Kitchen   Bath Residential Construction and Systems

Kitchen Bath Residential Construction and Systems


  • Release: 2013-10-29
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9781118711040
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This revised edition of Residential Construction and Kitchen & Bath Systems combines the thorough guides to typical North American building systems for homes for the kitchen and bath industry into one comprehensive, expanded volume, completely updated and revised throughout. Learning to "read a house" is an essential skill for anyone in the kitchen and bath field. This book provides clear, concise explanations of the home's structural systems and components, including the inner workings of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Kitchen   Bath Products and Materials

Kitchen Bath Products and Materials


  • Release: 2014-11-18
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9781118775318
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Objective guidance on kitchen and bath fitting choice to suitany client and any space Kitchen and Bath Products and Materials describes thetypical materials, equipment, and surfaces used in all facets ofresidential kitchen and bath design. Part of the National Kitchenand Bath Association's Professional Resource Library, thiscomprehensive reference is fully updated and expanded to includenew technologies, materials, and finishes, with considerations ofsustainability throughout. Full color illustrations and a reviseddesign help visual learners better absorb the information, and thecompanion website provides an image bank and instructor's guide forclassroom use. Each chapter includes a summary and reviewquestions, allowing readers to test their grasp of the material atevery step. Kitchen and bath design is the most popular and lucrative areawithin residential interior design. As such, the enormous amount ofoptions available for surfaces, fixtures, and materials is far toovast to be navigated by taste and aesthetics alone. Kitchen andBath Products and Materials provides the background designersneed to choose what's best for the client and the space, based on anumber of objective factors and technical details. This completehandbook allows readers to: Explore material options for storage systems, fixtures,fittings, and surfaces Become familiar with sizing systems, efficiency ratings, andcertifications Consider factors like manufacturing processes, engineering, andconfiguration Learn the terms and nomenclature used to describe materials,fixtures, and appliances Design is about more than just aesthetics – whether theproject is a remodel or new construction, there are codes,standards, and functional requirements that must be met. Kitchenand Bath Products and Materials is a practical reference,providing the information designers need to make informeddecisions.

Beyond Design  2nd Edition

Beyond Design 2nd Edition


  • Release: 2007-08-06
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 553 page
  • ISBN: IND:30000116459979
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This practical text takes students step-by-step through the preproduction processes of apparel product development: planning, forecasting, fabricating, developing silhouettes and specifications, pricing and sourcing. It demonstrates how these processes must be coordinated to get the right product to retail when customers want it and at a price they are willing to pay. Based on consultations with some of the most successful and innovative firms in the fashion business, the text covers the evolving partnerships among textile suppliers, product developers, manufacturers, and retailers as they work to develop apparel products in today's customer-driven environment.New to this edition:-- Increased number of case studies and sidebars-- International examples and case studies address the effects of globalization-- More information on menswear, children's wear, and special-size markets-- Updated tables and statistical information and new photo examples-- Discussion of Technological advancements related to product development-- Appx describing careers in product development and resources for additional research-- The context of a global agile manufacturing environment-- Best practices of major product developers-- Challenging hands-on product development activities-- Instructor's Guide includes course outlines, suggestions for teaching each chapter, and guidelines for overseeing and evaluating product development projects

Kitchen and Bath Design Principles

Kitchen and Bath Design Principles


  • Release: 2015-01-05
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781118715642
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The industry standard, full-color guide to practical kitchen andbath design Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is The NationalKitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to uniting functionand style in these important rooms. This full-color guide isheavily illustrated, with a revised layout and graphic design thatpresents information more clearly for visual learners. The updatedsecond edition has been expanded to adhere more closely to thestandards of interior design, including new information on unity,proportion, scale, and variety, plus a new glossary to clarifyunfamiliar terms. Stylistic themes remain a major component, withemphasis on the architecture, furniture, styles, and fashions ofeach era, and all technical and aesthetic information is presentedin clear, concise language. The companion website features ateacher's guide and image bank that facilitate use in theclassroom, providing additional examples of design principles inaction. The National Kitchen and Bath Association established thestandard guidelines for safe and effective kitchen and bath design,and this book is the complete guide to incorporating code andaesthetics from the very beginning. Function is just as importantas style in these rooms, so Kitchen and Bath DesignPrinciples teaches readers to: Apply the elements and principles of design to real-lifesituations Discover how best to apply the tools of design in dailybusiness practice Explore the global and cultural influences reflected in popularstylistic themes Translate the aesthetics of an era into a workable theme for akitchen or bath To best serve clients, designers must learn to meet all codes,regulations, and expectations with a balance of substance andstyle. Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is the industrystandard reference, from the industry-leading provider of kitchenand bath design education.