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Building Codes Illustrated: The Basics

Author/EditorChing, Francis D. K. (Author)
Winkel, Steven R., FAIA, PE (Author)
ISBN: 9781119772514
Pub Date13/10/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages432
Dimensions (mm)272(h) * 213(w) * 20(d)
$49.26
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A visual introduction to the fundamentals of the 2021 International Building Code

In Building Codes Illustrated: The Basics, architectural illustration expert Francis D.K. Ching and California architect and engineer Steven R. Winkel deliver a concise visual introduction to the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) distilled from the industry bestseller Building Codes Illustrated. With clear language and Frank Ching's distinctive illustrations, the book offers readers a sound understanding of the foundations of the IBC.

The authors cover only the most relevant topics, and have designed this book to serve as a companion textbook for students taking introductory courses. Building Codes Illustrated: The Basics is also an essential study resource for the Codes and Regulations section of the Architect Registration Exam developed by NCARB.

This book also provides:



A solid understanding of the fundamentals of the 2021 International Building Code for students without a background in architecture or engineering
Intuitive and memorable study material for people seeking licensure via the Architect Registration Exam
Visually striking and memorable material designed to catch the reader's eye, hold attention, and improve retention

Perfect for undergraduate students in 2- to 4-year courses studying building codes and specifications, Building Codes Illustrated: The Basics is also ideal for early-career professionals in architecture, interior design, construction management, and engineering.

A visual introduction to the fundamentals of the 2021 International Building Code

In Building Codes Illustrated: The Basics, architectural illustration expert Francis D.K. Ching and California architect and engineer Steven R. Winkel deliver a concise visual introduction to the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) distilled from the industry bestseller Building Codes Illustrated. With clear language and Frank Ching's distinctive illustrations, the book offers readers a sound understanding of the foundations of the IBC.

The authors cover only the most relevant topics, and have designed this book to serve as a companion textbook for students taking introductory courses. Building Codes Illustrated: The Basics is also an essential study resource for the Codes and Regulations section of the Architect Registration Exam developed by NCARB.

This book also provides:



A solid understanding of the fundamentals of the 2021 International Building Code for students without a background in architecture or engineering
Intuitive and memorable study material for people seeking licensure via the Architect Registration Exam
Visually striking and memorable material designed to catch the reader's eye, hold attention, and improve retention

Perfect for undergraduate students in 2- to 4-year courses studying building codes and specifications, Building Codes Illustrated: The Basics is also ideal for early-career professionals in architecture, interior design, construction management, and engineering.

FRANCIS D.K. CHING is a leading global authority on architectural illustration. His numerous bestselling works have been translated into 20 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. STEVEN R. WINKEL, FAIA, PE, CASp is a registered architect, civil engineer and landscape architect and is a California Certified Access Specialist. He manages the San Francisco Bay Area office of The Preview Group, Inc.. He was for eighteen years the Architect Member of the California Building Standards Commission and served on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Preface...ix 1 Building Codes...1 2 Navigating the Code...9 3 Occupancy Classification and Use...19 4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Occupancy and Use...33 5 Building Heights and Areas...51 6 Types of Construction...83 7 Fire-Resistive Construction...105 8 Interior Finishes...155 9 Fire-Protection Systems...163 10 Means of Egress...177 11 Accessibility...231 12 Interior Environment...255 13 Energy Efficiency (International Energy Conservation Code)...269 14 Exterior Walls...271 15 Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures...287 16 Structural Provisions...303 17 Special Inspections and Tests...323 18 Soils and Foundations...333 19 Building Materials and Systems...341 20 Plumbing Systems...389 21 Elevators and Conveying Systems...395 22 Special Construction...401 23 Existing Structures (International Existing Building Code)...407 Bibliography...411 Index...413

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