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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Study Manual Paperback – Jan 14 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (Jan. 14 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471161349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471161349
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 0.7 x 28 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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Uses a clear, accessible approach to unravel codes, enabling interior design professionals to understand the code information they need to know and incorporate into their plans. This book does not rely on the data in the codes but interprets the codes themselves and explains when they apply. Includes numerous sample tables, charts and illustrations to facilitate understanding.

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An award-winning guide to interior codes and standards—fully updated and expanded

Whether you are planning a new building or making changes to an existing space, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Third Edition will save you hours of research time—and dramatically reduce the potential for costly planning oversights.

The only guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors, this acclaimed resource features jargon-free explanations of all the major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to the construction, alteration, and maintenance of commercial and residential interiors of all sizes. The easy-to-navigate format leads you step-by-step through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process, so you'll quickly find the information you need on everything from occupancy classifications and fire protection systems to plumbing requirements and finish/furniture selection. Dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced set of illustrations, including sample floor plans, show clearly how codes apply to actual interior projects.

Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded to account for the many recent code changes, the Third Edition of this popular text provides:

  • In-depth coverage of the newest ICC codes, including the International Building Code
  • Complete explanations of the NFPA codes and standards, including the Life Safety Code and the new NFPA 5000
  • New information on fire codes, performance codes, electrical and energy codes, and sustainability issues
  • Comparison of ADAAG and ICC/ANSI accessibility requirements in relation to the codes and standards
  • The most current code tables, design examples, diagrams, and project checklists
  • A thorough review for interior designers and architects taking the NCIDQ and ARE exams

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Third Edition is an essential reference for architects, interior designers, and engineers, as well as facilities managers, construction managers, and developers.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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HASH(0xa17c5564) out of 5 stars Informative Feb. 14 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is a simple, straight forward guide to understanding how building codes regulate design. The guidebook builds a chapter by chapter systematic approach to code research and application that can be followed by every practictioner regardless of building locale.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa175e024) out of 5 stars The Codes Guidebook for Interiors- professional peer review Sept. 22 2005
By Anne J. Shaughnessy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I own each of the 3 editions of this book, and have found the information to be a well source of sound, practical advise concerning the application of codes as they relate to interior projects. I am an Interior Designer and I refer to my copy of Codes Guidebook for Interiors regularly for projects I am involved in. This book and the companion study guide are part of the recommended resources for studying and preparing for the NCIDQ examination. I believe this book should be a part of every commercial practitioners library, whether they be an architect or interior designer.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2887a04) out of 5 stars Codes are Fun! Sept. 22 2005
By K. Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Could studying building codes actually be fun? Much to my surprise, when you combine this book with the companion study guide workbook it is. The author presents the information on the codes clearly and in logical order. I am studying for my NCIDQ exam and was really nervous about the "codes questions" until I got this book.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa17a684c) out of 5 stars Excellent reference guide for IBC code March 16 2007
By M. Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am a registered architect, and purchased this book for the purpose of studying for the NCIDQ interior design licensing exam. I had no idea how clearly, simply, and comprehensively it would cover the IBC code (and some others). I'm sure it will be an asset for my NCIDQ preparation, but even more so, I have been able to reference it for my architecture practice.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1ab6c9c) out of 5 stars Good, could be better. March 7 2009
By ogden - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book describes codes in a very easy to understand conversational manner.

It could be better in two ways:

1)Include ADAAG/ANSI 117.1. ANSI 117 is a building code and most jurisdictions follow it, so omitting it from the book is a major oversight.

2)While The Codes Guidebook for Interiors does a good job of bringing together disparate code requirements into a single paragraph summary, it still needs to tell a designer WHERE in the codebook to find the actual language. If I design a door the way the Codes Guidebook says, I cannot tell the inspector,"Well that's the way the Codes Guidebook says to do it"--I have to show him the actual code sections that support my design. Since the Codes Guidebook doesn't tell me which sections to go to, I end up doing just as much work, if not more, because I have to pour over the model code to find how the book arrived at the summarized solution. Specific sources need to be cited frequently.