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Kitchen & Bath Residential Construction and Systems,9781118439104
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This revised edition of Residential Construction and Kitchen & Bath Systems combines the thorough guides to typical North American building systems for homes for the kitchen and bath industry into one comprehensive, expanded volume, completely updated and revised throughout. Learning to "read a house" is an essential skill for anyone in the kitchen and bath field. This book provides clear, concise explanations of the home's structural systems and components, including the inner workings of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Author Biography

Jerry Germer is an author and architect who specializes in residential design.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Building Team

Generalist Designers

Builders and Installers

Chapter 2 Codes and Permits

Building Codes

Permits and Inspections

Chapter 3 Designing Healthy Houses

Airborne Hazards

Other Hazards

A Positive Approach to Design

Chapter 4 Maximizing Energy Efficiency

An Energy-Conserving Building Envelope

Chapter 5 Using Natural Energies

Home Heating with the Sun

Chapter 6 Foundations

How deep a Foundation?

Types of Foundations

Foundation Materials

Chapter 7 Floors

Wood-Framed Floors

Llightweight Steel-framed Floors

Trussed Joists

Remodeling Existing Wood Floors

Concrete Floors

Subfloors and Underlayments

Chapter 8 Exterior Walls

Wall Framing Systems

Concrete and Masonry Walls

Exterior Wall Finishes

Exterior Trim

Chapter 9 Doors and Windows

Door Types

Door Styles

Relocating Doorways

Door Hardware

Window Types

Window Sash and Frame Materials

Glazing Choices

Chapter 10 Roofs

Roof Forms

Roof Framing Systems

Roof Sheathing Materials

Insulation and Moisture Control

Roofing Materials

Roof Edges

Chapter 11 Interior Walls and Ceilings

New Partitions

Special Framing

Ceiling Structures

Modifying Existing Walls and Ceilings

Chapter 12 Interior Surfaces

Beneath the Skin

Floor Finish Materials

Wall and Ceiling Finish Materials

Trimming the Interior

Chapter 13 Heating Systems

Comfort and Heat

Heating Fuels

Forced-Air Heating Systems

Hydronic Heating Systems

Electric Heating Systems

Active Solar Heating Systems

All-In-One Heating Systems

Chapter 14 Cooling Systems

Cooling Naturally

Cooling with Fans

Evaporative Cooling

Refrigerated Cooling

Systems that Provide Heating and Cooling

Chapter 15 Maintaining Healthy Indoor Air

The Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Fresh Air Through Ventilaton

Ventilating Room By Room

Whole-House Ventilation Systems

Chapter 16 Household Water Supply

The Sources of Household Water

Distribution Systems

Water Supply Piping

Water Supply Problems and Solutions

Unsuitable Water

Water Heaters

Chapter 17 Drainage Systems

Parts of the System

Piping Materials

Chapter 18 Kitchen and Bath Equipment

Fixtures for the Bath

Kitchen Equipment

Chapter 19 Electrical Systems

Electricity Basics

The Service Entrance

Wire and Conduits

Communications Wiring Systems

Electricity from the Sun

Chapter 20 Lighting

Lighting Basics

Lighting by Function


Artificial Lighting Sources

The Color of Light

Built-In Lighting

Lighting Fixtures

Lighting Kitchens

Lighting Baths



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