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Building Codes for Existing and Historic Buildings

Building Codes for Existing and Historic Buildings

Help you to learn more about the codes and guidelines that follow existing buildings

Price: $124.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9780470195918
Year: 2011
Publisher: Wiley


If you are involved in zoning, new construction, or construction on existing buildings this is a great guide for you.  Building Codes for Existing and Historic Buildings will help you to learn more about the codes and guidelines that follow existing buildings. 

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

About Melvin Green

Part 1 Introduction

1. Introduction

How Are Building Codes Developed?
How Are Building Codes Applied?
Building Codes Updates and Compliance

2. How Codes Regulate Buildings

Understanding Code Approach

Part 2 Development of Codes and Standards in the United States

3. Development of Building Codes in the United States

Local Codes
Early Model Codes
Comprehensive Model Codes
Regional Model Codes
International Building Code

4. Development of Model Code Provisions for Existing Buildings

Regional Model Codes
International Building Code
Change of Occupancy Classification or Group
International Existing Building Code

5. Development of Code Provisions for Historic Buildings

Regional Model Codes
International Building Code Provisions for Historic Buildings
International Existing Building Code Provisions for Historic Buildings
State Building Codes for Historic Buildings
California
Massachusetts
New Jersey
Federal Activities
Legislation
Tax Incentives
Federal Agencies
Conclusion

Part 3 The Rationale Behind Code Provisions

6. Occupancy

Factors Influenced or Determined by Occupancy
Fire Safety Factors
Structural Factors
General Health and Safety Factors
Occupancy Classifications
Assembly Occupancies – roup A
Business Occupancies – roup B
Educational Occupancies – roup E
Factory and Industrial Occupancies – roup F
High-hazard Occupancies – roup H
Institutional Occupancies – roup I
Mercantile Occupancies – roup M
Residential Occupancies – roup R
Storage occupancies – roup S
Utility and Miscellaneous Occupancies – roup U
Occupancy Classifications in Previous Buidling Codes

7. Planning and Construction Factors

Siting
Fire Concerns
Health and Habitability
Type of Construction and Materials
Type Construction Requirements
Fire Concerns
Health and Habitability
Building and Component Size
Fire Concerns
Health and Habitability

Part 4 How Codes Regulate Existing Buildings

8. Principles of Regulating Existing Buildings

What Do You Need To Know About Your Building?
Building Rehabilitation and Regulations
Nonconforming Rights
Change of Occupancy

9. International Existing Building Code Compliance Methods

Why Use the International Existing Building Code?
How is the IEBC Organized?
Alternate Materials and Methods
Plan Requirements
Prescriptive Compliance Method
Work Area Compliance Method
Performance Compliance Method
Example Buildings

10. International Existing Building Coderescriptive Compliance Method

General
Additions, Alterations, and Repairs
Structural and Seismic Requirements
Other Requirements
Change of Occupancy Classification
Structural Requirements
Conclusion
Evaluating the Prescriptive Compliance Method for a Project
Prescriptive Compliance Method – Examples

11. International Existing Building Code-Work Area Compliance Method: Repairs and Alterations

Repairs
Nonstructural Repairs
Structural Repairs
Alterations
Alteration Level 1
Alteration Level 2
Alteration Level 3
Work Area Compliance Method Alteration Examples

12. International Existing Building Code-Work Area Compliance Method: Special Conditions

Additions
Change of Occupancy
Change in Character of Use
Change to Another Occupancy Classification or Group
Applying the Work Area Compliance Method to Change of Occupancy
Code Provisions for Change Occupancy Classification
Historic Structures
Repairs to Historic Buildings
Alterations to Historic Buildings
Change of Occupancy in Historic Buildings
Relocated Historic Buildings
Work Area Compliance Method Examples

13. International Existing Building Code Performance Compliance Method

Scope
Additional Code Requirements
Performance Compliance Procedure
Performance Compliance Method Examples
Low-rise Building
High-rise Building
Conclusion

14. Summary of the Compliance Methodologies

Low-rise Building
High-rise Building
Summary

Part 5 Historic Preservation Regulations

15. The Legal Basis for Historic Preservation Regulations

Federal Level
American Antiquities Act of 1906
Historic Sites Act of 1935
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
Executive Order 11593 of 1971
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards of 1978
State Laws and Regulations
Model Code Provisions
Local Laws

16. The Rationale Behind Historic Preservation Regulations

Underlying Philosophy of the Standards
Accuracy Versus Subjectivity
Reproduction Versus Original
Reversibility
Continuity of History
Examples
Historic Church
Victorian House

17. The IEBC and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards

Preservation
Background and Definitions
Application to Specific Projects
Preservation and Building Code Provisions
Rehabilitation
Background and Definitions
Application to Specific Projects
Rehabilitation and Building Code Provisions
Restoration
Background and Definitions
Application to Specific Projects
Restoration and Building Code Provisions
Reconstruction
Background and Definitions
Application to Specific Projects
Reconstruction and Building Code Provisions

18. Resources

Historic Buildings
Natural Hazards Information
Fire Safety

 

Index