How Interior Designers Protect the Public

A qualified interior designer is a key asset to any building construction team, lending knowledge and taking responsibility for critical features that protect public health, safety and welfare. Interior designers provide expertise for:

  • Meeting accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Installing doors, lighting and equipment for compliance with fire safety and other local, state and provincial building codes
  • Specifying ergonomic, sustainable designs and furnishings to protect human health

NCIDQ created the Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Tour to illustrate just how the choices of NCIDQ Certificate holders shape interior design and furnishings—from fire-rated doors to wheelchair-accessible lavatory sinks—to comply with building codes and the ADA.

Health, Safety & Welfare

Take the 3-D Tour here.


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