Construction for Interior Designers is a highly readable, comprehensive and informative text proving all the technical information required. The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the 1991 amendments if the 1985 Building Regulations and includes a new chapter on environmental issues affecting construction. Important concepts are explained from first principles with three-dimensional diagrams and informative tables. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed.
Preface 1. Structural Principles 2. External Structure : Foundations and Walls 3. Roofs and Floors 4. Work to Existing Buildings 5. Internal Structure 6. Internal Furnishings and Fittings 7. Structural Materials: Timber, Metals, Concrete and Plastics 8. Internal Finishes and Materials 9. Environmental Issues Bibliography Index