California Council for Interior Design Certification
The standard for interior designers in the State of California
"Public Protection Through Examination and Certification"

1605 Grand Avenue, Suite 4
San Marcos, CA 92069
Phone: 760 - 761-4734 / Fax: 760 - 761-4736
E-mail: CCIDC

CCIDC eNews ~ July 2011


Date: July 25th 2011

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California Council for Interior Design Certification
The standard for interior designers in the State of California

1605 Grand Avenue - Suite 4
San Marcos, CA 92078
Tel. 760-761-4734  Fax 760-761-4736
CCIDC Web site

July, 2011
News for Certified Interior Designers



 


CSI PROGRAM

TITLE: FOCUS on COMMERCIAL INTERIORS:  SPECIFICATIONS & SUSTAINABILITY

DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011 - LOS ANGELES

TIME: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

LOCATION: USC CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT
3434 South Grand Avenue � Los Angeles, CA 90089-3162

PARKING: Free - �  On the street /or paid self-parking in parking garage across the street.

CEU CREDIT:  CCIDC, AIA and USGBC

PRICE: AIA / LACSI / OCCSI  MEMBER: $45 (Use coupon code 4265-0711 & place AIA or/and CSI number under comments)

NON-MEMBER: $65

SPACE IS LIMITED TO:  45 PARTICIPANTS REGISTER ONLINE BY JULY 29 AT
www.lacsi.org/index.php?option=com_eventbooking&task=view_event&event_id=10&Itemid=73
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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

8:30 - 8:50 am. REGISTRATION  + COFFEE and PASTRIES.

8:50 - 9:00 am  WELCOMING REMARKS --- MODERATOR:
Mr. Jay Nordsten, AIA, CSI, CDT, CCCA LEED® BD+C
  
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. PART 1: DEVELOPING SPECIFICATONS for COMMERCIAL INTERIORS
Mr. Andrew Wilson, RA, CSI, CDT, CCCA, CCS,  LEED® AP  --- Principal AW/AWC West

10:30 --10:45 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:45 - 12:30 a.m. PART 2: PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMERCIAL INTERIORS AND LEED® for COMMERCIAL INTERIORS [LEED®-CI] PROJECTS
Mr. Kelly McArthur Ingalls, CSI, CDT, LEED® AP BD+C, ID+C -- President KMI Building Industry Consulting, Inc.
Laurie Johnson, Associate, LEED AP ID+C -- Hooks ASD

12:30 pm.  END OF CLASS -

DESCRIPTION:
Commercial interiors and tenant improvements are often designed and built using drawing sets without a complete project manual. General project requirements and technical details and product requirements are often noted on the drawing sets, but not in a separate set of specifications.

PART I - The first part of this seminar, presented by Andrew Wilson, will focus on the importance of developing a full project manual in coordination with the drawings to provide a complete set of construction documents for commercial interiors projects. It will emphasize the advantages of using a full set of specifications and drawings to confirm owner requirements, achieve the design intent, clarify construction requirements, and avoid potential liabilities that could arise from not having clear and complete set of project requirements. It will present methods for effectively specifying commercial interiors.

There are important advantages to owners and building occupants from sustainable design and construction. Optimizing energy efficiency, reducing water use, incorporating sustainable building products, and assuring optimal indoor environmental quality are among those benefits.

PART II - The second part of the seminar, presented by Kelly Ingalls and Laurie Johnson, will focus on how owners, commercial designers, and others can develop a set of Sustainable Tenant Improvement Guidelines that include owner project requirements for sustainable commercial interiors projects. Sample Sustainable Tenant Guidelines will be presented, based on the case study for 260 Homer Avenue, a recently completed LEED Core and Shell (LEED-CS) Gold project in Palo Alto, CA. Laurie Johnson will present a study of how those guidelines were adapted for the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI 2009) project for the tenant improvements at 260 Homer Avenue.

Los Angeles Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute
An LA CSI education program

REGISTER ONLINE BY JULY 29 AT
www.lacsi.org/index.php?option=com_eventbooking&task=view_event&event_id=10&Itemid=73
 
DIRECTIONS TO USC CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT:
On South Grand Avenue just south of Jefferson.
110 -- Harbor Fwy [In either North or South directions] take the Exposition Blvd. exit. 

Coming from the NORTH, 110 -- Harbor Fwy make a left turn on Exposition / 37th St. and proceed under the Fwy, past the light at Hope St. to Grand Ave.  Turn left on Grand Ave. and drive north the short distance to CDF at 3434 S. Grand Ave.  Look for street parking along the way.
 
