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May 1st at #KBtribechat – Stronger Together

A kitchen and bath industry discussion.


Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) When doing smart home design do you ever collaborate with an AV pro for additional insights? Why or why not?

2.) Do you ever bring in other specific experts to consult on your projects? Lighting? Color?

3.) How do you get your product details for design and specification purposes? What can manufacturers do to help in this regard?

4.) Do you have any building industry or design certifications? Which ones?  If not, why not? If yes, has it been good for your career?

5.) Do you belong to any trade associations? Which ones? How has it been helpful? What do you want to get out of the membership?

6.) What industry collaborations have you found to be beneficial? Explain!

7.) How can KBtribechat help? Is there a topic you’d like to discuss in depth that we haven’t done yet?

Join this Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, May 1st

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Technology for Designers

We are excited to announce that  Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD is hosting our next kbtribechat on the latest technologies  for the kitchen and bath industry. Join our Twitter discussion by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from two to three pm eastern time.

Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD

Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD

Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD is the founder of SketchThis.net.  Eric has utilized 3D technology throughout his career.  He has taken pencil and paper operations and converted them to 3D, worked with Google on Sketchup’s development, created 3D content for companies large and small, and taught Sketchup to countless students all over the country.

SketchThis also launched a kitchen design plugin for Sketchup.  This plugin is a cloud service that plugs directly into Sketchup and provides a rich catalog of cabinetry and interior components for designers to design even faster with Sketchup.  What use to take hours takes minutes now with this plugin.

He is also an active columnist in Kitchen & Bath Design News, is often hired to teach Sketchup  and speak on emerging technologies for the design field.  He is currently touring the country on a three year teaching tour with Ellen Cheever and Kitchen & Bath Design News.

Eric also runs the social media efforts for  Kesseböhmer (Branded Clever Storage) in the United States, promoting the brand on many different social media platforms.

Here is the transcript for this chat.

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