2006 International Building Code Companion

Interpretation, Tactics and Techniques

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June 15, 2007


Mixed media product, 592 pages


0071484299 / 9780071484299


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Main description

A User-Friendly Guide to the 2006 International Building Code that Helps You Interpret and Apply Codes Quickly and Easily!

Turn to the 2006 International Building Code Companion for a clear, conversational approach to interpreting and applying the Code on the job. Written by renowned construction author R. Dodge Woodson, this practical reference will enable you to cut through the complexities of Code language, so you can do your work more efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively.

Filled with 200 detailed illustrations, the 2006 International Building Code Companion features:

  • A plain-English explanation of the 2006 International Building Code
  • Expert interpretations of complicated Code language
  • Comprehensive coverage of every Code provision
  • A wealth of practical information on employee qualifications, accessibility requirements, the ICC's Electrical Code, and other topics

Inside This Easy-to-Understand Building Code Resource

Use and Occupancy Classification • General Building Heights and Areas • Types of Construction • Interior Finishes • Fire Protection Systems • Means of Egress • Accessibility • Interior Environment • Energy Efficiency • Exterior Walls • Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures • Structural Design • Soils and Foundations • Concrete • Aluminum • Masonry • Steel • Wood • Glass and Glazing • Gypsum Board and Plaster • Plastic • Electrical • Mechanical Systems • Plumbing Systems • Elevators and Conveying Systems • Safeguards During Construction • Existing Structures • And Much More!

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1.Administration Chapter 2.Definitions Chapter 3.Use and Occupancy Classification Chapter 4.Special Detailed requirements Based on Use and Occupancy Chapter 5.General Building Heights and Areas Chapter 6.Types of Construction Chapter 7.Fire Resistance Rate Construction Chapter 8.Interior Finishes Chapter 9.Fire Protection Systems Chapter 10.Means of Egress Chapter 11.Accessibility Chapter 12.Interior Environment Chapter 13.Energy Efficiency Chapter 14.Exterior Walls Chapter 15.Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures Chapter 16.Structural Design Chapter 17.Structural Tests and Special Inspections Chapter 18.Soils and Foundations Chapter 19.Concrete Chatper 20.Aluminum Chapter 21.Masonry Chapter 22.Steel Chapter 23.Wood Chapter 24.Glass and Glazing Chapter 25.Gypsum Board and Plaster Chapter 26.Plastic Chapter 27.Electrical Chapter 28.Mechanical Systems Chapter 29.Plumbing Systems Chapter 30.Elevators and Conveying Systems Chapter 31.Special Construction Chapter 32.Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way Chapter 33.Safeguards During Construction Chapter 34.Existing Structures INDEX

Author comments

R. Dodge Woodson has owned and operated construction companies and has over 27 years of experience as a contractor. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member for the Central Maine Technical College, where he taught code and apprenticeship classes. Mr. Woodson is the author of more than 80 books on the construction trades, including the National Plumbing Code Handbook and the 2003 International Plumbing Code Handbook, all published by McGraw-Hill.

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