Designer's Guide to Building Construction and Systems, 1st edition

  • Treena M. Crochet


Designer’s Guide to Building Construction and Systems for Residential and Commercial Structures offers students a concise, easy-to-understand guide for learning about building construction and systems in preparation for a successful practice as an interior designer. Using language geared for students of interior design, the text covers basic structural principles applied to the building environment through a review of common building methods including timber frame, masonry, and steel construction for residential and commercial projects as applicable. 

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION: A Brief History of Structures, Materials, and Methods.


SECTION I: Residential Construction and Systems

1.      Residential Construction:  Building the Envelope

2.      Systems for Residential Construction

3.      Interior Finish-Out for Residential Construction


SECTION II: Commercial Construction and Systems

4.      Commercial Construction:  Building the Envelope

5.      Mechanical Systems for Commercial Buildings

6.      Interior Construction for Commercial Buildings



Further Reading


Published by Pearson (April 19th 2011) - Copyright © 2012