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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-14867-9
480 pages
December 2006
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Now available in an updated and expanded third edition, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors incorporates the latest standards for interior projects. The book presents the International Building Code, Life Safety Code, NFPA 5000, ICC/ANSI accessibility standard, and many others in a clear, jargon-free style. In addition, you'll find a thorough referencce for the NCIDQ exam or the interior portion of the ARE.

Whether you're an architect, interior designer, facilities manager, construction manager, or developer, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Third Edition is an indispensable tool of the trade. Order your copy today.

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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.

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.

Occupancy Classifications.

Comparing the Codes.

Description of Occupancies.

Other Occupancy Considerations.

Occupant Loads.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 3: CONSTRUCTION TYPES AND BUILDING SIZES.

Key Terms.

Construction Types.

Building Height and Area.

CHAPTER 4: MEANS OF EGRESS.

Key Terms.

Comparing the Codes.

Types of Means of Egress.

Means of Egress Capacity.

Signage.

Emergency Lighting.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 5: FIRE-RESISTANT MATERIALS AND ASSEMBLIES.

Key Terms.

Comparing the Codes.

Compartmentation in a Building.

Fire Walls.

Fire Barriers 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.

Plumbing Requirements.

Mechanical Requirements.

Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 8: ELECTRICAL AND COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Key Terms.

Electrical Requirements.

Communication Requirements.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 9: FINISH AND FURNITURE SELECTION.

Key Terms.

Types of Finishes and Furnishings.

Comparing the Codes.

Standards and Testing.

Using the Codes.

Obtaining Test Results.

Accessibility Requirements.

Other Restrictions.

Checklist.

CHAPTER 10: CODE OFFICIALS AND THE CODE PROCESS.

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.

Finishes.

Accessibility.

APPENDIX C: EXISTING AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS.

Existing Buildings.

Historical Buildings.

APPENDIX D: ABBREVIATIONS.

APPENDIX E: CODE RESOURCES.

Codes Organizations.

Federal Regulatory Agencies.

Standards Organizations.

National Organizations.

Professional Bookstores.

BIBLIOGRAPHY (BY TOPIC).

GLOSSARY.

INDEX.

Note: A more detailed table of contents can be found on the companion Web site www.wiley.com/harmon.

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SHARON KOOMEN HARMON, IIDA, heads her own interior design firm in Nashville, Tennessee. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the field of commercial interiors. She also develops continuing education courses for the design community, including monographs for NCIDQ.

KATHERINE E. KENNON, AIA, is a professor in the Interior Design department of O'More College of Design in Franklin, Tennessee. She has experience in commercial, healthcare, and residential architectural projects. She also conducts seminars on design, building codes, and accessibility issues.

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  • Adds multiple new examples and sample floor plans covering a wide variety of building types and occupancy classifications as well as an updated checklist at the end of each chapter.
  • In-depth coverage of the newest ICC codes, including the International Building Codes
  • Complete explanations of the NFPA codes and standards, including the Life Safety Code and the new NFPA 5000
  • New information on fire codes, performance codes, electrical and energy codes, and sustainability issues
  • Comparison of ADAAG and ICC/ANSI accessibility requirements in relation to the codes and standards
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•Features the latest codes and standards of concern to interior designers, including performance type codes, fire codes, building and finish standards, energy codes and Americans with Disabilities Act standards

•The most current code tables, design examples, diagrams, and project checklists

•Includes the latest information on working with code officials and documenting projects

•Winner of the 1995 Joel Polsky Prize, the interior design industry's top book award

•A thorough review for interior designers and architects taking the NCIDQ and ARE exams Addresses a variety of building and project types - both large and small - and includes information on single-family homes, historical and existing buildings

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