Take the fast track to compliance! The 2012 NFPA 101r Handbook puts practical answers to Code questions at your fingertips so you're ready to apply requirements correctly. The decisions you make on the job affect lives. That's why when a new Life Safety Coder edition comes out, there's no room for error and no time to lose. You need to get up-to-speed fast so you can hit the ground running, comply right the first time, and avoid costly mistakes, violations, and job delays. Your best source for the knowledge you need to master new requirements is the 2012 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Handbook. Written by leading life safety authorities, this essential full- color NFPA 101 companion provides total compliance support with: Code text for new and existing buildings presented side-by-side for easy comparison -- this feature alone makes the Handbook a must! The full 2012 Life Safety Code text for easy access Expert commentary explains the reasoning and intent behind provisions and provide hands-on examples of how to apply rules, including new and revised provisions affecting health care occupancies, high-rise buildings, CO detection and alarms, and elevator use for occupant evacuation. More visuals than ever before! 150 photos and 400 charts, tables, illustrations, and diagrams -- not found in the Code -- all in full color for better visual clarification of NFPA 101 provisions Vertical rules alert you to Code additions and bullets signal deletions, so it's easy to see what's different in this edition. Matrix comparing the 2009 and 2012 NFPA 101 provides an overview of technical/substantive changes at-a-glance. Life safety depends on you. Shorten the learning curve on the new Code and save lives. Whether you're an architect, designer, contractor, engineer, AHJ, or inspector, you can depend on the 2012 Life Safety Code Handbook to make sure requirements are applied properly to protect building occupants. (Hardbound, Approx. 1,392 pp., 2012)
A visual and written guide to NFPA 101 from the perspective of a designer.
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment.
Endorsed by the International Conference of Building Officials, this revised edition of Code Check Electrical has been completely updated to meet the demands of the 2008 National Electrical Code. Spiral bound with long-lasting laminated pages, this reliable resource clearly details how to avoid the most common electrical violations while stressing the safety principles behind building codes throughout the United States. The fifth edition covers every type of residential electrical system, offering accurate and authoritative information about overhead service drops, working space, multi-meter services, temporary wiring, grounding, bonding, and so much more. Hundreds of illustrations, tables, and figures make this the on-the-job choice for electricians, contractors, and inspectors.
Offers the latest regulations on designing and installing commercial and residential buildings.
The Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition is the most up-to-date inspection reference manual for those interested in fire protection, fire safety, and life safety inspections. It provides step-by-step guidance through the complete fire inspection process, with special emphasis on life safety considerations. This text identifies dangerous and hazardous conditions that could be encountered in a structure and spells out the chief areas the inspector should be focused on during an inspection. Inspectors should use the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition to identify existing deficiencies, imminently dangerous conditions, or a fault in a procedure or protocol that may result in a fire. Six new chapters have been added to make sure fire inspectors have the knowledge and resources available to effectively conduct all types of fire inspections. These new chapters include: Chapter 5 Certification and Training for Inspectors Chapter 6 Green Technologies and the Inspector Chapter 24 Commissioning Process for Fire Protection Systems Chapter 25 Accessibility Provisions Chapter 26 Grass, Brush, and Forest Fire Hazards Chapter 27 Tunnels More than three hundred codes and standards form the basis for the criteria, recommendations, and requirements that are found throughout the text. Early chapters provide important background information, while the second half presents inspection guidelines for specific fire protection systems and occupancies that are based on the Life Safety Code(r). This text is packaged with an access code that provides free access to easy-to-follow checklists to help you remember and record every important detail. Whether you re just starting your career as a fire inspector or ready to brush up on the basics, the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition has the reliable inspection advice you need."
In addition to architects, engineers, and design professionals, fire fighters also need to understand fire protection systems in order to manage the fire scene and minimize risks to life and property. Fire Protection Systems, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the various types of fire protection systems, their operational abilities and characteristics, and their applications within various types of structures. The new Second Edition meets the latest course objectives from the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education s (FESHE) Fire Protection Systems model curriculum and covers: Water supply basics, including sources, distribution networks, piping, and hydrants. Active fire protection systems and components, their operational characteristics, and installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements. Passive fire protection systems such as firewalls, fire separation assemblies, and fire dampers Smoke control and management systems, gas-based suppression, access and egress control systems, and the code requirements for installation of these systems. Ensure that you are completely up-to-date on the latest fire protection systems and their operational characteristics and abilities with Fire Protection Systems, Second Edition."
Gain full access to the most critical updates to the International Building Code®, the real-world application of those changes, and why they originated – all in a single, easy-to-use resource. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® 2012 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the significant changes in the new 2012 International Building Code®, offering key insights into its contents its implications. Coverage includes changes made to both structural and nonstructural provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change as newly added text, a modification of the existing language, or deleted text. Accompanying each change are detailed illustrations and concrete examples, which bring the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting. The book's attention to detail, its logical organization, and its thorough yet concise coverage all make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2009 IBC® to the new 2012 edition.