Coming from the SOUTH, 110 � Harbor Fwy make a right turn on Exposition / 37th St. at the bottom of the exit ramp.  Go one block to Grand Ave., make a left turn and proceed north to CDF at 3434 S. Grand Ave.  Look for street parking along the way.
 
PARKING: If there aren't any spaces on the street, you may park in the USC parking center also located on Grand Ave. right across the street from CDF.  Enter the parking center from 35th St., drive up to the second floor and park.  Buy a parking permit for $1 / hour at the kiosk located near the elevator.  Ticket kiosks may be changed to not accept dollar bills any longer. Payment may be by credit card only, so be prepared with card. 

After you park, take the elevator down to ground floor, follow the signs to CDF.  Cross Grand Ave. and proceed to the doors on the left, NOT the main entry to the building that is located beneath the 3434 address.  The receptionist will buzz you in and ask for Ed Buch.
 


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NEW DATE!
Our board meeting will now be on Saturday, October 1, 2011
(was Sept. 24).

Please join us for our next board meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday,
October 1, 2011. The exact location is still to be determined. 

Our CEU is already set and will be �Your Internet Presence� The ease & importance of having a website for your interior design business. Presented by
Jon Anthony Gaugert, EPhost, Inc., San Diego, CA

This CEU covers what you need to know to start your own web site. The presenters will show live online web sites as examples of what to do and what not to do. This presentation is good for designers who are contemplating a web site and also those who already have one and are looking for ways to improve them and make them more effective. This CEU shows you the value of having a web site even if you have a small investment, they are vital to get your marketing message and project photographs in front of the world 24/7, 365.

Topics will include:

1) Web Design and the importance of having a user friendly website
2) Web Development and custom coding
3) SEO (search engine optimization) SEM (Search Engine Marketing) How it works.
4) Social Media: Facebook Twitter
5) How do search engines work? (Google, Bing, Yahoo, MSN)
6) (CMS) Content Management System Demonstration on how to maintain your website
7) Web Hosting, Cloud Solutions, Dedicated & Shared Servers, Smarter Mail-email
8) Blogs and Ecommerce
9) Photo galleries and video related web functionality
10) Statistics: Understanding the traffic volume and sources

Fee for this CEU is $20.00 online by Thursday, Sept. 29 or pay $30.00 at door.
Register & pay here

Credit 2 hours by CCIDC. Note: this is not IDCEC approved, therefore it cannot be reported to any design associations such as (but not limited to) ASID or IIDA unless the attendee can, or wants to get separate approval from their respective association.

Your CEU fee is tax-deductible. CCIDC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Save $10. Register and pay by May 12: 
http://ccidc.org/register-ceu.html

It is not mandatory to attend our board meeting to attend our CEU.
 


7 -DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR THE OCTOBER IDEX® CALIFORNIA EXAM

Monday, August 1, 2011 is just 7 days away!
If you want to take the October IDEX
® California exam and apply for Certification, register today!

Download the �Official� IDEX® California Study Guide prepared by CCIDC.
This free, 32-page document provides background information on the IDEX
® California exam schedule, rules, release of results, exam format and content, sample questions, and an FAQ. 
This is NOT a 'study manual' per se. Please refer to third-party study materials (scroll down).

Apply for certification by midnight August 1, 2011 If you miss the deadline you will automatically be registered for the Spring 2012 exam given in May.

Learn more about the IDEX California® exam



IDEX® STUDY MATERIALS AND CLASSES (from third parties)

The IDEXPrep eGuide  by IDEXPrep.com

This is a downloadable resource filled with what you need to study for the IDEX exam. Updated on April 5, version. 3.5 now has more sample questions & answers. It references California Building Codes, gives you disabled access drawings, technical bulletins, and pages to read in the IDEX reference books + more.
www.idexprep.com/eguide.html
Regular price $75.00 no tax or shipping
Save 25% - Use discount code: idx731 / Discount expires 7/31/11.

