A comprehensive code for homebuilding, bringing together all building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical provisions for one- and two-family residences, and establishing minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions.
This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS SOFT COVER uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high. Using foundational principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs to guide the content, this reference guide also establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions. This updated code includes information on common walls separating townhouses, remodeling of an existing basement, ramps that do not serve the required egress door, and carbon monoxide alarms.
How to Design, Build, Inspect & Maintain a Safer Deck
Author: Bruce A. Barker
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Category: House & Home
Make sure your deck is safe for family and friends with BLACK+DECKER Deck Codes and Standards Bruce Barker, one of the country's leading authorities on building codes, has turned his eye toward one of his favorite subjects: building decks. Although it's one of the most popular DIY building projects, just about every deck built in the past decade (by pros as well as homeowners) falls short of current codes. In BLACK+DECKER Deck Codes & Standards Barker zeroes in on the main areas of concern and shows accurately and precisely how to design and build it right. Given that every year in the U.S. more than 120,000 people are injured by deck collapses, and more than 50 die, following Barker's careful and detailed advice is the surest way for a homeowner to protect against disaster. Using the same common-sense approach he used in his bestselling book BLACK+DECKER Codes for Homeowners, Barker isolates the aspects of deck building that are the most frequent sources of trouble and shows--with photos, illustrations, and commentary--exactly how to do it correctly. Barker's new book is not only for DIYers who are building a brand new deck. National deck building codes have changed significantly in the past five years: 4 x 4 posts are no longer allowed for structural purposes that a few years ago were deemed fine and minimum diameter requirements for concrete posts have doubled in many applications, for instance. If your existing deck is more than two or three years old, you'll want this detailed but accessible volume, too.
Gain full access to the most critical updates in the International Residential Code®, including the real-world application of those changes and how they originated — all in a single, easy-to-use resource. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE® 2015 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of significant changes since the 2012 IRC®, offering key insights into its contents and implications. Coverage includes changes made to building, energy, mechanical, fuel gas, plumbing, and electrical provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change with strikethroughs and underlines to show modifications to the existing language. Each change is accompanied by a quick summary, detailed illustrations, and discussion of its significance, which brings the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting. The attention to detail, logical organization, and thorough yet concise coverage found in this resource make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2012 IRC®.
A practical approach to planning residential spaces Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that applies to any residential space, and ensures that the most important factors are weighted heavily in the decision making process. Daily use is a major consideration, and the authors explore the minimum amount of space each room requires to function appropriately while examining the host of additional factors that impact bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. Detailed information about accessibility is included in each chapter, making this book a reliable design reference for "aging in place" and universal design. The new companion website features teaching tools and a variety of learning supplements that help reinforce the material covered. Interior design is a fundamental component of a residential space, and a required skill for architecture and design professionals. This book is a complete reference on all aspects of residential design, and the factors that make a space "work." Design spaces with primary consideration of daily use Account for building systems, accessibility, human factors, and more Get up to date on the latest residential interior building codes Plan interiors for any home, any style, and any budget Designing a residential interior is about more than choosing paint colors and furniture—it's about people, and how they interact and use the space. It's about shaping the space to conform to its function in the best possible way. Residential Interior Design provides clear, comprehensive guidance on getting it right every time.
