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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
|Why Materials Matter|
|The Design Concept Human Factors Health, Safety, and Welfare|
|Chronology and Technological Development|
|What It's Made Of And How It's Made|
|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|
|Green Cleaning Policies and Products|
|Relative Material Cost Resources And Sources|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Appendix: Material Matters|
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