THE PICTORIAL GUIDE THROUGH THE MAZE OF BUILDING CODES REQUIREMENTS! When it comes to understanding the notoriously complex code requirements governing the health, safety, and welfare performance of buildings, there's never been a more powerful resource than the Illustrated 2003 Building Code Handbook. Heavily updated and packed with over 400 pages of informative illustrations, this indispensable volume will help you decipher complicated standards and get fast, positive responses on plan submissions -- avoiding costly revisions and re-designs. Perfect for the professional and student alike, this one-stop reference also: * Provides details and drawings for visualizing solutions * Interprets code requirements with illustrations, examples, explanations, and experience * Helps solve both nonstandard and routine situations with case study examples * Brings recent graduates up-to-speed on real-world design requirements * And much, much more! Written with authority by a renowned architect and professor, the Illustrated 2003 Building Code Handbook will help you apply these essential regulations with confidence. Understand codes covering: * Fire Protection Systems * Means of Egress * Exterior Walls * Fire-Resistance Ratings * Concrete * Steel * Wood * Masonry * Plastic * Accessibility * And more!Patterson, Terry is the author of 'Illustrated 2003 Building Code Handbook', published 2003 under ISBN 9780071423656 and ISBN 0071423656.