Avoid costly delays and violations with quick answers to your Code questions in the new 2013 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook. For complete, reliable 2013 Code support, nothing tops the fully updated 2013 NFPA 72r: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook. Written by industry leaders, it's packed with application guidance and explanations of code intent to bring you up-to-speed on new requirements fast so you can install and maintain fire alarm and emergency communications systems for optimal effectiveness and reliability. This essential NFPA 72 companion has everything you need to understand, implement, and enforce provisions correctly and confidently. * The complete 2013 NFPA 72 text is included for convenient reference. * Authoritative commentary and practical explanations -- including the new chapter on documentation -- help you do jobs right and pass inspections the first time. * Valuable charts, tables, color photos, and other graphics clarify concepts and summarize information. * Detailed supplements add to your expertise. * FAQs highlight key concerns.
"This edition of NFPA 72 was approved as an American National Standard on August 26, 2012"--Page 1.
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."
Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements, relatively compact but comprehensive in its coverage, engineers, safety professionals and concerned company management will buy this book to capitalize on the author’s life-long expertise. This is the only book focusing specifically on oil and gas and related chemical facilities. This new edition includes updates on management practices, lessons learned from recent incidents, and new material on chemical processes, hazards and risk reviews (e.g. CHAZOP). Latest technology on fireproofing, fire and gas detection systems and applications is also covered. An introductory chapter on the philosophy of protection principles along with fundamental background material on the properties of the chemicals concerned and their behaviours under industrial conditions, combined with a detailed section on modern risk analysis techniques makes this book essential reading for students and professionals following Industrial Safety, Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection Engineering courses. A practical, results-oriented manual for practicing engineers, bringing protection principles and chemistry together with modern risk analysis techniques Specific focus on oil and gas and related chemical facilities, making it comprehensive and compact Includes the latest best practice guidance, as well as lessons learned from recent incidents
EBOOK ONLY FRENCH EDITION The Event Safety Guide is the United States’ first published safety guidance directed specifically at the live event industry. Culled from existing life safety standards and the insight of top professionals within the event industry, The Event Safety Guide compiles the best operational practices currently available in the live event industry in a single easily referenced manual. The guide is not a “how-to book” or a complicated set of standards. Rather, it is intended to help busy industry professionals know what safe workplace practices might be, heighten their understanding of the importance of safety in everything they do, and apply these best practices in their daily work. Designed for field use, The Event Safety Guide is categorically organized and written in straightforward and easily understood language. Thirty-nine chapters and five appendixes address a broad range of subjects relevant to most events, including emergency planning, weather preparedness, and fire safety, as well as specific technical issues such as pyrotechnics, rigging, and temporary staging. Included appendixes provide additional resources, including helpful planning checklists and information on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS). All referenced standards are thoroughly cited within the text to ensure readers know precisely where to turn for additional information. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out in the event industry, you’ll find The Event Safety Guide to be an indispensable reference when planning your next event.
Dive into the history and application of the IBC Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International Building Code, Fifth Edition is a bestselling complement to the International Building Code, or IBC. Designed to give you an insider's look at the origins of the IBC, how it can be interpreted, and how it applies to design and construction, this updated text offers new information regarding hazmat occupancies, hospitals, and nursing homes, major changes to how building heights and areas are presented, as well as means of egress, and the latest information on building materials, interior environments, and structural provisions. Francis D.K. Ching's distinctive illustrations and the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, give students and professionals in architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering industries a user-friendly, easy-to-use guide to fundamentally understanding the 2015 IBC. Building codes and standards serve to establish minimum regulations that emphasize performance while prioritizing public health and safety. Updated every three years, the IBC is the most important reference that you can leverage throughout your career in architecture, design, or engineering. The IBC is a national 'model building code' which is adopted in some form by most building permit jurisdictions across the nation and in several foreign countries. Access the updated regulations reflected in the 2015 IBC Explore how the IBC was developed, and why it is an important component of so many industries Identify the areas of the IBC that have undergone the most change, such as the presentation of building heights and areas, along with changes to means of egress provisions Easily navigate and digest the information with full illustrations Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International Building Code, Fifth Edition is a practical, fully illustrated reference that guides you through the latest in building code regulations.
