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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors - 4th Edition
A Comprehensive Guide to Building Codes, Standards and Interior Projects
Companion Study Guide Available Below

By Sharon Koomen Harmon, Katherine E. Kennon

Get The Acclaimed Guide to Essential Codes and Standards - Now Fully Updated to the 2006 International Codes

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors - 4th EditionFew 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, whether you are planning to design a new building or renovate an existing one.

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. You will find important code information on everything from occupancy classifications and fire protection systems to plumbing 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 Fourth Edition of this hailed resource 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.

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

Read An Excerpt From The Codes Guidebook for Interiors (PDF)

About The Authors:

Sharon Koomen Harmon, IIDA, is a professional interior designer located in Nashville, Tennessee. She has more than 20 years experience in the field of commercial and residential interiors. She also develops continuing education courses for the design community, including monographs for NCIDQ.

Katherine E. Kennon, AIA, is a professional architect and a Facilities Planner in the Office of Space & Facilities Planning at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She has experience in commercial, healthcare, and residential architectural projects. She also conducts seminars for design students and professionals on design, building codes, and accessibility issues.

Table of Contents: Read The Table of Contents (PDF)

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.

APPENDIX C. EXISTING AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS.

  • Existing Buildings.
  • Historic Buildings.

APPENDIX D. ABBREVIATIONS.

APPENDIX E. CODE RESOURCES.

  • Codes Organizations.
  • Federal Regulatory Agencies.
  • Standards Organizations.
  • National Organizations.
  • Sustainability Rating Systems.
  • Bibliography (By Topic).

Glossary.

Index. Read The Index (PDF)

Hard-cover, 496 pages
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ISBN: 978-0-470-14941-6

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors - Hard-cover - Wiley - JW-0470149418 - ISBN: 0470149418 - ISBN-13: 9780470149416
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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors - Study GuideBy Sharon Koomen Harmon, Katherine E. Kennon

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INTRODUCTION.

SECTION 1: KEY TERMS BY CHAPTER.

SECTION 2: SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS.

  • Chapter 1. About the Codes.

  • Chapter 2. Occupancy Classifi cations and Loads.

  • Chapter 3. Construction Types and Building Sizes.

  • Chapter 4. Means of Egress.

  • Chapter 5. Fire-Resistant Materials and Assemblies.

  • Chapter 6. Fire-Protection Systems.

  • Chapter 7. Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements.

  • Chapter 8. Electrical and Communication Requirements.

  • Chapter 9. Finish and Furniture Selection.

  • Chapter 10. Code Officials and the Code Process.

SECTION 3: STUDY PROBLEMS.

  • Chapter 1. About the Codes.

  • Chapter 2. Occupancy Classifi cations and Loads.

  • Chapter 3. Construction Types and Building Sizes.

  • Chapter 4. Means of Egress.

  • Chapter 5. Fire-Resistant Materials and Assemblies.

  • Chapter 6. Fire-Protection Systems.

  • Chapter 7. Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements.

  • Chapter 8. Electrical and Communication Requirements.

  • Chapter 9. Finish and Furniture Selection.

  • Chapter 10. Code Officials and the Code Process.

SECTION 4: ANSWERS TO SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS.

SECTION 5: ANSWERS TO STUDY PROBLEMS.

APPENDIX A. CODE TABLES.

APPENDIX B. FULL-SIZE CHECKLISTS.

 

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ISBN: 978-0-470-14940-9

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