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Materials Manual is a comprehensive reference manual of building and decorative materials, and finishes. Introducing the properties, conditions, and attributes of a wide range of materials used by architects and interior designers, Materials Manual considers their use in a holistic and integrated manner by explaining how materials contribute to the construction and fabrication of floors, partitions, ceilings, and casework. The reader is guided directly to the options for the location or assembly they are considering to select a material for and learn about the pros and cons of various applications.

Author Biography

Nancy Gesimondo is an Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has taught design studio and materials courses in various Interior Design programs for ten years. She is currently the principal of a high-end residential design practice in New York City.

Jim Postell is an Associate Professor in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He has taught design studio and seminar courses for twenty-five years and maintains an active design practice. He is the author of Furniture Design, published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Foreword
Why Materials Matter
Design Intentions
The Design Concept Human Factors Health, Safety, and Welfare
Historical Overview
Chronology and Technological Development
What It's Made Of And How It's Made
Material Extraction
Environmentally Sustainable Design Considerations
Biomimicry Carbon-Neutral Design Certifications Downcycling Embodied Energy Life-Cycle Assessment Local Materials Natural and Synthetic Materials and Components Rapidly Renewable Materials Reclaimed/Repurposed Materials Recycled Materials Upcycling Volatile Organic Compounds
Material Properties And Performance Characteristics
Absorption Coefficient Acoustics Aging and Weathering Cellular Structure Compressive and Tensile Strength Density Dimensional Movement Ductility Durability Elasticity Emissivity Fire Ratings Stability Surface Attributes Thermal Conductivity Thermal Transmittance Workability and Joinery
Applications Installation Methods
Existing Conditions Construction and Fabrication Substructures and Assemblies
Maintenance Requirements
Green Cleaning Policies and Products
Relative Material Cost Resources And Sources
Design Intentions
Human Factors Health, Safety, and Welfare Purpose and Performance Structural Integrity and Engineering
Circulation And Conveyance: Stairs, Ramps, And Slopes
Stairs: Accessibility and Egress Ramps and Slopes: Accessibility and Egress Subfloor Preparation Methods
Installation Methods
Adhesion and Bonding Asbestos Abatement Issues Installing Floating Floors Installing Tiles
Maintenance Requirements Relative Cost Of Materials For Flooring Flooring Materials
Bamboo Brick Carpet Cementitious Top Coatings Ceramic Tile Composite Floor Tiles (Bio-Based, ESD, MCT, MVT, Polyester Resin-Based, PVC-Free, Resin, VCT) Concrete (Cast-in-Place, Precast, and Concrete Finishes) Cork (Laminated Plank, Sheet, Tile) Glass Leather (Tile) Linoleum (Laminated Plank, Sheet, Tile) Metal (Flooring, Decking, Grating) Rubber Stone (Alabaster, Basalt, Bluestone, Dolostone, Fieldstone, Flagstone, Gabbro, Gneiss, Granite, Limestone, Marble, Onyx, Petrifi ed Wood, Quartzite, Sandstone, Serpentine, Schist, Slate, Travertine) Terrazzo (Cementitious, Epoxy, and Polyester Matrices, Cast-in-Place Systems, Precast Tile) Vinyl (Composition Tiles, Luxury Tiles and Strips, Rolled/Sheet Goods, Solid Vinyl Tiles, Safety Flooring, Specialty PVC-Free, Vinyl Sheets and Tiles) Wood (Strip, Parquet, Plank, Block, Reclaimed Lumber, and Engineered Flooring)
Walls, Partitions, And Vertical Components
Design Intentions
Acoustics and Sound Transmission Dimensions: Height, Thickness, and Depth Function and Use Incorporation of Building Systems Partitioning Space/Spatial Order Structural Integrity/Load Bearing
Walls And Partitions: Construction And Fabrication Types
Load Bearing, Non-Load-Bearing Lateral Bracing Modular Construction (CMU, Stacking, Masonry) Wood and Metal Framing (Channel, Plate, Runner, Stud) Integral and Integrated Assemblies Structural Integrated Panels Adhesives and Bonding Hardware (Fasteners and Mechanical Attachments for Walls and Partitions) Relative Cost of Materials for Walls
Walls, Partitions, And Vertical Components: Materials
Bead Board Brick Masonry (Brick, CMU) Cement Fiberboard Ceramic Tile Compressed and Rammed Earth Concrete Fabric-Wrapped Panel Systems Glass/Glazing (Annealed, Flat, Laminated, Restoration, Safety, Smart, Stained, Tempered) Gypsum Wallboard (Blueboard, Core Board, Foil-backed, Greenboard, Paperless, Type X Wallboard) Leather Metal (Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Galvanized Steel, Steel, Stainless Steel) Paint and Decorative Finishes (Alkyd Paint, Antigraffiti Coatings, Ceramic Insulating Paints, Decorative Paint Techniques, Dry Paint, Electrostatic Paint, Intumescent Paint, Latex Paint, Milk-Based Paint, Oil Paint, Sprayed-On Paint Finishes) Plaster (Finish Plaster, Gypsum Plaster, Venetian Plaster) Plastics Stone (Alabaster, Granite, Limestone, Marble, Onyx, Quartzite, Serpentine, Slate, Soapstone, Travertine) Wallcovering (Cork, Dry-Erase, Fabric, Flock, Glass Bead, Glass Textile, Grass Cloth, Historical Prints, High-Performance, Magnetic, Paper, PVC-Free, Teldar Film, Vinyl, Wall Carpet, Wood Veneer) Wood (Wall Veneer Panels, Wainscot, Moldings, Trim) Chapter 4: CEILINGS
Design Intentions
Acoustics and Sound Transmission Defining and Partitioning Space Fire Protection, HVAC, Lighting, MEP, and Acoustic Systems Integration
Ceilings: Construction And Fabrication Categories
Intermediate Floor Assemblies Suspended and Nonsuspended Ceilings Relative Cost of Materials for Ceilings
Ceiling Materials
Acoustic Ceiling Tiles (Glass Fiber and Mineral Fiber) Ceramic Tile Concrete Glass/Glazing Gypsum Wallboard and Gypsum Fiber Metal Systems Plaster Plastics Stone Wood and Wood Systems
Design Intentions
Constructing Space Function, Purpose, and Use Durability Relative Cost of Materials for Millwork
Interior Millwork: Materials
Agglomerates (Cambria, Celador, IceStone, River Rock, Riverstone, Trend Q) Concrete Glass Linoleum Metal Plastics Plastic Laminate Solid Surface Materials (Avonite, CaesarStone, Corian, Fountainhead, Hanex, Swanstone, Zodiaq) Stone (Alabaster, Granite, Limestone, Marble, Onyx, Quartzite, Serpentine, Slate, Soapstone, Travertine) Wood and Wood Composite Boards
Interior Millwork Finishes
Aniline Dyes Fire-Retardant and -Resistant Finishes Nitrocellulose and Precatalyzed Lacquer Oil-Based Finishes Polyurethane/Spar Varnish Shellac (Alcohol Based) Stains Varnishes Waterborne Finishes
Catches and Locks Hinges Screws (Wood and Machine) Washers Nails (Interior Construction) Metal Connectors Drawer Glides Edge Profiles Beads and Channels Running and Standing Trim Resources and Sources
Wood Joinery
Appendix: Material Matters
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