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Interior Graphic Standards, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-47157-9
992 pages
December 2010
Interior Graphic Standards, 2nd Edition (0470471573) cover image


The Second Edition of the definitive reference for interior architecture and interior design professionals

With this completely updated encore to its highly welcomed debut, Interior Graphic Standards, Second Edition secures its place as the comprehensive resource for interior architects and designers. Thousands of detail drawings and carefully researched text by experts in the field guide readers in the design of interior spaces that perform as well as delight. Including all-new material on computer technologies and design practices influencing contemporary interior design projects, Interior Graphic Standards, Second Edition makes it easy for designers to stay current with recent trends. This new edition includes:

Expanded coverage of residential design; interior material energy use and environmental impact; and historic preservation and adaptive reuse

Updated coverage of sustainable design, eco-friendly materials, interior design, and ADA Accessibility Guidelines

Recent developments in commercial design and construction; basic building construction types and their impact on interiors; and commercial and residential renovation for smaller projects

An essential guide for today’s fact-paced and competitive building environment, Interior Graphic Standards, Second Edition is a critical reference tool for all professionals who are involved with building and designing beautiful, responsive, and enduring interior spaces.

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Table of Contents


Section I Building Elements.

Chapter 1: STRUCTURE.



Floor Construction.

Roof Construction.

Stairs and Ramps.

Chapter 2: SHELL.

Exterior Vertical Enclosures.

Exterior Horizontal Enclosures.


Fire Resistive Construction.

Acoustic Construction.

Seismic Considerations.

Gypsum Board Assemblies.

Concrete Masonry Units.

Architectural Concrete.

Stone Walls.

Glass Unit Masonry Assemblies.

Prefabricated Partitions.

Windows and Glazing.

Interior Doors.

Raised Floor Construction.

Thermal and Moisture Protection.

Manufactured and Fabricated Rooms.


Interior Specialties.

Wall Finish Requirements.

Integral Wall Finishes.

Wood Wall Finishes.

Tile Wall Finishes.

Metal Wall Finishes.

Wall Surface Coverings.

Painted Finishes.

Floor Design Considerations.

Metal Deck and Concrete Floor Systems.

Hard Floors.

Wood Flooring.

Resilient Flooring.

Carpet, Carpet Tile, and Mats.



Conveying Systems.

Plumbing Systems.

Mechanical Systems.

Fire Protection Systems.

Electrical Systems.


Communications Systems.

Security Systems.

Chapter 6: EQUIPMENT.

Toilet and Bath Equipment.

Retail Equipment.

Personal Care Equipment.

Animal Care Facilities.

Laundry and Facilities.

Teller and Service Equipment.

Hospitality and Food Service Equipment.

Educational and Research Equipment.

Healthcare Equipment.

Residential Equipment.

Recreational and Performance Equipment.

Athletic and Fitness Equipment.

Cleaning, Disposal and Recycling Equipment.


Furnishing Contracts and Tests.

Textiles for Interior Furnishings.

Cabinetry and Casework.


Art and Accessories.



Window Treatments.

Section 2 Contemporary Issues.


The Transition from CAD to BIM.

Integrated Project Delivery.

Virtual Collaboration.

Software as a Service.

The Unwritten Future.


Historic Restoration and Preservation.

Evaluating Hazardous Materials.

Recycling Construction and Demolition Waste.



Aging in Place.

Continuous Care Retirement Communities.


Design, Construction and Operations Issues.


Sustainability Strategies.

Sustainable Materials.

Health Concerns in the Built Environment.

Interior Rating Systems and Certifications.

Costs and Schedule Implications.


A Anthropometric Data.

B Proportioning Systems.

C Graphic Symbols.

D Classical Interior Architectural Elements.

E Interior Minimum Uniformly Distributed Live Loads.


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Author Information

Corky Binggeli, ASID, is principal of Corky Binggeli Interior Design in Arlington, Massachusetts. She received her master of interior design degree from Boston Architectural College, and is NCIDQ certified. A past president of ASID New England, Binggeli is the author of Building Systems for Interior Designers; Materials for Interior Environments; Interior Design: A Survey; Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors; and, with Francis D. K. Ching, Interior Design Illustrated, Second Edition, all published by Wiley.

Patricia Greichen, Allied Member ASID, is principal of Simpatico Design in Reading, Massachusetts. Her firm specilizes in residential design. She received her degree in interior design from Newbury College. She has served on the board of directors for ASID New England.

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Press Release

January 10, 2011

Based in professional practice and inspired by creative designers who enhance the built environment, INTERIOR GRAPHIC STANDARDS, SECOND EDITION, is the premier source of comprehensive design data for all aspects of commercial and residential interiors practice. The second edition of Interior Graphic Standards (John Wiley & Sons; $225.00; January 2011) is completely revised and provides professionals with the logic and aesthetics of structural design to produce building interiors that belong to the building, rather than being a decoration. Additionally, working with a building’s structure supports the reuse of materials and decreases waste, both cornerstones of sustainable design which is critical for today’s architecture and design firms.

            This new edition provides essential specification and detailing information for working inside the structural shell, from interior partitions and floor systems, to color and lighting, to wall coverings and carpeting. In addition, expert advice guides readers on designing dozens of the most common interior building types, from large commercial offices to child care centers and hotels.  Interior Graphic Standards included coverage of:

  • Interior material energy use and environmental impact
  • ADA Accessibility Guidelines
  • Residential design and construction
  • Basic building construction types and their impact on interiors
  • Historic preservation and adaptive reuse of interiors
  • Life cycle costing and estimating for interior materials
  • Behavioral aspects of designing with color
  • Current issues in office design
  • Commercial and residential interior renovation for smaller projects
  • Current information on computer technology and interior design practice  

            The second edition of the industry standard aims to instruct and inspire architects, interior designers, interns, construction specifiers, facility managers, construction contractors and students of design. Interior Graphic Standards is the book that professionals have come to rely on when designing and building new construction, remodeling or adding to existing homes, or inspecting new or existing homes. This reference gives professionals the information they need to do the job right the first time, which is more important than ever today.   


Corky Binggeli, ASID (Arlington, MA) is principle of Corky Binggeli Interior Design in Arlington, MA. She received her Master of Interior Design degree from the Boston Architectural College, and teaches at Wentworth Institute of Technology. A past president of ASID New England, Corky is the author of Building Systems for Interior Designers, Materials for Interior Environments, Interior Design: A Survey, and with Francis D.K. Ching, Interior Design Illustrated, Second Edition 

Patricia Greichen (Reading, MA) is Principle of Simpatico Design and a consultant to other firms. She served as a Director on ASID New England Board for three years.   

INTERIOR GRAPHIC STANDARDS, Second Edition; Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Publication date: January 3, 2011; $225.00; Hardcover; 992 pages; ISBN: 978-0-470-47157-9   

INTERIOR GRAPHIC STANDARDS 2.0 CD-ROM; Publication Date: January 24, 2011; $325.00; ISBN: 978-0-470-47563-8  

INTERIOR GRAPHIC STANDARDS 2.0 CD-ROM, NETWORK VERSION; Publication Date: February 28, 2011; $3498.00; ISBN: 978-0-470-50459-8  

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