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Flooring

  • Underfloor Service Distribution

    1 LU HSW

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. The ability of a building to change for an occupant’s shifting needs must meet the same three main criteria as green buildings themselves: high performance, sustainability and cost effectiveness. This article examines the growing popularity of underfloor service distribution (UFSD) as a key strategy for green buildings. This is achieved by creating buildings that can be retrofitted when companies or institutions come and go, when they expand and contract, when they rethink, refocus and renovate. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Flooring
    Sponsor:
    Tate
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Carpet Industry and Sustainability: Environmental Initiatives

    This one-hour course assist participants in understanding some of the key sustainability issues faced by the carpet industry and how the industry is responding. In addition, participants will be able to define sustainability, state ways that the carpet industry has embraced sustainable practices, and explain how the carpet industry is a leader in sustainability. This course has been approved for 1 AIA HSW/SD hour, and 1 GBCI CE hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Sustainability, Design
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Green Label Plus Testing: Carpet and Adhesives

    This one hour course introduces Green Label Plus testing. Including Green Label Plus requirements in a specification will help create an occupant space that is safer and better for clean, healthy indoor air. In addition, guidelines for specifying low-emitting carpet and adhesives according to high Indoor Air Quality Standards are addressed. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Carpet in Hospitality

    This course talks about the benefits of carpet in various commercial end use segments. After completing this course, an individual will be able to discuss hospitality needs and requirements, discuss elemets of the selection process, state the importance of technical requirements in performance, installation and maintenance, and discuss sustainable carpet in hospitality. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Healthcare Projects
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Carpet in Acute Care Facilities

    This course talks about the benefits of carpet in various acute care facilities. After completing this course, an individual will be able to identify the main healthcare segments and how the changing demographic is affecting the choices that the health care industry is making. We will look closely at the role that carpet plays in these types of environments and the benefits of using carpet, such as acoustics, infection control, ergonomics and maintenance savings. This course will look at how the green movement has affected the healthcare industry and how carpet can help maintain a healthy environment. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Healthcare Projects
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Introduction to Carpet Specification

    This course covers construction and performance specifications; elements of both types of specifications; how “tight” specifications should be; and how to specify for performance, indoor air quality, installation, maintenance, and environmental issues. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Carpet Testing Methods

    This one-hour course offers detailed, technical information on carpet testing requirements and methods. This course also introduces the Green Label Plus test methods – that meet the California 1350 Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) standards – and covers a long list of other carpet test methods, including those that meet American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Fibers and Yarns

    This course on fibers and yarns is one of the six-presentation series on carpet manufacturing. The other classes cover other aspects of carpet manufacturing, such as Carpet Construction, Dye Methods, Carpet Specification, Carpet Testing Methods, and Backing and Finishing. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • American Hardwood for High-Traffic Areas

    1 LU

    This learning unit will show you the suitability of various hardwood species for high-traffic settings, as well as key design considerations, including finishes and maintenance. After completing this learning unit you will be able to explain how life-cycle thinking can influence green building products selection. You will compare and contrast four types of finishes for different hardwood applications and requirements. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2008
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Finishes and Surfaces
    Sponsor:
    Hardwood Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Maple Sports Floors: Sustainable Sport Floors

    1 LU

    The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association provides industry standards for the specification and installation of maple sport floors. Learn the quality and performance characteristics of Northern hard maple and vairous subfloor configurations. Learn how to write specifications for maple sport floors and how the MFMA Accredited Installer Program will help architects identify manufacturers and installers of maple sport floors. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2008
    Subject(s):
    Flooring
    Sponsor:
    Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA