Fall Forward CEU Series
Making Healthy Selections
Accessing Fresh Air
A Series of CEUs Inspired by a Season of Change
Design is inherently about the future, a plan for tackling problems yet to come. COVID-19 has brought many challenges but also created opportunities to innovate and rethink what we know. As the built environment adapts, the AEC industry plays a major role in this evolution.
Join us this fall for an exciting CEU series, which will focus on lessons learned and design’s response to the pandemic. Divided into four themes, each month explores a new topic and key strategies used to create safe, healthy and holistic environments.
Running from September 16 through December 16, the courses will be held on Wednesdays from 11 AM to 12 PM.
Questions? Reach out to us at email@example.com.
Wednesdays | 11 am - 12 pm
September 16 - December 16
Designing the Outdoor Environment with Landscape Forms
Outdoor Materials with Janus et Cie
Why Out Is In with Tonik
Liquid Times: How the Way We Work Transforms Space
Sound Advice: Understanding the Value of Acoustics in
Commercial Design with AOS
Capturing Light: An Introduction to Lighting Resin with 3Form
LEVEL Sustainability and Its Role in Furniture with Via
COVID-19 and Healthcare Surfaces with Kwalu
Next Generation Green Building with Tarkett
Build Better for Healthcare with DIRTT
Learning That Lasts with Sedia Systems
September 16 - 30
October 14 - 28
November 4 - 18
December 2 - 16
Click on the sections below to learn more about the CEUs, including course descriptions, certifications and the presenters.
Save Your Seat
Wednesday, September 23
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Designing for the outdoors poses unique environmental challenges. This course will introduce the wide variety of outdoor materials in the marketplace, what makes them unique and how they can be used to create enduring outdoor and indoor spaces. This unit has been designed to educate architects, designers and specifiers on high-end, luxury quality outdoor materials and how best to specify, order and maintain them in residential, hospitality or contract environments.
How to best care for outdoor furniture to allow for years of use
How to specify and educate clients on outdoor materials
How metals are extruded, fibers are woven, teak is harvested and how durable fabrics are given their lustrous color
What you'll learn:
Meet the presenter
PRESENTED BY JANUS ET CIE
Designing the Outdoor Room
Why Out Is In
Settings with access to fresh-air, near natural light and surrounded by nature will become increasingly popular since they offer employees a chance to recharge. More meetings, lunches and events will occur outside so a variety of seating options will be key. Meanwhile indoors, advanced air filtration systems, plants and biophilic design will also be highly beneficial to the health and well-being of those who experience a space.
Keri is JANUS et Cie’s Contract and Site Sales Specialist serving the Southern California region and joined the team in 2018. She has a B.S. in Interior Design and has been in the design and contract furnishings industry for 12+ years. She loves reading, traveling and spending time with family, friends and her dog, Sydney.
Mallary Morvant graduated from LSU in Landscape Architecture in 2006. While working in Austin after undergrad, she became a licensed Landscape Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional. In 2010 she decided to go back to LSU to pursue her MBA after which she worked in the Accounting/Finance department for the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Program. In 2017, once that DHEC program was complete, she took a position at Landscape Forms as the Gulf South Business Development Representative and is enjoying being back in the Design Industry in a sales capacity.
Inspiration to apply the information presented and realize the added value and wide range of benefits to your practice and the clients you serve
Ideas which will promote conversation that opens minds and supports funding for thoughtfully planned outdoor spaces
Trends, data, and ideas that are influencing the use of site furnishings to optimize the potential and value of outdoor space
Outdoor space has the ability to connect people with nature and each other in meaningful ways. This course will provide inspirational tools that promote conversations and open minds (and funding) for more comprehensive outdoor spaces. We will examine the critical role that site furnishings and supporting technology play in meeting the evolving needs of outdoor environments – from higher education, healthcare and corporate campuses, transit, and living and recreational spaces.
