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Materials and Sources
MAT & SOURCES
CLASS CODE: ID 276 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: INTERIOR DESIGN
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A survey of interior design materials available for the residential and contract market. Product, distribution, specification, installation, maintenance and evaluation. Lecture, group presentation, and field trips
DESCRIPTION: A survey of interior design materials available for the residential and contract market. Product, distribution, specification, installation, maintenance and evaluation. Lecture, group presentation, and field trips
TOPICS: Flammability Testing Procedures; Specification Format and Content; Paints & Stains; Mirror & Glass; Moldings & Trims; Doors & Hardware; Solid Surfacing-Corian, Avonite, etc.; Plumbing; Carpet; Carpet Padding; Carpet Tile; Axminster, Wilton Carpet; Window Coverings-Blinds, Shades, Shutters, Drapery & Curtains; Upholstered Furniture; Wood Furniture; Residential and Commercial Fabrics; Marble, Travertine; Granite, Terrazzo; Stone; Flagstone, Slate; Ceramic Tile; Quarry Tile; Mexican Tile; Glass Block, Glass Tile; Concrete, Exposed Aggregate; Brick & Masonry; Sheet Vinyl, Vinyl Tile; Rubber Tile, Cork; Laminate; Walls-Plaster, Gypsum; Wallcovering-Paper, Vinyl., etc.; Wood, Plywood, Paneling; Metals-Ferrous, non-Ferrous; Specification for Barrier-Free; Asbestos; Acoustics; Eco-Environments; Lighting; 10 Exams
OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
1. Identify souces for distribution of goods and services in interiors, i.e., suppliers, manufacturers, fabricators, craftsmen, jobbers, and retail stores.
2. Evaluate price and quality differentials in interior finishes.
3. Describe pricing procedures for interior finishes.
4. Evaluate technical information and propaganda related to interior products, (carpet sales brochure vs. textile journal analysis of fiber).
5. Identify work order forms, specification formats and related trade vocabulary.
6. Compile an interior design materials resource file for personal and professional use.
7. Apply demonstration, sales, and promotional techniques for interior design materials finish presentations.
8. Identify new products, techniques, finishes, and innovations in the design market.
9. Explain fire codes, standards, and regulations for commercial and residential finishes.
10. Explain ADA laws and requirements related to interior finishes.
11. Identify the affects the use of certain material finishes have on the earth's ecology.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Each student will research and present in written and oral format four selected interior design materials based on commercial, technical, academic and testimonial information.
2. Each student will compile three ring notebooks with information collected from oral and written presentations.
3. Each student will be required to take quizzes, a midterm, a final, and a comprehensive exam as outlined.
PREREQUISITES: (Majors Only) ID 240, ARCH 134
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001