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Building Systems for Interior Designers Hardcover – June 9, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0470228470 ISBN-10: 0470228474 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (June 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470228474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470228470
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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
* Electricity
* Lighting
* 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

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.


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Corky Binggeli is an interior designer and educator with a Masters in Interior Design from the Boston Architectural College (BAC). She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Her firm, Corky Binggeli Interior Design, has designed restaurants, fitness clubs, hair salons, ice cream stores and other people-oriented spaces, as well as educational, municipal, and research facility interiors.

Corky has taught interior design courses at the BAC, as well as at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Mount Ida College. Her interior design textbooks and reference books are based on her professional experience as well as her understanding of curriculum and teaching methods. Her specialty is writing clearly and appealingly about technical subjects. Her books are profusely illustrated with artwork that supports the learning process.

For her next publication, Interior Graphic Standards, 2nd edition, Corky is serving as Editor in Chief. This reference book for interior designers and architects is scheduled to be published by John Wiley and Sons in the fall of 2010.

Corky's work sometimes includes the design and fabrication of custom decorative objects, notably a 28-foot-long iguana and many giant vegetables. She has also created custom painted finishes, textile hangings, and other unique pieces for her projects.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This updated guide to technical building systems for interior designers comes from members of the building design team and has been revised in its second edition to address the concerns of blending the interior designer's functions with a design team's overall building objectives. Technical building systems and engineering systems are explored for interior designers in chapters that discuss how to communicate with architects, engineers, and contractors alike. Any college-level arts collection needs this.
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Melina A. Robles on February 17, 2010
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Even though it was used, the book is in great condition. There are a few sections highlighted, but that just might as well help me when reading or studying. The book had the word "Moon" written on the top outside-part, and my best friend's nickname is "Moon", so I love it!
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jaida Amore on September 12, 2009
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The book was shipped promptly and came as described. Wonderful transaction, I would purchase from this seller again.
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0 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay on February 7, 2010
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Book arrived quickly. I was slightly upset that the description was "like new" and there was a small tear in the front cover but not a really big issue. Overall good product and quick shipping. I would buy from here again.
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