The Codes Guidebook for Interiors. 7th Edition

  • ID: 4290532
  • Book
  • 576 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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THE INTERIOR CODES AND STANDARDS REFERENCE OF CHOICE FOR DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS UPDATED FOR THE 2O15 CODE

Designers, architects, and facility managers must remain up–to–date on the ever–evolving codes and standards that keep communities safe. With over 80,000 copies sold, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors continues to provide comprehensive explanations of the major codes and standards applicable to commercial and residential interior projects. The easily navigable format gives new perspective to how these often confusing concepts and requirements are integrated into real world practice, helping designers incorporate the relevant standards into their projects. Updated with the most recent changes and insights to the codes and standards of the ICC, NFPA, ANSI, ADA, and other standards, the Seventh Edition provides unparalleled and integrated guidance on building safety, accessibility, sustainability, energy efficiency, and more.

Updates to the Seventh Edition include:

  • Coverage of the 2015 ICC codes, including the International Building Code, and new material on the ICC International Green Construction Code as well as the NFPA′s 2015 Life Safety Code
  • Current information on the newest changes to the ADA Standards and ICC/ANSI accessibility requirements, with a new accessibility chapter
  • Expanded information on a variety of building and project types, including information on single family homes, historical and existing structures
  • A companion website with flashcards, interactive checklists, instructor′s manual, and lecture slides

Current, practical, and relevant to nearly any interior project, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors provides invaluable insight and reference for both student and professional interior designers.

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INSET INDEX xiii

PREFACE xv

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xix

INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK xxi

CHAPTER 1: ABOUT THE CODES 1

A Brief History 2

Code Publications 3

Federal Regulations 21

Standards Organizations 24

State and Local Codes 33

Research and Documentation 34

CHAPTER 2: ACCESSIBILITY 36

Comparing the Codes 37

Accessibility Guidelines 38

Level of Accessibility 47

Enforcement and Responsibility 52

Research and Documentation 54

CHAPTER 3: OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATIONS AND LOADS 55

Understanding Occupancy Classifications 56

Comparing the Codes 58

Description of Occupancies 60

New versus Existing Occupancies 80

More Than One Occupancy Type 82

Accessibility Requirements 90

Determining Occupant Loads 94

Using the Occupant Load 106

Research and Documentation 106

CHAPTER 4: CONSTRUCTION TYPES AND BUILDING SIZES 108

Understanding Construction Types 108

Comparing the Codes 112

Combustible versus Noncombustible 113

Determining Construction Types 115

Sustainability Considerations 122

Understanding Building Height and Area 124

Height and Area Limitations 125

CHAPTER 5: MEANS OF EGRESS 133

Comparing the Codes 134

Means of Egress Components 136

Exit Accesses 141

Exits 160

Areas of Refuge 168

Exit Discharges 170

Means of Egress Capacity 172

Arrangement of Exits 186

Signage 196

Emergency Lighting and Communication 200

Research and Documentation 201

CHAPTER 6: FIRE AND SMOKE RESISTANT ASSEMBLIES 203

Comparing the Codes 205

Compartmentation in a Building 207

Fire Walls 208

Fire Barriers, Horizontal Assemblies, and Fire Partitions 210

Smoke Barriers and Smoke Partitions 226

Sound Attenuation Partitions 230

Opening Protectives 232

Through–Penetration Protectives 244

Test Ratings 249

Using Rated Materials and Assemblies 252

Sustainability Considerations 255

Research and Documentation 256

CHAPTER 7: FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS 257

Comparing the Codes 258

Detection Systems 261

Alarm Systems 265

Extinguishing Systems 270

Sustainability Considerations 285

Research and Documentation 285

CHAPTER 8: PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS 287

Comparing Plumbing Codes 288

Number of Plumbing Fixtures 289

Plumbing Fixture Requirements 298

Toilet and Bathing Facilities 309

Plumbing Sustainability Considerations 323

Comparing Mechanical Codes 326

Mechanical Requirements 328

Mechanical Sustainability Considerations 335

Research and Documentation 336

CHAPTER 9: ELECTRICAL AND COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS 338

Comparing Electrical Codes 339

Electrical Components and Devices 342

Grounding and Circuit Interrupters 355

Light Fixtures 359

Required Electrical Systems 363

Electrical Sustainability Considerations 366

Comparing Communication Codes 371

Communication Components and Devices 372

Types of Communication Systems 379

Communication Sustainability Considerations 386

Research and Documentation 387

CHAPTER 10: FINISH AND FURNITURE SELECTION 389

Types of Finishes and Furnishings 390

Comparing the Codes 392

Standards and Testing 394

Determining Finish Classifications 419

Obtaining Test Results 424

Accessibility Requirements 430

Other Code Restrictions 436

Sustainability Considerations 439

Research and Documentation 446

CHAPTER 11: CODE OFFICIALS AND THE CODE PROCESS 447

Authority Having Jurisdiction 447

Code Review and Enforcement 451

The Code Process 454

Documentation and Liability 466

Present and Future 475

APPENDIX A: SUSTAINABILITY 477

Green Rating Systems 479

Sustainable Standards and Certification Programs 484

Life Cycle Assessment 487

Environmental Product Declarations 489

Additional Tools 490

APPENDIX B: EXISTING AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS 493

Existing Buildings 495

Historic Buildings 499

Sustainability Considerations 501

APPENDIX C: FAMILY RESIDENCES 503

Construction Types and Building Size 504

Means of Egress 504

Fire and Smoke Resistance 506

Fire Protection 506

Plumbing 508

Mechanical 508

Electrical and Communication 509

Finishes and Furniture 511

Accessibility Considerations 512

Sustainability Considerations 512

GLOSSARY 515

INDEX 539

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KATHERINE E. KENNON, AIA, is a licensed architect with nearly thirty years′ experience in design for commercial, healthcare, and residential projects. As an adjunct instructor, she has taught courses on design, codes, accessibility, and interior/architectural history at various design programs in Tennessee where she lives. She has also presented seminars on codes and accessibility for design professionals at conferences and organizational meetings throughout the United States.

SHARON K. HARMON has more than twenty–five years′ experience in interior design and project management. She is owner and founder of Life Design for Health, which combines her experience with interior design with her strong interest in natural health.

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