Best Architectural Codes & Standards Books

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1. 2015 International Building Code

Author: by International Code Council
Published at: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning); 1st edition (June 5, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1609834685

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Featuring the very latest industry standards in material design, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE SOFT COVER version offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems. It provides valuable structural, fire-, and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress, interior finish requirements, roofs, seismic engineering, innovative construction technology, and occupancy classifications for all types of buildings except those which are detached one and two family homes and townhouses not more than 3 stories high.

New code sections have been added to the 2015 IBC that cover rooftop mounted photovoltaic solar panels and all the content in the book is developed in the context of the broad-based principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs.

The updates to this code make it an essential reference guide for anyone seeking a strong working knowledge of building systems.


2. 2015 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

Author: by International Code Council
Published at: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning); 1st edition (June 19, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1609834708

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This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS SOFT COVER uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high.

Using foundational principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs to guide the content, this reference guide also establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions. This updated code includes information on common walls separating townhouses, remodeling of an existing basement, ramps that do not serve the required egress door, and carbon monoxide alarms.


3. The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

Author: by Edward Allen
Published at: Wiley; 6th edition (January 17, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1119092414

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The time saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more.

This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. And Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design.

More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design.

With it you can: Select, configure, and size structural systems Plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code related life safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minuteswithout getting hung up on complicated technical concepts.


4. Architectural Graphic Standards (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)

Author: by American Institute of Architects
Published at: Wiley; 12th edition (March 21, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1118909508

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The ‘Architect’s Bible’ since 1932, updated with the latest codes and standards Architectural Graphic Standards is the written authority for architects, designers, and building contractors. It provides comprehensive guidance on the visual representation of materials, products, systems, and assemblies. Updated to reflect the most current codes and standards, this new 12th edition features over 300 new drawings, tables, and designs and twenty five percent new content.

In response to architects’ feedback and overwhelming demand for a more graphics heavy format, this edition employs shorter, more accessible texts and more images of the standards and evolution of design and construction. New coverage includes building resiliency and the building envelope, expert discussion on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation, and new examination of environmental factors and material properties and performance.

Sustainable Design is no longer separated, but incorporated throughout, and extensive appendices keep useful data right at your fingertips. Graphic standards are essential to building design. They cover everything from door frames and roof designs to air ducts and outdoor sports facilities.


5. 2015 International Mechanical Code

Author: by International Code Council
Published at: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning); 1st edition (June 5, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1609834791

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For the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems, use the 2015 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE SOFT COVER. Designed to provide comprehensive regulations for mechanical systems and equipment, it includes coverage of HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems.

This valuable reference uses prescriptive- and performance- related provisions to establish minimum regulations for a variety of systems. This updated code includes information on condensate pumps, and the ventilation system for enclosed parking garages.


6. Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE Standard – ASCE/SEI 7-16) Provisions and Commentary 2-book set

Author: by American Society of Civil Engineers
Published at: American Society of Civil Engineers (July 10, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0784414248

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Prepared by the Committee on Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures of the Codes and Standards Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-16, provides the most up-to-date and coordinated loading standard for general structural design.

The two-book set of ASCE 7-16 describes the means for determining design loads including dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, earthquake, wind, and fire, as well as how to assess load combinations. The 2016 edition of ASCE 7, which supersedes ASCE/SEI 7-10, coordinates with the most recent material standards, including the ACI, AISC, AISI, AWC, and TMS standards.

Significant changes in ASCE 7-16 include the following: – new seismic maps reflecting the updated National Seismic Hazard Maps; – new wind speed maps, including new Hawaii maps, that result in reduced wind speeds for much of the United States, clarified speci


7. 2015 International Plumbing Code (Includes IPSDC)

Author: by International Code Council
Published at: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning); 1st edition (June 5, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1609834814

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With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE SOFT COVER sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems. This important reference guide includes provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage.

The 2015 edition of the code includes information on public toilet facilities, as well as water temperature limiting devices, and replacement water heater installation. Using both prescriptive- and performance-related specifications, this code provides comprehensive minimum regulations for a variety of plumbing facilities, facilitating the design and acceptance of new and innovative products, materials, and systems.


8. 2015 International Fuel Gas Code

Author: by International Code Council
Published at: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning); 1st edition (June 5, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1609834777

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The 2015 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE SOFT COVER sets forth requirements that address the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances, based on the most current information and technology available. The requirements are performance-driven, making this an effective tool and valuable addition to a user’s code products.

In this updated code, the section on protection of piping has been completely rewritten, and readers are informed that line regulators installed in rigid piping must have a union installed to allow removal of the regulator.


9. Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design

Author: by Donald B. Corner
Published at: Routledge; 1st edition (August 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1138958265

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Passive House Details introduces the concepts, principles, and design processes of building ultralow-energy buildings. The objective of this book is to provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details, and inspiring images of some of the most energy-efficient, carbon-neutral, healthy, and satisfying buildings currently built in the region.