This comprehensive volume, often called the “HVAC bible,” has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest code changes, equipment, and techniques HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 3e offers all of the information an HVAC student or professional needs in one resource. The book thoroughly explains the expansion of piping systems and temperature limitations of new materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, CPVC, and PEX. Detailed information is included for all types of facilities, including offices, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, commercial spaces, and computer rooms. This practical handbook reflects all the latest code changes—including the ASHRAE standards—and explains how to interpret and put them to use. It includes completely updated coverage of new pumps, chillers, air handling units, cooling equipment, boilers, and pipe material. You will get complete coverage of sustainability organizations that have become more important since last edition, including LEED, USGBC, Energy Star. Features hundreds of equations and rules for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems Includes a brand-new chapter on sound, vibration, and acoustics Contains an updated list of equipment manufacturers for all products featured
This book is an introductory outline of NFPA 72, 2010 edition based upon the National Fire Protection Association training seminar in Fire Alarm Inspection and Testing given in December 2009. This book concentrates on Inspections as opposed to Testing and gives a foundation in the NFPA 72, 2010 edition of the National Fire Alarm Code book for Inspections as a separate job function. The purpose of this book is to clarify to other inspectors, managers, customers, and authorities having jurisdiction; when to inspect and when to test; based upon the National Fire Protection Association training seminar in December 2009.
The Interactive Resource Center is an online learningenvironment where instructors and students can access the toolsthey need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcingand assessing their understanding of key concepts for successfulunderstanding of the course. An access card with redemption codefor the online Interactive Resource Center isincluded with all new, print copies or can bepurchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, theaccess code may have been redeemed previously and you may have topurchase a new access code (ISBN: 9781118990179). The online Interactive Resource Center containsresources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Forms and Checklists Downloadable Bibliography Flashcards by chapter for focused learning Get up to speed on the latest codes with the completereference for interiors. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Sixth Edition is thestandards reference of choice for designers and architects, and theonly guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors.With jargon-free explanations of all standards and regulations ofconcern to designers and architects, the book takes readersstep-by-step through the codes relevant to each stage in the designprocess. The updated sixth edition features the latest informationon fire codes, performance codes, building and finish standards,energy codes, and accessibility regulations, plus enhancedillustrations that clearly demonstrate how codes apply in real-lifescenarios. Interior designers, architects, and facility managers need abasic understanding of the various codes involved with buildinginteriors. These codes are updated on a continuous basis, andprofessionals must stay on top of new requirements and upcomingcodes processes. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is acomplete reference, organized by stage for easy navigation, andcomprehensive enough for use as a review for the NCIDQ and AREexams. The sixth edition contains the most recent developments ininterior codes and regulations, including: 2012 ICC codes, including the IBC, and ICC International GreenConstruction Code Coverage of changes to ADA standards and ICC/ASI accessibilityrequirements New standards, terminology, and federal regulations Updated information on sustainability as it relates to codesand regulations Having all applicable codes in a single resource saveshours of research time, and can dramatically reduce the potentialfor costly planning oversights. Whether renovation or newconstruction, small or large, codes apply to every project. TheCodes Guidebook for Interiors provides designers with thecomprehensive information they need to stay up-to-date.
"This document is Part 2 of 12 parts of the official triennial compilation and publication of the adoptions, amendments and repeal of administrative regulations to California Code of Regulations, Title 24, also referred to as the California Building Standards Code. This part is known as the California Building Code"--Preface.
The Definitive Guide to the 2017 National Electrical Code Completely revised to fully align with the 2017 NEC, McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Code (NEC) 2017 Handbook, 29th Edition, presents the trusted advice and analysis you need to accurately interpret the latest set of rules. In-depth coverage of the background and rationale for specific rules enhances understanding of the meaning and application of those rules. This practical resource also illustrates key points through discussions with owners and inspectors. Designed to be used as a companion guide to the 2017 NEC itself, this on-the-job reference is arranged in code order, so the explanation for any topic lines up exactly with the applicable section in the code. You will gain access to straightforward, ready-to-apply code clarification, enabling you to work efficiently and safely and achieve full compliance. • Completely updated to cover all changes in the 2017 NEC • Provides concise explanations of controversial rules • Written by a senior member of the NEC steering committee