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Interior Designer's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for the Design of Interiors by John Patten Guthrie

Interior Designer's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for the Design of Interiors


Interior Designer's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for the Design of Interiors by John Patten Guthrie

Your up-to-date, on-the-job quick reference Fully revised throughout, Interior Designer's Portable Handbook, Third Edition, helps you create workable, on-the-spot design solutions by putting the latest codes, standards, specifications, costs, and materials data at your fingertips. This convenient pocket guide now includes information on green/sustainable components and technologies. Perfect for in-the-field estimating as well as licensing exam prep, this indispensable, time-saving tool helps you with everyday design challenges. Inside, you'll find: Coverage of the entire process, from initial planning and estimating through design, construction, and installation Quick access to the current International Building Code (IBC) Materials and specifications checklists that make interior design decisions fast and easy CSI MasterFormat organization that follows the job step by step Updated unit costs for furnishings, fixtures, finishes, and other interior components and systems Examples and design details illustrating key techniques and procedures Includes details on: Site furnishings * Concrete finishes * Masonry * Metals * Wood * Thermal and moisture protection * Doors, windows, and glass * Finishes * Specialties * Equipment * Interior furnishings Assemblies * Conveying systems * Mechanical * Lighting and electrical

About the Author

John Patten (Pat) Guthrie, AIA, retired, was principal of John Pat Guthrie Architects, Inc. He was a licensed architect in 13 states and is the author of McGraw-Hill's Cross Check: Integrating Building Systems and Working Drawings and The Architect's Portable Handbook.

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Publication date

1st February 2012


John Patten Guthrie

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McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe


560 pages


Professional interior design



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