PRESENTED BY LANDSCAPE FORMS
Wednesday, September 16
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emily's experience in the design industry spans over 15 years. With a Bachelors and Masters degree in Interior Design along with NCIDQ Certification, Emily marries practical knowledge with real life design experience. Her entrepreneurial spirit has driven her success in owning her own business right out of undergrad and in various A&D representation. This has set the foundation for her to thrive in her current role as a National Sales Manager for Tonik. An infectious smile, a desire to learn and a strong commitment to client satisfaction has resulted in Emily exceeding all of her set sales goals. To continue her growth, Emily is currently pursuing a Masters in Applied Leadership and Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Emily values relationships and gives back to the design community by being continually involved with IIDA.
The importance of exterior spaces in today's built environment and the impact that the outdoor environment could have on experiential spaces of the future
The evolution of the built exterior environment in a variety of vertical markets
and explore the transformations that are happening in outdoor spaces today
The psychology of nature and its effects on our health and well-being
Discover the power of great design in the great outdoors. This CEU educates attendees on the evolution of outdoor spaces across a variety of vertical markets and explores how connecting to nature impacts our health and well-being. We'll look at inspiring ways to incorporate smart material choices as well as innovative design ideas that draw people to exterior spaces, enabling them to feel engaged and connected to both nature and each other.
PRESENTED BY TONIK
Wednesday, September 30
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Appropriate outdoor materials and the characteristics to consider when choosing colors, materials, and finishes for outdoor environments
Every Wednesday | 11 am - 12 pm
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Wednesday, October 21
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This CEU discusses why sound management matters, the impact on health and well-being, and how to create spaces that are acoustically sensitive. We will explore key strategies that mitigate noise concerns, and through extensive research, offer insight into appropriate sound levels for various environments. We’ll also examine the absorptive properties of popular building materials used in design and construction, leaving attendees with concrete ways to create engaging environments without compromising aesthetics, wellness and sustainability.
Appropriate sound levels for various functions within a space
Ways to reduce noise distractions without impairing the benefits of interaction
The effects of under-performing acoustics on mental and physical health
Technical tips and strategies for acoustic mitigation pre- and post-design
PRESENTED BY AOS INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTS
As the lines between home, work and play have completely blurred so has the essential nature of the workplace. Now more than ever, employees need a holistic space that supports the whole person and a variety of nimble settings that can adapt to the different ways they work and move throughout the day.
With a degree in marketing and early experience in the A/E/C industry, Trip began his career at AOS working in the field and later transitioned into to project management. This key insight into both sides of a project brings an efficiency-based perspective to clients ensuring execution of any imaginative design. From project inception to design development and installation, Trip aims to act as a resource to architects, designers, and contractors creating a seamless blend of form and function. Market research, education, and sustainability are key-drivers to his approach to project delivery. By regularly attending trade shows, presentations and industry events, Trip is constantly evaluating innovative solutions to address acoustics and aesthetics within interior environments. Out of the office, Trip sits on the YNG board and is actively involved in YLC, WWII Museum Young Benefactors and HNOC’s Caillot Circle. On any given weekend you can find him spending time with family or planning his next surfing expedition.
Sandy has more than 20 years in the contract furniture industry working on the manufacturing side of the business. She has worked with A+D for most of that time and has created and delivered CEUs for many years. Her passion for furniture design is easy to see when she has the opportunity to talk about how it can improve the ways we work. Sandy joined Watson in 2017 as an advocate for customers and sales in the central and eastern regions before taking over sales leadership for the entire country in 2019. Sandy brings a high level of energy to the Watson team, and her passion for superior quality and excellent experiences is moving Watson in new directions.
Ever-evolving trends in the workplace
How people's various work modes influence deisgn strategies
The history of workplace design
Liquid Times documents the evolution of the office. From the very first desking solution of the 17th century to the human-centered offices of today, we will explore how the type of work we do transforms furniture design and space. We will conclude with an introspective discussion about the future of workplace design.
PRESENTED BY WATSON
Wednesday, October 14
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In 2012, Russell graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Interior Design. Afterwards, he began his career in the contract furniture industry. After working in a dealership for 5 years as a designer and account manager, he joined the 3form team as a Materials Consultant in July of 2019. Servicing Louisiana, Mississippi & Arkansas, Russell works alongside architects and designers to create beautiful and unique interior and exterior features using 3form’s versatile and intelligent resin materials.
