Interior Construction & Detailing for Designers and Architects

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Professional Publications, 2011 - Architecture - 592 pages
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Interior Construction & Detailing for Designers and Architects provides comprehensive coverage of materials, finishes, construction assemblies, mechanical and electrical systems, building codes, and design standards. It covers a broad range of knowledge needed for both commercial and residential projects. Interior designers, architects, students, and anyone working in interior design and construction will find Interior Construction & Detailing a valuable resource. Interior Construction & Detailing also makes a great reference for ARE and NCIDQ exam preparation.

Comprehensive Coverage of Interior Design and Detailing Principles
  • Clear explanations help you determine how to select suitable materials and components
  • More than 700 tables and figures clarify concepts
  • A thorough index allows you to quickly find information
  • Construction Specification Institute MasterFormat(tm) numbers are used for convenience
  • 2009 International Building Code references provide up-to-date coverage
Topics Covered
  • Acoustics
  • Architectural Woodwork
  • Audiovisual Spaces
  • Barrier-Free Design
  • Building Codes and Regulations
  • Building Investigation
  • Ceilings
  • Decorative Metals
  • Doors and Hardware
  • Flooring Construction and Finishes
  • Glazing
  • Means of Egress
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems Coordination
  • Partitions
  • Signage Systems
  • Stair Design and Construction
  • Structural Coordination
  • Sustainable Design
  • Wall Finishes

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About the author (2011)

David Kent Ballast, AIA, CSI, a registered architect, has owned Architectural Research Consulting since 1981. The consulting firm offers applied research, technical advice, specifications, and information management services to architects, interior designers, and others in the construction industry. Since 1987, Ballast has been an instructor in Interior Construction and Basic Drafting at Arapahoe Community College. He is the author of a number of books on construction technology.

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