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Construction Codes and Inspection Handbook

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Construction Codes & Inspection Handbook

Gil L. Taylor

Ensure code compliance, accurate calculations, and quality, while saving time and money

Comprehensive, practical, and visual, this resource provides you with instant access to job-critical information.

  • 600 tables, charts, checklists and calculations for quick look-up
  • Provides job-critical data on every major building code, including the IBC (International Building Code) -- the world's most widely adopted building code
  • Jargon-free explanations clarify complex codes
  • Covers construction procedures and standards for commercial and industrial projects

Back Cover:

" ... Hard to imagine a more complete resource for architects, engineers, and code officials." -- Charles Linn, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record


This resource simplifies quality assurance, code compliance, and inspection for commercial and industrial construction. Building professional Gil Taylor's Construction Codes and Inspection Handbook is the only reference that provides job-simplifying tools for nearly every function in quality and code compliance, from initial design document evaluation to project organization, from site preparation to turnover. The book includes each step in actual construction and covers all major building codes.

An unprecedented collection of job-simplifying tools, Construction Codes and Inspection Handbook provides nearly 600 valuable checklists, tables, charts, and calculations that will save building professionals time and money while helping to assure quality. With these tools, every task, from establishing inspection guidelines to providing clients with schedules and specifications, becomes easier.

A toolkit that simplifies and speeds jobs involving code and quality issues in commercial and industrial construction, the Construction Codes and Inspection Handbook is an invaluable resource for the building industry.


Checklists, Tables, Calculations, and More In All These Areas:
Quality control and assurance
Responsibility and authority
Plans and specifications
Shop and record drawings
Inspectors' daily reports
Preconstruction meetings
Equipment proposals
Progress schedules
Labor enforcement
Storage of materials
Contractor's payment
Project turnover
Inspection files


IBC (International Building Code) -- the world's most widely adopted building code
NEC (National Electrical Code
International Fire Code
International Energy Conservation Code
International Plumbing Code
International Fuel Gas Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Zoning Code


General Information * Design Quality Control Checklists * Sitework * Concrete * Masonry * Carpentry * Structural Steel * Doors and Windows * Finishes * Thermal and Moisture Protection * Pre-Engineered Buildings * Piping Systems * Mechanical * Electrical * Special Construction and Conveying Equipment * Solar Energy Systems * Hazards in Construction * OSHA


Chapter 1: General Information
Chapter 2: Design Quality Control Checklists
Chapter 3: Sitework
Chapter 4: Concrete
Chapter 5: Masonry
Chapter 6: Carpentry
Chapter 7: Structural Steel
Chapter 8: Doors and Windows
Chapter 9: Finishes
Chapter 10: Thermal and Moisture Protection
Chapter 11: Piping Systems
Chapter 12: Mechanics
Chapter 13: Electrical
Chapter 14: OSHA
Appendix A: Referenced Trade Associations
Appendix B: Typical Blueprint Symbols
Appendix C: Common Blueprint Abbreviations
Appendix D: Common Lumber Abbreviations
Appendix E: Useful Equations
Appendix F: Climate Zones by States and Counties

About the Author:

Gil L. Taylor has worked in the construction industry for more than 24 years, holding such positions as Project/Construction Manager for the Design/Build Division of Mason & Hanger Engineering, Kentucky State Resident Inspector, and Project Engineer for Takenaka International USA -- one of Engineering News Record's "Top 25" design/build firms.

He belongs to several professional construction organizations, including the International Code Council (ICC). He is an ICC-certified building inspector as well as an ICC-certified inspector in electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and residential one- and two-family codes.

He is the author of several books and manuals on construction and code issues, including the Up to Code series, published by McGraw-Hill in 2005. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

638 Pages


Building Code Related
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0071468250 / 9780071468251

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