Author: David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425
"Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam offers a comprehensive review of all NCIDQ content areas to help you pass the computer-based NCIDQ Examination IDFX, IDPX, as well as the Practicum."--Publisher's website.
Author: Tom Fraser, Adam Banks
Publisher: Chronicle Books
The naked eye, the lens and the computer screen all treat colour differently. Written by the creative director at Designer Training Ltd., this jargon-free reference helps the contemporary designer resolve these discrepancies. With over 1,000 colour illustrations, Designer's Color Manual deals with the problems of using various media, converting from RGB to CMYK and many other topics.
Author: Gerhard Hausladen, Karsten Tichelmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Soccer stadiums, airports, theaters, museums – it falls to very few architects to tackle spectacular building tasks like these. The everyday work of most architects is more often focused on "manageable" projects like the renovation, remodeling, or rebuilding of single- and multi-family houses, schools, and offices. Whatever the nature of the building task, interior construction is always a significant design and qualitative challenge that calls for highly detailed technical expertise. After all, it affects the realm that will be brought to life and utilized by the user when the task is finished, and whose aesthetic and functional serviceability will be put to the test each and every day. The Interior Construction Manual supports planners in their daily work as a practical planning aid and reference work with the relevant standards, guidelines, reference details, and constructional solutions, all illustrated by built example projects. It brings together the crucial facts on all aspects of interior construction and presents the key fundamentals of building physics, fire protection, interior construction systems, and openings. In addition, it offers concrete tips on integrated planning approaches, energy and sustainability issues, materials used in interior construction, hazardous substances, and dealing with building services and light planning.
Author: Linda O'Shea, Chris Grimley, Mimi Love
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
DIV In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. You’ll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design. —Fundamentals provides a step-by-step overview of an interiors project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers. —Space examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns. —Surface identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues. —Environments looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound and smell. —Elements describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories. —Resources gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research. /div
Author: Martin Peck
A construction material that once was innovative and modern and then fell somewhat into disrepute through some of the quite radical post-war architecture, concrete is today very popular with planners and builders due to its multifaceted nature. The material offers enormous potential through its extensive load-bearing capacities but also due to the diversity of its properties and surface characteristics. In addition to the technical possibilities customarily attributed to concrete construction, the construction material is on the ascendant not least due to the current debate regarding energy efficiency and sustainability, since it seems tailor-made for the realization of the relevant requirements. It is not just the design and construction of concrete load-bearing structures that are the focus of this publication, but also the materiality and thus the haptic and sensuous side of the material in particular. That's because visible concrete in "smooth gray flawless" quality is not everything that concrete has to offer. Even designers and interior decorators develop furniture and space innovations of unimagined sensuality. The Modern Concrete Construction Manual provides the planner with well-founded expert information regarding the construction material of concrete, ranging from manufacturing to materiality to the design of concrete load-bearing structures, including current options for digital design and production processes. As a standard reference volume, the publication offers comprehensive and detailed insights regarding topics including cost-effectiveness, energy and sustainability, renovation, design and interior decoration. An extensive index of works with successful real-life examples provides inspiration and invites the reader to make modern use of a classical construction material.
Author: Christine Cavataio
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The interior designer's guide to effective hand drafting The kinesthetic act of completing a manually drafted drawing gives interior designers a greater understanding of the space they're designing, time to reflect on their work, and the skills needed to quickly draw freehand for presentations and design concept developments. Manual Drafting for Interiors is an essential reference for interior designers learning how to manually draft scaled floor plans, elevations, sections, and three-dimensional drawings. Clearly explaining techniques and methods, it begins with an explanation of drafting tools and their various uses, and then presents instructions and illustrations that indicate how to complete increasingly more difficult drafting conventions. Additionally, readers will learn drawing techniques for indicating various materials, symbols for coordinating related drawings, and architectural lettering. Complemented with extensive drawings, inspiring examples, and tips for developing your own style of graphic expression, Manual Drafting for Interiors arms readers with essential skills they'll use throughout their career as a designer.
