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This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of the materials and methods utilized in the design of a building's interior. Through exploration and study of the various types of materials, their composition, durability, installation requirements, aesthetics, how they interface with each other and with the building's construction, students will develop the ability to make responsible and appropriate choices for the design of interior spaces. The first half of this course will focus on how building design information is presented to the construction professionals. Through a series of lectures, the student will learn how to read architectural drawings and identify common materials used in construction, as well as the fundamental techniques of building construction. The second half of this course will focus on interior materials used in floor, wall, ceiling, and specialty applications. Students will become familiar with the characteristics of specific materials, the criteria for their selection, and will utilize knowledge gained in the first half of the semester to more thoroughly understand how to detail design applications and convey design intent to construction professionals.
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