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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.
Table of Contents
1 Building Codes…1
2 Navigating the Code…11
3 Occupancy Classification and Use…21
4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Occupancy and Use…35
5 Building Heights and Areas…59
6 Types of Construction…113
7 Fire-Resistive Construction…137
8 Interior Finishes…189
9 Fire-Protection Systems…197
10 Means of Egress…225
12 Interior Environment…317
13 Energy Efficiency (International Energy Conservation Code)…333
14 Exterior Walls…335
15 Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures…355
16 Structural Provisions…381
17 Special Inspections and Tests…403
18 Soils and Foundations…413
19 Building Materials and Systems…425
20 Plumbing Systems…479
21 Elevators and Conveying Systems…485
22 Special Construction…491
23 Existing Buildings (International Existing Building Code)…497
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