Author: Katherine E. Kennon, Sharon K. Harmon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Interior codes and standards reference of choice for designers and architects, updated and revised Completely revised and updated, the seventh edition of The Codes Guidebook to Interiors is the only book devoted exclusively to codes that are applicable to interior designers. The guide features jargon-free explanations of all the codes and standards that are relevant to designers and architects, including performance codes, building and finish standards, energy codes, and ADA standards. In addition, the dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced with a set of illustrations, including floor plans, that clearly show how codes apply to real-world project. Written by Katherine E. Kennon (a professional architect and facilities planner) and Sharon Koomen Harmon (a professional interior designer and educator) are experts on interior design and architecture codes. Updated coverage contains the most recent ICC codes, including the International Building Code and new material on the ICC International Green Construction Code, as well as the NFPA's most recent Life code. The authors address a wide-variety of building and project types (large and small) and they offer information on single family homes and historical and existing buildings. The seventh edition includes: Easy-to-navigate format geared toward the code process as a whole A step-by-step guide through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process The newest changes to the ADA Standards and ICC/ASI accessibility requirements A companion site that offers interactive checklists, flashcards, PowerPoint lecture slides, and an Instructor's Manual Having all applicable codes in a single resource saves hours of research time, and can dramatically reduce the potential for costly planning oversights. Whether renovation or new construction, small or large, codes apply to every project. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors provides designers with the comprehensive information they need to stay up-to-date.
Author: Thomas Korman, PhD, PE, PLS
Construction Depth Reference Manual prepares you for the construction depth section of the NCEES Civil PE exam. All depth topics are covered, and exam-adopted codes and standards are frequently referenced. You will learn how to apply concepts by reviewing the 40 example problems, and you can check your solving approaches by reviewing each problem’s step-by-step solution. Access to supportive information is just as important as knowledge and problem-solving efficiency. The Construction Depth Reference Manual’s thorough index easily directs you to the codes and concepts you will need during the exam. Cross references to the 163 equations, 38 tables, 93 figures, 5 appendices, and relevant codes will point you to additional support material when you need it. Topics Covered: • Construction Operations and Methods • Earthwork Construction and Layout • Estimating Quantity and Cost • Material Quality Control and Production • Scheduling • Temporary Structures • Worker Health and Safety
Author: David Kent Ballast
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
NCIDQ IDPX Sample Questions and Practice Exam contains 275 exam-like, multiple-choice problems that will help you to pass the Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX). The problems are organized in two parts. The first part includes 100 sample questions that cover the seven content areas of the exam. The second part consists of a 175-problem practice exam that is consistent with the exam's content areas, format, and level of difficulty. Detailed answers are included for all sample and practice exam problems.
Author: David Bergman
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical "can-do" approach, author David Bergman covers everything from the profession's ethical responsibility, to design structures and spaces that sustain our natural resources, to specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling, passive heating techniques, solar orientation, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation and specification, and how to work with green building certification programs.
Author: Vijay Kumar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it.
Author: David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425
Interior Construction & Detailing for Designers & Architects is a comprehensive guide for students, interior designers, and architects involved in commercial and residential construction. Clear and complete explanations of how to select suitable materials and components and determine appropriate construction techniques make this book an essential, time-saving reference. Comprehensive Reference Designed to provide easy access to essential information, this book features: over 350 figures and tables more than 2,500 index entries applicable Construction Specification Institute MasterFormat numbers in section heads quick-reference boxed text containing supplementary information a chapter-by-chapter list of additional references Topics Covered Acoustics Architectural Woodwork Audiovisual Spaces Barrier-Free Design Building Codes and Regulations Building Investigation Ceilings Decorative Metals Doors and Hardware Flooring Construction and Finishes Glazing Licensure Means of Egress Mechanical and Electrical Systems Coordination Partitions Security Systems Signage Systems Stair Design and Construction Structural Coordination Sustainable Design Wall Finishes