9781119772408

Building Codes Illustrated A Guide to Understanding the 2021 International Building Code

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  • ISBN13:

    9781119772408

  • ISBN10:

    1119772400

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-11-09
  • Publisher: Wiley

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BUILDING CODES ILLUSTRATED

STAY INFORMED OF THE LATEST UPDATES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE WITH THE LEADING VISUAL REFERENCE

In the newly revised Seventh Edition of Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2021 International Building Code®, architectural drawing expert Francis D.K. Ching and well known architect ­Steven R. Winkel deliver a beautifully illustrated and intuitively written handbook for the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). The authors provide brand new chapters on plumbing fixture counts, elevators, special construction, and existing buildings while updating the remainder of the material to align with recent changes to the IBC.

Easy to navigate and perfect as a quick-reference guide to the IBC, Building Codes Illustrated is a valuable visual resource for emerging professionals.

The book also includes:

  • Thorough introductions to navigating the Code, use and occupancy, special uses and occupancies, and building heights and areas
  • Full explorations of the types of construction, fire resistive construction, interior finishes, fire-protection systems, and means of egress
  • Practical discussions of accessibility, interior environment, exterior walls, roof assemblies, and structural provisions
  • In-depth examinations of special inspections and tests, soils and foundations, building materials and systems, and elevators

Perfect for students of architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering, the latest edition of Building Codes Illustrated is also ideal for professionals in these fields seeking an up-to-date reference on the 2021 International Building Code.

Author Biography

Francis D.K. Ching is a leading global authority on architectural illustration. His numerous bestselling works have been translated into 20 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. 

 Steven R. Winkel FAIA, PE, CASp is a registered architect, civil engineer and landscape architect and is a California Certified Access Specialist. He manages the San Francisco Bay Area office of The Preview Group, Inc.. He was for eighteen years the Architect Member of the California Building Standards Commission and served on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences. 

Table of Contents

Preface…ix

1 Building Codes…1

2 Navigating the Code…11

3 Occupancy Classification and Use…21

4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Occupancy and Use…35

5 Building Heights and Areas…59

6 Types of Construction…113

7 Fire-Resistive Construction…137

8 Interior Finishes…189

9 Fire-Protection Systems…197

10 Means of Egress…225

11 Accessibility…287

12 Interior Environment…317

13 Energy Efficiency (International Energy Conservation Code)…333

14 Exterior Walls…335

15 Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures…355

16 Structural Provisions…381

17 Special Inspections and Tests…403

18 Soils and Foundations…413

19 Building Materials and Systems…425

20 Plumbing Systems…479

21 Elevators and Conveying Systems…485

22 Special Construction…491

23 Existing Buildings (International Existing Building Code)…497

Bibliography…501

Index…503

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