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Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2021 International Building Code, 7th Edition
STAY INFORMED OF THE LATEST UPDATES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE WITH THE LEADING VISUAL REFERENCE
In the newly revised Seventh Edition ofBuilding 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 Illustratedis 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 ofBuilding Codes Illustratedis also ideal for professionals in these fields seeking an up-to-date reference on the 2021 International Building Code.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
FRANCIS D.K. CHINGis 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, CASPis 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 the Architect Member of the California Building Standards Commission for eighteen years and served on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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
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
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