Building codes illustrated for healthcare facilities: a guide to understanding the 2006 International Building Code for healthcare facilities
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 26, 2007 - Architecture - 418 pages
Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities is part of a newseries covering building codes issues for specific building types, based on the International Building Code for 2006. 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 presents the complex code issues inherent to healthcare facility design in a clear, easily understandable format.
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