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2015 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook

Author: Douglas W Thornburg; John R Henry
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill Education LLC., ©2015. ©2015
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Thornburg, Douglas W.
2015 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
(OCoLC)918792300
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas W Thornburg; John R Henry
ISBN: 9781259586132 1259586138
OCLC Number: 930258703
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 992 pages) : illustrations, figures, tables
Contents: A. About the International Code Council --
B. About the Authors --
C. Online Bonus Resources --
D. Foreword --
E. Preface --
F. Acknowledgments --
1. SCOPE AND ADMINISTRATION --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
General --
Applicability --
Department of Building Safety --
Duties and Powers of Building Official --
Permits --
Submittal Documents --
Temporary Structures and Uses --
Fees --
Inspections --
Certificate of Occupancy --
Service Utilities --
Board of Appeals --
Violations --
Stop Work Order --
Unsafe Structures and Equipment --
KEY POINTS --
2. DEFINITIONS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
General --
Definitions --
KEY POINTS --
3. USE AND OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Classification --
Assembly Group A --
Business Group B --
Educational Group E --
Factory Group F --
High-Hazard Group H --
Institutional Group I --
Mercantile Group M --
Residential Group R --
Storage Group S --
Utility and Miscellaneous Group U --
KEY POINTS --
4. SPECIAL DETAILED REQUIREMENTS BASED ON USE AND OCCUPANCY --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Covered Mall and Open Mall Buildings --
High-Rise Buildings --
Atriums --
Underground Buildings --
Motor-Vehicle-Related Occupancies --
Group I-2 --
Group I-3 --
Motion-Picture Projection Rooms --
Stages, Platforms, and Technical Production Areas --
Special Amusement Buildings --
Aircraft-Related Occupancies --
Combustible Storage --
Hazardous Materials --
Groups H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, and H-5 --
Application of Flammable Finishes --
Drying Rooms --
Organic Coatings --
Live/Work Units --
Groups I-1, R-1, R-2, R-3, and R-4 --
Ambulatory Care Facilities --
Storm Shelters --
Children's Play Structures --
KEY POINTS --
5. GENERAL BUILDING HEIGHTS AND AREAS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
General --
General Building Height and Area Limitations --
Building Height and Number of Stories --
Mezzanines and Equipment Platforms --
Building Area --
Unlimited-Area Buildings --
Mixed Use and Occupancy --
Incidental Uses --
Special Provisions --
KEY POINTS --
6. TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Construction Classification --
Combustible Material in Type I and II Construction --
KEY POINTS --
7. FIRE AND SMOKE PROTECTION FEATURES --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Fire-Resistance Ratings and Fire Tests --
Fire-Resistance Rating of Structural Members --
Exterior Walls --
Fire Walls --
Fire Barriers --
Fire Partitions --
Smoke Barriers --
Smoke Partitions --
Floor and Roof Assemblies --
Vertical Openings --
Shaft Enclosures --
Penetrations --
Joint Systems --
Opening Protectives --
Ducts and Air Transfer Openings --
Concealed Spaces --
Fire-Resistance Requirements for Plaster --
Thermal- and Sound-Insulating Materials --
Prescriptive Fire Resistance --
Calculated Fire Resistance --
KEY POINTS --
8. INTERIOR FINISHES --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
General --
Wall and Ceiling Finishes --
Interior Floor Finish --
Combustible Materials in Types I and II Construction --
KEY POINTS --
9. FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
General --
Automatic Sprinkler Systems --
Alternative Automatic Fire-Extinguishing Systems --
Standpipe Systems --
Fire Alarm and Detection Systems --
Smoke-Control Systems --
Smoke and Heat Removal --
Fire Command Center --
Emergency Responder Safety Features --
KEY POINTS --
10. MEANS OF EGRESS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Administration --
Definitions --
General Means of Egress --
