Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2009 International Building Code

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An easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2009 edition of the International Building Code

As the U.S. building industry adapts the international standards, architects and other building professionals need a clear, practical guide to the International Building Code. Marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author Frank Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, this invaluable reference provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations of the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect. Highlighting major changes between the new code and previous model building codes, this book will help architects understand how this code change will affect their practice.

  • Provides a visually-oriented guide to the 2009 International Building Code
  • Uses illustrations and concise explanations to hone the building codes down to the fundamentals that most designers need
  • Includes reviews by the International Code Council (ICC) and follows the ICC's 2009 International Building Code
  • Drawings by Frank D.K. Ching (Seattle, WA), Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington, is world-renowned for his numerous architecture and design books, including Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; Building Codes Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley
  • Commentary written by nationally-recognized building codes expert Steven Winkel, 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
  • Winkel is also co-author of Building Codes Illustrated for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities, and Residential Building Codes Illustrated

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The easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2009 International Building Code®

Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition is an accessible and trusted interpretive guide to the 2009 International Building Code® (IBC) for architects, builders, engineers, and interior designers. In a visual format created expressly for design-minded readers, this handy reference helps professionals understand how the code can be applied to a building.

A unique marriage of bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching's illustrative talent and the seasoned code expertise of Steven R Winkel, Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition extracts the core portions of the 2009 IBC that are most relevant for professionals and distills the building codes to the essentials.

While this book's organization corresponds directly with the 2009 IBC, it is not intended to replace your copy of the code. Rather, Building Codes Illustrated, Third Edition will serve as your starting point to simplify and enhance your research so you can be sure your projects begin and remain up to code—and free of costly mistakes.

About the Author:

Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus 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. Winkel is also coauthor of Building Codes Illustrated for Elementary and Secondary Schools and Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities, both from Wiley.

The International Code Council (ICC) is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people by creating better buildings and safer communities. The mission of ICC is to provide the highest quality codes, standards, products, and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment. ICC is the publisher of the family of the International Codes® (I-Codes®), a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model codes. This unified approach to building codes enhances safety, efficiency, and affordability in the construction of buildings. The Code Council is also dedicated to innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency. The Code Council subsidiary, ICC Evaluation Service, issues evaluation reports for innovative products and reports of Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation (SAVE).

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