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Interior Designer's Portable Handbook [Paperback]

Pat Guthrie


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1 Oct 1999 0071346171 978-0071346177
Pat Guthrie, author of The Architect's Portable Handbook, now turns his attention to interior design. Like its predecessor, the book is organized in CSI MasterFormat, modified for the interior design profession. It covers initial planning and estimating through design and construction/installation. Included are materials and specifications checklists, quick references to applicable codes and standards, design data, and typical details. Examples show applications of techniques and procedures. This invaluable reference, like all titles in the Portable Handbook series, provides "the 20% of information needed 80% of the time."

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Pat Guthrie (Scottsdale, AZ) is a registered architect and interior designer. He founded his own firm in 1974. He is licensed by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

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1. Compensation (fees) a. See Appendix A for designer fees as a percentage of installation cost by building type. Read the first page
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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent resource! 21 Sep 2000
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This book is an excellent resource for my entire class of graduate students. It has a wealth of information, and is easy to take along to sites, classes, etc. There are even pages for you to take notes on. It is organized well and easy to follow. You won't find everything you ever needed to know (and didn't need to know), but you will find essential and most-used codes guidelines and dimensions for interior space.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Interior Designers & Students. 3 May 2009
By Marisa Wisor - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a great book. Everything you need to know is in here. Recommended by my college professor. Useful & handy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Interior Designer's Portable Handbook 6 Jan 2009
By Asia - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was available at my schools library so I already new what it consisted of. The book, although small for its price, is very valuable for the inexperienced designer, well as a quick reference for general design information and codes. Its smaller size means I can take it to jobsites too.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Better wear Your Bifocals 28 July 2001
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Has great information, but print and graphics are extremely difficult to read.
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