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Study Guide for The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-80941-9
144 pages
September 2014
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Gain a reflexive knowledge of interior codes with this comprehensive study guide

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is the industry's reference of choice, with complete coverage of all codes and standards that apply to interiors. This Study Guide provides a thorough review of The Codes Guidebook, complete with practice questions, code tables, and checklists, helping designers and architects prepare for the NCIDQ and ARE exams. Designed as a companion to The Codes Guidebook 6th Edition, this guide covers the latest requirements, standards, terminology, and federal regulations, including the 2012 ICC, changes to the ADA standards, and ICC/ASI requirements—as well as expanded information on green construction. Readers get the opportunity to test their understanding of interior codes and think more deeply about real-world applications.

It's essential that designers and architects have an up-to-date working knowledge of the various codes involved with building interiors, whether during renovation or new construction. This Study Guide helps increase retention and recall of the information presented in The Codes Guidebook, by enabling readers to:

  • Learn key terms chapter by chapter
  • Test code knowledge with practice questions and problem scenarios
  • Refer to code tables during the design process
  • Use included checklists to ensure complete compliance

The Codes Guidebook is an essential reference for all interior professionals, and this Study Guide provides a concise review. Useful as exam prep or even just as a self-test, this guide distills the original's exhaustive information into manageable chunks. For the designer, architect, or student, the Study Guide for The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is a must-have resource for complete code comprehension.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION v

SECTION 1 KEY TERMS BY CHAPTER 1

Chapter 1 About the Codes 1

Chapter 2 Occupancy Classifications and Loads 2

Chapter 3 Construction Types and Building Sizes 2

Chapter 4 Means of Egress 2

Chapter 5 Fire and Smoke Resistant Assemblies 3

Chapter 6 Fire Protection Systems 4

Chapter 7 Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements 4

Chapter 8 Electrical and Communication Requirements 5

Chapter 9 Finish and Furniture Selection 6

Chapter 10 Code Officials and the Code Process 7

SECTION 2 SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS 9

Chapter 1 About the Codes 9

Chapter 2 Occupancy Classifications and Loads 11

Chapter 3 Construction Types and Building Sizes 14

Chapter 4 Means of Egress 16

Chapter 5 Fire and Smoke Resistant Assemblies 20

Chapter 6 Fire Protection Systems 23

Chapter 7 Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements 26

Chapter 8 Electrical and Communication Requirements 30

Chapter 9 Finish and Furniture Selection 34

Chapter 10 Code Officials and the Code Process 38

SECTION 3 STUDY PROBLEMS 41

Chapter 1 About the Codes 41

Chapter 2 Occupancy Classifications and Loads 43

Chapter 3 Construction Types and Building Sizes 49

Chapter 4 Means of Egress 51

Chapter 5 Fire and Smoke Resistant Assemblies 58

Chapter 6 Fire Protection Systems 60

Chapter 7 Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements 62

Chapter 8 Electrical and Communication Requirements 65

Chapter 9 Finish and Furniture Selection 67

Chapter 10 Code Officials and the Code Process 72

SECTION 4 ANSWERS TO SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS 73

Chapter 1 About the Codes 73

Chapter 2 Occupancy Classifications and Loads 74

Chapter 3 Construction Types and Building Sizes 76

Chapter 4 Means of Egress 77

Chapter 5 Fire and Smoke Resistant Assemblies 78

Chapter 6 Fire Protection Systems 80

Chapter 7 Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements 81

Chapter 8 Electrical and Communication Requirements 83

Chapter 9 Finish and Furniture Selection 85

Chapter 10 Code Officials and the Code Process 86

SECTION 5 ANSWERS TO STUDY PROBLEMS 89

Chapter 1 About the Codes 89

Chapter 2 Occupancy Classifications and Loads 90

Chapter 3 Construction Types and Building Sizes 95

Chapter 4 Means of Egress 97

Chapter 5 Fire and Smoke Resistant Assemblies 102

Chapter 6 Fire Protection Systems 105

Chapter 7 Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements 106

Chapter 8 Electrical and Communication Requirements 108

Chapter 9 Finish and Furniture Selection 109

Chapter 10 Code Officials and the Code Process 112

APPENDIX A CODE TABLES 113

APPENDIX B FULL-SIZE CHECKLISTS 129

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Author Information

SHARON KOOMEN HARMON has more than twenty-five years’ experience in interior design and project management. Combining this with her strong interest in natural health, she now owns Life Design for Health, which helps people pursue a holistic approach to health and well-being.

KATHERINE E. KENNON, AIA, is a professional architect, educator, and code consultant. She is an adjunct professor at Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film in Nashville, TN. She also conducts continuing education seminars on design, building codes, and accessibility issues for design students and professionals.

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