Building Code Basics Residential 2012 IRC

Author: International Code Council
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133686651
Release Date: 2012-05-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Take away the uncertainty about applying the International Residential Code® (IRC®) with this user-friendly guide from the BUILDING CODE BASICS series. Unlike other books on the market, Building Code Basics Residential uses simplified, non-code language and logical topic organization to make complex code concepts more understandable. It avoids the technical language associated with the IRC® and instead features code references and descriptive illustrations and tables to explain code fundamentals. Chapters progress in the order of construction, from site-work and foundations through to fire- and life-safety and environmental requirements of a finished residence. Also included are requirements for plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, electrical systems, and equipment. Building Code Basics Residents fills the existing gap for technically accurate, highly illustrative residential code resources, making it an ideal resource for both beginning and experienced code users to ensure compliance.

Building Code Basics Residential

Author: Stephen A. Van Note
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 1133283365
Release Date: 2012-05
Genre: Law

This book uses simplified, non-code language and logical topic organization to make complex code concepts more understandable. It avoids the technical language associated with the IRC and instead features code references and descriptive illustrations and tables to explain code fundamentals.

Building Code Basics Energy 2012

Author: International Code Council
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133703198
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

As energy conservation continues to become an increasingly important factor in building construction, BUILDING CODE BASICS: ENERGY is a book that is more relevant and more valuable than ever before. Designed to provide a straightforward, easy-to-read guide to the International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC®), it fills an informational gap that exists between the code itself and the tactical reference information needed to properly apply it in a real-world setting. This book provides solid, working information on critical energy code applications for residential and commercial construction without the text-heavy, complex, and sometimes abstract language that complicates many of the more traditional code-related products. Coverage includes the basics of the IECC®, including essential requirements and reasons for the code provisions. This thorough coverage, combined with the book's organized, user-friendly and practical approach, makes BUILDING CODE BASICS: ENERGY a critical addition to any professional or reference library.

DEWALT Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook

Author: Lynn Underwood
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133130321
Release Date: 2012-03-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The DEWALT® Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook uses the 2012 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, including installation, heating and cooling equipment, exhaust and duct systems, combustion air, boilers, piping, appliances, solar systems, and fuel gas - Plumbing topics, including connections, inspections, design considerations and materials, systems, water heaters, supply, and distribution - Electrical topics, including inspections, equipment, services, branch circuits, wiring methods, power and lighting, devices and luminaires, appliances, and swimming pools

Building Code Basics Green 2012

Author: International Code Council
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133686675
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Green, environmentally-conscious construction is the driving force behind many new construction projects today. Are you prepared? BUILDING CODE BASICS: GREEN will get you there. The book is a practical guide to green and sustainable construction that is centered around the International Green Construction Code® (IgCC®), a comprehensive set of requirements that aims to reduce the negative impact of commercial buildings on the natural environment. Designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in green and sustainable construction, it introduces the mandatory provisions of the IgCC®, while also extending its scope to tackle project electives and jurisdictional requirements, designed to promote the construction of buildings beyond the code's minimum requirements to higher performance thresholds in the areas of material resource efficiency, energy, water conservation, indoor environment, and natural resource conservation. Content includes topics shared by the IgCC® and other green and sustainable standards and rating systems, such as the State of California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen), the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED rating system, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) LEED Canada NC, and Green Globes, administered by the Green Building Initiative (GBI). Comprehensive yet concise, this is an ideal resource for establishing a strong foundational knowledge of green construction practices.

Significant Changes to the International Residential Code 2015 Edition

Author: International Code Council
Publisher: Cengage Learning Trade
ISBN: 9781305254749
Release Date: 2014-07-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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®.

Building Construction Illustrated

Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118740057
Release Date: 2014-04-16
Genre: Architecture

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.

Green Building Illustrated

Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118878613
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Architecture

“Green Building Illustrated is a must-read for students and professionals in the building industry. The combination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessible technical writing make concepts of green building on paper as intuitive as they would be if you toured a space with experts in sustainable building.” —Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council “The authors of Green Building Illustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented by straightforward but compelling illustrations describing green building basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from the definition of green building, to details of high performance design, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is a book with appeal for all architects and designers, because it addresses general principles such as holistic and integrated design, along with practical realities like affordability and energy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathway for reaching Architecture 2030’s carbon emission reduction targets for the built environment.”—Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030 “…a neophyte will have a very good overview of all the factors involved in green building. I see some excellent pedagogy at work!” — Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home Energy Magazine Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topic of sustainable design In the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are substantively green. The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impact materials, and much more. Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsman Francis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcher Ian M. Shapiro Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well as students in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students, professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design and construction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is an informative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.

