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INTERIOR DESIGN INTERVENTIONS

INTERIOR DESIGN INTERVENTIONS Post 132-by Gautam Shah .
Building Engineering was the pioneer field of Design out of which many specialities like Architecture, Civil Engineering and Interior Designing have separated. All these skills deal with buildingsusing many common materials and techniques. Interior Design as a result has certain affinity to Architecture. In recent years many other design skills like Urban Design, Town Planning, Mass or Public housing, Landscape architecture, etc. have emerged from architecture. In future many other skills may also emerge from Interior Design.
 A building once constructed is initially readied for occupation by the original designer. Buildings last for ages and during the lifespan, must be altered and updated several times. Architects or Building Engineers are unavailable, or have no income incentive for such 'frivolity'. During early middle ages, or perhaps even earlier, low-skilled 'Art -Painters' were hired to paint and decorate ol…

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MODES OF MEASUREMENTS in DESIGN EXECUTION

Post 130by Gautam Shah.
There are two major processes in design execution: Checking the quantity and quality of work. Both of these deal with vast number of items and their variants. The items’ variations persist in procedures like estimating, specification writing, rate quotations, task supervision (productivity of human and machine resources) and billing. The immediate efficiency can occur by reducing the number of items (types).


Major job agencies like Public Works Departments, Railways, shippers etc. dictate the job market, and evolve their own 'Game Rules' for measuring and paying for the works. The rules are very practical, as have evolved through years of experience. The rules may vary in minor details from one agency to another, and one geographical region to another. Over the years, however, a common System of Taking Measurements comes into being. .
SOME CONSIDERATIONS FOR MODE OF MEASUREMENTS:
Use of Appropriate Technology: Measurement taking must occur with the appro…