Presented in association with newh
You spoke, BDwest attendees, and we’re responding in a big way at this year’s fair, debuting a series of fully accredited conference sessions devoted to best spec-writing practices for hospitality interiors.
Filling a critical industry need, the new Smart-Specs Interiors sessions are presented by leading hospitality designers, purchasing agents and manufacturers who are experts in each product category—and in efficient, effective spec-writing for optimal project results

EACH SESSION ACCREDITED: 0.1 IDCEC CEU or 1 AIA LU/HSW (Health, Safety & Welfare)


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 guest rooms and public spaces.

Guestroom Casegoods
Learn the important basics of casegood materials and construction; critical lead times and budget 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, desk or other chair type comfortable or not, long-lasting or not; how to navigate the lead times for design and testing; typical seating budgets for various hotel levels; and the latest trends in seating.

Guestroom Lighting
Learn how to effectively describe your design intent; how to specify switching and sockets; what you need to know about ADA compliance; and who (or what!) Kelvin is.

Learn which fabrics work best in which applications; how to navigate the seemingly endless choices available today; and how to specify for durability and budgets, from Select Service to Luxury.

NOTE: The response to these new sessions has been overwhelming, so don’t wait to register! Do it now and build spec-writing expertise that will help you work smarter and avoid costly errors and delays.