Bath

  • Incorporating Universal Design into the Bathroom

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The expansive Baby Boomer generation is aging, which signals the increasing need for homes, services and products that cater to their lifestyle. The majority of this population would prefer to age in place rather than relocating to a nursing home or assisted living facility, so there is an increasing and pertinent need to remodel the existing housing stock or build new residences that incorporate universal design to minimize injury and ease everyday tasks. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and with IDCEC for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design, Bath
    Sponsor:
    Rohl
  • The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

    1 LU AIA

    This learning unit is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH and will address the health benefits of hydrotherapy and the importance of correctly selecting a home hydrotherapy system to match the needs of the occupant. When selecting a hydrotherapy system it is important to understand the various types available today, and how different systems will offer unique benefits to the occupants. How the systems operate, what features they offer and the types, styles, and placements of water and air jets in the system should be understood and considered when selecting the right hydrotherapy system for the occupant. Finally, it is critical to understand how the hydrotherapy system will impact the design and construction of the house, including the impact on an aging customer base and Universal Design. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Bath, Tubs, Design
    Sponsor:
    Jacuzzi
  • Considerations for Choosing Kitchen Sinks

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. When remodeling a kitchen or designing for new construction, sink choices are critical “appliances” to consider. Kitchen sinks also make auxiliary spaces such as an outdoor kitchen, a bar and prep area, or a laundry and pet grooming room, more efficient. Sink options have multiplied in the past 15 years, and knowing the wide variety of sizes, shapes and configurations will help to tailor your sink choices to individual needs. This program will focus on how to think about the selection of sinks and accessories when considering durability, function and style. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2012
    Subject(s):
    Bath, Kitchen, Sinks
    Sponsor:
    Rohl
  • Aging with Grace: Universal Design Principles for the Bathroom

    You’ve heard the terms before: Universal Design, Accessible Design, ADA Design, Multi-generational Design – what do they mean and why are they getting so much attention now? These terms are often used interchangeably to describe a design style that will be functional for aging individuals, or for individual with disabilities. Many designers fell that Universal Design – by any name – removes the beauty from design. This program will show you that aesthetic beauty can very much be a apart of Universal Design, particularly in the bathroom. This course has been submitted to AIA, NKBA, NARI, NAHB and ASID for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2011
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design, Bath, Shower
    Sponsor:
    LAUFEN
  • The Kitchen Evolved

    This course covers the history of kitchen design in the modern era, reviewing the post World War One period, through the Fifties and up to the current day. Today's kitchen will be further examined by identifying how unique elements and different materials are combined to meet the new uses that today's kitchen’s face. Moving forward, we will explore trends and get a glimpse of the future of kitchen design and use. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Bath, Kitchen, Design
    Sponsor:
    Sub-Zero
  • Health and Welfare Benefits of Home Hydrotherapy Systems - Aquatic Whirlpools

    1 LU HSW/SD

    You will be able to help your client identify the correct type of hydrotherapy system for their needs based on age, intended use, design preferences and available space. You will also be able to explain to them the health benefits associated with each type of system. Additionally, you will be able to show them options that fit the available space in their existing bathroom, as well as discuss design considerations of both retrofits and new construction for hydrotherapy systems. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2009
    Subject(s):
    Bath, Universal Design, Safety, Shower
    Sponsor:
    Aquatic Whirlpools
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Transgenerational Shower Design

    1 LU HSW

    At the end of this course, you will be able to use questioning techniques to determine client needs and demonstrate the benefits of at least three shower components. We will also define how the number of outlets will vary based on user requirements and needs. Additionally, in designing a multi-head shower system, it is important to determine the total flow of water and select a proper valve and additional components necessary for the system to function as it is designed. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2009
    Subject(s):
    Bath, Shower, Universal Design
    Sponsor:
    Grohe
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Custom Solutions for Commercial Baths and Spas

    1 LU

    This learning unit will focus on how bathroom designs can now incorporate advanced therapy technologies for the hospitality or residential markets. You will be able to describe differences between several water-based therapies and why consumers prefer these experiences to a traditional shower. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2008
    Subject(s):
    Bath
    Sponsor:
    MTI Whirlpools
    Certification(s):
    AIA