Summary: The only guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fourth 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. 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.
Summary: The only guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fourth 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. 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 08 Cover: Hardback Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Year Published: 2008 International: No
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Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction How to Use This Book. Definitions. Using Codes in the Design Process. Organization of the Book. Available Codes. Prescriptive and Performance. Accessibility Regulations. Sustainability Requirements. Figures in the Book. Getting Started. Minimum Requirements. CHAPTER 1. ABOUT THE CODES. A Brief History. Code Publications. Federal Regulations. Standards Organizations. Local Codes. Interior Codes Checklist. CHAPTER 2. OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATIONS AND LOADS. Key Terms. Understanding Occupancy Classifications. Comparing the Codes. Description of Occupancies. Other Occupancy Considerations. More Than One Occupancy Type. Accessibility Requirements. Determining Occupant Loads. Checklist. CHAPTER 3. CONSTRUCTION TYPES AND BUILDING SIZES. Key Terms. Understanding Construction Types. Comparing the Codes. Combustible versus Noncombustible. Determining Construction Types. Understanding Building Height and Area. Height and Area Limitations. CHAPTER 4. MEANS OF EGRESS. Key Terms. Comparing the Codes. Means of Egress Components. Exit Accesses. Exits. Areas of Refuge. Exit Discharges. Means of Egress Capacity. Arrangement of Exits. Signage. Emergency Lighting and Communication. Checklist. CHAPTER 5. FIRE-RESISTANT MATERIALS AND ASSEMBLIES. Key Terms. Comparing the Codes. Compartmentation in a Building. Fire Walls. Fire Barriers, Horizontal Assemblies, and Fire Partitions. Smoke Barriers and Smoke Partitions. Opening Protectives. Through-Penetration Protectives. Test Ratings. Using Rated Materials and Assemblies. Checklist. CHAPTER 6. FIRE-PROTECTION SYSTEMS. Key Terms. Comparing the Codes. Detection Systems. Alarm Systems. Extinguishing Systems. Checklist. CHAPTER 7. PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS. Key Terms. Comparing Plumbing Codes. Number of Plumbing Fixtures. Plumbing Fixture Requirements. Toilet and Bathing Facilities. Comparing Mechanical Codes. Mechanical Requirements. Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation. Checklist. CHAPTER 8. ELECTRICAL AND COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS. Key Terms. Comparing Electrical Codes. Electrical Components and Devices. Grounding and Circuit Interrupters. Light Fixtures. Required Electrical Systems. Energy Efficiency Requirements. Comparing Communication Codes. Communication Components and Devices. Types of Communication Systems. Checklist. CHAPTER 9. FINISH AND FURNITURE SELECTION. Key Terms. Types of Finishes and Furnishings. Comparing the Codes. Standards and Testing. Determining Finish Classifications. Obtaining Test Results. Accessibility Requirements. Other Restrictions. Checklist. CHAPTER 10. CODE OFFICIALS AND THE CODE PROCESS. Key Terms. The Authority Having Jurisdiction. Code Enforcement. The Code Process. Documentation and Liability. Future Technology. APPENDIX A. ABOUT THE ADA. Places Requiring Accessibility. Original ADAAG. New ADA Guidelines. Level of Compliance. Regulation and Enforcement. Responsibility for Compliance. APPENDIX B. FAMILY RESIDENCES. Construction Types and Building Size. Means of Egress. Fire Resistance. Fire Protection. Plumbing. Mechanical. Electrical and Communication. Finishes and Furniture. Accessibility.
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