For the first time, readers can gain a solid, working knowledge of critical building code applications without the text-heavy, complex, and sometimes abstract language that complicates many of the more traditional code related books that are available. BUILDING CODE BASICS: BUILDING, BASED ON THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® is designed to tackle the basics of the IBC®, including its essential requirements and intent, while maintaining an organized, user-friendly, and practical approach. It is one installment of Building Code Basics, a series dedicated to providing high-quality, technically accurate, simplified code books for readers who are unfamiliar with the underlying concepts of the I-Codes. Coverage follows the general purpose of the building code to provide fire, life, and health safety for the occupants of a building. Code references are also included, and when paired with non-technical explanations, they provide added value to the book’s usefulness, making this an ideal tool for anyone in or entering the field of design, construction, or inspection of commercial buildings.
- Clearly illustrates correct code application with full-color diagrams and photographs.
- Clarifies key terminology as it applies to the code with detailed glossary of code and construction terms.
- Facilitates comprehension of code applications with detailed, real-world examples of methods for determining code compliance.