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Written in a straightforward, nontechnical style that maintains depth and accuracy, this landmark reference is the first text on building systems for interior designers. From heating and cooling systems, water and waste, electricity, lighting, interior transportation and communication systems, all of the mechanical and electrical systems that interior designers need to know are covered in a clear and accessible way.The technical knowledge and vocabulary presented here allow interior designers to communicate more effectively with architects, engineers, and contractors while collaborating on projects, leading to more accurate solutions for problems related to a broad range of other building considerations with an impact on interior designNew to this edition are chapters on structural systems and building components, and how they are integrated with the other systems.Illustrated with over 100 photographs and drawings new to this edition, Building Systems for Interior Designers is sure to be constantly at the fingertips of designers.
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.
Table of Contents
The Building and Its Environment
Environmental Conditions and the Site
Designing Building Functions for Human Health and Safety
Basic Structural Principles and Elements
Horizontal Structures and Vertical Movement
Water Supply, Distribution, and Waste Systems
Water Waste and Reuse Systems
Toilet and Bath Design
Thermal Comfort: Heating and Cooling Systems
Principles of Thermal Comfort
Indoor Air Quality
Heating and Cooling
Electrical and Lighting Systems
Electrical Appliances and Communications Equipment
Basic Principles of Fire-Safety Design
Fire Detection, Alarm, and Suppression
Acoustic Design Principles
Sound Absorption Within a Space
Sound Transmission Between Spaces
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