The Codes Guidebook for Interiors
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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fifth Edition features jargon-free explanations of all the codes and standards of concern to designers and architects, including performance codes, fire codes, building and finish standards, energy codes, and Americans with Disabilities standards. The book uses an easy-to-navigate format that is geared towards the code process as a whole, to take readers step-by-step through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process. Dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced set of illustrations, show how codes apply to real-world projects.
function properly. There are four common types of labels or UL marks a product can receive. (Other marks are more specific to other industries.) The UL Web site describes them as follows: 1. Listing Mark: The most popular, it indicates that samples of the product have been tested and evaluated and comply with UL requirements. It is found on appliances and equipment including alarm systems and light fixtures. The mark generally includes the UL registered name or symbol, the product name, a control
use the space in the future. For example, if a space will be used for an open office plan now but in the future will be used as a conference room for training, you may need to classify it as an Assembly instead of Business so that the design will address the most stringent code requirements. The ICC codes divide the occupancy classifications similarly to how the legacy codes did in the past. You will find a slight difference in the way that the NFPA codes define the occupancy types. (See
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(IBC) Table 601 Fire-Resistance Rating Requirements for Building Elements (International Building Code 2003. Copyright 2002. Falls Church, Virginia: International Code Council, Inc. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.) 94 ❏ THE CODES GUIDEBOOK FOR INTERIORS In the IBC table in Figure 3.1, the construction types are listed across the top of the table in descending order from the most fire resistive (Type I) to the least fire resistive (Type V). The various structural or building
information contained in the International Building Code (IBC) and the NFPA 220. Neither the ICC nor the NFPA assume responsibility for the accuracy or the completion of this chart.) Comparing the Codes The IBC and the NFPA codes refer to the Type I through Type V. The IBC uses a written description and Table 601 to describe the different construction types. The NFPA 5000 and the LSC define the construction types based on another standard, NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction. A