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Good day
Can you recommend any practical books and resources on building, renovation and remodeling small commercial buildings.
Where can one learn more about building small commercial buildings

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Hello, Sam.

I highly recommend that you contact Builders' Book Source. They're located at 1817 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, and their phone number is (510) 845-6874. Here's a link to their website: http://www.buildersbooksource.com/cgi-bin/booksite/index.html. I have purchased all of my professional reference books from them. Although my specialty is residential design, construction, and renovation, I'm sure they will have what you need.

Good luck in your quest for information!

Regards,

Diane Plesset, CMKBD, C.A.P.S., NCIDQ
D. P. Design

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Diane Plesset

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I will answer questions about designing and building a new home, building an addition, remodeling a home, sustainability ("green" building and remodeling), aging-in-place, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling. The goal is to help homeowners achieve ultimate satisfaction with all of their choices and decisions.

Experience

Over 25 years in residential design, construction, improvement, and remodeling. Hundreds of completed projects in all ranges of investment. Author of the award-winning book "THE Survival Guide: Home Remodeling," host of "Today's Home" on Lifestyle WebRadio, and public speaker.

Organizations
National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Interior Design Protection Council (IDPC)

Publications
THE Survival Guide: Home Remodeling. Designer's Illustrated, Gentry, Interior Coordinator (Japan), Kitchen-Bath Business, Kitchen-Bath Design News, Oregonian, Portland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, San Mateo Times, Statesman Journal

Education/Credentials
Degrees in residential interior design, bath design, kitchen design, and lighting design. To improve knowledge about codes, products, and trends that will affect homeowners, I regularly attend tradeshows, conferences, classes, and seminars, and read 7 major trade magazines and newsletters.

Awards and Honors
Certified Master Kitchen-Bath Designer (CMKBD), Certified Interior Designer (NCIDQ), Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (C.A.P.S.). AWARDS: Henry Adams, Chrysalis, Best of the Best, CoTY, Master Design, HBA Excellence. 2003 NABE Award for best how-to book.

Past/Present Clients
Please see the portfolio in my website, http://www.dp-design.com/port.

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