building codes illustrated a guide to understanding the 2015 international building code

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Building Codes Illustrated

Author : Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN : 9781119150923
Genre : Architecture
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Residential Building Codes Illustrated

Author : Steven R. Winkel
ISBN : 9780470916483
Genre : Architecture
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An easy-to-use illustrated guide to building codes for residential structures As the construction industry moves to a single set of international building codes, architects and construction professionals need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This newest addition to Wiley’s series of focused guides familiarizes code users with the 2009 International Residential Code® (IRC) as it applies to residential buildings. The book provides architects, engineers, and other related building professionals with an understanding of how the International Residential Code was developed, and how it is likely to be interpreted when applied to the design and construction of residential buildings. • User-friendly visual format that makes finding the information you need quick and easy • The book’s organization follows the 2009 International Residential Code itself • Nearly 900 illustrations, by architectural illustrator Steven Juroszek in the style of noted illustrator and author Frank Ching, visualize and explain the codes • Text written by experienced experts who have been instrumental in gaining acceptance for the new unified building code This book is an essential companion to the IRC for both emerging practitioners and experienced practitioners needing to understand the new IRC.

Building Codes Illustrated For Elementary And Secondary Schools

Author : Steven R. Winkel
ISBN : 9780470048481
Genre : Architecture
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Now more than ever, architects need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This easy-to-use, illustrative guide is part of a new series covering building codes based on the International Building Code for 2006. This book presents the complex code issues inherent to elementary and secondary school design in a clear, easily understandable format.

2018 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook

Author : International Code Council
ISBN : 9781260132304
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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

Good Design Practices For Gmp Pharmaceutical Facilities Second Edition

Author : Terry Jacobs
ISBN : 9781315355023
Genre : Medical
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This revised publication serves as a handy and current reference for professionals engaged in planning, designing, building, validating and maintaining modern cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and internationally. The new edition expands on facility planning, with a focus on the ever-growing need to modify existing legacy facilities, and on current trends in pharmaceutical manufacturing which include strategies for sustainability and LEED building ratings. All chapters have been re-examined with a fresh outlook on current good design practices.

Tall Building Design

Author : Bungale S. Taranath
ISBN : 9781466556218
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Addresses the Question Frequently Proposed to the Designer by Architects: "Can We Do This? Offering guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary, Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems methodically explores the structural behavior of steel, concrete, and composite members and systems. This text establishes the notion that design is a creative process, and not just an execution of framing proposals. It cultivates imaginative approaches by presenting examples specifically related to essential building codes and standards. Tying together precision and accuracy—it also bridges the gap between two design approaches—one based on initiative skill and the other based on computer skill. The book explains loads and load combinations typically used in building design, explores methods for determining design wind loads using the provisions of ASCE 7-10, and examines wind tunnel procedures. It defines conceptual seismic design, as the avoidance or minimization of problems created by the effects of seismic excitation. It introduces the concept of performance-based design (PBD). It also addresses serviceability considerations, prediction of tall building motions, damping devices, seismic isolation, blast-resistant design, and progressive collapse. The final chapters explain gravity and lateral systems for steel, concrete, and composite buildings. The Book Also Considers: Preliminary analysis and design techniques The structural rehabilitation of seismically vulnerable steel and concrete buildings Design differences between code-sponsored approaches The concept of ductility trade-off for strength Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems is a structural design guide and reference for practicing engineers and educators, as well as recent graduates entering the structural engineering profession. This text examines all major concrete, steel, and composite building systems, and uses the most up-to-date building codes.

Seismic Loads Guide To The Seismic Load Provisions Of Asce 7 10 Finley A Charney 2015

