Designer's Guide to Building Construction and Systems : 9780132414289

Designer's Guide to Building Construction and Systems

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Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780132414289
ISBN 10
 
0132414287
Published
 
19/04/2011
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
168
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$97.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in Building Construction and Systems.

 

Designer’s Guide to Building Construction and Systems for Residential and Commercial Structures offers students a concise, easy-to-understand guide for learning about building construction and systems in preparation for a successful practice as an interior designer. Using language geared for students of interior design, the text covers basic structural principles applied to the building environment through a review of common building methods including timber frame, masonry, and steel construction for residential and commercial projects as applicable. 

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION: A Brief History of Structures, Materials, and Methods.

 

SECTION I: Residential Construction and Systems

1.      Residential Construction:  Building the Envelope

2.      Systems for Residential Construction

3.      Interior Finish-Out for Residential Construction

 

SECTION II: Commercial Construction and Systems

4.      Commercial Construction:  Building the Envelope

5.      Mechanical Systems for Commercial Buildings

6.      Interior Construction for Commercial Buildings

 

Glossary

Further Reading

Index

Features & benefits

For courses in Building Construction and Systems.

 

Designer’s Guide to Building Construction and Systems for Residential and Commercial Structures offers students a concise, easy-to-understand guide for learning about building construction and systems in preparation for a successful practice as an interior designer. Using language geared for students of interior design, the text covers basic structural principles applied to the building environment through a review of common building methods including timber frame, masonry, and steel construction for residential and commercial projects as applicable. 

 

Hallmark Features:

 

Covers industry jargon—pertinent to building construction, the preparation of construction documents, and building and accessibility codes.  

  • Technical terms and vocabulary appear in italics throughout the text and are also included in a glossary.   

Covers structural, mechanical, and electrical systems—in detail.

  • Structural systems covered in the text include foundations, beams and columns, floors, walls, roofs, doors, and windows.
  • Mechanical and electrical systems, acoustical control, and plumbing are presented through an array of contemporary theories and techniques employed in the design of buildings.   

Code issues are presented—in the context of the construction process. 

  • Codes are referred to in the book as general guidelines only, and students must be aware that code compliance begins at the municipal level.
  • The International Code Council is the primary reference source for code issues discussed in this book.   

Through photographs, detailed drawings, and case studies—students gain insight to the construction methods used for built environments.

  • Begins with the exterior building envelope and continues through interior finish details such as millwork, floor coverings, walls and ceilings. 
  • Photographs accompanying the text provide further explanations showing the application of building construction and systems for the visual learner.

Key information on "green" design–is presented in sidebars throughout the text.

  • Offers students timely insight on the growing use of "green" design in construction.
  • In addition, each chapter offers a list of interesting, informative websites for further study.