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A Selection of Articles by Carol Lamkins

Carol Lamkins has written numerous articles on all aspects of design including Appliances & Fixtures, General Design Principles, Environment, Lighting, Materials, Space Planning, Kitchen and Bath Design, Handicap accessibility and more. Included here are a selection of articles.   Click on the article name to view (articles are in PDF format). Category Article Appliances & [...]

A Selection of Articles by Carol Lamkins2016-11-01T14:06:18+00:00

Important CCIDC and CLCID Links

To find out about CCIDC and CLCID legislative issues, codes, manuals, memberships, articles, newsletters, press releases, calendar of events and more, explore these helpful and informative links to the CCIDC and CLCID websites. Your knowledge and participation can make a difference. […]

Important CCIDC and CLCID Links2016-05-25T15:03:18+00:00

SIGNIFICANT 2016 ENERGY CODE UPDATES (Effective 1/1/17)

  Click here to open/download a PDF of this article complete with tables and images.   The 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for residential buildings effective January 1, 2017, include increased efficiencies for several envelope measures. There are improvements that have been made to better aid the designer, builder and building official. 1. Mandatory minimum [...]

SIGNIFICANT 2016 ENERGY CODE UPDATES (Effective 1/1/17)2017-03-01T22:49:56+00:00

On June 23, 2014, AB 2192 was pulled by the bill author (Melendez) and will not be heard in the Senate!

Your letters have made the difference in this grass roots effort to stop AB 2192.  Over 200 opposition letters to members the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee reflected the unified power of interior designers.  Together we stand strong to protect our profession and our practices. Our thanks extends to lobbyist, Susan Stuart of Capitol Advisors, [...]

On June 23, 2014, AB 2192 was pulled by the bill author (Melendez) and will not be heard in the Senate!2016-06-05T22:54:16+00:00

URGENT! AB 2192 Call to Action

Legislative Alert - Your practice could be compromised with the passage of AB 2192.   Following is a suggested letter from the California Council for Interior Designer Certification (CCIDC)  with a selection of bullet points that state the ramifications of this bill for interior designers.   The bill has already passed the CA Assembly and is [...]

URGENT! AB 2192 Call to Action2016-05-25T15:04:19+00:00

AB 2192 ALERT – June 7, 2014

AB 2192 has passed the Assembly floor on its third reading and has now moved onto the Senate.  The Rules Committee is waiting for assignment to the appropriate Policy Committee. It is critical that we defeat the bill in the Senate with our letters and faxes.  More information will follow when the Policy Committee is selected. [...]

AB 2192 ALERT – June 7, 20142016-05-25T15:04:36+00:00

Code Updates

Introduction to 2013 Code Updates (released in 2014) In 2010, California has adopted the nation’s first green building code known as the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen).  The California Building Codes are created in the year prior to release, hence the 2013 building codes are released in 2014 and so on.  These code requirements have significant impact on [...]

Code Updates2016-11-01T14:06:18+00:00

Senate Bill 308 Progress and Update

Senate Bill 308, the bill currently winding its way through the legislature that extends the Certified Interior Designer statute, Section 5800-5812 of the California Business & Professions Code, has passed through the Assembly Governmental Organizational Committee on a unanimous vote. The bill is now headed to the Assembly Appropriations Committee at a date to be [...]

Senate Bill 308 Progress and Update2016-05-24T18:41:19+00:00

CIDs Moving Forward with SB-308

Latest on SB-308 as quoted from CCIDC: SB-308 is scheduled to be heard before the Assembly Government Organizational (G.O.) Committee on August 7th in Sacramento. The way the bill sits right now is the proposed architects (AIACC) amendments were pulled and left out. Unfortunately so was the original clarifying language put into Section 5800.  The way Section 5800 [...]

CIDs Moving Forward with SB-3082016-11-01T14:06:19+00:00