The Graphic Standards Guide to Architectural Finishes: Using MASTERSPEC to Evaluate, Select, and Specify Materials

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 24, 2003 - Architecture - 288 pages
From ARCOM and The American Institute of Architects

A complete visual guide to choosing and using finishmaterials

In this unique guide, the authors of MASTERSPEC and ArchitecturalGraphic Standards join forces to offer architects vitalsingle-source access to the unbiased information they need toevaluate, select, and specify the best finish materials for anyjob.

This powerful visual resource combines hundreds of illustrationsfrom Architectural Graphic Standards with corresponding buildingmaterial performance and specification information from AIA'sMASTERSPEC, published by ARCOM. Use this book during the schematicand design development phases of a project and as an indispensableaid for product selection and specification.

Essential for architects, interior designers, and buildingdesigners, this vital reference provides information to makeinformed decisions about specific design goals, such asaffordability, environmental friendliness, durability, fireresistance, and esthetic success. Features include:
* Unique source of independent, in-depth building productperformance information-the one source that gives you reliablebuilding product information before you consult withmanufacturers
* Covers a full range of standard finish materials and includesselection criteria, details, typical product sizes, andinstallation and maintenance data
* Provides current standards based on research by government,association, and independent testing organizations as well as theinput of experienced architects and specifiers

"Architectural Graphic Standards has served the design communityfor decades as a virtual 'bible' for architectural detailing.MASTERSPEC Evaluations have long comprised one of the bestresources available for building product selection andspecification. Consolidating the strong points of both into thisnew desktop reference is an act of sheer brilliance!"
-Martin M. Bloomenthal, FAIA, CCS, CSI, Principal, The HillierGroup, Princeton, New Jersey
 

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Contents

METAL STAIRS
1
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK
4
PANELING
12
STEEL DOORS AND FRAMES
16
FLUSH WOOD DOORS
22
STILE AND RAIL WOOD DOORS
29
ACCESS DOORS AND FRAMES
33
FOLDING DOORS
37
CHEMICALRESISTANT BRICK FLOORING
144
STONE PAVING AND FLOORING
148
WOOD FLOORING
154
WOOD ATHLETICFLOORING ASSEMBLIES
159
RESILIENT FLOOR TILE
163
SHEET VINYL FLOOR COVERINGS
166
RESILIENT WALL BASE AND ACCESSORIES
169
LINOLEUM FLOOR COVERINGS
172

DOOR HARDWARE
40
GYPSUM PLASTER
58
GYPSUM VENEER PLASTER
62
PORTLAND CEMENT PLASTER
66
FACTORYFINISHED GYPSUM BOARD
70
GYPSUM BOARD ASSEMBLIES
72
GYPSUM BOARD SHAFTWALL ASSEMBLIES
80
GLASSREINFORCED GYPSUM FABRICATIONS
83
CERAMIC TILE
86
DIMENSION STONE TILE
96
TERRAZZO
100
ACOUSTICAL PANEL CEILINGS
104
ACOUSTICAL TILE CEILINGS
113
ACOUSTICAL SNAPIN METAL PAN CEILINGS
116
ACOUSTICAL METAL PAN CEILINGS
121
LINEAR METAL CEILINGS
127
SECURITY CEILING SYSTEMS
132
SUSPENDED DECORATIVE GRIDS
134
FLUIDAPPLIED ATHLETIC FLOORING
136
RESILIENT ATHLETIC FLOORING
138
BRICK FLOORING
140
STATICCONTROL RESILIENT FLOOR COVERINGS
175
RESINOUS FLOORING
179
CARPET
183
CARPET TILE
190
WALL COVERINGS
191
WOODVENEER WALL COVERINGS
201
INTERIOR STONE FACING
203
FABRICWRAPPED PANELS
207
STRETCHEDFABRIC WALL SYSTEMS
210
ACOUSTICAL WALL PANELS
213
PAINTING
217
EXTERIOR WOOD STAINS
231
MULTICOLORED INTERIOR COATINGS
236
HIGHPERFORMANCE COATINGS
237
ELASTOMERIC COATINGS
245
INTUMESCENT PAINTS
249
HIGHTEMPERATURERESISTANT COATINGS
252
CEMENTITIOUS COATINGS
257
ILLUSTRATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
261
INDEX
263
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About the author (2003)

ARCOM (Architectural Computer Services, Inc.) develops and publishes, MASTERSPEC architectural specifications, SPECWARE specification-writing software -- tools that help architects create accurate and complete building material specification documents. ARCOM employs more than 45 full-time architects, engineers, programmers and specification writers who concentrate on continually developing, updating and improving the MASTERSPEC library and tools.

The AIA (the American Institute of Architects), the largest professional organization for Architects in the United States. AIA owns the copyright to MasterSpec and has collaborated with ARCOM for more than 20 years to develop professional tools for architects.

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