Residential Planning and Design offers a comprehensive exploration of residential housing, covering all aspects of design from space planning with individuals and families in mind to structural components and mechanical systems. It presents general information about residential design including the subjects typically covered in both technology and 'decorator' texts.
Jeannie Ireland is associate professor of housing and interior design in the Applied Consumer Science Department at Missouri State University. She has taught residential design for over 25 years and was awarded the 2005 College Teaching Award.
CONTENTS *Housing Styles & Types *Environmental Considerations *Technology & Markets *Structural Components of the Home *Exterior Finishing *The Electrical System *The Plumbing System *Noise Control *Energy Efficiency *Air Quality Control *Space Planning *Circulation Areas *Interior Finishing *Living Areas & Bathrooms *Kitchens TEXT FEATURES *NCIDQ requirements for residential design *International Building Codes presented as an integral part of the text *Material on designing to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements *An array of AutoCAD drawings for structural concepts and residential floor plans *An extensive glossary of terms *Sample calculations include heat loss in a home, degree days, sound transmission class, and fuel costs *Example problems *Full-color photographs throughout *Instructor's Guide provides objectives, chapter outlines, Web sites with additional information, multiple-choice test questions and answers, challenges or assignments for students, and list of resources *PowerPoint(r) Presentation provides outlines and ideas for lectures; compatible with PC and Mac platforms