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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
- Also covers the Life Safety Code, National Electrical Code, ADA requirements, ANSI and NFPA standards, and others
- Guides you step-by-step through the entire code process
- Packed with summary diagrams, charts, and project checklists
- Includes a glossary of all relevant terms, abbreviations, and acronyms
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.
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.