Building Systems for Interior Designers

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 11, 2011 - Architecture - 464 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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Environmental Conditions and the Site
Designing BuildingFunctions forHuman Health and Safety
Structural Systems
Structural Forms
PostandBeam andHeavy Timber
Horizontal Structures and Vertical
Water Supply Distribution
WaterWaste andReuse Systems
Daylight Compensation
Lighting Design Applications
Lighting ResidentialSpaces
Basic Principles of FireSafety Design
Fire Detection Alarm and Suppression
Acoustic Design Principles
Sound Absorption Within a Space

Toilet and Bath Design
Thermal Comfort Heating
Indoor Air Quality
Heating and Cooling
Electrical and Lighting Systems
Lighting Controlsfor
Acoustical Applications

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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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