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5.0 out of 5 stars recommended read, 23 Mar 2011
This review is from: The BIID Interior Design Job Book (Paperback)
The book has been written by two longstanding architectural and interior veterans.
It is oriented to medium or large size design practices working on projects with a certain budget. Although the design practices explained should form the foundation for every interior design studio not all may be feasible on smaller projects.

The book is divided in various chapters starting with a preliminary chapter explaining the very basics on how and what to communicate with a client, how to keep time sheets and expense records, how to propose a project to a client and what to include, and why and how to use the Agreement for Interior Design Services (ID/10.) Throughout the various chapters the authors use a hands-on approach using fictitious characters playing the roles of client, designer, contractor, etc. explaining their role, how to communicate with them, what to expect, which agreements to make and much more. The subsequent chapters will lead you through a project preparation stage, outlining the brief, prepare schedules, diagrams and matrices, going on to cover the design stage, the pre-construction and construction stages. In each and every segment the authors set the example on how to do things right in order to avoid problems or unnecessary discussions. The methods and way of working explained will protect you as a designer but equally the client and the subcontractors involved and consequently will serve as the foundation for the smooth flow of the project itself. The reader can also find sections detailing the various roles a designer can take on (eg: contractor, FF&E supplier, etc.) A final chapter discusses payment, the importance to keep a sound cash flow and how to go about handling a dispute.

Overall the book is packed with ready to apply information and can be used by students and professionals alike. It can be read through as a handbook or serve as reference guide when and where needed. It is a recommended read to any dedicated interior designer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interior design student/junior designer must have!, 6 Feb 2013
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This book is a must for every Interior Design student out there. I was recommended by a lecturer to purchase this book and it was money well spent as I am using it to refer to one of the projects we are doing and I can also see me referring to it in practice too. A great book that is easy to read and something to always have on hand to refer to. It takes you through all the RIBA stages of work which is very helpful and explains each part to you whilst giving examples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good!, 4 Mar 2014
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This is a book what an interior designer needs if they run their own practice! It s in my desk all time and using lots!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots to consider., 1 Feb 2014
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This is quite a complicated read but essential to ensure that I am doing the best I can for my clients as an Interior Designer. Still going through it...it's a big book...but learning all the time.
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