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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-93981-9
544 pages
February 2011
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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fifth Edition features jargon-free explanations of all the codes and standards of concern to designers and architects, including performance codes, fire codes, building and finish standards, energy codes, and Americans with Disabilities standards. The book uses an easy-to-navigate format that is geared towards the code process as a whole, to take readers step-by-step through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process. Dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced set of illustrations, show how codes apply to real-world projects.
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Inset Index.



Introduction: How to Use This Book.

Chapter 1. About the Codes.

Chapter 2. Occupancy Classifications and Loads.

Chapter 3. Construction Types and Building Sizes.

Chapter 4. Means of Egress.

Chapter 5. Fire and Smoke Resistant 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.

Appendix A: Accessibility and the ADA.

Appendix B: Sustainability.

Appendix C: Existing and Historic Buildings.

Appendix D: Family Residences.

Bibliography (By Topic).



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SHARON KOOMEN HARMON, IIDA, is a professional interior designer living in Nashville, Tennessee. She has more than twenty-five 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 Facility Planner for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She has experience in commercial, healthcare, and residential architectural projects. She also conducts seminars on design, building codes, and accessibility issues for design students and professionals.

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