Author : The American Society of Civil Engineers
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Preface The purpose of this guide is to provide examples related to the use of the Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (often referred to as ASCE 7). The guide is also pertinent to users of the 2012 International Building Code (ICC, 2011 ) because the IBC refers directly to ASCE 7. Sections of ASCE 7 Pertinent to the Guide Seismic Loads: Guide to the Seismic Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10 (the Guide ) has examples pertinent to the following chapters of ASCE 7: Chapter 1: General Chapter 2: Combinations of Loads Chapter 11: Seismic Design Criteria Chapter 12: Seismic Design Requirements for Building Structures Chapter 16: Seismic Response History Procedures Chapter 20: Site Classifi cation Procedure for Seismic Design Chapter 22: Seismic Ground Motion and Long Period Maps Seismic material excluded from the Guide are Chapter 13 (Nonstructural Components), Chapter 14 (Material-Specifi c Design and Detailing Requirements), Chapter 15 (Nonbuilding structures), Chapter 17 (Seismic Design Requirements for Seismically Isolated Structures), Chapter 18 (Seismic Design Requirements for Structures with Damping Systems), Chapter 19 (Soil-Structure Interaction for Seismic Design), and Chapter 21 (Site-Specifi c Procedures for Seismic Design). The vast majority of the examples in the Guide relate to Chapters 1, 2, 11, 12, and 16 of ASCE 7, with buildings as the principal subject. The materials on nonstructural components and on nonbuilding structures will be expanded in a later edition of the Guide , or in a separate volume. The materials presented for Chapter 16 relate to the selection and scaling of ground motions for response history analysis and the use of linear response history analysis. Chapter 14 of ASCE 7 is not included because the Guide focuses principally on seismic load analysis and not seismic design. The reader is referred to the Reference section of the Guide for resources containing design examples. The materials included in Chapters 17 through 19 are considered “advanced topics” and may be included in a future volume of examples. The principal purpose of the Guide is to illustrate the provisions of ASCE 7 and not to provide background on the theoretical basis of the provisions. Hence, theoretical discussion is kept to a minimum. However, explanations are provided in a few instances. The reference section contains several sources for understanding the theoretical basis of the ASCE 7 seismic loading provisions. Specifi cally, the reader is referred to the expanded commentary to the ASCE Seismic Provisions. Note that this commentary was fi rst available in the third printing of ASCE 7. Additional useful documents provided by FEMA (at no charge) are as follows: FEMA P-749, “Earthquake Resistant Design Concepts” (FEMA, 2010 ); FEMA P-750, “NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures” (FEMA, 2009a ); and FEMA P-751, “NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design Examples” (FEMA, 2012 ). FEMA P-751 contains numerous detailed design examples that incorporate many of the requirements of ASCE 7-05 and ASCE 7-10. These examples are much more detailed than those provided in this Guide and concentrate on the structural design aspects of earthquake engineering, rather than just the loads and analysis side, which is the focus of the Guide . The National Institute of Building Standards (NIST) provides another excellent set of seismic analysis and design references. These “technical briefs” cover various subjects, including diaphragm behavior, design of moment frames, design of braced frames, and nonlinear structural analysis. The briefs can be downloaded at no charge from www.nehrp-consultants .org. How to Use the Guide The Guide is organized into a series of individual examples. With minor exceptions, each example “stands alone” and does not depend on information provided in other examples. This means that, in some cases, information is provided in the beginning of the example that requires some substantial calculations, but these calculations are not shown. For instance, in the example on drift and P-delta effects (Example 19), the details for computing the lateral forces used in the analysis are not provided, and insuffi cient information is provided for the reader to back-calculate these forces. However, reference is made to other examples in the Guide where similar calculations (e.g., fi nding lateral forces) are presented. The reader should always be able to follow and reproduce all new numbers (not part of the given information) that are generated in the example. Table and Figure Numbering The examples presented in the Guide often refer to sections, equations, tables, and fi gures in ASCE 7. All such items are referred to directly, without specifi c reference to ASCE 7. For instance, a specifi c example might contain the statement, “The response modifi cation factor R for the system is provided by Table 12.2-1.” References to sections, equations, tables, and fi gures that are unique to the Guide are always preceded by the letter G and use bold text. For example, the text may state that the distribution of forces along the height of the structure are listed in Table G12-3 and illustrated in Fig. G12-5 . In this citation, the number 12 is the example number, and the number after the dash is the sequence number of the item (that is, third table or fi fth fi gure). Notation and Defi nitions The mathematical notation in the Guide follows directly the notation provided in Chapter 11 of ASCE 7. However, as the Guide does not use all of the symbols in ASCE 7, a separate list of symbols actually used in the Guide is provided in a separate section titled “Symbols Unique to the Guide. ” This list also provides defi nitions for new symbols that have been introduced in the Guide . Computational Units All examples in the Guide are developed in the U.S. customary (English) system, as follows (with the standard abbreviation in parentheses): Length units: inches (in.) or feet (ft) Force units: pounds (lb) or kips (k) Time units: seconds (s). All other units (e.g., mass) are formed as combinations of the aforementioned units. A unit conversion table is provided. Appendices and Frequently Asked Questions In addition to the 22 individual examples, the Guide contains three appendices. The fi rst appendix provides interpolation tables that simplify the process of calculating some of the values (e.g., site coeffi cients F a and F v ) required by ASCE 7. The second and third appendices explain the use of web-based utilities for determining ground motion parameters and for selection of ground motion records for response history analysis. The Guide also contains a special section titled “Frequently Asked Questions,” where several common questions are listed, together with the author ’ s answers. In some cases, this requires an interpretation of ASCE 7, especially when the standard is ambiguous. User Comments Users are requested to notify the author of any ambiguities or errors that are found in this Guide . Suggestions for improvement or additions are welcomed and will be included in future versions of the Guide . Disclaimer The interpretations of ASCE 7 requirements and any and all other opinions presented in this guide are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the ASCE 7 Standard Committee or the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Fidic Plant And Design Build Form Of Contract Illustrated

