So – we felt this one was a no brainer. Building permits are required in all jurisdictions. Though, code varies widely on when a sign and seal is necessary. For example, some areas allow work under $100,000 or less to not be signed and sealed by a design professional. But Commercial Interior Design work requires [...]
Over the next few days, we will be updating this site with point by point details – that include primary sources for the information. But because we are the Institute for Free Thinkers, we want to encourage people to find out the facts for themselves. Do your homework – think for yourselves – and be [...]
Ok… So this one is a no brainer as well. But a lot of people are confused by the scope and affects of Interior Design. So let’s clear somethings up. Health EPA states that indoor air pollution is among the top 5 environmental threats to public health and safety. Interior design plays a large role [...]
Fact #3 – Interior Designers will no longer be able to work in Commercial Interior Design without the Supervision of an Architect
This issue, unfortunately, seems to be the most confusing. First let’s clarify what an interior design actually does: Materials specifications and furniture selection. Does not require a sign and seal. Interior construction. Does require a sign and seal. Here is an informal ruling from the Building Code Officials of Florida: Primary Source: http://18.104.22.168/pdf/I-List/5574.pdf We can’t post a link to [...]
We are a group of Floridians motivated to educate the public using real information. We are non-partisan and don’t listen to spin. We pick up the book, the phone or whatever it takes to get the real story. Our first issue we are tackling is the deregulation of Interior Design (HB 5005). Stay tuned.
There are many lawsuits that relate to Interior Design. Here we are just going to highlight a few. But, as the Institute for Free Thinkers, we never want to sway your opinion. So Google it for yourself! Lions and Tigers and… Falling? Oh my! Increased deaths from fall accidents: Rates for white women dying in fall [...]
We worked hard to find primary sources of information for the video. While we have been working our fingers to the bone – interviewing code officials, fire marshals and design professionals across the US – in addition to finding primary source information about this issue – as such, we are a bit behind on posting [...]