Interior Designer's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for the Design of Interiors

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January 11, 2012


Paperback, 560 pages


0071782060 / 9780071782067


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Main description

Your up-to-date, on-the-job quick reference

Fully revised throughout, Interior Designer's Portable Handbook, Third Edition, helps you create workable, on-the-spot design solutions by putting the latest codes, standards, specifications, costs, and materials data at your fingertips. This convenient pocket guide now includes information on green/sustainable components and technologies. Perfect for in-the-field estimating as well as licensing exam prep, this indispensable, time-saving tool helps you with everyday design challenges. Inside, you'll find:

  • Coverage of the entire process, from initial planning and estimating through design, construction, and installation
  • Quick access to the current International Building Code (IBC)
  • Materials and specifications checklists that make interior design decisions fast and easy
  • CSI MasterFormat organization that follows the job step by step
  • Updated unit costs for furnishings, fixtures, finishes, and other interior components and systems
  • Examples and design details illustrating key techniques and procedures

Includes details on:
Site furnishings * Concrete finishes * Masonry * Metals * Wood * Thermal and moisture protection * Doors, windows, and glass * Finishes * Specialties * Equipment * Interior furnishings Assemblies * Conveying systems * Mechanical * Lighting and electrical

Table of contents

Part 1. General
Part 2. Site Furnishings
Part 3. Concrete Finishes
Part 4. Masonry
Part 5. Metals
Part 6. Wood
Part 7. Thermal and Moisture Protection
Part 8. Doors, Windows, and Glass
Part 9. Finishes
Part 10. Specialties
Part 11. Equipment
Part 12. Interior Furnishings
Part 13. Assemblies
Part 14. Conveying Systems
Part 15. Mechanical
Part 16. Lighting and Electrical

Author comments

John Patten (Pat) Guthrie, AIA, retired, was principal of John Pat Guthrie Architects, Inc. He was a licensed architect in 13 states and is the author of McGraw-Hill’s Cross Check: Integrating Building Systems and Working Drawings and The Architect’s Portable Handbook.

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