Author : Raveed Khanlari
ISBN : 9781118896211
Genre : Law
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The Conditions of Contract prepared by FIDIC are used extensively as the standard contract of choice in international construction and civil engineering projects. Engineers working on these projects need to be aware of these contracts, but as the forms are complex it can be difficult to draw together all the sub–clauses relating to a particular issue. The FIDIC Plant and Design–Build Forms of Contract Illustrated crystallizes the requirements of the FIDIC P&DB contract into a range of simple to follow flow charts, providing a clear and concise way to rapidly assimilate the requirements of each clause. The relationship between the various clauses in the contract, the concepts, process methods and actors involved in each sub–clause are all easily seen, and key issues around each topic (such as periods allowed, notices, etc) are all documented. In addition, related sub–clauses and/or important additional documents are linked so that the reader has a full understanding of the wider implications of each clause.

Smart Grid Standards

Author : Takuro Sato
ISBN : 9781118653692
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A fully comprehensive introduction to smart grid standards and their applications for developers, consumers and service providers The critical role of standards for smart grid has already been realized by world–wide governments and industrial organizations. There are hundreds of standards for Smart Grid which have been developed in parallel by different organizations. It is therefore necessary to arrange those standards in such a way that it is easier for readers to easily understand and select a particular standard according to their requirements without going into the depth of each standard, which often spans from hundreds to thousands of pages. The book will allow people in the smart grid areas and in the related industries to easily understand the fundamental standards of smart grid, and quickly find the building–block standards they need from hundreds of standards for implementing a smart grid system. The authors highlight the most advanced works and efforts now under way to realize an integrated and interoperable smart grid, such as the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Release 2.0 , the IEC Smart Grid Standardization Roadmap , the ISO/IEC s Smart Grid Standards for Residential Customers , the ZigBee/HomePlug s Smart Energy Profile Specification 2.0 , IEEE s P2030 Draft Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), and End–Use Applications and Loads , and the latest joint research project results between the world s two largest economies, US and China. The book enables readers to fully understand the latest achievements and ongoing technical works of smart grid standards, and assist industry utilities, vendors, academia, regulators, and other smart grid stakeholders in future decision making. The book begins with an overview of the smart grid, and introduces the opportunities in both developed and developing countries. It then examines the standards for power grid domain of the smart grid, including standards for blackout prevention and energy management, smart transmission, advanced distribution management and automation, smart substation automation, and condition monitoring. Communication and security standards as a whole are the backbone of smart grid and their standards, including those for wired and wireless communications, are then assessed. Finally the authors consider the standards and on–going work and efforts for interoperability and integration between different standards and networks, including the latest joint research effort between the world s two largest economies, US and China. A fully comprehensive introduction to smart grid standards and their applications for developers, consumers and service providers Covers all up–to–date standards of smart grid, including the key standards from NIST, IEC, ISO ZigBee, IEEE, HomePlug, SAE, and other international and regional standardization organizations. The Appendix summarizes all of the standards mentioned in the book Presents standards for renewable energy and smart generation, covering wind energy, solar voltaic, fuel cells, pumped storage, distributed generation, and nuclear generation standards. Standards for other alternative sources of energy such as geothermal energy, and bioenergy are briefly introduced Introduces the standards for smart storage and plug–in electric vehicles, including standards for distributed energy resources (DER), electric storage, and E–mobility/plug–in vehicles The book is written in an accessible style, ideal as an introduction to the topic, yet contains sufficient detail and research to appeal to the more advanced and specialist reader.

