Cultivating Successful Collaboration (Print Course)

Architecture has always involved some form of collaboration – and the process begins with the client. Whether working with a developer, an institution, a family, or an individual, clients help determine everything from the location to the budget and often weigh in on form and function. In addition to clients, other stakeholders include engineers, builders, interior designers, and consultants.

Often overlooked, however, are the collaborative efforts between architects – sometimes from different firms – and interdisciplinary teams that result in groundbreaking, innovative structures. This course will examine the benefits and difficulties of collaboration, including the ways in which collaboration can help to address climate change and sustainable practices, as well as how various theories on collaboration apply to architecture.

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Redefining the High-End Healthy Home

The idea that the design of a home has an impact on the health and well-being of its residents is not new. Read how luxury single and multifamily residential design is responding to a post-pandemic need to maintain and improve the health of inhabitants.

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The Future of Kitchen Design: Incorporating Style, Technology, and Wellness

The kitchen is the gathering place of the home. What factors are influencing design transformation over the next few years, and how can kitchen appliances contribute to a more connected, multifunctional space? This course will explore the state of the kitchen industry, results from a national kitchen and bath design trends survey, examples of smart appliances and their role in a connected kitchen, and the impact of wellness and sustainability on kitchen design.

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Exploring a Revolutionary, Systems-Based Approach to Downdraft Ventilation (Print Course)

Proper ventilation while cooking is vital for indoor air quality and must be addressed early in the building process. Downdraft ventilation offers flexibility in design and aesthetics, but it suffers from a poor reputation due to performance issues in early iterations of the technology.

This course covers the importance of indoor air quality, a brief history of cooktop ventilation, and historical challenges with downdraft ventilation. It will discuss a revolutionary, systems-based approach to downdraft ventilation that addresses these challenges, including specification and installation considerations for this new innovation.

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Redefining the High-End Healthy Home

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Architects, designers, and developers who work on residential single- and multi-family projects have always considered the effect of design on the health and wellbeing of occupants. But this area of study has received new focus in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has heightened the demand on residences to serve as spaces for working, entertaining, gathering, and cooking, as well as for rest and exercise. Combined with this demand is the always present need to balance dedicated single-function spaces with flexible ones that can adapt to occupant needs over time.

This course will help specifiers and developers understand the major principles that guide the design of healthful spaces, such as biophilia, indoor air quality, infection control, indoor/outdoor balance, and versatility. The course will examine the usefulness of these principles for guiding design decisions in a post-pandemic setting, as well as discuss areas where new thinking has or will be developed.

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The State of Wellness in Restroom Design Standards, Strategies & Solutions for a Post-COVID World

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course reviews the current state of hygiene, health and wellness expectations in commercial and public restrooms. Presenters will share quantitative insights from building industry and design professionals and explore emerging health and wellness certification standards, such as WELL Certified and GBAC STAR. Restroom touchpoint and problem areas will be reviewed, along with relevant solutions.

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World-Class Style with Surprisingly Affordable Design:

Next-generation Peerless® Faucet reinvents what’s expected in the kitchen and bathroom

The challenges on multifamily owners and operators to attract and retain quality tenants have never been greater. Whether it’s renovating properties or constructing affordable market-rate housing, owners must balance resident expectations with NOI requirements. Read why Peerless® is an increasingly popular choice for design, quality and price in the multifamily space.

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Meet The Rising Preference

Here why Top Builders are choosing Electrolux to be their appliance supplier of choice.

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The Functional Home: Kitchen Appliances that Add Flexibility and Function to Your Design

Findings from the 2023 National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Design Trends Report pointed to the growing importance of function and flexibility in kitchen and overall home design. Homeowners are seeking order, flexibility to accommodate a wider variety of needs, and breathing room in flowing floor plans and outdoor spaces. This course discusses the growing importance of outdoor kitchens, mudrooms, pantries, and spa-like suites, as well as how multigenerational living is changing household structures. The course will demonstrate how these factors are influencing home design and a wide variety of uses for what are traditionally considered “kitchen appliances” but are indeed household appliances that can help add flexibility and function to these spaces.

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Secrets of Multiplying Home Remodeling Profits

Simply adding kitchen and laundry room appliances to your project quotes keeps your project moving and your profits climbing.

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