Illustrated User’s Guide – NBC 2015: Part 9 of Division B, Housing and Small Buildings

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The Illustrated User's Guide – NBC 2015: Part 9 of Division B, Housing and Small Buildings features hundreds of graphics, examples and formulas. This latest edition includes updated illustrations that are more consistent with common architectural rendering and more easily understood.

The User's Guide helps builders and designers understand the National Building Code 2015 as it applies to them. The Guide illustrates important principles of minimum accepted practice and explains the reasons and scientific background behind the Part 9 requirements. This is not a how-to guide on home construction; however, relevant code information is cross-referenced and statistical sources are provided.

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Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • The National Building Code
  • Part 9:
  • Notable Changes Affecting Part 9 in NBC 2015
    • Section 9.1.: General
    • Section 9.2.: Definitions
    • Section 9.3.: Materials, Systems and Equipment
    • Section 9.4.: Structural Requirements
    • Section 9.5.: Design of Areas and Spaces
    • Section 9.6.: Glass
    • Section 9.7.: Windows, Doors and Skylights
    • Section 9.8.: Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards
    • Section 9.9.: Means of Egress
    • Section 9.10.: Fire Protection
    • Section 9.11.: Sound Transmission
    • Section 9.12.: Excavation
    • Section 9.13.: Dampproofing, Waterproofing and Soil Gas Control
    • Section 9.14.: Drainage
    • Section 9.15.: Footings and Foundations
    • Section 9.16.: Floors-on-Ground
    • Section 9.17.: Columns
    • Section 9.18.: Crawl Spaces
    • Section 9.19.: Roof Spaces
    • Section 9.20.: Masonry and Insulating Concrete Form Walls Not In Contact with the Ground
    • Section 9.21.: Masonry and Concrete Chimneys and Flues
    • Section 9.22.: Fireplaces
    • Section 9.23.: Wood-Frame Construction
    • Section 9.24.: Sheet Steel Stud Wall Framing
    • Section 9.25.: Heat Transfer, Air Leakage and Condensation Control
    • Section 9.26.: Roofing
    • Section 9.27.: Cladding
    • Section 9.28.: Stucco
    • Section 9.29.: Interior Wall and Ceiling Finishes
    • Section 9.30.: Flooring
    • Section 9.31.: Plumbing Facilities
    • Section 9.32.: Ventilation
    • Section 9.33.: Heating and Air-conditioning
    • Section 9.34.: Electrical Facilities
    • Section 9.35.: Garages and Carports
    • Section 9.36.: Energy Efficiency
    • Appendix A: Symbols and Other Abbreviations
    • Appendix B: Abbreviations of Proper Names

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