Architectural Building Codes: A Graphic Reference
All architects must have a solid working knowledge of building codes: noncompliance means cost overruns at best and lawsuits at worst. This resource has been written in the graphic language of design. Areas covered include: codes and standards; special occupancy; building limitations; type of construction; use or occupancy; fire-resistant materials and construction; interior finishes; fire protection systems; means of egress; accessibility; interior environment; exterior wall coverings; roofing; structural loads and inspections; foundations and retaining walls; building materials; plumbing and electricity; elevators; and construction issues. This book should be of interest to architects, designers, builders and building owners.
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CODES STANDARDS AND OTHER
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Accessible Design ADAAG allowable height alterations Americans with Disabilities applicable assembly occupancy barrier removal Building codes require building occupants chapter code change code official codes and standards codes specify combustible concrete construction documents construction regulations design and construction dimensional lumber Disabilities Act doors elevator ensure exit access exterior wall Figure fire resistance fire wall fire-rated floor hazardous occupancy health care occupancies height and area hoistways individuals with disabilities installation International Code Council International Mechanical Code joists located major building codes materials means of egress mechanical codes NFPA occupancy classification openings partitions path of travel piles places of public plumbing codes private entity facilities programs public accommodation public entity readily achievable referenced roof coverings roofing shingles rooms separation smoke smoke detectors soils spaces stairways Standards for Accessible structural structural loads testing thermal insulating three major building tion type of construction UFAS vents wood veneers