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Building code basics. Commercial : based on the 2012 International Building Code / International Code Council, Steve Thomas.

Contributor(s): International Code Council.
Series: Building code basics series: Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : Andover : Delmar ; Cengage Learning [distributor], 2013Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xiv, 199 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781133283355 (pbk.) :; 1133283357 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Building laws | Commercial buildings -- Standards | Commercial buildings -- Specifications | Standards, Engineering | Building -- Specifications | Architecture -- Specifications | Construction industry -- Standards | Construction industry -- Specifications
Contents:
Code administration and enforcement: Introduction to building codes ; Legal aspects, permits and inspections -- Building planning: Building use ; Construction types ; building size ; Special uses and consideration -- Fire safety: Fire and smoke protection ; Passive fire protection ; Active fire protection -- Life safety: Getting people out ; Getting people in ; Building safety -- Health safety: Weather protection ; Interior environment -- Structural safety: Structural design ; Materials.
Summary: "When you introduce your students to the International Building Code (IBC), do it with a resource that was designed especially for them -- do it with BUILDING CODE BASICS. Aimed at first-time users of the Code, the book explores its base requirements in a straightforward, easy-to-read format. From technical jargon to the IBC's more complex regulations, it simplifies critical concepts so that students can begin to build a foundation for learning and applying the Code. This valuable guide is based on the 2012 edition of the IBC, making it an up-to-date, step-by-step guide to understanding and applying its provisions."-- www.cengage.com viewed 8/27/12.

Includes index.

Code administration and enforcement: Introduction to building codes ; Legal aspects, permits and inspections -- Building planning: Building use ; Construction types ; building size ; Special uses and consideration -- Fire safety: Fire and smoke protection ; Passive fire protection ; Active fire protection -- Life safety: Getting people out ; Getting people in ; Building safety -- Health safety: Weather protection ; Interior environment -- Structural safety: Structural design ; Materials.

"When you introduce your students to the International Building Code (IBC), do it with a resource that was designed especially for them -- do it with BUILDING CODE BASICS. Aimed at first-time users of the Code, the book explores its base requirements in a straightforward, easy-to-read format. From technical jargon to the IBC's more complex regulations, it simplifies critical concepts so that students can begin to build a foundation for learning and applying the Code. This valuable guide is based on the 2012 edition of the IBC, making it an up-to-date, step-by-step guide to understanding and applying its provisions."-- www.cengage.com viewed 8/27/12.

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