How the material selection will impact the outcome of the lighting to ensure a
successful project outcome
How to utilize the most appropriate lighting source for various features
The benefits of using illuminated features in the built environment to
maximize human wellness and experience
This course provides an education on the principles of effective light design in relation to translucent polycarbonate applications. You’ll learn specific techniques for overcoming inherent problems when lighting resins. This program reviews environmental considerations for feature lighting applications and shows how resins specifically contribute to the overall sustainability of a project.
PRESENTED BY 3FORM
Wednesday, October 28
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How to articulate and plan for the building requirements to accommodate
illuminated features, including the use of ambient light in the space
How the Way We Work Transforms
Furniture and Space
Understanding the Value of Acoustics
in Commercial Design
An Introduction to Lighting Resins
Wednesday, November 11
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
As the world is faced with a healthcare crisis, the need for highly functioning and adaptable environments for patients, front-line care workers and families is more important than ever. Manufactured interior construction provides a rapid solution for facilities focusing on serving their communities with the ability to quickly respond to changing needs. In this CEU, learn how manufactured interior construction shortens construction schedules and can resolve healthcare challenges, such as infection prevention and control, acoustics and ongoing technological changes, to improve patient experiences.
Evaluate the business case for adopting prefab, considering safety, lean
construction practices and improved patient experiences
Explore prefab’s resolution of healthcare challenges: infection prevention,
acoustics and ongoing technological change
Understand how prefabricated, modular construction shortens construction
schedules and minimizes dust and disruption in healthcare settings
Discover the role of intelligent, envisioning software in communicating
PRESENTED BY DIRTT
COVID-19 and Healthcare Surfaces
LEVEL Sustainability Certification
Attention to the individual experience makes for better work, and healthier lifestyles. Anti-microbial and easy-to-clean surfaces in addition to space delineation techniques will become more common to help mitigate risk of contamination. Healthy selections will be made not just for people but for the planet though. Designers will continue their commitment to sustainable design by creating environments that promote a better world.
Rebecca Cooley brings over 13 years of industry experience to her role as the Vice President of Manufactured Construction Division for AOS. In this role, Rebecca is disrupting the construction industry, using 21st century technology to bridge the gap between design and construction. She is a passionate advocate of clean, sustainable and rapid construction and collaborates with architects, interior designers, contractors and facility managers. Rebecca joined the DIRTT network in 2010 as a DIRTT Champion for the North Florida area. Prior to DIRTT, Rebecca earned a Bachelor Degree of Interior Design from Louisiana State University and immediately moved to London to work for a retail giant in their Store Development Department. She has been a licensed Interior Designer in Texas, Florida and Louisiana and worked for multiple architecture and design firms with projects ranging from public institutional facilities up to 430,000 square feet to luxury multi-family housing to corporate facilities. She transitioned from Designer to a Business Development role for DIRTT over seven years ago and leads AOS’ Interior Construction Team in LA and MS.
Sylvia Nash is Kwalu’s VP of Healthcare and an Engineer, who began her career at GE. Upon graduation from the University of Florida, she joined GE’s Technical Leadership Program. During her 20+-year tenure, she held many positions, including VP and General Manager of Datacom and Director of Global Healthcare Strategy for GE Energy. Sylvia is an active member of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA) and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). She is Six Sigma certified.
Deep dive into innovative cleaning technologies and approved EPA chemicals
Learn about the types of pathogens and how long they survive on surfaces
Learn why surfaces play a role in the transmission of COVID-19 and other pathogens
Learn why surfaces play a role in the transmission of COVID-19 and other dangerous pathogens. We will provide a broad-brush review of COVID-19 first, followed by Clostridium Difficle (C.diff) and Candida Auris (C.Auris) and beyond. Evidence-based design data will be included along with CDC’s recommendations on cleaning protocols and products. This course creates a platform for an educational and solution-centered conversation.
PRESENTED BY KWALU
Dave earned a BS in both Economics and Furniture Manufacturing and Management from NC State University. He has been a part of the furniture industry since 1982 and has held various positions, including Engineering, Sales, Plant Management, Executive Management, and Sales Management. Dave currently serves as the Southern Area Manager for Via Seating and has been a BIFMA Faculty member since 2015.
