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Building Codes Illustrated. A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code. Edition No. 6

  • Book
  • 480 Pages
  • August 2018
  • Region: Global
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 4517478


Uniquely marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis D.K Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, the new sixth edition of Building Codes Illustrated is a clear, concise, and easy-to-use visual guide to the International Building Code (IBC) for 2018. Fully updated throughout, it highlights all of the changes to the code for quick reference and easy navigation. 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. 

The first two chapters of Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code, Sixth Edition give background and context regarding the develop­ment, organization, and use of the IBC. The following sections cover such information as: use and occupancy; building heights and areas; types of construction; fire-resistive construction; interior finishes; means of egress; accessibility; energy efficiency; roof assemblies; structural provisions; special inspections and tests; soils and foundations; building materials and systems; and more.

  • A complete, user-friendly guide to code-compliant projects
  • Highlights all the significant changes in the 2018 IBC
  • Uses clear language and Frank Ching's distinctive illustrations to demystify the 2018 International Build Code (IBC) text
  • Provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of IBC development, interpretation, and application 

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code gives students and professionals in architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering a user-friendly, easy-to-use guide to the fundamentals of the 2018 IBC.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Building Codes 1

2 Navigating the Code 9

3 Use and Occupancy 19

4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Occupancy and Use 33

5 Building Heights and Areas 57

6 Types of Construction 99

7 Fire-Resistive Construction 115

8 Interior Finishes 161

9 Fire-Protection Systems 169

10 Means of Egress 197

11 Accessibility 259

12 Interior Environment 287

13 Energy Efficiency 301

14 Exterior Walls 303

15 Roof Assemblies 321

16 Structural Provisions 345

17 Special Inspections and Tests 367

18 Soils and Foundations 377

19 Building Materials and Systems 389

20 Existing Structures 447

Bibliography 449

Index 451


Francis D. K. Ching Steven R. Winkel