Day: March 24, 2020

Exterior Structural CAD Detail Library

This category provides details of cold-formed steel framed assemblies used in exterior structural applications.  Specific emphasis is on the integration of continuous insulation with a mutlitude of exterior finish materials on cold-formed steel framing.  By scrolling down the screen, one can view small sketches of each detail in the library.  When a sketch of interest is found it can be downloaded in either a pdf or dwg format by clicking on the appropriate word.  The details must not be used without a complete evaluation by the owner’s design professional to verify the validity of the design.

ROOF PARAPET WITH STUCCO FINISH DETAIL

This is a detail of an exterior wall finished with stucco with a parapet to roof interface.
DOWNLOAD: DWG / PDF (Right click to save these files)

WINDOW HEAD DETAIL WITH STUCCO FINISH

This is a detail of an exterior wall with stucco finish at the window head.

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Interior Design Option

Interior Design is a professionally-oriented Council for Interior Design Accreditation
(CIDA) accredited program. Housed in the Department of Art and Design, the student
has a unique opportunity to experience an aesthetically oriented program with exposure
to a wide variety of design and art courses.

The B.A. in Interior Design allows students many unique opportunities in the field
of design. Students use advanced computer software and technologies as well as traditional
methods in developing sophisticated design solutions for a variety of interior design
projects. Interior design students gain an excellent foundation in subjects such as
color theory, space planning, presentation techniques, rendering, construction documents,
building systems and codes, and material specification. The program places an emphasis
on design for diversity, social consciousness and special populations. Internships
are included in the educational process.

  • The interior design program leading to the BA Interior Design is accredited by the
    Council for Interior Design Accreditation,
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20 Common Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

No one wants to make a decorating mistake, but decorating is a pretty tough project and mistakes can happen, so start your projects with a little help from your friends, Matt and Shari, then check out the latest decorating faux pas!

What I’d like to do is point out 20 of the most common mistakes so you can have them in mind while you are decorating.  Some of them might be obvious to you but to others they are a new idea.  I think what happens is we get so used to having some things around that we keep repeating them even though styles have changed and decorating trends have moved on.  Many of the things I’ll mention are just ideas that have had their time and there are new options for your home that you should try just in the name of – progress.

Decorating Mistake #1

Old Fashioned Ficus Tree - MattandShari.comSo

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Decor Rental – Events Furniture

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Welcome to Décor Rental. 

Décor Rental

is more than an Event & Décor Furniture Rental company. We are a designing firm that offers lounge furniture for custom weddings, conferences, night club venues, reception décor, exhibitions & corporate events made to the highest quality by our in-house team. 

From lavish contemporary to sleek modern and vintage designs to the standard essentials, Décor Furniture Rental provides a wide variety of furniture rentals and accessories to match your personal needs, style and budget for each and every occasion.
Whether you are creating an expensive look and feel for an occasion, Décor
Rental Furniture Hire
 customizes Furniture Rental packages that combine impeccable style with affordable pricing and top customer service. We’re also happy to create custom-fabricated pieces for a specific event on clients request.

We at Décor Rental Events Hire are suppliers to the Events, Décor and Theme Wedding Companies in South Africa.

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Wood Bowl Exterior-Critical Design Moment

The wood bowl exterior is the moment woodturning mechanics meet artistry. Many of the steps in creating a wood bowl are just that, steps. However, the wood bowl exterior is a different animal.

Wood Bowl Exterior Design Quote

There is a critical design moment when we arrive at the wood bowl exterior stage of the turning process. Here we need to step away from routine and visualize the possibilities.

The wood bowl exterior is the wood bowl. What do I mean? Think about it, the entire look of a wood bowl is conceived by and radiates from the exterior design.

Everything leading up to the formation of the bowl exterior are mechanical steps mainly to best secure and prepare the bowl blank. And almost every turning step after the wood bowl exterior creation is dictated by that established exterior shape.

Wood Bowl Exterior Lead Up

Before arriving at the wood bowl exterior, several steps play

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Contemporary Style Interior Design | LoveToKnow

Contemporary living room

Clean, smooth surfaces, and an uncluttered appearance characterize contemporary style interior design. The modern look is a world away from the fussy interiors beloved of our ancestors, but contemporary design doesn’t have to mean a home you’re afraid to live in.

The Basics of Contemporary Style Interior Design

While modern style is as rich and varied as its traditional counterpart, there are a few things that most contemporary styled homes have in common:

Color

Forget clashing patterns and garish patterns: contemporary homes are characterized by their cool, muted color palettes, featuring a lot of whites, creams, and darker shades, including brown, taupe and mauves. Sticking to this very modern color scheme, however, doesn’t have to be boring: try adding a splash of color to your white walls with a vibrant painting, or add a brightly colored chair of sofa to draw the eye. Accents of color can also

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Living Room Furniture | Crate and Barrel

How to Choose Living Room Furniture for Your Home

Whether you’re starting from scratch and furnishing an empty space, or you’re upgrading a few individual pieces, we have compiled tips and ideas about how to choose living room furniture for your home. Read on for a step-by-step guide to help you select sofas, coffee tables, chairs, rugs, lamps, accent tables and more to fit your individual style and space.

1) Determine Your Furniture Needs

Choosing living room furniture based on what you need from it. How big is your layout? Will large-scale furniture or smaller designs best suit your space? Determine how you’ll use your family room to decide what styles you need.

Next, decide on the sofa type you want. A quality sofa is the foundation of every great family room. Consider seat height and cushion softness and depth. Take size into consideration: a compact loveseat for small living

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Pictures of Kitchen Design Ideas, Remodel and Decor ~ MYKITCHENINTERIOR

Attratctive Picture Designs with  Grape Accessory Wine Kitchen Decor and Long Iron Frame

Try wine kitchen decor the next time you remodel your kitchen interior! Wine or vineyard kitchen decor is a wonderful choice to add elements of wine-country style for more beautiful and inspiring kitchen design without having you to sacrifice the sole function of the room. In general, this kitchen decor theme can help you establish a truly welcoming and inviting feel with a dash of warmth to make the kitchen […]

Beautifull Furniture with Circle White Wood Kitchen Table on Pastel Carpet plus Green Wall

The white wood kitchen table is a beautiful choice for you who want to invoke the look and feel of shabby chic style or farmhouse kitchen design. Even so, considering the flexibility and versatility of both white paint and wood material, we can expect that white painted wood table can also make a way to stand out even in modern kitchen setting. Since your kitchen table

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Building Envelope Design Guide – Introduction | WBDG

Introduction

Intended Audience and Subject Matter

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)–under contract from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, the US Air Force, the General Services Administration, the Department of Energy, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency—has developed this comprehensive federal guide for exterior envelope design and construction for institutional/office buildings.

The scope covers buildings constructed of steel, reinforced concrete, reinforced masonry and reinforced concrete masonry units and includes low-rise, mid-rise and high rise buildings. Typical buildings include administration (office) buildings of all sizes, from a small one-story base administration building to a twenty-story inner city agency office facility. Other building types include firehouses and police facilities, courthouses, military residences, many types of laboratories, various types of education buildings, hospitals, extended care facilities, clinics and many types of recreational buildings. Special use buildings such as airplane hangers, testing facilities, and stadiums, single family residences

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Grey living room ideas: gorgeous ways to use grey

On the hunt for some gorgeous grey living room ideas? Well, you are in the right place because grey just happens to be our fave colour to decorate our homes with, as well as everyone else’s it seems.

Whether you are a lover of cool-toned greys that work amazingly in minimal Scandi-style interiors or you are embracing the dark side with a deep charcoal grey to create an enveloping cosy living room, we’ve covered all the different shades and how to style them…

Looking for more living room ideas? Don’t miss our hub page. 

1. Layer up different grey tones

Modern rustic grey living room from John Lewis

Living room by John Lewis

(Image credit: John Lewis)

Use just one shade of grey and your room can feel flat and dull so it’s important to layer the shades, one on top of the other. Start with a base layer, a grey that really inspires you, and add different

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