Occupant Load --
Means of Egress Sizing --
Number of Exits and Exit Access Doorways --
Exit and Exit Access Doorway Configuration --
Means of Egress Illumination --
Accessible Means of Egress --
Doors, Gates, and Turnstiles --
Stairways --
Ramps --
Exit Signs --
Handrails --
Guards --
Exit Access --
Exit Access Travel Distance --
Aisles --
Exit Access Stairways and Ramps --
Corridors --
Egress Balconies --
Exits --
Interior Exit Stairways and Ramps --
Exit Passageways --
Luminous Egress Path Markings --
Horizontal Exits --
Exterior Exit Stairways and Ramps --
Exit Discharge --
Assembly --
Emergency Escape and Rescue --
KEY POINTS. 11. ACCESSIBILITY --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
General --
Definitions --
Scoping Requirements --
Accessible Route --
Accessible Entrances --
Parking and Passenger Loading Facilities --
Dwelling Units and Sleeping Units --
Special Occupancies --
Other Features and Facilities --
Recreational Facilities --
Signage --
KEY POINTS --
12. INTERIOR ENVIRONMENT --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Ventilation --
Temperature Control --
Lighting --
Yards or Courts --
Sound Transmission --
Interior Space Dimensions --
Access to Unoccupied Spaces --
Toilet and Bathroom Requirements --
KEY POINTS --
13. ENERGY EFFICIENCY --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
14. EXTERIOR WALLS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Definitions --
Performance Requirements --
Materials --
Installation of Wall Coverings --
Combustible Materials on the Exterior Side of Exterior Walls --
Metal Composite Materials --
Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) --
KEY POINTS --
15. ROOF ASSEMBLIES AND ROOFTOP STRUCTURES --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Definitions --
Performance Requirements --
Fire Classification --
Materials --
Rooftop Structures --
KEY POINTS --
A. INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURAL PROVISIONS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Structural Design (Chapter 16): Nonseismic --
Structural Design (Chapter 16): Seismic --
Structural Design (Chapter 16): Load Combinations --
16. STRUCTURAL DESIGN --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Introduction --
General --
Definitions and Notations --
Construction Documents --
General Design Requirements --
Load Combinations --
Dead Loads --
Live Loads --
Snow Loads --
Wind Loads --
Soil Lateral Loads --
Rain Loads --
Flood Loads --
Earthquake Loads --
Atmospheric Ice Loads --
Structural Integrity --
KEY POINTS --
Example 16-1 Design Axial Force, Shear Force, and Bending Moment for Shear Wall Due to Lateral and Gravity Loads (Strength Design) --
Example 16-2 Design Axial Force, Shear Force, and Bending Moment for Shear Wall Due to Lateral and Gravity Loads (Allowable Stress Design Using Basic Load Combinations) --
Example 16-3 Design Axial Force, Shear Force, and Bending Moment for Shear Wall Due to Lateral and Gravity Loads (Allowable Stress Design Using Alternate Basic Load Combinations) --
Example 16-4 Calculations of Live Load Reduction --
17. SPECIAL INSPECTIONS AND TESTS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Introduction --
General --
Definitions --
Approvals --
Special Inspections and Tests, Contractor Responsibility, and Structural Observations --
Required Special Inspections and Tests --
Design Strengths of Materials --
Alternate Test Procedures --
In Situ Load Tests --
Preconstruction Load Tests --
KEY POINTS --
18. SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Introduction --
General --
Definitions --
Geotechnical Investigations --
Excavation, Grading, and Fill --
Dampproofing and Waterproofing --
Presumptive Load-Bearing Values of Soils --
Foundation Walls, Retaining Walls, and Embedded Posts and Poles --
Foundations --
Shallow Foundations --
Deep Foundations --
KEY POINTS --
19. CONCRETE --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Introduction --
General --
Definitions --
Specifications for Tests and Materials --
Durability Requirements --
Modifications to ACI 318 --
Structural Plain Concrete --
Minimum Slab Provisions --
Shotcrete --
KEY POINTS --
20. ALUMINUM --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Introduction --
