ISBN-10:
1118439104
ISBN-13:
9781118439104
Pub. Date:
11/25/2013
Publisher:
Wiley
Kitchen & Bath Residential Construction and Systems / Edition 2

Kitchen & Bath Residential Construction and Systems / Edition 2

by NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118439104
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/25/2013
Series: NKBA Professional Resource Library Series , #4
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 515,721
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jerry Germer is an author and architect who specializes in residential design.

Table of Contents

PREFACE xv

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xvii

CHAPTER 1 THE BUILDING TEAM 1

Generalist Designers 2

Builders and Installers 3

Summary 4

Chapter Review 4

CHAPTER 2 CODES AND PERMITS 5

Building Codes 5

Permits and Inspections 8

Summary 9

Chapter Review 9

CHAPTER 3 DESIGNING HEALTHY HOUSES 11

Airborne Hazards 11

Other Hazards 14

A Positive Approach to Design 15

Summary 16

Chapter Review 16

CHAPTER 4 MAXIMIZING ENERGY EFFICIENCY 17

An Energy-Conserving Building Envelope 18

Summary 23

Chapter Review 23

CHAPTER 5 USING NATURAL ENERGIES 25

Home Heating with the Sun 25

Summary 31

Chapter Review 32

CHAPTER 6 FOUNDATIONS 33

How Deep a Foundation? 33

Types of Foundations 34

Foundation Materials 37

Summary 39

Chapter Review 39

CHAPTER 7 FLOORS 41

Wood-framed Floors 41

Lightweight Steel-framed Floors 48

Trussed Joists 48

Remodeling Existing Wood Floors 49

Concrete Floors 52

Subfloors and Underlayments 55

Summary 57

Chapter Review 57

CHAPTER 8 EXTERIOR WALLS 59

Wall Framing Systems 59

Concrete and Masonry Walls 66

Exterior Wall Finishes 68

Exterior Trim 72

Summary 76

Chapter Review 76

CHAPTER 9 DOORS AND WINDOWS 77

Door Types 77

Door Styles 79

Relocating Doorways 81

Door Hardware 81

Window Types 83

Window Sash and Frame Materials 86

Glazing Choices 86

Summary 89

Chapter Review 90

CHAPTER 10 ROOFS 91

Roof Forms 91

Roof Framing Systems 92

Roof Sheathing Materials 98

Insulation and Moisture Control 98

Roofing Materials 99

Roof Edges 103

Summary 103

Chapter Review 104

CHAPTER 11 INTERIOR WALLS AND CEILINGS 105

Partitions 105

Special Framing 109

Ceiling Structures 112

Modifying Existing Walls and Ceilings 114

Summary 116

Chapter Review 116

CHAPTER 12 INTERIOR SURFACES 117

Beneath the Skin 117

Floor Finish Materials 123

Wall and Ceiling Finish Materials 127

Trimming the Interior 131

Summary 133

Chapter Review 134

CHAPTER 13 HEATING SYSTEMS 135

Comfort and Heat 135

Heating Fuels 137

Forced Air Heating Systems 139

Hydronic Heating Systems 142

Electric Heating Systems 145

Active Solar Heating Systems 146

All-in-One Heating Systems 147

Summary 149

Chapter Review 149

CHAPTER 14 COOLING SYSTEMS 151

Cooling Naturally 151

Cooling with Fans 153

Evaporative Cooling 155

Refrigerated Cooling 157

Systems that Provide Heating and Cooling 159

Summary 161

Chapter Review 161

CHAPTER 15 MAINTAINING HEALTHY INDOOR AIR 163

Sources of Indoor Air Pollution 164

Fresh Air through Ventilation 166

Ventilating Room by Room 166

Whole-House Ventilation Systems 172

Summary 175

Chapter Review 175

CHAPTER 16 HOUSEHOLD WATER SUPPLY  177

Sources of Household Water 177

Distribution Systems 179

Water Supply Piping 181

Water Supply Problems and Solutions 183

Unsuitable Water 184

Water Heaters 188

Summary 193

Chapter Review 193

CHAPTER 17 DRAINAGE SYSTEMS 195

Parts of the System 195

Piping Materials 199

Summary 202

Chapter Review 202

CHAPTER 18 KITCHEN AND BATH EQUIPMENT 203

Fixtures for the Bath 203

Kitchen Equipment 210

Summary 212

Chapter Review 212

CHAPTER 19 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 213

Electricity Basics 213

Service Entrance 214

Wire and Conduits 218

Communications Wiring Systems 222

Electricity from the Sun 226

Summary 227

Chapter Review 227

CHAPTER 20 LIGHTING 229

Lighting Basics 229

Lighting by Function 230

Daylighting 231

Artificial Lighting Sources 232

Color of Light 236

Built-in Lighting 237

Lighting Fixtures 238

Lighting Kitchens 239

Lighting Baths 242

Summary 245

Chapter Review 245

GLOSSARY 247

RESOURCES 255

INDEX 257

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