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Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors : Basic Skills



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 4/13/2009.

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Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors serves as the essential reference for designers preparing interior construction documents, explaining how to do a new construction, remodeling, or installation project. In a highly visual format, the book covers drafting fundamentals and conventions; drawing types, plans, and schedules; and computer-aided design (CAD). With expanded coverage of the preparation and communication of construction documents in digital formats, drawing interior perspectives, and more, the text also serves as an invaluable study reference for the contract documents section of the NCIDQ exam. A new companion Web Site supplies template grids for schedules and contract documents for practice exercises. 

Author Biography

W. Otie Kilmer, Aia, is a professor of interior design at Purdue University. He has taught drawing and design for over thirty years as well as practiced architecture and interior design with several internationally known firms. The Kilmers head their own design practice, Kilmer and Associates.

Rosemary Kilmer, Asid, Idec, Leed Ap, is a professor of interior design at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has served on the board of directors for NCIDQ (the qualifying exam for interior designers) and is a professional member of ASID and IDEC.

Table of Contents

Drawing Communication, Equipment, Fundamentals, And Classifications Systems
Drawing as Communication
Drawing for Idea Generation
Drawing as a Design and Presentation Media
Drawing as a Guide for Construction
Issues Affecting How Interior Designers communicate
Drafting Equipment and Their Care
Drawing Tables and Surfaces
Drawing Papers and Plastic Films
Pencils, Leads, and Pens
Parallel Bar, T-Square, and Drafting Machines
Triangles, Templates, and Compasses
Erasers, Erasing Shields, and Brushes
Additional Equipment
Drawing and Drafting Fundamentals
Starting the Drawing
Line Types
Drafting Standards, Abbreviations, and Symbols
Drawing Classification Systems
Multi-view Drawings
Single-view Drawings
Perspective Drawings
Contract Documents
Specifications, Contracts, and Construction Drawings
Construction Drawings
Guidelines for Preparing Construction Drawings
Drawing Conventions and Representations
As-Built Drawings and Demolition Plans
As-Built Drawings
Demolition Plans
Floor Plans
Floor Plans in Modular Units
Wall and Partition Types and Construction
Scale of Floor Plans
Drafting Standards
Dimensioning Floor Plans
Designation of Materials
Checklist for Floor Plans
Fire and Life Safety Plans
Building Code Compliance Analysis
Fire and Safety Plans
Exterior Elevations
Interior Elevations
Scale of Interior Elevations
Drafting Standards for Interior Elevations
Designation of Materials
Dimensioning Elevations
Checklist for Elevations
Types of Section Drawings
Drafting Standards
Building Sections
Sections of Interior Spaces
Wall Sections
Detail and Object Sections
Checklist for Section Drawings
Specialty Drawings
Purpose of Specialty Drawings
Stairs and Ramps
Door and Window Schedules
Door Classifications: Operation, Types, and Materials
Door Hardware
Door and Hardware Schedules
Checklist for Door and Hardware Schedules
Window Schedules
Checklist for Window Schedules
Finish Schedules and Finish Plans
Room finish Schedules
Finish Plans
Furniture Installation Plans
Scale of Furniture Installation Plans
Drafting Standards for Furniture Installation Plans
Dimensioning Furniture Installation Plans
Designation of Materials
Checklist for Furniture Installation Plans
Furnishings and Equipment Plans
Scale of Drawings
Drafting Standards
Designation of Materials
Dimensioning Furnishings and Equipment Plans
Checklist for Furnishings and Equipment Plans
Reflected Ceiling, Lighting, and Electrical Plans
Types of Drawings
Types of Ceiling Systems
Code Issues Affecting Lighting
Sustainability Issues in Lighting and Daylighting
Lighting and Reflected Ceiling Plans
Electrical or Power Plans
Mechanical and Plumbing Plans
Mechanical (HVAC) Plans
Plumbing Plans
Reproduction Methods and computers
Reproductions of Drawings
Using computers for Design, Communication, and Drafting
MasterFormatÖ, 2004 Edition Level 2 Numbers and Titles
Example Numbering for Simple Interior Project Table of Contents
Sample ADA Guidelines
Abbreviations for Construction Drawings
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