Synopses & Reviews
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.
* Examines engineering issues to make them accessible to interior designers.
* Covered material includes acoustics, fire protection, and universal design.
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.
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
PART I: THE BIG PICTURE.
Chapter 1 Natural Resources.
Chapter 2 Building Site Conditions.
Chapter 3 Designing for Building Functions.
Chapter 4 The Human Body and the Built Environment.
Chapter 5 Building Codes.
PART II: WATER AND WASTES.
Chapter 6 Sources of Water.
Chapter 7 Water Quality.
Chapter 8 Water Distribution.
Chapter 9 Hot Water.
Chapter 10 Waste Plumbing.
Chapter 11 Treating and Recycling Water.
Chapter 12 Recycling Solid Wastes.
Chapter 13 Plumbing Fixtures.
Chapter 14 Designing Bath and Toilet Rooms.
PART III: THERMAL COMFORT.
Chapter 15 Principles of Thermal Comfort.
Chapter 16 Thermal Capacity and Resistance.
Chapter 17 Humidity.
Chapter 18 Mechanical Engineering Design Process.
Chapter 19 Indoor Air Contaminants.
Chapter 20 Designing for Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 21 Ventilation.
Chapter 22 Fenestration.
Chapter 23 Solar Heating.
PART IV: HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS.
Chapter 24 Heating Systems.
Chapter 25 Cooling.
Chapter 26 Heating,Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems.
PART V: ELECTRICITY.
Chapter 27 How Electrical Systems Work.
Chapter 28 Electrical Service Equipment.
Chapter 29 Electrical Circuit Design.
Chapter 30 Electrical Wiring and Distribution.
Chapter 31 Receptacles and Switches.
Chapter 32 Residential Appliances.
PART VI: LIGHTING.
Chapter 33 Daylighting.
Chapter 34 Lighting Design.
Chapter 35 Lighting for Specific Spaces.
PART VII: SECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.
Chapter 36 Communications and Control Systems.
Chapter 37 Securing the Building.
Chapter 38 Systems for Private Residences.
Chapter 39 Other Security and Communications Applications.
Chapter 40 Office Communications Systems.
PART VIII: FIRE SAFETY.
Chapter 41 Principles of Fire Safety.
Chapter 42 Design for Fire Safety.
Chapter 43 Escape Routes.
Chapter 44 Limiting Fuels.
Chapter 45 Fire Suppression.
Chapter 46 Fire Detection and Alarms.
PART IX: CONVEYING SYSTEMS.
Chapter 47 Elevators.
Chapter 48 Escalators.
Chapter 49 Materials Handling.
PART X: ACOUSTICS.
Chapter 50 Acoustic Principles.
Chapter 51 Acoustic Design.
Chapter 52 Sound Absorption Within a Space.
Chapter 53 Sound Transmission Between Spaces.
Chapter 54 Acoustic Applications.
Chapter 55 Electronic Sound Systems.