Continuing Education Programs

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Our presenters offer valuable insight into the direction of our industry by exploring common issues and pragmatic considerations for performance, maintenance, sustainability and more. All experts are highly knowledgeable in the practical and technical aspects of the presented subject matter. Scheduling and availability are flexible. Refer to the following course descriptions for topic details and credit hours.

Acrovyn® Doors

Two Acrovyn doors in healthcare facility

Interior Doorways: Life Extension Through Design


Program Number: DOORS2022
Level: 100
Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW

Interior Designers

IDCEC Class Code: CC-106198-R1
Credit Awarded: 1 LU IDCEC, HSW

Learning Objectives:

  • Designer and Owner needs for commercial interior doorways.
  • The pitfalls of traditional doorways and doorway protection.
  • Industry guidelines and standards for performance.
  • Doorway design solutions to increase durability.
  • Specification tips to ensure longevity and quality.

Wall Protection

EYP Walter Tower Interior Design

Life Extension for Interior Surfaces


Program Number: ACROV5
Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW

Interior Designers

IDCEC Class Code: CEU-112953
Credit Awarded: 1 LU IDCEC, HSW

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the kind of damage that occurs to building interiors, including the types of buildings in which wall damage is mostly likely to occur.
  • Discuss wall protection options that help to ensure safety for building occupants and longevity of the building's interior.
  • Define the different wall protection applications, including how to seamlessly incorporate them into a space to maintain aesthetics.
  • Summarize how wall protection products contribute to satisfying LEED® V4 credits, as well as other green building program requirements.
St. Elizabeth Florence Orthopedic Center Wall Protection

The Evolution of Interior Wall Protection: From Functional to Inspirational Healthcare Spaces


IDCEC Class Code: CEU-106573-R1
Program Number: EIWP02
Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW

Interior Designers

IDCEC Class Code: CEU-114444
Credit Awarded: 1 LU IDCEC, HSW

Learning objectives:

  • Understand wall protection and how it has evolved into a dual-purpose product that not only protects the building long term, but also aesthetically enhances the healthcare space.
  • Discuss how reduced Medicare reimbursement for high HAIs and low HCAHPS scores have affected healthcare design and product selection.
  • Examine trends in specialized healthcare and how the continued desire to improve patient safety and healing is driving product innovations in wall protection accessories.
  • Explore new ways to use wall protection to create more inviting spaces which can increase patient well-being and minimize health and safety issues.
Penn First - The Pavilion project image

Interior Solutions: Mastering the Physical Movement of People


AIA Course Number: MPMP1022
Credit Awarded: 1 LU, HSW

Interior Designers

IDCEC Course Number: CEU-117824
Credit Awarded: 1 LU, HSW

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the obstacles hindering entrance and building interior performance and safety.
  • Explain the systems that support interior building performance and occupant health, hygiene, and safety.
  • Recognize how aesthetic design can contribute to occupant comfort.
  • Specify integrated entrance and building interior systems to enhance design and support the well-being of the occupants.

Privacy Curtains & Track

Privacy Curtain Continuing Education

Combating HAIs in the Healthcare Built Environment Through Design & Product Selection


Credit Awarded: 1 LU/HSW, AIA

Interior Designers

Credit Awarded: 1 LU/HSW, IDCEC

This course will educate about healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the impact they have on the built environment. It will address the contributing factors and address the social and financial impact associated with these infections. The course will also offer solutions on how to design and select products to reduce HAI incidences in healthcare spaces, which ultimately improves patient and employee safety and wellness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what healthcare-associated infections are and how they impact the healthcare-built environment and affect the safety and welfare of patients.
  • Identify the contributing factors to HAIs and the financial impact of these infections, which drives decisions for designing spaces to help mitigate bacteria and reduce HAIs.
  • Understand HCAHPS scores and how they drive design decisions and product selection in healthcare facilities to improve patient wellness.
  • Specify building interior systems that support cleanability, increase occupant safety and well-being, and reduce costs.

Entrance Flooring Solutions

Great Park Ice entrance flooring solution

Entrance Mats & Grids: Design with the Elements in Mind


Program Number: EFSPRO3
Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW, GBCI, AAHID

Participants will learn:

  • What entrance flooring systems are and why they are needed.
  • How to reduce maintenance costs and slip/fall accidents.
  • How to properly design and integrate an entrance flooring system into design/building.
  • Environmental considerations with focus on LEED® and Cradle to Cradle.
  • How to make a great first impression.

Architectural Louvers

Louver Airflow Graphic

Testing Facility Tour & Louver Seminar

Program Number: LVRTOUR3
Testing Facility Tour & LVR201
Credit Awarded: 4 LU AIA, HSW

Participants will learn:

  • All LVR201 Content.
  • About simulated testing at manufacturer’s facility.
  • Tests simulated for attendees:
    - Air Pressure Drop testing
    - Point of Beginning Water Penetration test
    - Wind Driven Rain tests
    - Dade County/Florida Building Code
    - Missile Impact Testing
Ritz Carlton NOMAD louvers

Mastering the Physical Movement of Air, Wind and Water Using Architectural Louvers

Program Number: MMAL01422
Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW

Participants will learn:

  • How to manage wind and rain movement and to mitigate water entrainment using louvers.
  • How to choose the appropriate louver for specific regions/climates and understand the testing requirements and certification processes.
  • To build science vocabulary pertaining to louver systems that control the air in the building.
  • To engage manufacturers early to ensure standards are met and desired aesthetics are achieved using louvers in creative ways.