Materials --
KEY POINTS --
21. MASONRY --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Introduction --
General --
Definitions and Notations --
Masonry Construction Materials --
Construction --
Quality Assurance --
Seismic Design --
Allowable Stress Design --
Strength Design of Masonry --
Empirical Design of Masonry --
Glass Unit Masonry --
Masonry Fireplaces --
Masonry Heaters --
Masonry Chimneys --
KEY POINTS --
22. STEEL --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Introduction --
General --
Definitions --
Identification and Protection of Steel for Structural Purposes --
Connections --
Structural Steel --
Composite Structural Steel and Concrete Structures --
Steel Joists --
Steel Cable Structures --
Steel Storage Racks --
Cold-Formed Steel --
Cold-Formed Steel Light-Framed Construction --
KEY POINTS. 23. WOOD --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Introduction --
General --
Definitions --
Minimum Standards and Quality --
General Construction Requirements --
General Design Requirements for Lateral-Force-Resisting Systems --
Allowable Stress Design --
Load and Resistance Factor Design --
Conventional Light-Frame Construction --
Wood Frame Construction Manual --
KEY POINTS --
24. GLASS AND GLAZING --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
General Requirements for Glass --
Wind, Snow, Seismic, and Dead Loads on Glass --
Sloped Glazing and Skylights --
Safety Glazing --
Glass in Handrails and Guards --
Glazing in Athletic Facilities --
KEY POINTS --
25. GYPSUM BOARD, GYPSUM PANEL PRODUCTS, AND PLASTER --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Scope --
Definitions --
Gypsum Construction --
Lathing and Furring for Cement Plaster (Stucco) --
Interior Plaster --
Exterior Plaster --
KEY POINTS --
26. PLASTIC --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Foam Plastic Insulation --
Interior Finish and Trim --
Plastic Veneer --
Light-Transmitting Plastics --
Light-Transmitting Plastic Wall Panels --
Light-Transmitting Plastic Glazing --
Light-Transmitting Plastic Roof Panels --
Light-Transmitting Plastic Skylight Glazing --
KEY POINTS --
27. ELECTRICAL --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Emergency and Standby Power Systems --
28. MECHANICAL --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
29. PLUMBING --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Minimum Plumbing Facilities --
KEY POINTS --
30. ELEVATORS AND CONVEYING SYSTEMS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Hoistway Enclosures --
Emergency Operations --
Elevator Lobbies and Hoistway Opening Protection --
Fire Service Access Elevator --
Occupant Evacuation Elevators --
KEY POINTS --
31. SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Membrane Structures --
Pedestrian Walkways and Tunnels --
Marquees --
KEY POINTS --
32. ENCROACHMENTS IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
General --
Encroachments --
33. SAFEGUARDS DURING CONSTRUCTION --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Construction Safeguards --
Demolition --
Site Work --
Protection of Pedestrians --
Protection of Adjoining Property --
Temporary Use of Streets, Alleys, and Public Property --
Fire Extinguishers --
Means of Egress --
Standpipes --
KEY POINTS --
34. RESERVED --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
35. REFERENCED STANDARDS --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
B. APPENDICES --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Appendix A Employee Qualifications --
Appendix B Board of Appeals --
Appendix C Group U Agricultural Buildings --
Appendix D Fire Districts --
Appendix E Supplementary Accessibility Requirements --
Appendix F Rodentproofing --
Appendix G Flood-Resistant Construction --
Appendix H Signs --
Appendix I Patio Covers --
Appendix J Grading --
Appendix K Administrative Provisions --
Appendix L Earthquake Recording Instrumentation --
Appendix M Tsunami-Generated Flood Hazard --
C. METRIC CONVERSION TABLE --
CHAPTER PRELIMINARIES --
Metric Units, System International (SI) --
Soft Metrication --
Hard Metrication.
Responsibility: Douglas W. Thornburg, John R. Henry.

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