Hard Surface Flooring Options for Hospitality, Multifamily Housing, and Senior Housing Projects

This course will explore three building sectors—hospitality, multifamily housing, and senior housing—and the flooring challenges these projects face, including heavy foot traffic, maintenance, safety, and aesthetics.

Hard surface flooring such as tile, luxury vinyl tile, laminate, and engineered wood can be specified throughout these projects to meet the demands of public spaces such as lobbies and restaurants and private areas such as bedrooms and baths. The course will also examine a case study from each sector.

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Emerging Trends in Commercial Flooring

Most current trends in tile, vinyl and wood flooring are the result of emerging technical advances, offering designers and architects enormous flexibility to create unique looks in non-traditional applications. Tiles that simulate real wood, vinyl flooring with a natural stone appearance, and wood flooring that can be used in wet areas are just some of the latest advancements.

In this course contractors, designers and architects will learn how to apply current trends in tile, vinyl and wood flooring to gain a competitive advantage.

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The Evolution of Vinyl Flooring from Sheet Vinyl to Eco-Resilient Flooring

Vinyl flooring products have a long history and have evolved into technologically advanced flooring options over the past decade. Today, vinyl flooring is available in several formats ranging from sheet vinyl to vinyl composition tile and luxury vinyl tiles and planks. The most recent innovation is eco-resilient flooring, which can be used to meet green building standards because it is manufactured without PVC.

This course will explore the evolution of vinyl flooring and the different products available today, including their performance benefits, residential and commercial applications, and installation considerations.

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Deep Connections: Planet + People

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course discusses the interconnectedness between planetary health and human health and the importance of a holistic systems-wide approach towards regeneration. There is an increase in revelations around the impact of biodiversity loss, climate change and human health which is supported by data and research. By using scientific evidence supported by data and facts, it is important to understand the true connection between our ecosystems, climate, built environment and community. Using examples of tools specifically in the building industry, we will look at how these are being used to make informed decisions and develop strategies for long-term positive impact. Additionally, the course focuses on understanding what elements architects should, designers, specifiers focus on while making decisions about products.

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Guide for Successful Installation of Thin (Gauged) Porcelain Tile Panels on Interior Walls and Floors

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Gauged porcelain (thin) tile technology is exploding in the market and new standards are being developed for the tile and installation process.

This course will help you understand the benefits of gauged (thin) porcelain tile panels, installation methods and which are most appropriate for various applications, occupant and environmental health benefits, common failures and how to avoid them, as well as total project cost and timeline improvement opportunities.

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Designing with Tile Today – From Ancient History to Modern Innovations

Tile has been manufactured and used in the construction environment for thousands of years, with advancements slowly evolving through the ages. We are now in an era of great tile innovation, with firing, printing, and material technology expanding for more beautiful and statement-worthy product offerings.

This course will explore the history of tile, then introduce the different types of natural stone and man-made tile, including specialty tiles and unique formats that are changing the tile market as we speak. We will discuss their performance benefits, how they are manufactured, and how to design with tile to create stunning, hard-wearing installations.

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The Building Science of Floor Systems

All of the same moisture and vapor drive dynamics that occur in wall assemblies can also take place in a wood framed floor assembly, especially over a crawl space. This course will take a closer look at the building science of vapor drive that can lead to moisture issues in wood floor assemblies when proper sequencing of materials to allow drying is not accounted for in design. It will address the use of some of the most common construction and material options in wood-framed flooring assemblies. It will also look at some guidelines and best practices to help reduce the likelihood of developing problems over the life of the building.

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Using the AWI Quality Certification Program (Print Course)

Complying with the Architectural Woodwork Standards can be a challenge for architects and builders. Third-party programs such as the Quality Certification Program, which was founded by AWI, are specifically designed for builders and architects hoping to achieve AWS compliance. This article will discuss how these programs work and how they can be leveraged to better achieve QCP certification and protect all stakeholders in the process.

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DuPont Sorona: NeoCon 2013 Showroom Series

John Lyons, Global Business Development Manager at DuPont, introduces the company's innovative DuPont™ Sorona®, a renewably sourced, bio-based fiber with design applications for a host of global partners. Video produced and edited by Yokai Films. Sponsored by DuPont.

Please attend the 2015 NeoCon show to see the latest updates of commercial carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona®.

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Designed for Performance. Derived from Nature. Commercial carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber.

DuPont™ Sorona® is the most revolutionary material to enter the carpet industry in more than 60 years. Now, you can have a bio-based, beautiful backdrop for modern commercial designs while meeting high-performance requirements.

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