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Residential Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2009 International Residential Code

ISBN: 978-0-470-17359-6
352 pages
July 2010
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An easy-to-use illustrated guide to building codes for residential structures

As the construction industry moves to a single set of international building codes, architects and construction professionals need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This newest addition to Wiley’s series of focused guides familiarizes code users with the 2009 International  Residential Code® (IRC) as it applies to residential buildings. The book provides architects, engineers, and other related building professionals with an understanding of how the International Residential Code was developed, and how it is likely to be interpreted when applied to the design and construction of residential buildings.
•    User-friendly visual format that makes finding the information you need quick and easy
•    The book’s organization follows the 2009 International Residential Code itself
•    Nearly 900 illustrations, by architectural illustrator Steven Juroszek in the style of noted illustrator and author Frank Ching, visualize and explain the codes
•    Text written by experienced experts who have been instrumental in gaining acceptance for the new unified building code

This book is an essential companion to the IRC for both emerging practitioners and experienced practitioners needing to understand the new IRC.

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Table of Contents

Preface vi

1 Building Codes 1

2 Navigating the Code, Adminisrative Procedures, Definitions 9

3 Building Planning 25

4 Foundations 107

5 Floors 139

6 Wall Construction 171

7 Wall Covering 255

8 Roof-Ceiling Construction 281

9 Roof Assemblies 305

10 Chimneys and Fireplaces 325

Bibliography 335

Index 336

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Author Information

Steven R Winkel, FAIA, PE, an expert in building codes and regulations, is an architect and civil engineer managing the San Francisco office of The Preview Group, Inc. Winkel is the architect member of the California Building Standards Commission. A past national board member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), he is on the board of directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

David S. Collins, FAIA, has more than thirty years of experience in architecture, code interpretation, building code development, and building code consultation. An architect, Collins founded The Preview Group, Inc., an architectural practice specializing in providing regulatory solutions, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1986. The consultant for AIA's Codes Advocacy Program, Collins is past secretary of the AIA, past president of AIA Ohio, and recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal. He has been assisted by Gregory Nicholls, AIA, a Preview Group partner, in book review and development.

Steven P. Juroszek, AIA, is a professor in the School of Architecture at Montana State University. A registered architect, Juroszek assisted Frank Ching in authoring Design Drawing (Wiley).

Francis D.K. Ching, Series Advisor, is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including A Global History of Architecture; Architectural Graphics; Building Construction Illustrated; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; and Design Drawing, all published by Wiley.

The International Code Council (ICC) is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people by creating better buildings and safer communities. The mission of ICC is to provide the highest quality codes, standards, products, and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment. ICC is the publisher of the family of the International Codes (I-Codes), a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model codes. This unified approach to building codes enhances safety, efficiency, and affordability in the construction of buildings. The Code Council is also dedicated to innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency.

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Press Release

September 08, 2010
Residential Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2009 International Residential Code

Frank Ching discusses his career.

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