A Unique Quick-Reference Guide Based on the 2015 International Residential Code
Author: Builder's Book
NEW! 2015 International Residential Code® (IRC) Quick-Card by Builder's Book, Inc.A Unique Quick-Reference Guide Based on the 2015 International Residential CodeIn this unique quick-reference guide, a single, 6-page laminated card, you get most of the new International Residential Code essentials that you need to know, based on the current 2015 IRC. The code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.Featured Sections: Footings Concrete Floor Framing Wall Framing Masonry Walls Roof Framing Interior Dimensions Means of Egress Smoke Alarms HVAC Plumbing Electrical
The DEWALT Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook uses the 2015 International Residential Code to cover the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings, and presents them to users in an easy to navigate and easy to understand format. Sections cover the wide range of residential construction topics that must meet IRC mandates, including building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical installations, with high-dimensional illustrations to help explain code application. This title is a must-have resource for anyone working on a residential construction project. Its comprehensive coverage includes: Administrative standards, Definitions of terms, Building planning, Foundations, Floors, Walls and wall coverings, Roofs and roof coverings, Chimneys and fireplaces, Energy efficiency. Mechanical topics: installation, heating and cooling equipment, exhaust and duct systems, combustion air, boilers, piping, appliances, solar systems, and fuel gas. Plumbing topics: connections, inspections, design considerations and materials, systems, water heaters, supply, and distribution. Electrical topics: inspections, equipment, services, branch circuits, wiring methods, power and lighting, devices and luminaires, appliances, and swimming pools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Interactive Resource Center is an online learningenvironment where instructors and students can access the toolsthey need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcingand assessing their understanding of key concepts for successfulunderstanding of the course. An access card with redemption codefor the online Interactive Resource Center isincluded with all new, print copies or can bepurchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, theaccess code may have been redeemed previously and you may have topurchase a new access code (ISBN: 9781118990179). The online Interactive Resource Center containsresources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Forms and Checklists Downloadable Bibliography Flashcards by chapter for focused learning Get up to speed on the latest codes with the completereference for interiors. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Sixth Edition is thestandards reference of choice for designers and architects, and theonly guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors.With jargon-free explanations of all standards and regulations ofconcern to designers and architects, the book takes readersstep-by-step through the codes relevant to each stage in the designprocess. The updated sixth edition features the latest informationon fire codes, performance codes, building and finish standards,energy codes, and accessibility regulations, plus enhancedillustrations that clearly demonstrate how codes apply in real-lifescenarios. Interior designers, architects, and facility managers need abasic understanding of the various codes involved with buildinginteriors. These codes are updated on a continuous basis, andprofessionals must stay on top of new requirements and upcomingcodes processes. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is acomplete reference, organized by stage for easy navigation, andcomprehensive enough for use as a review for the NCIDQ and AREexams. The sixth edition contains the most recent developments ininterior codes and regulations, including: 2012 ICC codes, including the IBC, and ICC International GreenConstruction Code Coverage of changes to ADA standards and ICC/ASI accessibilityrequirements New standards, terminology, and federal regulations Updated information on sustainability as it relates to codesand regulations Having all applicable codes in a single resource saveshours of research time, and can dramatically reduce the potentialfor costly planning oversights. Whether renovation or newconstruction, small or large, codes apply to every project. TheCodes Guidebook for Interiors provides designers with thecomprehensive information they need to stay up-to-date.
NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. T his inclusive text unites the key elements of residential construction, includes clear, concise, highly illustrated discussions and building plans, and excerpts from the 2015 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings from the International Code Council. Written in simple terms with an emphasis on discipline nomenclature, professionalism, and articulation of content, Carpentry is among the first texts to integrate a full set of building plans with 2015 International Code Council building standards, and the latest carpentry text built around the ideals of modern and sustainable construction methods. Fully conceived, designed, and written to help develop the first generation of carpenters and builders of tomorrow's highly efficient green homes, the book is based on building science and the latest materials and techniques. The mathematics, theory, practice, techniques, and applications of carpentry are interwoven within a larger discussion of sustainability, resource and labor efficiencies, indoor air quality, and environmental impact. The book develops building skills that go beyond technique by explaining purpose, code compliance, structure requirements, and introducing plan reading spatial skills. 0134074289 / 9780134074283 Carpentry Plus MyCarpentryLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0132740648 / 9780132740647 MyCarpentryLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Fundamentals of Carpentry 0137004176 / 9780137004171 Carpentry
The only book of its kind on the market today, COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DETAILING, 4E will give you everything you need to teach effectively - and with ease. You won't have to spend time pulling together pieces of various trade publications and supplementing them with your notes because it's all here, in one comprehensive resource. The fourth edition maintains the winning features of its previous editions; clear explanations and professional, practical examples that walk students through the architectural and structural drawings required in a complete set of commercial plans. It then builds on these successes by increasingly integrating design components into each chapter, replacing free-hand sketches with CAD skeleton drawings, and updating the information to reflect the 2015 International Building Code. The end result: you can spend less time preparing to teach and more time teaching, and your students get a valuable tool for staying current with industry trends and preparing to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.