Materials for Interior Environments
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Chapter 1: Finish Selection and Specification.
Health and Safety Codes.
Human Factors and Material Selection.
The LEED System.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
Historic Preservation, Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of Materials.
Chapter 2: Concrete and Cement-Based Materials.
Types of Cement.
Cement's Environmental Impact.
Cement's Health Impact.
Cement-based Materials and Applications.
Mortar construction and installation practices.
Grout for Masonry Walls.
Grouts for Ceramic Tile Installation.
Concrete's Historical, Cultural and Architectural Context.
Concrete's Aesthetic Qualities.
Concrete's Basic Physical Properties and Characteristics.
Sources of Concrete's Materials.
Basic Manufacturing Process for Concrete.
Concrete's Environmental Impact.
Concrete Health and Safety Issues.
Major Types of Concrete.
Finishes for concrete.
Interior Applications for Concrete.
Chapter 3: Stone, Masonry and Concrete Masonry Units.
Aesthetic Qualities of Stone.
Historical, Cultural and Architectural Context of Stone.
Stone Types, Physical Properties and Characteristics.
Stone: Manufacturing and Fabrication.
Environmental Impact of Stone.
Stone Forms used in Interiors.
Installation and Maintenance of Stone.
Historical, Cultural and Architectural Context of Brick.
Basic Physical Properties and Characteristics of Brick.
Aesthetic Qualities of Brick.
Materials Sources for Brick.
Major Types of Brick.
Basic Manufacturing Process for Brick.
Environmental and Health Impact of Brick.
Interior Applications for Brick.
Cost Factors for Brick.
Construction and Installation Practices for Interior Brick.
Finishes for Brick.
Concrete Masonry Units.
Environmental and Health Impact of CMUs.
Cost factors for CMUs.
Installation and Maintenance of CMUs.
Chapter 4: Glass and Ceramics.
Basic Physical Properties and Characteristics of Glass.
Historical, Cultural and Architectural Context of Glass.
Aesthetic Qualities of Glass.
Types of Glass.
Environmental and Health Impact of Glass.
Manufacturing Flat Glass.
Cost factors for Glass.
Installation of Interior Glass.
Manufactured Glass Products.
Coatings and Films for Glass.
Environmental and Health and Safety Impact of Ceramics.
Applications for Ceramics.
Maintenance and Disposal of Ceramics.
Chapter 5: Wood and Wood Products.
Historical, Cultural and Architectural Context of Wood.
Basic Physical Properties and Characteristics of Wood.
Aesthetic Qualities of Wood.
Environmental Impact of Wood.
Types and Sources of Wood.
Basic Manufacturing Process for Wood.
Manufacturing Wood Veneer.
Construction and Installation Practices for Wood Veneer.
Finishes for Wood Veneers.
Maintenance and Disposal of Wood Veneers.
Materials and Applications for Wood.
Wood Panel Products.
Specifying Wood Panel Products.
Cost factors for veneers.
Cost factors for wood panel products.
Construction and installation practices for wood panel products.
Chapter 6: Plaster and Gypsum Board.
Aesthetic Qualities of Interior Plaster.
Historical, Cultural and Architectural Context of Plaster.
Manufacturing and Fabrication of Plaster.
Environmental and Health and Safety Impact of Plaster.
Applications of Plaster.
Maintenance and Disposal of Plaster.
Characteristics and Types of Gypsum Board.
Types of Gypsum Wallboard.
Specifications for Gypsum Board.
Installation of Gypsum Wallboard.
Environmental and Health Impacts of Gypsum Board.
Maintenance and Disposal of Gypsum Board.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG).
History and Aesthetics of Stucco.
Manufacturing of Stucco.
Installation of Stucco.
Chapter 7: Metals and Metal Products.
Aesthetic Qualities of Metals.
Historical, Cultural and Architectural Context of Metals.
Finishes for Metals.
Bronze and Brass.
Chapter 8: Synthetics .
Aesthetic Qualities of Synthetics.
History of Synthetic Materials.
Types, Physical Properties and Characteristics of Plastics.
Environmental Impact of Synthetic Materials.
Economics and Cost Factors for Plastics.
Synthetic Materials Applications.
Architectural Resin Panels.
Plastic Lumber Products.
Solid Surfacing Materials.
Synthetic Textile Finishing and Maintenance.
Chapter 9: Finish Flooring Comparisons.
Hard Floor Surfaces.
Concrete and Cementitious Floors.
: Wood Floor Finishes.
Vinyl Flooring Products.
Soft Flooring Materials: Carpets and Rugs.
Chapter 10: Wall and Window Finishes Comparisons.
Fire Resistance Ratings.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum.
Solid Wood Paneling.
Ceramic Wall Tile.
Flexible Wall Coverings.
Vinyl Wall Coverings.
Textile Wall Coverings.
Upholstered Wall Systems.
Fiberglass Wall Coverings.
Wood Flexible Wall Coverings.
Paints, Coatings, and Custom Finishes.
Moldings and Trims.
Glass and Glazing.
Window Treatment Selection and Installation.
Chapter 11: Ceiling Finishes Comparisons.
Exposed Ceiling Treatments.
Exposed Wood Structure.
Exposed Concrete Structure.
Exposed Metal Decking.
Wood Decking and Planks.
Plaster and Drywall Ceilings.
Acoustical Ceiling Tiles.
Suspended Ceiling Systems.
Linear metal ceilings.
Perforated Metal Pans.
Suspended Decorative Grids.
Stretched Ceiling Systems.
Chapter 12: Millwork, Furniture Materials, and Textiles Comparisons.
Manufactured Toilet Partitions.
Demountable Partitions and Office Systems.
Textile Fiber Sources.
Natural Cellulosic Fibers.
Natural Protein Fibers.
Basic Weaves and Fabrics.
Dyeing and Printing.