Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities

Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities : A Guide to Understanding the 2006 International Building Code

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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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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 215 x 285 x 25mm | 1,004g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470048476
  • 9780470048474

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An easy-to-use guide to building codes for healthcare facilities

The construction industry is evolving a single set of international building codes. Now, more than ever, architects need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. One in a series of focused guides to building codes from Wiley, this book familiarizes code users with the 2006 International Building Code(R) (IBC) as it applies to healthcare facilities.

Early understanding and incorporation of code-compliant design provisions in a project is essential. This book provides healthcare design professionals--architects, engineers, and other related design professionals--with an understanding of how the International Building Code was developed, and how it is likely to be interpreted when applied to the design and construction of healthcare facilities.

Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities features:

A user-friendly visual format that makes finding the information you need quick and easy Nearly 900 illustrations, by architectural illustrator Steven Juroszek in the style of noted illustrator and author Frank Ching, that help visualize and explain the codes Text written by experienced experts who have been instrumental in gaining acceptance for the new unified building code A guide to navigating the new code plus complete coverage of all key aspects of the IBC

The newly adopted International Building Code is similar but by no means identical to the three model codes that most practitioners have used in the past. Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities is an essential companion to the IBC for emerging practitioners seeking to master the full scope of accepted knowledge in the field, and for experienced practitioners needing to understand the similarities and differences between the familiar model codes and the new IBC.
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Table of contents

Preface. 1 Building Codes. 2 Navigating the Code. 3 Use and Occupancy. 4 Special Uses and Occupancies. 5 Building Heights and Areas. 6 Types of Construction. 7 Fire-Resistive Construction. 8 Interior Finishes. 9 Fire-Protection Systems. 10 Means of Egress. 11 Accessibility. 12 Interior Environment. 13 Energy Efficiency. 14 Exterior Walls. 15 Roof Assemblies. 16 Structural Provisions. 17 Structural Tests and Special Conditions. 18 Soils and Foundations. 19 Building Materials and Systems (IBC Chapters 19-30). 20 Existing Structures (IBC Chapter 34). Bibliography. Index.
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About PE FAIA Steven R. Winkel

Steven R. Winkel, FAIA, an expert in building codes and regulations, is an architect managing the San Francisco office of The Preview Group. Winkel is the Architect member of the California Building Standards Commission. He is also a past national board member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and past president of the AIA California Council. With Frank Ching, Winkel is coauthor of Building Codes Illustrated, Second Edition, a companion volume to this book. David S. Collins, FAIA, has more than thirty years of experience in architecture, code interpretation, building code development, and building code consultation. An architect, Collins founded The Preview Group, an architectural practice specializing in providing regulatory solutions, in Cincinnati in 1986. Collins is the manager of the AIA's Codes Advocacy Program and is past secretary of the AIA, past president of AIA/Ohio, and a recipient of the AIA/Ohio Gold Medal. Steven P. Juroszek, AIA, is an associate professor and serves as undergraduate curriculum coordinator in the School of Architecture at Montana State University. A registered architect, Juroszek assisted Frank Ching in authoring Design Drawing (Wiley). Francis D.K. Ching, Series Advisor, is a registered architect and a professor at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including A Global History of Architecture; Architectural Graphics; Building Construction Illustrated; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; and Design Drawing, all published by Wiley. With Steve Winkel, Ching is coauthor of Building Codes Illustrated, Second Edition. The International Code Council(r) (ICC(r)), a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties, and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the ICC(r). The ICC(r) mission is to provide the highest quality codes, standards, products, and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.
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