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:
Inside this Easy-to-Understand Building Code Resource:
- 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 Administrative Provisions, and other topics.
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!
From the Introduction
R. Dodge Woodson has over 30 years of experience in the construction trades. He has built up to 60 single-family homes a year, remodeled countless homes and buildings, and is licensed as a master plumber and gasfitter. As a seasoned author, Woodson is well known throughout the professional community. His writing style and ability to turn complicated tasks into easy-to-understand terms makes Woodson and this book your guide to getting your code questions answered with less stress.
Here is your ticket to simplifying the cryptic code that you work with on a daily basis. The code is large and can be complicated. Woodson translates it into easy-to-use terms for people in the field. See the code as a real-world guide instead of some foreign language that only some people can begin to sift through. This is your chance.
How important is understanding the code? It is essential for professionals in the trade. Building without code compliance is an expensive mistake. Many good builders and contractors mean well and still stray from the code. This is often due to the code being difficult to understand and follow. Not anymore. This book will walk you through the code requirements chapter by chapter.
Laid out in the same basic sequence as the code book, this book can be used in conjunction with your code book. While this book is not a replacement for your code book, it is a strong enhancement to it. Use the books together as resources to make your job and your business more productive.
Thumb through the pages here. Notice the code alert boxes. You will find that some key components of the code are highlighted in the alert boxes. Go ahead, take a peek. While you are at it, pick a few topics that you are either familiar with, or confused about, and look them up. See for yourself how easy this book makes it to put your mind at ease on code issues.
You might find another book that attempts to do what this one does, but it was not written by R. Dodge Woodson. Another book might be a fine piece of work, but Woodson has a long-standing reputation as a best-selling author of code-related books for McGraw-Hill. If you are looking for one guide to the
code that you can trust, this is it.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Chapter 1. Administration. Chapter 2. Definitions. Chapter 3. Use and Occupancy Classification. Chapter 4. Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy. Chapter 5. General Building Heights and Areas. Chapter 6. Types of Construction. Chapter 7. Fire-Resistance-Rated 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.
About the Author
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.