Lisa M. Tucker

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OCT 04, 2018
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Paperback 9781501324383

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What's in the book

The Book

This book fits a niche that doesn’t seem to have been addressed so far. I can easily see the case studies as a wonderful weapon for students to use to attempt to emulate for their projects.Robert Paul Meden, Marymount University, USA

Introduces you to the International Building Codes and other regulatory guidelines and shows you how to apply design solutions with illustrated case studies. The book provides an overview of building codes and standards, and includes a description of the permitting process, document submission, and compliance and occupancy of the built project. The second part of the book is comprised of case studies illustrating all of the major codes areas. These case studies include REVIT rendered illustrations of important details, exercises practicing key concepts, and end-of-chapter compliance checklists. Special attention has been given to including both LEED and WELL Building Standards.

An innovative approach to learning codes and guidelines, which presents them as an opportunity for design creativity
Chapter features include learning objectives, key terms, case studies, checklists, codes tables, and project exercises
Includes the latest updates for IBC 2018 codes compliance
Projects include both residential and commercial spaces

Table of Contents


Part I: Background, Scope and Administration

Chapter 1: An Overview of Building Codes and the Design Process
Chapter 2: Background for Codes and Guidelines
Chapter 3: Building Codes and Standards: Application and Administration

Part II: The Process of Applying the Code

Chapter 4: Programming
Chapter 5: Case Study: Mixed Use Spa and Residence
Chapter 6: Case Study: Hospitality Design – Restaurant
Chapter 7: Case Studies: Office Design
Chapter 8: Case Studies: Designs for Living
Chapter 9: Case Study: Healthcare Design
Chapter 10: Case Study: Mixed Use
Chapter 11: Post Occupancy Evaluation
Chapter 12: Check Sheets – Code Information for All Phases of the Project


About The Authors

Lisa M. Tucker, PhD, LEED, is an associate professor of Interior Design in the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She is the author of Designing Sustainable Residential and Commercial Interiors, winner of the 2014 ASID Joel Polsky Prize, and the co-author of Cradle-to-Cradle Home Design.

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