Leed V4 Bd C Exam Guide

Author : Gang Chen
ISBN : 9781612650173
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Pass the LEED AP BD&C Exam, Get Your Building LEED Certified, Fight Global Warming and Save Money! The USGBC released LEED v4 in GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in November, 2013. The GBCI started to include the new LEED v4 content for all LEED exams in late Spring 2014. We have incorporated the new LEED v4 content in this book. Starting on December 1, 2011, GBCI began to draw LEED AP BD+C Exam questions from Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide. We have also incorporated the latest information from this book. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is one of the most important trends in development and is revolutionizing the construction industry. It has gained tremendous momentum and has a profound impact on our environment. From this book, you will learn how to: 1. Pass the LEED AP BD+C Exam. 2. Register and achieve LEED certification for a building. 3. Understand the intent of each LEED prerequisite and credit. 4. Calculate points for LEED credits. 5. Indentify the credit path, submittal requirements, synergies, possible strategies and technologies, project phase, LEED submittal phase, and responsible party for each prerequisite and credit. 6. Earn extra credit (exemplary performance) for LEED. 7. Implement the related codes and standards. 8. Obtain points for categories not yet clearly defined by the USGBC. Most of the existing books on LEED and the LEED exams are too expensive and complicated to be practical or helpful. This guide fills in the blanks and demystifies LEED. It uncovers the secrets, codes, and jargon for LEED as well as the true meaning of "going green." It provides a solid foundation and fundamental framework for LEED. It covers every major aspect of LEED in plain and concise language, and introduces it to ordinary people. This guide is easy to carry around. You can read it whenever you have a few extra minutes. It is an indispensable book for ordinary people, developers, brokers, contractors, administrators, architects, landscape architects, engineers, interns, drafters, designers, and other design professionals. What others are saying about LEED BD&C Exam Guide … “Passed on first try, only used this guide “This is the best study guide HANDS DOWN. If you're serious about passing the LEED AP BD&C exam on your first try, this is the one you've been looking for! I bought Mr. Chen's LEED Green Associate Exam Guide2 months ago and passed it on the first try as well. I purchased the USGBC reference guide and Mr. Chen's LEED BD&C Exam Guide. I never opened the USGBC reference guide, only studied from Mr. Chen's study guide. I followed Mr. Chen's instructions and studied the guide for 2 weeks (yes, I have a full-time job). I did ignore the mnemonics, not my learning style (makes it more confusing to me). The exam was not easy, but I prepared and stuck to this material. I am not a good test taker by no means. I reviewed the technical data of the guide about 6 times and ignored everything else I had read or heard about the exam. Here's a piece of advice that I picked up from this book, spend less time on practice tests and more time studying! I have a subscription to a web exam simulator (rated the best) and only did about 100 questions, until I realized that I was wasting my valuable time. Find a good book and stick to it. This is also a great reference guide to use on everyday projects. Review the material, try to understand it, then try to memorize it through repetition. I would like to shake your hand and say THANKS AGAIN MR. GANG CHEN !!! ” —LOBO “Excellent Guide and Good Manual “I passed the LEED AP BD+C and the LEED AP ID+C exams this year and Gang Chen's books were my primary study material! The books are easy to read and use. Gang Chen provides study hints and guidance as well as an outline format that makes it easy for the reader to grasp key points. He also provides an excellent review of the entire accreditation process which can save people time in personal research. The books are more than study guides; they are helpful as reference manuals because of the easy to follow format. Definitely a keeper in my bookshelf for future project reference.” —Karen M. Scott “Great resource for studying for the LEED Exam! “I have taken and passed the LEED AP BD+C exam and know what it takes. As this author says, it's not an easy exam and he is right. What is critical to passing is having great teaching tools and this book is one of them. He touches on every aspect of how to memorize data, how questions are formed, what to expect on tricky questions, the content the test writers are looking for and every little detail you need to know when preparing for this exam. I highly recommend this author's books if you are serious