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SPECIFICATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL INTERIORS
by SC Renzikoff

Today more than ever, every professional involved in the design of commercial and institutional interior space needs to know how to evaluate materials, avoid liability, and comply with current regulations. This book has been the definitive guide to required information on regulations and liabilities, materials performance criteria, and specification writing for interior systems.



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HOW TO START A HOME-BASED INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS
by Suzanne Dewalt

This comprehensive book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you will need to launch and grow your business. Author Suzanne DeWalt, a successful home-based interior designer, shares her experience and down-to -earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based business. She will show you how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. >From painless record keeping to savvy marketing techniques, her step-by-step methods are realistic, innovative, and easy to understand. Whether you want to earn your living specializing in window treatments or creating beautiful flooring and wallpaper designs, with this guide at your side you may soon experience the satisfaction of building your own home-based business.



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INTERIOR DESIGN REFERENCE MANUAL: A GUIDE TO THE NCIDQ EXAM
by David K. Ballast AIA

Offering the most complete preparation available for this rigorous test. This manual provides intensive review of the subjects you'll find on all the exam sections - from identification and application, to practicum's, to codes. Practice problems covering all subjects, with the correct answers fully explained. Advice on how to manage your time during the exam - running out of time is a prevailing reason to failure. Test- taking tips that can save you from common but avoidable errors. Study guidelines to help you focus your review effectively. Passing the exam given by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) is one of the most effective steps you can take to advance your design career. It is a prerequisite for membership in the key design and architecture trade associations - such as the ASID, IIDA, IDEC, and IDC - and for CKD/CBD certification by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.


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THE CODES GUIDEBOOK FOR INTERIORS
by Sharon Koomen Harmon

Whether you're developing a space plan for a new building, making minor changes to an existing structure, or selecting finishes and furniture, this unique guide can save you valuable hours of research time while dramatically reducing the potential for costly planning oversights. The only single-source guide devoted exclusively to interiors, it clearly explains all major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to the construction, alteration, and maintenance of both commercial and residential interiors. With a clear, straightforward organization, it quickly routes you to the specific information you need on everything from occupancy classifications, plumbing and mechanical requirements, accessibility and means of egress, to fire protection systems, interior finishes and furniture, and much more.

Clear, in-depth explanations of the three major U.S. model codes-the National, Standard, and Uniform Building Codes

  • Also covers the Life Safety Code, National Electrical Code, ADA requirements, ANSI and NFPA standards, and others
  • Guides you step-by-step through the entire code process
  • Packed with summary diagrams, charts, and project checklists
  • Includes a glossary of all relevant terms, abbreviations, and acronyms
Codes Guidebook for Interiors is sure to become a standard tool of the trade for architects and interior designers, as well as facility managers, construction managers, and developers.


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INTERIOR DESIGN PRACTICUM EXAM WORKBOOK
by Pamela EB Henley

Interior Design Practicum Exam Workbook contains a practice exam for the Practicum portion of the NCIDQ exam. More people fail this part of the test than any other, and this Workbook provides the hands-on practice that examinees need. This book is a complete preparation package, including 11" x 17" sheets of paper for the exercises. Solutions are included.



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WRITING FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS: A GUIDE TO WRITING SUCCESSFUL PROPOSALS, LETTERS, BROCHURES, PORTFOLIOS, REPORTS, PRESENTATIONS AND JOB APPLICATIONS
by Stephen A. Kliment

Written and oral communication play a vital role in advancing the careers of design professionals (and students), yet few resources exist to help you improve your skills. Writing for Design Professionals is the only hands-on guide to mastering the complexities of effective writing in professional practice. It explains the principles of writing for impact, illustrated by realistic examples. Through dozens of samples and exercises, you will learn how to compose all the end-products of writing you need, including a firm's marketing or promotion materials; responses to RfPs; communications about projects with clients, staff, consultants, and public agencies; and writing for publication. The book considers both print and electronic formats.



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BUSINESS AND LEGAL FORMS FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
by Tad Crawford and Eva Doman Bruck

The designer's talent and skill can dazzle the eyes and win clients, but creative ability is not enough to ensure long-term success. The less glamorous side of interior design is one of negotiations, contracts and finances. A designer is ill-prepared to cope with the inevitable business and legal complications ultimately loses time and money, but now help is on the way. The forty-two forms included on CD-ROM include planning, budgeting, scheduling, estimating, purchase orders, billing, contracts, proposals, copyright and trademark applications.


