Illustrated 2009 Building Code Handbook (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 7, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 1250 pages
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A Unique Visual Guide to the 2009 International Building Code

Updated to reflect the changes in the International Code Council 2009 International Building Code, this illustrated guide makes it easy to understand and apply complex Code requirements and achieve compliance. Designed to save you time and money, this detailed reference transforms difficult paragraphs into simple lists and converts complicated equations into accessible tables.

Ready-to-use answers and practical case studies help you get construction jobs done right, on time, and up to the requirements of the 2009 Code. The Illustrated 2009 Building Code Handbook is also an invaluable study guide for the design portion of the architectural licensing examination.

Achieve Full Compliance with Every Aspect of the 2009 Code:

  • Scope and Administration
  • Definitions
  • Use and Occupancy Classification
  • Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
  • General Building Heights and Areas
  • Types of Construction
  • Fire and Smoke Protection Features
  • Interior Finishes
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Means of Egress
  • Accessibility
  • Interior Environment
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Exterior Walls
  • Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
  • Structural Design
  • Structural Tests and Special Inspections
  • Soils and Foundations
  • Concrete
  • Aluminum
  • Masonry
  • Steel
  • Wood
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Gypsum Board and Plaster
  • Plastic
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Elevators and Conveying Systems
  • Special Construction
  • Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way
  • Safeguards During Construction
  • Existing Structures
  • Referenced Standards

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About the author (2009)

Terry Patterson is a licensed architect, a professor of architecture at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and the author of several respected books in the field. He has 32 years of professional and teaching experience. He is the author of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Meaning of Materials (Van Nostrand Reinhold), Construction Materials for Architects and Designers (Prentice-Hall), and co-author of Architectural Drawing and Design (Macmillan). He also wrote the Student Workbook and Instructor's Manual for Van Nostrand Reinhold's Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods. He is a professional member of Building Officials & Code Administrators International, Inc. Always thorough in his research, he based this current book not only on his own extensive experience, but also on his detailed study of change proposals and public hearings for the new code, the three model codes on which the new code is based, and on numerous interviews and surveys with other architects and code officials.

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