Guide to Residential Construction - Volume 2 - Interiors
Ultimate Visual Quick Reference Guide for Busy
Construction Professionals who Need Quick Accurate
JLC Field Guide: Volume
2, Interiors: Over 300 detailed technical drawings,
illustrations and tables giving key dimensions and critical details
from accessible kitchens to zoned heating systems.
This new version of JLC Field Guide has the
field-proven principles, methods and materials on all facets of
interior construction and remodeling. Spiral bound.
Over the last 20 years, The Journal of
Light Construction has amassed a wealth of first-hand,
practical building knowledge from professionals who have dedicated
themselves to custom residential projects. In this two-volume field
guide, we have distilled this valuable knowledge into a single
reference - selecting the critical data, fundamental principles, and
rules of thumb that apply to strategic phases of residential building
and remodeling. Here, in Volume 2, we have addressed the key aspects
of house mechanicals and interior finishes. In
Volume 1, we tackled building a
sound structure and a durable exterior.
Our intention is not to set building standards,
but to provide the house building trades with a compilation of
practical details and proven methods that work for the many builders,
remodelers, subcontractors, engineers, and architects who are
committed to producing top-quality, custom homes. The recommendations
we have compiled in these volumes usually exceed the building code.
Code compliance is essential to building a safe home - one that won't
collapse or create unsafe living conditions for the occupants.
However, we are striving to reach beyond this minimum standard by
offering a record of best practice for residential construction:
details and methods used not only to produce a safe building, but to
create a long-lasting, fine-quality home.
While it is not our first focus, we have made
every effort to uphold the building codes. The prescriptive
recommendations in this book are generally consistent with the
2003 International Residential Code,
the 2003 International Plumbing Code,
the 2004 Supplement to the International Energy Conservation Code, and
the 2002 National Electric Code.
Although these standards reflect the major U.S. model codes (CABO,
BOCA, ICBO, and SBCCI), regional conditions have forced some
municipalities to adopt more stringent requirements. Before taking the
information in this volume as gospel, consult your local code
As comprehensive as we have tried to make this
resource, it will be imperfect. Certainly we have strived to limit any
error. However, many variables, not just codes, affect local building
and remodeling practices. Climate variability, material availability,
land-use regulations, and native building traditions all impact how
houses are built in each city, town, county, and region. To account
for every variation would require a database of understanding far
greater than the scope of this book. Instead, we focus here on some
principles of physics, design, and craftsmanship that won't change by
region or style. It is our hope that these principles, used alongside
the building code, will guide professionals towards a greater
understanding of best practice.
- Acknowledgements. . . . . . . . . . . . ..
- Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . .v.
- Navigating JLC's Field Guide. . . . .. VII.
- Chapter 5: Electrical. . . . . . . . . . .
- Chapter 6: Plumbing. . . . . . . . . . . ..
- Chapter 7: HVAC and Energy. . . . . 121
- Chapter 8: Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . .
- Other JLC Field Guide
editions. . .
- Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . 315
350 pages, 7 x 5in.