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Seating Project Planning Guide

Every project requires attention to detail.  This is true for smaller home theater or media room projects as it is for large commercial projects.  Lose sight for a moment, and you could have a costly mistake.  This Project Planning Guide is written with commercial or public seating projects in mind, but it is also applicable to the smaller project as well.  Let Select Seating assist you in making sure your project goes smoothly from start to finish.

The process can be divided into 3 steps.

1.  Planning 

• Have a vision or a direction for your venue.  The type of chair you will need - fixed-back, rocker, or VIP - can be influenced by the type of venue it will be used in.

• Have a rough idea of the quantity of seats you will need for your venue.

• If you are working with a designer or architect, have them contact Select Seating early in the planning stage so we can get an early understanding of your design goals, lend our expertise to the process, and help avoid early mistakes.  Advance planning can be very important in avoiding problems later on.

•  Determine critical timelines in advance.  Know when the project must be completed.  Knowing this date will help us set a manufacturing start date, a shipping date, and a date to start the installation process.

2.  Design 

• Work with Select Seating to determine which chair and what options will best suit your venue.

• Provide Select Seating with DWG drawings of your floor plan so we can get an early start on creating a seating plan for you.  Often, several iterations are required, so it is important to allow enough time for this process.  The creation of a seating plan is very important in that it is the basis for manufacturing, it shows critical dimensions which the installer will use as the basis for installation, and it provides the information needed to verify code and ADA compliance.

• Choose a fabric.  While most mills are sufficiently stocked with fabric, larger orders can deplete available stock causing an unexpected delay in manufacturing.  An early decision on fabric color can help us coordinate with the mill to avoid costly delays.

• Once the chair, chair options, and fabric color are chosen and the seating plan is approved, it's time to move to the final stage.

3.  Manufacturing and Delivery 

• With the chair details finalized and the seating plan approved, it is time to begin manufacturing.

• If steps 1 and 2 have been performed properly, then your work is done and it is time to let the factory take over.

• Once manufacturing is completed, Select Seating will coordinate shipping to your facility and schedule the installer to arrive and begin the installation process.

The important thing to remember is that Select Seating is here to help you at every step.

Now, its time to enjoy your new venue and your new theater chairs!

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