about passing any of the LEED exams, hopefully on the first try!” —S. Jennifer Sakiewicz “LEED BD & C Exam Study Guide “Gang Chan's study guide is an excellent resource in preparing to take the LEED AP BD+C exam particularly if one follows the study recommendation made in the guide. It does not replace the LEED Reference manual as the definitive source for technical information but more importantly provides a structure for the study of the information that is easily understood and when followed should provide good assurance of success in passing the exam the 1st time. This is a 'keeper'!” —Spock “Good summary of information to memorize for the test “Chen's exam guide is a good summary of the test relevant information in the LEED reference guide. He underlines specific information that is important to commit to memory for the test. It is a good way to understand which information needs to be strictly memorized if you are preparing for the test in a short amount of time and have a good understanding of the LEED process through your professional experience. I passed the test with a very high score on my first try, and I did use this guide, one other, the LEED reference manual, online sources, a class, and many years of personally working on and completing online LEED submittals through my work. The week before taking the test I used it to commit point values and those kind of details to memory... ” —Denver “Not a bulky ref guide “LEED BD&C Exam Guide does a great job in highlighting and summarizing the key points and concepts in USGBC ref guide. If you only have limited amount of time for LEED AP BD+C exam preparation, definitely go for this book.” —Metcalf “Very valuable guide! “I am a lighting designer and am preparing to take the LEED BD+C exam...I got LEED BD&C Exam Guide to prepare for the LEED AP BD+C Exam and it was fairly well organized to help me refresh my memory on the background LEED knowledge I had. All the specifics that one needs to know about each credit such as the Purpose of the credit, Credit path, Submittals, Strategies and technologies etc, are clearly organized for every credit. In addition the author also employs the smart technique of Mnemonics which helps in memorizing the vast amount of information in a simplified manner.” —Visswapriya Prabakar “Immensely valuable and utterly to the point, a true must have! “This is an excellent publication by Gang Chen that outlines precisely all the key points one need for success. I personally appreciate the easy to adopt memorization technique offered by the author. Practice exams are very comprehensive yet summarized and not to mention highly effective learning tool as it is designed in this book. It is a very delightful experience for me to have this outstanding publication. In a word, this definitely worth the money and for me it turns out extraordinarily helpful.” —Shanaz, who passed LEED AP BD+C Exam on the first try “Very Helpful! “I found LEED BD&C Exam Guide to be very detailed and very helpful. I plan to take the exam soon, and I feel fully prepared for it.” — Yousuf Asadzoi “Good book! “I had appeared for GA and passed. I loved the content and the underlined highlights. I read your book; it gave me insight and knowledge on how credits are applied. Some questions in your book helped me answer ones on the test. Good book, I'll go through it once again when I appear for AP.” —Haresh Vibhakar, AIIA (India), AIA, LEED Green Associate, Architect “A good outline “The book is an excellent outline to learn the necessary items required to study for the exam. It is not a comprehensive study guide in and of itself. Practice exam is good indicator of test preparation.” —Paul Levine “Solid LEED Study Guide “This is the kind of book I wish was available when I did my original LEED AP exam. It teaches you how to study, which is so important when school is a distant memory. The bulk of the book helps you review and memorize with mnemonics the concepts for each credit that you need to know for the exam. The questions are good representations of questions on the exam. I would recommend to anyone studying for their exam, that they: - First read the chapters in this book on how to study; - Second read the actual LEED BD+C guide to give you the background information on the credits and gain comprehension. Underline and review as the author indicates to get the most out of your study time. - Finally read the rest of this exam guide to help you review and memorize for the exam.” —missfitz "missfitz" “Very Helpful Guide “Gang Chen's LEED BD&C Exam Guides very helpful in consolidating information from USGBC and GBCI sources as well as providing the information that is necessary for the exam without excess irrelevant information. I highly recommend this book for preparation for the LEED BD+C exams.” —leedap

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