Façade Solutions

Rose Hill Facade

Next-Gen Façade Design


Program Number: NGF010423
Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW

Participants will learn:

  • To discuss design trends driving commercial façade innovation and the future of creative façades.
  • To describe considerations for ensuring that the process of creating commercial façades leads to a design outcome that is efficient, effective and safe for occupants.
  • To examine real-life project case studies to understand façade challenges and the solutions that were created to not only provide protection from elements but also to elevate building design.
  • To explain how to balance form and function in façade design to ensure that decorative elements are also structurally sound.

New Stanford Hospital Sun Controls

Exterior Sunshades - Mastering the Physical Movement of Sun and Light


AIA Course Number: MPMSL0323
Credit Awarded: 1 LU, 1 HSW

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to optimize the sun as a natural resource to decrease light and HVAC system demands and in turn improve building efficiency.
  • Discuss external sunshade systems and their benefits including energy efficiencies and the positive impacts on the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.
  • Understand how proper sun management contributes to LEED and IECC 2021 Zero Code™ standards to provide healthier and more productive spaces.
  • Incorporate sunshades as both a functional system and aesthetically-innovative design element.
  • Recognize construction methods and proper engineering for their design and selection of exterior product solutions.

Safety Venting

Explovent Safety Pressure Relief Vent

Explosion & Pressure Relief Systems

Program Number: EXPL02
Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW

Participants will learn

  • What explosion relief is.
  • What industries have a true need for explosion venting products.
  • Types of explosions & catalysts as they relate to the industry.
  • Why explosion venting should be specified.
  • Code drivers and their impact on today’s specifiers.
  • How to select explosion venting products.

Expansion Joint Solutions

Interior Expansion Joint Solutions

Expansion Joint Solutions: Mastering the Physical Movement of the Building

Program Number: EJC04
Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the multiple types of building movement and the risks they pose to the building, occupants and surrounding environments.
  • Understand how architects, structural engineers and installers can work together to plan for building movement to protect inhabitants.
  • Describe how the expansion joint cover system contributes to building resiliency and occupant safety.
  • Communicate the role of expansion joint covers in protecting buildings from damage such as water and fire infiltration.
  • Incorporate expansion joint cover systems for performance while minimizing aesthetic disruptions.


Green globe sustainability

Why Sustainability and Material Health Matters to You


Program Number: SL1003

Level: 100

Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW

Interior Designers

IDCEC Class Code: CEU-106573-R1
Credit Awarded: 1 LU IDCEC, HSW

A concise overview of the foundations of sustainability and material health; giving contextual solutions and mitigations strategies essential to good design. Discuss origins and scope of contemporary sustainability in order to place its mitigation of environmental and human health issues into business/world view.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe contextual sustainability in order to understand and integrate its beneficial impacts into the design.
  • Overlay and relate design and materials selection to human health and environmental impacts.
  • Engage others in discussions supportive of selecting healthy and sustainable materials.
CS' Sustainable Materials in Projects

Navigating The Material Health Landscape for Designing Healthy Buildings


Program Number: SS2003-23
Level: 200/300
Credit Awarded: 1 LU AIA, HSW

Interior Designers

IDCEC Class Code: CC-106562-R1
Credit Awarded: 1 LU IDCEC, HSW

This session will provide an overview of the foundations of sustainability and material health for the purpose of identifying contextual solutions and strategies essential for designing healthy buildings. Participants will learn how certifications and declarations can help them design healthy buildings. It shouldn’t be a battle for the best label, but rather the best products for your building.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be conversant about the origins and scope of contemporary sustainability in order to place its mitigation of environmental and human health issues into a business/world view.
  • Understand the design/materials connection to human health and environmental impacts.
  • Meet the stakeholders' sustainable design requirements using multiple environmental and human health attributes to guide and determine the material selection and approval process.

Behavioral Health

NeuroDiagnostic Institute Behavioral Health Interior

Improving The Human Experience in Behavioral Health Settings: How to Create Comfortable, Safe, and Inviting Spaces Through Smart Design


Program Number: BH1121
Credit Awarded:

Interior Designers

IDCEC Class Code: CC-115858-1000
Credit Awarded:

In this presentation, we will examine the current state of behavioral health in America and provide an overview of behavioral health facility types, therapy methods, patient safety considerations and guidelines for facility design. This course will showcase principles to guide design, including how to create safe social spaces, leverage biophilic design principles, and phenomenology. It will tap into color theory, textures and lighting to enhance healing. Additionally, this course features real-life examples of implementing these principles to assist in the healing process, preserve patient dignity and balance the safety of patients and staff.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the heightened need for thoughtful design in behavioral health spaces.
  • Investigate elements of human-centered design and how to create beautiful, safe and engaging spaces that preserve patient dignity.
  • Understand design principles that contribute to a positive patient experience and support creating safe social spaces with biophilic design principles and tap into phenomenology.
  • Learn how to balance design with safety through careful product and material selection.

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