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Jenny Slingerland

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  • in reply to: Week 5 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33329
    jennyslingerland
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    Hi!
    I wanted to thank everyone for taking the course, it was such a pleasure getting to spend time with you guys over the last 5 weeks. I also wanted to make sure you all read the message above from 6.2.23 about the spec book and to let you know that I also uploaded some more images into the dropbox. Hopefully you all found the course helpful! I promise if you create your spec book and meet with builders with your head held high and with confidence, you will get work!

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    in reply to: Week 5 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33301
    jennyslingerland
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    I wanted to address the conversation that we had at the end of class today regarding not giving access to my complete spec books. My spec books are specific to my clients and the architects I work with. I share the drawings I feel best convey the message I need to get across from a learning standpoint.

    I cannot legally share my spec books, the architect has a proprietary right the floor plans. Also, my clients have paid me for my services and it would not be fair to share the selections and designs I created for them. The intent of this class has always been to teach designers how to create a spec book of their own designs, never to give them a spec book that I created. I hope that helps clarify why I don’t share entire spec books.

    So that you have more examples, I have uploaded a few more images into the dropbox account. I hope that helps!

    Remember, you always have access to the videos to rewatch them as needed.

    @kathy.waite

    in reply to: Glass Wall Master Shower – Towel Hooks #33293
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    @stephanie.bowen Is there any wall space outside of the shower that they could easily reach for the towels when they step out of the shower?

    in reply to: Contracts? #33292
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    @sue.lecas Yes, I’ve been contracted with the builder directly and then he charges the client for my services. I have only ever been asked to do this once. It doesn’t change the way I work with the client, same process as if I was contracted with them. Hope that helps!

    in reply to: Contracts? #33203
    jennyslingerland
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    @sue.lecas We discussed ways of charging a client in Week #1’s class. Were you looking for more information? Maybe rewatch that part. ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Outsourcing CAD #33202
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    Fiverr, Upwork. @sue.lecas Read Week #1 conversation, we discussed this there too.

    in reply to: Time Tracking App #33201
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    I 100% recommend Timely! It’s great for tracking hours and sending pdfs to clients for payment. https://app.timelyapp.com/

    in reply to: Week 3 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33200
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    @kara.clar, I will put tile layouts on the main floor plan, but just mention the layout type in the finish schedule. So I will say, “Straight lay, brick joint, herringbone, etc.” in the finish schedule and then have it drawn on the documents.

    in reply to: Week 3 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33174
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    I usually select from El&El because it’s so common around here, but I would ask the builder because often times the vendor selling the interior doors will also provide the case, base, crown, etc., so find out what lines they carry and select from those. Hope that helps! @alexandra.azat

    in reply to: Week 3 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33171
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    Q&A

    1.
    Q: Grout companies I use:
    A: Hydroment
    Mapei
    C-cure
    Custom

    2.
    Q: Where to put information for exact slab information?
    A: You can put it in the notes section or in the slab name or make a column in your spreadsheet for the slab #’s

    in reply to: Week 3 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33170
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    Would you mind uploading an example of what that looks like in Dropbox? I have seen other people’s and sometimes they feel overwhelming, but maybe yours are different. If you don’t mind, it would be helpful. Just respond here that you uploaded it and I’ll review it. Thanks! @kimberly.richmond

    in reply to: Week 2 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33169
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    @alexandra.azat Did yesterday’s class answer your question clearly?

    in reply to: Week 1 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33102
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    @kara.clark Thank you so much for sharing!

    in reply to: Week 1 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33097
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    @erin.hoge It sounds like SketchuUp is an amazing tool! Maybe you could continue to use it and then “clean it up,” before you export it to them in Cad. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ashley.dowse If you don’t have CAD on your computer, you will need the person you outsource to to transfer the files into PDF’s and then send them to you that way. Then you can make edits and send them back to them. They should always send you the completed work in both .dwg and pdf so that if it doesn’t work out with that person, you can take the .dwg and find someone knew without losing the work. Hope that helps!

    in reply to: Week 1 โ€“ Conversation Thread #33086
    jennyslingerland
    Participant

    Hi @kara.clark I have only worked in AutoCad, so I don’t know all the features of Sketchup. I love that you can do 3D in it! In my experience all documents to and from architects and builders is in Cad (.dwg file). I have never once received a Sketchup from any member of the build team. I would outsource Cad, which I am starting to do too, so my design team can spend more time designing. Does that help?

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