This complete guide to the selection of materials for interiors has been updated to reflect recent changes to the industry. Written from the viewpoint of the working designer, Interior Design Materials and Specifications describes each material?s characteristics and teaches students how to evaluate, select and specify materials, taking into account factors including code compliance, building standards, sustainability guidelines, human needs and bidding processes. Students will learn how to communicate with suppliers and vendors to achieve the results they envision and how to avoid some of the pitfalls common to material selection and specification.
Detailed photos and illustrations that help students identify different types of materials
Discussion of budgets, codes, sustainability, and functional and aesthetic aspects of materials both in residential and nonresidential spaces
New to this Edition
Over 250 color photos and drawings
"Web Search" and "Personal Activity" challenge students to solve problems
"Point of Emphasis" create easily absorbed nuggets of information
"Cautionary Tales" relate real-life problems
"For the Connoisseur" offers professional tips
"Specifying" guides learner through decision-making process
Specification and installation processes
Sustainable characteristics and acoustic qualities of materials
Making Material Selections
Paints, Coatings, and Wallcovering
Carpeting and Area Rugs
Tile and Brick
Terrazzo, Similar Composites, and Concrete
Laminated Materials and Substrates
Instructors and Students:
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, LEED AP, ASID Professional, IDEC, IESNA, is an Instructor of Interior Design at the International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago and at The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. In addition to teaching courses including materials and lighting, Godsey is a practicing interior designer and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). She serves on the accreditation teams reviewing interior design programs across the U.S. and frequently jurors for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).