Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-29
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books
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An essential piece of the accredited design curriculum puzzle, Sustainable Building Systems & Construction for Designers is the first text to view building construction and its systems through the lens of sustainability. It provides an integrated approach to the principles of sustainable design as the way a building is created as opposed to an added topic appended to traditional construction information. As a practicing architect and interior designer, Tucker covers ALL systems including construction systems, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, and interior systems for the first time in a single text. The technical knowledge and vocabulary presented here allows interior designers and architects to communicate more effectively amongst themselves as well as with engineers and contractors while collaborating on projects, leading to more accurate solutions for problems related to a broad range of other building considerations with an impact on interior design. Features: -- Includes Life Cycle Costing and Sustainable Design issues throughout -- Goes beyond traditionally accepted methods to include alternative construction techniques -- Discussions of energy use and other factors of sustainability related to mechanical and electrical systems -- Features use of water, energy, and other factors of sustainability related to plumbing systems -- Case studies of actual interiors and building to supplement text -- Clear line drawings and photographs support the text -- Assignments to allow students to apply information to actual design problems -- Multiple choice questions for students to check understanding of concepts presented and provides thorough preparation for NCIDQ exam -- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom -- PowerPointreg; Presentation provides outlines and ideas for lectures; compatible with PC and Mac platforms

Author Biography

Lisa M. Tucker, ASID, AIA, LEED AP, is Assistant Professor of Interior design in the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

Table of Contents

A Holistic Approach to Building Design and Construction
Site considerations and Foundations
Structural Systems
Mechanical Systems
Electrical Systems and Lighting
Plumbing Systems
Acoustics and Indoor Air Quality
Interior Building Systems
Case Studies
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