11 Chptr - 219 11 Interior Construction Key Terms Backing...

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219 11 Interior Construction Key Terms Backing Base Casework Chair rail Door and hardware schedules Finish schedules Fire rating Handing Panic hardware Register Tenant improvements Terrazzo Wainscot Key Concepts Interior construction may involve as many or more subcontractors than the building shell itself. Tenant improvement work is generally performed by a wide variety of skilled workers under tight schedules in restricted space, creating coordination and access-to-work challenges. Objectives Define interior construction and identify some of its special characteristics. Sketch components and assemblies that are typical of interior construction. Identify some of the areas where work that is not called for in the drawings is nevertheless required. 220 Purpose of Interior Construction Interior construction refers generally to the nonstructural fixed and demountable partitions that permanently or temporarily subdivide the typical office or commercial building, as well as walls mounted on the inside face of cladding and exterior walls. Interior windows; doors, stairs and handrails; toilet, bath, and laundry accessories and bathroom
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partitions; floor coverings; ceilings and finishes are part of this type of construction as well. Mechanical and electrical components, interior lighting, and the fire suppression systems, though classified under the service assemblies in UniFormat, are installed at approximately the same time as the interior construction components. Interior partitions can be constructed of cast-in-place concrete, masonry, glass, wood, and metal stud framing with a variety of surfaces; and finishes can run the gamut from stone flooring to gold-foil ceilings. Although interior walls may perform a structural role—elevator cores are common structural elements in a building—most interior partitions are distinguished from others by the absence of a support role in the structural performance of the building. It is not as though they completely lack structural integrity or fail to make a contribution in some way to structural performance in, say, a seismic event; in fact, in some areas, interior wall construction must meet certain seismic design requirements; it is just that many interior walls are simply not included in the structural engineer's calculations for the performance of the building overall. Interior construction is referred to in the vernacular as "Tls" (the acronym for tenant improvements). The managers and workers who perform TI work frequently constitute separate divisions of construction companies because the work is often contractually distinct from the construction of the building shell, and because of the unique requirements of the work—fast-paced, labor-intensive, sequentially complex work involving many different steps, materials, and subcontractors. Individuals and investment groups frequently construct building shells on a speculative basis, which they then lease to business entities as office space. TIs are therefore often made for leaseholders, who contract with architectural or
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