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Codes Guidebook for Interiors

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ISBN-10: 0470149418

ISBN-13: 9780470149416

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Sharon Koomen Harmon, Katherine E. Kennon

List price: $85.00
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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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Book details

List price: $85.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Introduction How to Use This Book
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
About The Codes
A Brief History
Code Publications
Federal Regulations
Standards Organizations
Local Codes
Interior Codes Checklist
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
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
Means Of Egress
Key Terms
Comparing the Codes
Means of Egress Components
Exit Accesses
Areas of Refuge
Exit Discharges
Means of Egress Capacity
Arrangement of Exits
Emergency Lighting and Communication
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
Fire-Protection Systems
Key Terms
Comparing the Codes
Detection Systems
Alarm Systems
Extinguishing Systems
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
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
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
Code Officials And The Code Process
Key Terms
The Authority Having Jurisdiction
Code Enforcement
The Code Process
Documentation and Liability
Future Technology
About The Ada
Places Requiring Accessibility
Original ADAAG
New ADA Guidelines
Level of Compliance
Regulation and Enforcement
Responsibility for Compliance
Family Residences
Construction Types and Building Size
Means of Egress
Fire Resistance
Fire Protection
Electrical and Communication
Finishes and Furniture