Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities: A Guide to Understanding the 2006 International Building Code
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 13, 2007 - Architecture - 432 pages
Now more than ever, architects need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This easy-to-use, illustrative guide is part of a new series covering building codes based on the International Building Code for 2006. This book presents the complex code issues inherent to healthcare facility design in a clear, easily understandable format.
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