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Building Systems for Interior Designers, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-17432-6
464 pages
October 2011
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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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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART I THE BUILDING AND ITS ENVIRONMENT.

CHAPTER 1 Environmental Conditions and the Site.

CHAPTER 2 Designing Building Functions for Human Health and Safety.

PART II STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS.

CHAPTER 3 Basic Structural Principles and Elements.

CHAPTER 4 Structural Forms.

CHAPTER 5 Horizontal Structures and Vertical Movement.

PART III WATER SUPPLY, DISTRIBUTION, AND WASTE SYSTEMS.

CHAPTER 6 Water-Supply Systems.

CHAPTER 7 Water Waste and Reuse Systems.

CHAPTER 8 Toilet and Bath Design.

PART IV THERMAL COMFORT: HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS.

CHAPTER 9 Principles of Thermal Comfort.

CHAPTER 10 Indoor Air Quality.

CHAPTER 11 Heating and Cooling.

PART V ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS.

CHAPTER 12 Electrical-Systems Basics.

CHAPTER 13 Lighting Systems.

CHAPTER 14 Electrical Appliances and Communications Equipment.

PART VI FIRE SAFETY.

CHAPTER 15 Basic Principles of Fire-Safety Design.

CHAPTER 16 Fire Detection, Alarm, and Suppression.

PART VII ACOUSTICS.

CHAPTER 17 Acoustic Design Principles.

CHAPTER 18 Sound Absorption Within a Space.

CHAPTER 19 Sound Transmission Between Spaces.

CHAPTER 20 Acoustical Applications.

Index.

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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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