Building Codes Illustrated A Guide to Understanding the 2021 International Building Code

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Edition: 7th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2021-11-09
Publisher(s): Wiley
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This unique reference to the 2021 International Building Code marries the graphic skills of bestselling author Frank Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA. It pulls out portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations. This Seventh Edition will include three new chapters: Plumbing Fixture Counts, Elevators, and Special Construction, and an extensively expanded chapter on Existing Buildings. 

Author Biography

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

11 Accessibility…287

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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