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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, 2nd Edition [Hardcover]

Sharon Koomen Harmon , Katherine E. Kennon
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Jan. 2 2001 0471381349 978-0471381341 2nd Edition
This award-winning reference offers clear explanations of the relevant sections of codes that affect the design of interiors. The new edition has been extensively revised to cover the new International Building Code, and also provides a more in-depth treatment of ADA requirements.

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The essential up-to-date guide to the codes involved in designing interiors

Whether you are developing a plan for a new project or making minor changes to an existing space, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Second Edition will save you valuable hours of research time while dramatically reducing the potential for costly planning oversights.

The only single-source guide devoted exclusively to interiors, the book clearly explains all major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to the construction, alteration, and maintenance of both commercial and residential interiors of all sizes. Clearly written and organized, it leads you quickly to the information you need on everything from occupancy classifications and plumbing and mechanical requirements to fire protection systems, interior finishes, and furniture. Dozens of examples throughout make it easy to understand how various codes and standards apply to real-world projects.

Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the many code changes that have occurred in the last several years, the Second Edition of this award-winning guide provides:

*Clear, jargon-free explanations of the National, Standard, and Uniform Building Codes

*In-depth coverage of the new International Building Codes, complete with tables

*Explanations of the Life Safety Code, National Electrical Code, ADA requirements, ANSI and NFPA standards, and others

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Second Edition is an indispensable tool of the trade for architects and interior designers as well as facilities managers, construction managers, and developers.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative Feb. 14 2000
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Codes are Fun! Sept. 22 2005
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Codes Guidebook for Interiors- professional peer review Sept. 22 2005
By Anne J. Shaughnessy - Published on
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference guide for IBC code March 16 2007
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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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, could be better. March 7 2009
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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.
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