Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2012 International Building Code, Fourth Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2012-07-10
  • Publisher: Wiley
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This unique reference to the 2012 International Building Code marries the graphic skills of bestselling author Frank Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA. It pulls out the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations.

Author Biography

FRANCIS D.K. CHING is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington. He is world-renowned for his 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.

STEVEN R. WINKEL, FAIA, PE, a nationally recognized building codes expert, is an architect and civil engineer with the San Francisco office of The Preview Group, Inc. He is the coauthor of Building Codes Illustrated for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities, and Residential Building Codes Illustrated.

Table of Contents

Building Codes
History and Precedents
Model Codes
Federal and National Codes
State and Local Codes
Other Codes and Standards
Legal Basis for Codes
The Future for Code Development
Navigating the Code
Intent and Interpretation
Using the Code
Code Components
Code Analysis
Use and Occupancy
Occupancy Classification
Occupancy Groups
Special Uses and Occupancies
Special Uses and Occupancies
Covered and Open Mall Buildings
High-Rise Buildings
Motor-Vehicle-Related Occupancies
Live-Work Units
Health Care Clinics
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Building Heights and Areas
Building Height and Area Limitations
Height Modifications and Mezzanines
Area Modifications
Unlimited-Area Buildings
Mixed Use and Occupancy
Special Provisions
Types of Construction
Types of Construction
Construction Classification
Passive Fire Protection
Types I and II Construction
Type III Construction
Type IV Construction
Type V Construction
Fire-Resistive Construction
Fire-Resistive Construction
Fire-Resistance Ratings
Fire-Resistance of Structural Members
Exterior Walls
Fire Walls
Fire Barriers
Fire Partitions
Smoke Barriers and Horizontal Assemblies
Fire Resistance of Interior Walls
Vertical Openings
Shaft Enclosures
Penetrations and Joint Systems
Opening Protectives
Ducts and Air Transfer Openings
Concealed Spaces
Plaster and Thermal- And Sound-Insulating Materials
Prescriptive Fire-Resistances
Calculated Fire-Resistances
Interior Finishes
Wall and Ceiling Finishes
Interior Floor Finishes
Decorations and Trim
Acoustical Ceiling Systems
Fire-Protection Systems
Fire-Protection Systems
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Standpipe Systems
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems
Smoke-Control Systems
Means of Egress
Means of Egress
Egress Components
General Egress Requirements
Exit-Access Design Requirements
Exit Design Requirements
Exit Discharge
Exit Discharge Design Requirements
Assembly Egress
Aisle Accessways
Emergency Escape
Designing for Accessibility
Americans with Disabilities Act
Scoping Requirements
Accessible Routes
Accessible Entrances
Parking and Passenger Loading Facilities
Dwelling Units and Sleeping Units
Special Occupancies
Other Features and Facilities
Accessibility for Existing Buildings
Historic Buildings
Supplementary Accessibility Requirements
Interior Environment
Interior Environment
Yards or Courts
Sound Transmission
Interior Space Dimensions
Access and Materials
Energy Efficiency
Energy-Efficient Design
Energy Code Concepts
Design Conditions
Design Analysis
Residential Energy Efficiency
Simulated Performance Alternative
Commercial Energy Efficiency
Exterior Walls
Exterior Wall Envelope
Performance Requirements
Wall Materials
Installation of Wall Coverings
Combustible Materials on the Exterior Side of Exterior Walls
Metal Composite Materials
High-Pressure Laminate Systems
Roof Assemblies
General Requirements
Requirements for Roof Coverings
Asphalt Shingles
Clay and Concrete Tile
Metal Roof Panels
Metal Roof Shingles
Roll Roofing and Slate Shingles
Wood Shingles
Wood Shakes
Built-Up Roofs
Single-Ply Roofing
Sprayed and Liquid Roofing
Roof Gardens and Landscaped Roofs
Rooftop Structures
Structural Provisions
Structural Design
Special Inspections and Tests
Special Inspections: Steel
Special Inspections: Concrete
Special Inspections: Masonry
Special Inspections
Soils and Foundations
Soils and Foundations
Damp-Proofing and Waterproofing
Load-Bearing Values of Soils
Footings and Foundations
Deep Foundations
Building Materials and Systems
Structural Materials
Glass and Glazing
Gypsum Board and Plaster
Building Systems
Elevators and Conveying Systems
Existing Structures
Additions, Alterations or Repairs
Fire Escapes
Change of Occupancy
Accessibility for Existing Buildings
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