Advances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies II

Author: Josef Matyáš
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118751084
Release Date: 2013-08-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

These proceedings contains a collection of 24 papers from five 2012 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T’12) symposia. Green Technologies for Materials Manufacturing and Processing III Materials Development for Nuclear Applications and Extreme Environments Materials Issues in Nuclear Waste Management in the 21st Century Energy Conversion – Photovoltaic, Concentrating Solar Power, and Thermoelectric Energy Storage: Materials, Systems and Applications

Design of Wood Structures ASD LRFD

Author: Donald Breyer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071745611
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

THE DEFINITIVE WOOD STRUCTURE DESIGN GUIDE -- FULLY UPDATED Thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest codes and standards, the seventh edition of this comprehensive resource leads you through the complete design of a wood structure following the same sequence of materials and elements used in actual design. Detailed equations, clear illustrations, and practical design examples are featured throughout the text. THIS NEW EDITION: Conforms to the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) Addresses the new 2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS) Contains dual-format Allowable Stress Design/Load and Resistance Factor Design (ASD/LRFD) specifications, equations, and problems Includes ASCE/SEI 7-10 load provisions DESIGN OF WOOD STRUCTURES--ASD/LRFD, SEVENTH EDITION, COVERS: Wood buildings and design criteria Design loads Behavior of structures under loads and forces Properties of wood and lumber grades Structural glued laminated timber Beam design Axial forces and combined loading Wood structural panels Diaphragms Shearwalls Wood connections Nailed connections Bolts, lag bolts, and other connectors Connection details and hardware Diaphragm-to-shearwall anchorage Advanced topics in lateral force design

Principles of Structural Design

Author: Ram S. Gupta
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466552333
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A structural design book with a code-connected focus, Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition introduces the principles and practices of structural design. This book covers the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to accomplish complete structural designs in accordance with the codes. What’s New in This Edition: Reflects all the latest revised codes and standards The text material has been thoroughly reviewed and expanded, including a new chapter on concrete design Suitable for combined design coursework in wood, steel, and concrete Includes all essential material—the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to accomplish complete structural designs according to the codes This book uses the LRFD basis of design for all structures This updated edition has been expanded into 17 chapters and is divided into four parts. The first section of the book explains load and resistance factor design, and explores a unified approach to design. The second section covers wood design and specifically examines wood structures. It highlights sawn lumber, glued laminated timber, and structural composite/veneer lumber. The third section examines steel structures. It addresses the AISC 2010 revisions to the sectional properties of certain structural elements, as well as changes in the procedure to design the slip-critical connection. The final section includes a chapter on T beams and introduces doubly reinforced beams. Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition was designed to be used for joint coursework in wood, steel, and concrete design.

2018 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook

Author: International Code Council
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260132304
Release Date: 2018-07-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A comprehensive visual companion to the International Building Code®―2018 edition Thoroughly updated to address the provisions of the ICC’s 2018 International Building Code®, this fully-illustrated guide makes it easy to understand and apply the most critical code provisions. Covering both fire- and life-safety and structural provisions, this practical resource contains hundreds of user-friendly diagrams designed to clarify the application and intent of the IBC. The 2018 International Building Code® Illustrated Handbook provides all the information needed to get construction jobs done right and achieve compliance. An invaluable companion to the 2018 IBC, it is a must have resource for building officials, architects, engineers, contractors and all building construction professionals. Get complete application details on: •Scope and Administration •Definitions •Use and Occupancy Classification •Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy •General Building Heights and Areas •Types of Construction •Fire and Smoke Protection Features •Interior Finishes •Fire Protection Systems •Means of Egress •Accessibility •Interior Environment •Exterior Walls •Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures •Structural Design •Special inspections and tests•Soils and Foundations •Concrete •Masonry •Steel •Wood •Glass and Glazing •Gypsum Board and Plaster •Plastic •Plumbing•Elevators and Conveying Systems •Special Construction •Encroachments in the Public Right-of-Way •Safeguards During Construction