Building Systems for Interior Designers

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John Wiley & Sons, 2010 - Architecture - 452 pages
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Building Systems for interior designers

Second Edition

Corky Binggeli, asid

The updated guide to technical building systems for interior designers

As integral members of the building design team, interior designers share an increasingly complex and crucial role. Now revised in its second edition, Building Systems for Interior Designers remains the one go-to resource that addresses the special concerns of the interior designer within the broader context of the rest of the building design team.

Building Systems for Interior Designers, Second Edition explains technical building systems and engineering issues in a clear and accessible way to interior designers. Covering systems from HVAC to water and waste to lighting, transportation, and safety, author Corky Binggeli enables interior designers to communicate more effectively with architects, engineers, and contractors; collaborate effectively on projects; and contribute to more accurate solutions for a broad range of building considerations.

Among the many improvements in the Second Edition are:

  • A deeper engagement with sustainable building design, giving the interior designer the resources needed to participate as part of a sustainable design team
  • A reshaped structure that enhances the reader's understanding of the material
  • Many more illustrations and explanatory captions

With a host of features to make the book more up to date, easier to use, and more effective as an instructive guide, Building Systems for Interior Designers, Second Edition is a valuable book for students as well as a practical desktop reference for professionals.

 

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The content of Building Systems for Interior Designers is fine, but the supplementary instructor's materials are weak. The instructor's PowerPoint presentations cover only about 10% of the material discussed in each chapter, in a text-only (no graphics) format. I'm finding that with this textbook, I'm really having to create my own instructor's supplementary materials, which is a very time-consuming process. 

Contents

Limited Energy Resources
5
CHAPTER
15
Embodied Energy of Building Materials
21
PART II
29
Vertical Supports
36
Roofs
42
CHAPTER 16
45
PostandBeam and Heavy Timber
48
PARTV
237
ElectricalSystem Design Process
248
Electrical Wiring and Distribution
264
CHAPTER 13
272
Lighting Design Applications
300
Communications Equipment
308
PART VI
325
Fire Safety Design
332

Other Structural Types
57
Materials Handling
79
CHAPTER 6
85
CHAPTER 7
102
Vent Piping
109
CHAPTER 8
116
Plumbing for Appliances and Equipment
135
Heat Transfer and the Building Envelope
141
Thermal Capacity and Resistance
146
Mechanical Engineering Design Process
157
Fenestration
183
Doors
192
Escape Routes
345
Fire Detection Alarm and Suppression
358
Fire Detection and Alarms
366
PART VII
373
Sound Waves
379
Addressing Interior Acoustic Design Issues
385
CHAPTER 19
400
Transmission Loss
406
Acoustical Applications
415
Schools
425
Index
433
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Corky Binggeli, ASID, is a principal at Corky Binggeli Interior Design in Boston and has taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and Boston Architectural College. A professional member of ASID and past President of ASID New England, she is the author of Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors; Interior Graphic Standards, Second Edition; Materials for Interior Environments; and coauthor with Francis D. K. Ching of Interior Design Illustrated, Second Edition, all from Wiley.

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