Other topics included: heat transfer, moisture management, performance targets, and climatic zones. Illustrated with more than 375 color images, the book is a visual catalog of construction details, materials, and systems drawn from projects contributed from forty firms. Fourteen in-depth case studies demonstrate the most energy-efficient systems for foundations, walls, floors, roofs, windows, doors, and more.

10. Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical 5th Edition: An Illustrated Guide to the Plumbing and Mechanical Codes

Author: by Redwood Kardon
Published at: Taunton Press; 5th edition (April 9, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1631869471

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Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical outlines the key safety principles underlying the various plumbing and mechanical codes and provides information on the code requirements for all types of plumbing installations, including all supply, drain, and vent systems as well as heating and cooling.

Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the plumbing and mechanical codes. Tables and illustrations help to clarify the complex rules and numerous changes in the latest edition of the codes.

Specific code changes are highlighted throughout the text and summarized at the end of the book. In Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical, 5th Edition, clear and concise text is paired with helpful tables to clarify the complicated rules and numerous changes in the latest (2018) editions of the plumbing and mechanical codes.

Armed with this invaluable resource, builders, designers, inspectors, and everyone in between will be able to avoid the most common plumbing and mechanical code violationssaving time, money, and potential delays. Includes information on all types of plumbing and mechanical installations.

11. Code Check Complete 2nd Edition: An Illustrated Guide to the Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Codes (Code Check Complete: An Illustrated Guide to Building,)

Author: by Redwood Kardon
Published at: Taunton Press; 2nd Second Edition, Revised ed. (June 5, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1600854934

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Code Check Complete, 2nd Editioncombines the full versions of the individual Code Checks (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical) in a complete, all-in-one guide to the most commonly cited code violations encountered by building inspectors. Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical codes.

Tables and illustrations help to clarify the complex rules and numerous changes in the latest edition of the codes. Specific code changes are highlighted throughout the text and summarized at the end of the book. The Code Check series is one of Taunton’s most successful book lines, selling over 1,250,000 copies; the series is endorsed by the International Code Council (ICC).

Designed to work hard for the user, Code Check Complete has a tough outer case and lay-flat spiral binding perfectly suited to the job site or the desktop. Detailed cross-references and 400 drawings address all common code questions with up-to-date answers, ensuring that all jobs meet the highest safety standards while drastically reducing code violation call-backs.

12. Interior Design and Space Planning

Author: by Martin DeChiara, Joseph; Panero, Julius; Zelnik
Published at: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2nd Edition (January 1, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0071346160

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“For use by architects, interior designers, space planners, facility managers, builders and design students.”

13. Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, 3rd Printing (Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10)

Author: by American Society of Civil Engineers
Published at: American Society of Civil Engineers; Reprint edition (October 1, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0784412916

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Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-10, provides requirements for general structural design and includes means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, earthquake, and wind loads, as well as their combinations, which are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents.

This Standard, a revision of ASCE/SEI 7-05, offers a complete update and reorganization of the wind load provisions, expanding them from one chapter into six. The Standard contains new ultimate event wind maps with corresponding reductions in load factors, so that the loads are not affected, and updates the seismic loads with new risk-targeted seismic maps.

The snow, live, and atmospheric icing provisions are updated as well. In addition, the Standard includes a detailed Commentary with explanatory and supplementary information designed to assist building code committees and regulatory authorities. The third printing of Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10 incorporates errata and includes Supplement 1.

14. Human Dimension & Interior Space: A Source Book of Design Reference Standards

Author: by Julius Panero
Published at: Watson-Guptill; Revised ed. edition (January 1, 1979)
ISBN: 978-0823072712

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New 2nd Edition with NCARB approvals is now available! The ARE 5 Review Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the Architect Registration Exam 5.0 (ARE 5.0). All six exam divisions are covered with thorough explanations for each of the division’s sections. The ARE 5 Review Manual has been revised.

If you have a copy of this book without the orange REVISED banner on the cover, you are using the older edition. See our upgrade offer at ppi2pass. Com/upgrade-program. Key Features: A thorough review of all exam content areas to prepare you for all six divisionsExample problems to clarify how to apply key architectural concepts for the NCARB 5.

0 examHundreds of tables and figures to facilitate referencing and problem solvingAdvice, tips, and exam taking strategies to prepare you for exam dayBinding: PaperbackPublisher: PPI, A Kaplan Company

16. Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke: Have a Stress-Free Renovation and Get the Kitchen of Your Dreams

Author: by Jim Molinelli
Published at: Jim Molinelli LLC (December 4, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0578813455

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They say the KITCHEN is the HEART of the home. But is your heart broken? When a kitchen becomes dated, breaks down, or fails to keep up with our changing family needs it can cause us daily embarrassment. Why do we stress-out and do nothing?

Maybe it’s the doubts and fears we entertain about:the high cost of remodelinggetting ripped-offbecoming overwhelmedmaking costly mistakesour own indecision and confusionRemodel Your Kitchen! Teaches a simple, step-by-step method to plan and coordinate a stress-free kitchen renovation that meets your needs and leaves you smiling.

It’s time to – Improve your kitchen and Improve your life! After all, everyone deserves a kitchen they love and a re proud to show off!