Take the IDEX Practice Quiz for free, online
www.idexprep.com/quiz.html




CLCID.org presents

�The Original IDEX California Prep Class� by Carol Lamkins, CID
Classes given in North Hollywood (Aug. 6); Sacramento (Aug. 13);
South San Francisco (Aug. 27)  and Irvine (Sept. 10)
Early bird $296, reg. fee is $326 which takes effect 12 days prior to each class
For details on these 2011 classes go to:
www.clcid.org/11-F_Original_Classes_Flyer_revweb.pdf
Register at:
www.clcid.org/IDEX-CLASSES.html

2011 California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers Reference Manual, 4th Edition
This edition was revised to reflect the CAL Green mandatory regulations. Additional changes, found in this edition, are in graphics and improved formatting which will make the material easier to follow. This illustrated manual is 322 pages and was updated in May 2011. It is a great resource for studying for the IDEX California as well as a great reference manual for all interior design projects.
http://www.clcid.org/CODE-MANUALS.html
$109.00 plus tax and shipping



PPI offers

IDEX Essentials: The Power to Pass the IDEX California Exam
by David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCIDQ Certificate No. 9425. Provides a thorough review of each of the IDEX California exam's three domains. IDEX Essentials covers everything interior designers need to know about the 2007 California Building Code, business practices, ethics, and design standards.
http://ppi2pass.com/IDEX
$109.95 plus handling, tax and shipping
Get 10% off by using Promo Code IDEX3.
Discount valid until Oct.31, 2011.


Disclaimer: CCIDC is not affiliated in any way with any third party exam preparation company or organization. Read our full disclaimer: http://ccidc.org/studymaterials.html#disclaimer



IDEX® CALIFORNIA PRESENTATIONS
for schools, large design or architectural firms and design associations

CCIDC would like to come to your school, design firm or chapter meeting to discuss certification for interior designers. Certification is the most important and only legally recognized credential in California. For free, we will provide an educational presentation on Certification and �how to� become a Certified Interior Designer.

We will cover the history of Certification, what it takes to become a Certified Interior Designer, and why it is important to a designer�s career. The presentation can be done in as little as one hour, although one and a half hours is preferable in order to allow enough time for Q&A.
 
We can also add to this presentation a seminar on �Ethics and Business Practices� at the same time. Some of this material is also relevant to the IDEX California® examination.  There are no costs to participants and in the case of those who are already CIDs, they will receive CEU credit towards their continuing certification requirements.

Please contact CCIDC if you would like to schedule a presentation, or would like to know more about it.
 


 



FREE MARKETING TOOLS FOR CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNERS

ABC Brochure - �Answers & Basics for Consumers� is available to print online or you may request 10 printed copies "free of charge� by sending an E-mail or checking the box at the bottom of your certification renewal notice.
Download:
www.ccidc.org/pdf/interior-designer-consumer-guide.pdf
Online:
www.ccidc.org/consumers-guide/faq.html


Subscribe to the Certified Interior Designer Pages
Help a Client Find YOU for Their Next Project! Put your photos and web site on the CCIDC site! FAQ:
www.ccidc.org/listings/faq.html


Consumer's Guide to Hiring a Certified Interior Designer
www.ccidc.org/pdf/interior-designer-consumer-guide.pdf


Hiring an Interior Designer? Make sure they�re Certified!
www.ccidc.org/pdf/CIDflyer2.pdf


The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring an Interior Designer
www.ccidc.org/pdf/common-mistakes-hiring-interior-designer.pdf


The Difference Between a Decorator and an Interior Designer
www.ccidc.org/interior_decorators.html


A CID's Code of Ethics and Conduct
www.ccidc.org/pdf/CID-Code-Ethics.pdf




CEU REQUIREMENT & REPORTING PROCESS
CEUs are a required part of your Certification and need to be taken regularly.
See our policy on CEUs including activities that are not included for CEU credit.

You need 10 hours (which equals 1.0 Units) every two years. The timeframe is from your Certification renewal date to renewal date (not by calendar year to calendar year).

1 . We accept CEUs from other providers, they do NOT have to be CCIDC sponsored. We accept CEUs on interior design, codes, architecture, LEED, etc., and all related courses having to do with running a design business.

2. Please report CEUs online, do not mail or call them in. You must report CEUs directly to us (even if you reported them to another organization or if you have been told another organization has reported them).

3. Report and track your CEUs for FREE (also used to report a change in your address)
No more $12.00 reporting fees to other organizations!.

Create your own private CEU Account. You provide a login name and password, then you can access your account 24/7 (see sample view below).  It keeps track of all your CEU courses in one place, so you�ll never have to wonder how many you�ve taken. Enter CEUs from 1995 to present.   

Register for your FREE CEU account today!

Find CEUs on the CCIDC Web site.





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