How LEVEL® works
What LEVEL® measures
The mission of BIFMA and LEVEL®
This continuing education program covers the basics of the furniture sustainability standard; defining what it measures, how it works, and how it’s going above and beyond what most building rating systems are asking for. Learn how BIFMA LEVEL® is defining the measure of sustainable furniture and making it easier than ever to find sustainable furniture options.
PRESENTED BY VIA
Wednesday, November 18
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LEVEL Sustainability Certification & Its Role in Furniture
How to compare BIFMA LEVEL® to other sustainability measures as it
relates to building rating system requirements
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Build Better for Healthcare
Wednesday, December 16
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn how to transform spaces into interactive experiences and engaging, distinctive learning and training environments for forward-thinking colleges, universities and corporations. This CEU seeks to educate attendees on the latest trends happening in both higher education and corporate environments, exploring how the design lines are converging between vertical markets.
Review best practices for creating flexible fixed-seating layouts in learning spaces for the future
Explore the ways that colleges are evolving to look more like corporate spaces and conversely, the ways in which corporate spaces have shifted to be more like college
Examine the shifts in demographics of corporate and collegiate learners today, including the generational mix which requires catering to diverse needs
Discuss new technology trends impacting spaces today, looking at ways to incorporate new tools to make learning engaging
PRESENTED BY SEDIA SYSTEMS
Next Generation Green Building
Learning That Lasts
Constructing a space for today shouldn’t require predicting the future. Resilient spaces that are flexible, custom and easy to adapt will help your business be ready for whatever the future may bring. Environments can transform at a moment's notice and evolve with technology, employee needs and new company protocols.
Jacqui Micci has been with Sedia Systems since 2015 as a Regional Consulting Manager with fixed seating projects in various states including Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. In her previous role, she was a designer/spaceplanner for a furniture manufacturer and specialized in educational and corporate environments.
Libby Gillen’s early love of fine arts led her to pursue an interior design degree from Syracuse University. She began her career as a Designer at John Hancock headquarters, and then served in several top firms between Boston and Chicago. Moving to the manufacturing side with Tarkett, she spent 13 years as an Account Executive in both Chicago and Austin before being appointed Vice President of Architecture and Design. In both of these roles, Libby has used her design, marketing and product knowledge to consult with A&D clients and help them find appropriate flooring solutions for every space. Her unwavering passion for sustainable and people-friendly design has supported both the internal Tarkett organization and its customers in focusing on their health and wellness initiatives.
Address the necessary balance in relationship between people and the environment
Review green building system updates and new systems gaining momentum
Discuss emerging tools for communication and performance evaluation.
Discuss green building design trends centered around occupants and performance.
For those who need to stay at the forefront of sustainable design, NEXT Generation Green Building will cover trends that are influencing the green building movement and what they will mean for the next generation of projects. In this CEU, we will review tools to help evaluate material health and the rating systems that are using them, as well as strategies to create actively beneficial spaces for learning, working, healing and living.
PRESENTED BY TARKETT
Wednesday, December 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alexis works every day to build faster, cleaner and smarter interior spaces. As a business developer at AOS Interior Environments, her primary goals include cultivating relationships across the Gulf Coast region and helping clients build more intentional and resilient spaces to work, heal and learn. She acts as a go-to manufactured interior construction educator and serves as a project liaison to an internal team of designers.
Explain how multi-trade offsite construction enables flexibility to manage life
cycle costs related to changing programmatic, technology and equipment
Understand and demonstrate how to document multi-trade offsite
Explain how multi-trade offsite construction impacts construction scope,
sequencing and schedule
Define multi-trade offsite manufactured construction and describe how it
provides cost control and revenue generation
Healthcare construction requires specific knowledge and experience to deliver a
building that can function as an asset to the organization. As construction costs and
schedules are increasing, the availability of skilled construction workers is
decreasing, and healthcare providers face regulatory and revenue uncertainty.
Changing delivery models, programmatic requirements, and emerging technologies
demand flexibility. This program focuses on how to implement multi-trade offsite
manufactured construction to provide cost certainty and enable faster construction
so that healthcare providers can open sooner and generate revenue faster while
gaining flexible infrastructure that embraces change and controls costs.
Wednesday, December 9
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM