IAD 216: Textiles and Materials
This course surveys a wide variety of textile characteristics (fibers, weaving methods, and dying methods); finish methods (flooring, wall covering, ceilings and miscellaneous specialty items); and furnishings (construction methods and materials, stuffing and other items). Emphasis is on the performance, maintenance, life cycle, costs, acoustic properties, sustainability, codes and environmental considerations, of interior finishes which are a part of the specifications process. Students learn standards and product specification writing. Notes: Workload per week: two hours of lecture, one hour of studio and three hours of homework.