Announcing a new master class series at BDwest 2018!

These master classes, presented in association with NEWH, get granular with in-depth methods for writing clear, supplier-ready specs. Learn “best practices” in spec writing from leading hospitality interior designers, purchasing agents and manufacturers who will guide participants on efficient and effective spec writing for achieving optimal project results and avoiding errors that cost time and money.
Each session will focus on a specific product category: guestroom casegoods, guestroom lighting, hospitality carpet, upholstered seating and fabric provide design professionals “know-how” on writing savvy specifications.

Learn types of construction, current lead times and budget ranges for each type of carpet typically used in hospitality, as well as the latest trends seen in guestrooms and public spaces

Guestroom Casegoods
Learn the important basics of casegood materials and construction, critical lead times and budge ranges for typical guestroom casegoods at various hotel levels from Select Service to Ultra Luxury and what is included in an efficient line-drawing for each

Upholstered Seating
Learn what makes a lounge, banquet, desk etc., chair comfortable or not, long-lasting or not, and how to navigate the lead times for design and testing, and budgets for various levels of hotels as well as the latest trends.

Guestroom Lighting
Learn how to effectively describe your design intent, specify switching, ADA compliance, sockets and who ( or what!) Kelvin is. Learn how to specify lamping for optimal design and operational performance

Learn which fabrics work best in which applications, how to navigate the seemingly endless choices available today and specify for durability and budges from Select Service to Luxury. Learn the latest trends in design, and enhancements to durability and stain resistance.