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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors
Fourth edition
by Sharon Koomen Harmon

Few guidebooks offer such a comprehensive guide to building codes and interior projects as The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fourth edition. Its wealth of information and easy-to-search format saves research time and effort for any architect or designer.

This resource provides 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 quick access to specific code topics and their relevance at each stage in the design process.

Revised, updated, and expanded to account for the many recent code changes, the Fourth edition provides:

  • The latest coverage of the 2006 ICC codes, including the International Building Code
  • Comprehensive explanations of the NFPA codes and standards, including the 2006 Life Safety Code and the 2005 National Electrical Code
  • Introduction to new code concepts based on new and upcoming codes and standards, such as sustainability issues, energy-related issues, and emergency egress
  • Detailed coverage of all related accessibility issues based on the ADA Accessibility
  • Guidelines and the most current ICC/ANSI A117.1 accessibility standard
  • Up-to-date information on working with code officials and documenting projects
  • The newest code tables, design examples, diagrams, and project checklists
  • A thorough review for interior designers and architects taking the NCIDQ and ARE exams

Contents

  1. How to use this book
  2. about the codes
  3. Occupancy classifications and loads
  4. Construction types and building sized
  5. Means of egress
  6. Fire-resistant materials and assemblies
  7. Fire-protection systems
  8. Plumbing and mechanical requirements
  9. Electrical and communication requirements
  10. Finish and furniture selection
  11. Code officials and the code process

Appendices

  • About the ADA
  • Family residences
  • Existing and historic buildings
  • Abbreviations
  • Code resources

Index

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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors
Fourth edition
by Sharon Koomen Harmon

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