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Building Systems for Interior Designers (03 - Old Edition)by Corky Binggeli
Synopses & ReviewsPlease note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.
The first desk reference on technical building systems for interior designers
Building Systems for Interior Designers is the first book to explain technical building systems and engineering issues in a clear and accessible way to interior designers. 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 design. Information on sustainable design is integrated throughout the book, making it a relevant tool for current and emerging trends in building design.
Written in a straightforward, nontechnical style that maintains depth and accuracy, this book is the first complete text applicable to interior design courses and provides thorough preparation for the NCIDQ exam. Engaging, clear illustrations support the text, which is accessible to those without a math or physics background.
Topics covered include:
* Heating and air conditioning systems
* Environmental issues
* Water and waste
* Thermal comfort
* HVAC systems
* Security and communications systems
* Fire safety
* Transportation systems
With numerous case examples illustrating how interior designers apply this material in the real world, Building Systems for Interior Designers is a valuable book for students, as well as a practical desktop reference for professionals.
Book News Annotation:
Written for interior designers, this book explains technical building systems and engineering issues. Using non-technical language and featuring numerous illustrations, the book discusses building considerations that influence design and offers advice on communicating and collaborating with architects, engineers, and contractors. Case studies demonstrate real-world applications. The book will serves as a textbook for interior deign courses, a study guide for those preparing for NCIDQ exams, and a desk reference for professionals. Binggeli is a designer and teaches at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book covers technical building systems-- mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment-- and relevant vocabulary so interior designers can effectively communicate and coordinate with architects and engineers.
* Examines engineering issues to make them accessible to interior designers.
* Covered material includes acoustics, fire protection, and universal design.
About the Author
CORKY BINGGELI, ASID, is a principal at Corky Binggeli Interior Design in Boston and an adjunct lecturer at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Table of Contents
The Big Picture — Water and Wastes — Thermal Comfort — Heating and Cooling Systems — Electricity — Lighting — Security and Communications Systems — Fire Safety — Conveying Systems — Acoustics.
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