Corky Binggeli

A complete Table of Contents is available at

  • Environmental Conditions and the Site
  • Designing for the Environment
  • Designing for Human Health and Safety
  • Building Forms, Structures, and Elements
  • Floors/Ceiling Assemblies, Walls, and Stairs
  • Windows and Doors
  • Acoustic Design Principles
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Water Supply Systems
  • Waste and Reuse Systems
  • Fixtures and Appliances
  • Principles of Thermal Comfort
  • Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, and Moisture Control
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Electrical System Basics
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Lighting Systems
  • Fire Safety Design
  • Conveyance Systems
  • Communications, Security, and Control Equipment

Building Systems for Interior Designers

The 3rd edition, published in 2016, addresses building systems from the perspective of the interior designer in the context of the design team.

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The third edition has been updated to better address the special concerns of the interior designer within the context of the entire design team.

  • Includes the latest information on sustainable design and energy conservation.
  • Includes an expanded art program with over 250 new illustrations.
  • Explains technical building systems and engineering issues in a clear and accessible way.
  • Enables interior designers to communicate more effectively with architects, engineers, and contractors.
  • Shows how to evaluate mechanical and electrical equipment, site conditions, structural system, and building components, and how each affects your work throughout the building.
  • Helps you design functionally for human health and safety.
  • Aids you in factoring water, electrical, and thermal systems into your design plans.
  • Examines the ways in which lighting and acoustics affect the space.