Continuing Education

HB Fuller Construction Products

AIA - CEU Programs - Each presentation carries 1 CEU and most are approved for Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) credit.

Provide number J220

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Thin Large Format Porcelain Tile

Ceramic Tile is a well known building material that has been used for interior and exterior walls and floors for centuries. While ceramic is a proven material, porcelain tile has gained in popularity because it is an improved product with superior performance characteristics such as strength, resistance to stains, and durability. This course will explore large format, thin porcelain panels.

Availability

In partnership with McGraw Hill, Architectural Record and construction. com, Florida Tile is able to offer this course on line at the link below. This allows you to review the course and notes in your own time and take the test as well as submit your credits for continuing education all online and directly with your association.

http://continuingeducation.construction.com/

 Course Accreditations

AIA/CES - HSW (1LU)

IDCEC, ASID, IIDA, EDC - (1 CEU)

Structural Engineering - (PDH)

Development

This course was developed by Jim Whitfield FCSI, CCPR, CTC, LEED, AP, Product Manager for Florida Tile thin porcelain tile. Jim was an active member of CSI (Construction Specification Institute) and served as Director for the Southwest Region to the CSI Board.  Jim has held many positions at the Chapter, Region and National level for CSI, including being a founder and facility in the CSI Academies for close to 15 years. He is also very active in ceramic tile industry committees, including President of the Materials, Methods, Standards Association (MMSA) and Technical Committee for the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Green Initiative and Handbook Committee for the Tile Council of North America (TCNA)

 

Timeless Look of Natural Stone

Overview

Durable natural stone tile has been used for centuries as a quality finish in building. Stone is used in a variety of applications from rustic cabins to minimalist modern interiors and can be specified in many sizes, shapes and colors. From sedimentary to metamorphic, this presentation reviews the differences between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic stone products including the differences between travertine and marble. An overview of numerous finishes, installations and appropriate maintenance techniques will provide information on how to select the right stone for any surface. Honed, tumbled, polished, split faced, brushed are just some of the finishes explained an illustrated in this presentation. This overview demonstrates why stone has numerous environmental benefits to architects who design buildings that are long lasting.

Availability

In partnership with McGraw Hill, Architectural Record and construction.com, Florida Tile is able to offer this course online at the link below. This allows you to review the course and notes in your own time and take the test as well as submit your credits for continuing education all online and directly with your association. http://continuingeducation.construction.com

Course Accreditations

AIA/CES - HSW (1LU) IDCEC, ASID, IIDA, EDC - (1 CEU) Structural Engineering - (PDH)

Development

This presentation was developed by Florida Tile’s Dan Marvin, Director of Technical Services. Dan has a degree in Ceramic Engineering and 20 years of experience in ceramic tile manufacturing with American Olean Tile, Dal Tile, and Florida Tile. In addition to leading Florida Tile’s Green Team, Dan also chairs the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Green Initiative Committee and is a member of the Ceramic Tile Distributors of America (CTDA) Green Committee. Dan is active with the USGBC on the local and national level and has led the charge in certifying tile products under GREENGUARD and Certified Porcelain certifications. Dan has had articles about the Green implications of tile in Tile Letter, Floor Trends, TILE, and Ceramic Industry magazines and writes a monthly blog on tile for Ceramic Industry.  

Know Your Porcelain

Overview

Porcelain tile is beautiful, strong, durable and ideal surface in commercial as well as residential applications. Certified porcelain excels as a versatile finish material both indoors and out from kitchens to baths, poolside to hospital hallway. Porcelain tile meets universal design and this presentation will review the latest information on using the dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) vs. the static coefficient of friction (SCOF) for tile surfaces that meet ADA criteria. Architects will review the manufacturing of tiles, the use of recycled content, tile grading, markings and tile applications. Numerous examples of the different types of porcelain will expand the architect’s design toolkit. Mastering the art of selecting and specifying porcelain tile, architects can comfortably choose porcelain tile to provide durability and sustainability to their projects.

Availability

In partnership with McGraw Hill, Architectural Record and construction.com, Florida Tile is able to offer this course online at the link below. This allows you to review the course and notes in your own time and take the test as well as submit your credits for continuing education all online and directly with your association. http://continuingeducation.construction.com

Course Accreditations

AIA/CES - HSW (1LU) IDCEC, ASID, IIDA, EDC - (1 CEU) Structural Engineering - (PDH)

Development

This presentation was developed by Florida Tile’s Dan Marvin, Director of Technical Services. Dan has a degree in Ceramic Engineering and 20 years of experience in ceramic tile manufacturing with American Olean Tile, Dal Tile, and Florida Tile. In addition to leading Florida Tile’s Green Team, Dan also chairs the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Green Initiative Committee and is a member of the Ceramic Tile Distributors of America (CTDA) Green Committee. Dan is active with the USGBC on the local and national level and has led the charge in certifying tile products under GREENGUARD and Certified Porcelain certifications. Dan has had articles about the Green implications of tile in Tile Letter, Floor Trends, TILE, and Ceramic Industry magazines and writes a monthly blog on tile for Ceramic Industry.


 

 

Healthy Indoor Air by Design

Overview

This basic level course is designed to communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers and specifiers to employ strategies to improve the IAQ in the spaces they are creating. The course includes background on the impact of indoor air pollution on human health and economics. Participants will learn to identify sources of indoor air pollutants, illustrated by several case studies that highlight the effects of controlling, versus not controlling, IAQ at the design phase of building construction. Emphasis will also be placed on how participants can incorporate good IAQ principles into sustainable building projects. Please note that this course can only be administered by an approved proctor

Course Accreditations

AIA - HSW/ SD (1LU) IDCEC, ASID, IIDA, EDC - (1 CEU) CSI - (1 ECH) GBCI - (1 CE) All courses are Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD) accredited through the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Other course accreditations include the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Construction Education Network (CEN).