regional limitations, architects, builders, engineers, and interior designers need an interpretive guide to help them better understand how the code affects their practices. The seond edition of Building Codes Illustratedfills this need by interpreting the updated 2006 International Building Code® (IBC) in a visual format that designers both need and understand.
This unique marriage of bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching's illustrative talent and Steven Winkel's code expertise provides an accessible, time-saving companion guide to the latest code. The visual presentation of information extracts the core portions of the building code that are most relevant for professionals and hones building codes down to the essentials. Organized to correspond with related subject matter in the IBC, Building Codes Illustratedenables architects, engineers, and other design professionals to quickly find clarifying information on the nonstructural provision of the IBC. You'll gain a clear and complete understanding of those sections at a glance through enlightening computer-rendered illustrations and succinct yet thorough interpretations.
There's no excuse for not being up to code. Avoid costly mistakes with the invaluable help of Building Codes Illustrated, Second Edition.
Content from this book is available as an online continuing professional education course at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#int_building_code. WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.
From bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching and building codes expert Steven Winkel . . .
Building Codes Illustrated combines highly illustrative explanations with expert guidance to provide an accessible, timesaving companion guide to the new International Building Code® (IBC). Understanding the criteria for code development and the reasons for code provisions is essential to unlocking this unified code, and no better team than Ching and Winkel can demystify the complex, layered sections of the IBC with more direct, insightful interpretations.
Organized to correspond with related subject matter in the IBC, Building Codes Illustrated enables architects, engineers, and other design professionals to quickly find clarifying information on the nonstructural provisions of the IBC and gain a clear and complete understanding of those sections at a glance through enlightening computer-rendered illustrations and succinct, thorough interpretations.
Experienced practitioners can no longer rely on memory or old habits when picking construction types or assemblies based on prior practice, and emerging professionals must have a strong understanding of the new Code to avoid costly mistakesboth need Building Codes Illustrated.
Get this practical, illustrated guide to the International Building Code.
With the publication of the new International Building Code, the building industry is moving toward a single universal set of construction codes, rather than the three regional codes previously in use. Now more than ever, architects need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This unique reference blends the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel. They closely examine the portions of the building code most relevant to the architect and provide a simple and practical interpretation using both words and illustrations. All of the changes in the code are explained in simple, user-friendly language so you'll get up to speed quickly and easily. Order your copy today.
About the Author
FRANCIS D.K. CHINGis a registered architect and a professor at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including A Global History of Architecture; Architectural Graphics; Building Construction Illustrated; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; and Design Drawing (all published by Wiley).
STEVEN R WINKEL, FAIA, an expert in building codes and regulations, is an architect managing the San Francisco office of The Preview Group. Winkel is the architect member of the California Building Standards Commission, a past national board member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), and past president of the AIA California Council.
The INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL (ICC),a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties, and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the ICC. The ICC mission is to provide the highest quality codes, standards, products, and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.
Table of Contents
1. Building Codes.
2. Navigating the Code.
3. Use and Occupancy.
4. Special Uses and Occupancies.
5. Building Heights and Areas.
6. Types of Construction.
7. Fire-Resistive Construction.
8. Interior Finishes.
9. Fire-Protection Systems.
10. Means of Egress.
12. Interior Environment.
13. Energy Efficiency.
14. Exterior Walls.
15. Roof Assemblies.
16. Structural Provisions.
17. Building Materials and Systems.
18. Existing Structures.
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