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Interior Designer’s Portable Handbook, Third Edition

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

By John Patten (Pat) Guthrie

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

Price: $65.00
Product Code/ISBN: 9780071782067
Year: 2012
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 560
Publisher: McGraw-Hill


Fully revised throughout, Interior Designer's Portable Handbook 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