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Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors

Architecture/Interior Design

"Well thought out and addresses almost all of the major topics that interior designers need. I was elated with its comprehensiveness."
-Martin Zelnik

As interior designers assume an expanding role coordinating interior projects, producing construction drawings has become even more integral to their job. Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors: Basic Skills, ...

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Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors

Architecture/Interior Design

"Well thought out and addresses almost all of the major topics that interior designers need. I was elated with its comprehensiveness."
-Martin Zelnik

As interior designers assume an expanding role coordinating interior projects, producing construction drawings has become even more integral to their job. Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors: Basic Skills, Second Edition, provides interior designers with the information and skills they need to create construction documents that clearly communicate the interior space of new construction, remodeling, or installation projects.

In a highly visual format, complete with the authors' drawings as well as those from practicing professionals, this book acquaints the reader with drafting fundamentals and conventions; drawing types, plans, and schedules; and computer-aided design (CAD). The book is organized in two parts:

Part One discusses graphic language as a communication tool in design and architecture

Part Two details the construction document process, from overall concepts and organization to current practices and topics such as floor plans, sections, elevations, millwork, schedules, finish and furniture plans, lighting and electrical plans, HVAC and plumbing plans, and preparing specifications

This updated Second Edition features expanded coverage of the preparation and communication of construction documents in digital formats; drawing interior wall and partition types; field measuring existing buildings and interiors; as-built drawings; demolition plans; fire and life safety plans; sustainability and LEED standards; as well as a new companion Web site supplying template grids for schedules and contract documents for practice exercises.

An essential reference for designers and students preparing interior construction documents, Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors: Basic Skills, Second Edition will also serve as a valuable study reference for the contract documents section of the NCIDQ exam.

Cover Design: Anne Michele Abbott

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118174319
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 546,398
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

W. Otie Kilmer, Aia, is a professor of interior design at Purdue University. He has taught drawing and design for over thirty years as well as practiced architecture and interior design with several internationally known firms. The Kilmers head their own design practice, Kilmer and Associates.

Rosemary Kilmer, Asid, Idec, Leed Ap, is a professor of interior design at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has served on the board of directors for NCIDQ (the qualifying exam for interior designers) and is a professional member of ASID and IDEC.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Drawing as Communication.

Drawing for Idea Generation.

Drawing as a Design and Presentation Media.

Drawing as a Guide for Construction.

Issues Affecting How Interior Designers communicate.

Chapter 2: Drafting Equipment and Their Care.

Drawing Tables and Surfaces.

Drawing Papers and Plastic Films.

Pencils, Leads, and Pens.

Parallel Bar, T-Square, and Drafting Machines.

Triangles, Templates, and Compasses.


Erasers, Erasing Shields, and Brushes.

Additional Equipment.

Chapter 3: Drawing and Drafting Fundamentals.

Starting the Drawing.

Line Types.

Drafting Standards, Abbreviations, and Symbols.


Chapter 4: Drawing Classification Systems.

Multi-view Drawings.

Single-view Drawings.

Perspective Drawings.


Chapter 5: Specifications, Contracts, and Construction Drawings.



Construction Drawings.

Guidelines for Preparing Construction Drawings.

Drawing Conventions and Representations.

Chapter 6: As-Built Drawings and Demolition Plans.

As-Built Drawings.

Demolition Plans.

Chapter 7: Floor Plans.

Floor Plans in Modular Units.

Wall and Partition Types and Construction.

Scale of Floor Plans.

Drafting Standards.

Dimensioning Floor Plans.

Designation of Materials.

Checklist for Floor Plans.

Chapter 8: Fire and Life Safety Plans.

Building Code Compliance Analysis.

Fire and Safety Plans.

Chapter 9: Elevations.

Exterior Elevations.

Interior Elevations.

Scale of Interior Elevations.

Drafting Standards for Interior Elevations.

Designation of Materials.

Dimensioning Elevations.

Checklist for Elevations.

Chapter 10: Sections.

Types of Section Drawings.

Drafting Standards.

Building Sections.

Sections of Interior Spaces.

Wall Sections.

Detail and Object Sections.

Checklist for Section Drawings.

Chapter 11: Specialty Drawings.

Purpose of Specialty Drawings.

Stairs and Ramps.




Chapter 12: Door and Window Schedules.

Door Classifications: Operation, Types, and Materials.

Door Hardware.

Door and Hardware Schedules.

Checklist for Door and Hardware Schedules.


Window Schedules.

Checklist for Window Schedules.

Chapter 13: Finish Schedules and Finish Plans.

Room finish Schedules.

Finish Plans.

Chapter 14: Furniture Installation Plans.

Scale of Furniture Installation Plans.

Drafting Standards for Furniture Installation Plans.

Dimensioning Furniture Installation Plans.

Designation of Materials.

Checklist for Furniture Installation Plans.

Chapter 15: Furnishings and Equipment Plans.

Scale of Drawings.

Drafting Standards.

Designation of Materials.

Dimensioning Furnishings and Equipment Plans.

Checklist for Furnishings and Equipment Plans.

Chapter 16: Reflected Ceiling, Lighting, and Electrical Plans.


Types of Drawings.

Types of Ceiling Systems.

Code Issues Affecting Lighting.

Sustainability Issues in Lighting and Daylighting.

Lighting and Reflected Ceiling Plans.

Electrical or Power Plans.

Chapter 17: Mechanical and Plumbing Plans.

Mechanical (HVAC) Plans.

Plumbing Plans.

Chapter 18: Reproduction Methods and computers.

Reproductions of Drawings.

Using computers for Design, Communication, and Drafting.

Appendix A: MasterFormatâ„¢, 2004 Edition Level 2 Numbers and Titles.

Appendix B: Example Numbering for Simple Interior Project Table of Contents.

Appendix C: Sample ADA Guidelines.

Appendix D: Abbreviations for Construction Drawings.



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