The Codes Guidebook for Interiors

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9780470592090: The Codes Guidebook for Interiors

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fifth 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. The book uses an easy-to-navigate format that is geared towards the code process as a whole, to take readers step-by-step through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process. Dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced set of illustrations, show how codes apply to real-world projects.

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Uses a clear, accessible approach to unravel codes, enabling interior design professionals to understand the code information they need to know and incorporate into their plans. This book does not rely on the data in the codes but interprets the codes themselves and explains when they apply. Includes numerous sample tables, charts and illustrations to facilitate understanding.

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The acclaimed guide to essential codes and standards—now fully updated and expanded!

The only guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors, this award-winning resource provides jargon-free 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 you to quickly find specific code topics and their relevance at each stage in the design process. In this new edition, you'll find important code information on everything from occupancy classifications and fire protection systems to plumbing and electircal requirements and finish/furniture selection. Dozens of examples and an enhanced set of illustrations, including sample floor plans, show clearly how codes apply to actual interior projects.

Revised, updated, and expanded to account for the many recent code changes, the Fifth Edition of this hailed resource provides:

  • Updated material that covers the 2009 ICC codes, including the International Building Code and new material on the ICC International Green Construction Code, as well as NFPA's 2009 Life Safety Code

  • Current information on the newest changes to the ADA Standards, 2010 ADA Standards, and the ICC/ASI accessibility requirements in relation to the codes and standards with an updated accessibility appendix

  • New code requirements, standards, terminology, and new federal regulations; expands coverage of sustainability as it relates to codes and standards throughout the text and in a new appendix

  • A detailed look at a variety of building and project types—both large and small—as well as information on single-family homes, and historical and existing buildings

  • A thorough review for interior designers and architects taking the NCIDQ and ARE exams

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fifth Edition is an essential reference for architects, interior designers, and engineers, as well as facilities managers, construction managers, and developers.

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