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THE OFFICE INTERIOR DESIGN GUIDE: AN INTRODUCTION FOR FACILITY AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS
by Julie K. Rayfield

Offers excellent information on designing a strategic facility plan, preparation, organizing and implementing a project. Provides insight into planning different components of office space including design elements and support systems. Specific coverage is given on working with design professionals. Illustrated with numerous charts and graphs, it includes checklists and a list of resources. The Office Interior Design Guide enables facilities professionals with little or no design experience to become knowledgeable, active partners with consultants and designers in developing efficient, flexible office spaces that work. It is also intended to serve as a general overview of the office environment for the design or engineering professional. A one-stop guide to the process of developing and executing a space plan whether it is a relocation, renovation or new construction.


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MARKETING BASICS FOR DESIGNERS: A SOURCEBOOK OF STRATEGIES & IDEAS
by Jane D. Martin

Provides practical guidance for the smaller design firm on matters such as marketing services, building a client base, and keeping customers happy. Includes numerous sample documents. Focusing on the needs of small interior design firms, this superb resource offers valuable insights and practical advice from well- known designers and leaders in the industry such as BJ Peterson, Charles Gandy and Cheryl P. Duvall. Explains how to find new clients, market design services and offers suggestions and guidance for marketing with limited funds, few resources and little time. Features a list of 40 basic marketing ideas for building a successful marketing practice.


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STARTING A NEW DESIGN FIRM OR RISKING IT ALL
by Frank A. Stasiowski

In this book learn why right now is the best time ever to start the design firm of your dreams - and he shows you how to do it right. This motivational, no-nonsense guide grew out of Stasiowski's extensive experience as an international consultant and as a teacher of design entrepreneurship at the Rhode Island School of Design. It is also based on the results of interviews he conducted over the course of two decades with clients and colleagues around the world, many of whose stories he shares with you. Writing in an electrifying style that inspires as it instructs, Stasiowski fills you in on all the crucial aspects of starting and running a successful design practice. He shows you how to manage cash flow, formulate a marketing plan, create a financial plan, develop an organizational structure, find new clients, develop a project management system, hire staff, compensate and manage personnel, get your clients to pay on time, and much more. He also coaches you on some of the less tangible aspects of running a business, such as overcoming psychological obstacles to success, keeping yourself motivated, and becoming an effective leader. And he's even included hundreds of checklists, sample contracts, marketing and financial forms, organizational charts, sample resumes, product forms, and other "combat-tested" equipment guaranteed to get you well on your way down the road to success without wiping out on any of the usual traps and potholes. A comprehensive A-to-Z business guide written exclusively for architects and design professionals.


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HOW TO PROSPER AS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER: A BUSINESS AND LEGAL GUIDE
by Robert L. Alderman AIA

Drawing upon his legal and financial experience as an attorney and financial adviser in the interior design field, Robert Alderman offers advice on many crucial legal and business issues to those who operate commercial or residential practices. Employing similar techniques from his previous bestseller, Mr. Alderman uses real-life case studies to show designers how to cope with their daily problems of cost overruns, contract disputes, fraudulent contractors and difficult clients. These practical case studies show first-hand how other designers react when a crisis occurs - an invaluable source of learning by example.



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A GUIDE TO BUSINESS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
by Harry Siegel

This book is divided into four parts. In Part 1 the Siegels discuss how to establish an interior design practice. In Part 2 they describe how to carry though a job and charge for it. Included are a new checklist to help the designer handle initial contacts with the client, new descriptions of the use of combination of fees and allocation of budget amounts, as well as three completely new chapters, Analysis of Scope of Services, Approach to the Flat Fee, and Sales Taxes. Allan M. Siegel, a partner in the law firm of Levy and Sonet, which is legal counsel to the American Society of Interior Designers, Inc., has completely revised the chapter on residential letters of agreement.


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INTERIOR DESIGN HANDBOOK OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
by Cindy Coleman

Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice provides both the knowledge and practical tools designers need to shape and sustain the profession and the physical environments they create for their clients.


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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS, 3rd ed.
by Christine M. Piotrowski

Equally relevant for commercial and residential designers, this book covers all the basics from legal responsibilities to financial management, personnel management, licensing, marketing, and general business issues. The first edition was the winner of the prestigious Joel Polsky award from ASID.


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CONTRACT INTERIORS SOURCEBOOK 2002
by Sweet's Group

The #1 choice of professionals... where interior designers, architects, contractors, and facility managers find the best selection of commercial furnishings and design innovations The ideal time- and money-saving desktop resource, this handy guide gives you quick access to information on commercial furnishings from leading manufacturers, showcased in designer settings. Offering design and building professionals selections of products from furniture for the mall to office modules, this mammoth resource brings professionals all the details to plan and design projects--better and faster. The Contract Interiors 2002 features: The products you need--from display furnishings to accessibility features--at your fingertips. With its everything-under-the-sun coverage and quick-scan organization, this resource makes product selection easy and provides needed data on who makes the specific products you want. Over 3000 photographs of products installed--in full color. Product classifications organized by Sweet's Data Filing Format. Indexes of manufacturers, product types and trade names.


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