Giving Credits Where Credits Are Due

Here are our AIA/CES registered programs that are approved for 1 LU. Some may be applied towards HSW or SD credits. See program descriptions below.
Counts toward 1 AIA/CES LU
IDCEC Credit

Program Description
Learn how to design for space constraints in a variety of workplaces from the office, to educational institutions, to museums and beyond. This course explores furniture, fixtures, and equipment that contribute to maximizing space through design. This course will provide participants with FF&E solutions that maximize space, are aesthetically pleasing, and contribute to occupant wellness. Participants will learn how functional solutions can be incorporated into a workplace’s design and provide for occupants needs.

Learning Objectives
  • Review storage solutions available for different work environments
  • Learn to address today’s Industry challenges through unique storage applications
  • Discover how storage can help address budget and sustainable design challenges
  • Review architectural planning tricks of the trade

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

Experience Level: BASIC

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Counts toward 1 AIA/HSW LU Credit

Program Description
Planning spaces for higher education environments is not just about designing classrooms: A campus is like a small city, with people working, exercising, learning, performing, and even seeking medical attention within its grounds. We’re here to help you design facilities that manage risk, improve efficiencies and safety, and repurpose existing spaces across campus. This presentation outlines trends and challenges that are influencing campus decision-makers, demonstrates how thoughtful storage solutions can help create highly functional interior spaces, and briefly discusses how smart storage can help attain LEED® compliance.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how trends in teaching methods and higher education relate to interior architecture within campus buildings.
  • Learn how to reuse, redesign, and repurpose existing structures and historical buildings to support campus space needs and goals.
  • Learn how the proper storage solutions support risk management, safety, and health for employees and students.
  • Understand how to use furniture, fixtures and equipment to support efficiency and environmental goals to help achieve LEED certification.

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint Slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

Experience Level: BASIC

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Counts toward 1AIA/HSW LU Credit

Program Description
The purpose of this presentation is to help architects design museum collections storage areas that are safe, efficient, and engaging. The first part of the presentation will discuss museum workspace and workflow issues and how they are impacted by FF&E. The second portion will discuss structural and risk management issues unique to collections storage areas. The session will also include a brief discussion of the challenges and opportunities presented by making collections storage and work areas visible to the public.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn to merge modern museum design trends with essentials needed to accommodate employee workflow and visitor expectations.
  • Review the necessary materials, products, finishes, furniture, fixtures, and equipment required to support preservation best practices for a variety of museum collections.
  • Understand how to integrate FF&E with lighting, ventilation, and disaster mitigation systems to minimize hazards to employees and museum collections.
  • Learn how to design visible collections storage while remaining compliant with codes, best practices, and safety programs.

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint Slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

Experience Level: BASIC

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1 AIA/CES HSW LU

Program Description
Storage location and configuration, if correctly designed, can influence staff functions, staff efficiency, staff productivity, and ultimately patient care. In addition, careful planning can produce marked improvements in inventory control – of prime importance in healthcare facilities today. Learn how to bring storage closer to the point-of-care, closer to the patient — healthcare’s point-of-need.

There are approximately 6,200 acute care hospitals in the United States, many of which are aging facilities in vast need of renovation. A total of 78 million Baby Boomers beginning to retire with increased life expectancies will push the healthcare industry to change the way it delivers services. The advent of ever-changing technology like 4-D ultrasounds and home remote monitoring systems are two great examples. We’ll also examine how evidence-based medicine will drive room design. You’ll also learn how consolidations in healthcare will affect profitability and the use of shared services.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify major storage concerns within specific areas of the Acute Healthcare market
  • Discuss trends that healthcare providers are currently facing and how storage can play a part
  • Identify storage options that maximize efficiency, floor space, reduce constructions costs and allow healthcare professionals to spend more time caring for their patients
  • Identify the elements to consider when planning storage spaces in order to meet customer and regulatory requirements

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

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Counts toward 1 AIA/CES LU
IDCEC Credit

Program Description
Law Enforcement: Storage Secured will identify major storage concerns within law enforcement facilities. While identifying major storage concerns (specifically evidence), this presentation will also identify storage solutions for those concerns that maximize efficiency, save floor space, reduce construction costs, and keep criminals behind bars. Finally, the presentation will touch upon other major planning considerations for these facilities, such as floor loading and LEED® certification.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the trends and challenges faced in the law enforcement/public safety market in regards to storage and space constraints.
  • Identify major storage concerns within specific areas of law enforcement.
  • Identify storage options that maximize efficiency, security, floor space, and reduce construction costs.
  • Identify the elements to consider when planning storage spaces in order to meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

Experience Level: BASIC

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Counts toward 1 AIA/HSW LU Credit

Program Description
Libraries have responded to the changing needs of the communities they serve, and are seeking to create more flexible, open, and technology rich spaces. Architects and designers are required to design for flexibility and openness within existing and limited spaces. In this course, architects and designers will learn how to combat these challenges by using furniture, fixtures, and equipment that are able to reduce the amount of space being used for book storage and increase the availability of space with flexible FF&E. Through the proper design and use of mobile FF&E, designers will be able to design libraries that respond to up and coming trends.

Learning Objectives
  • Gain awareness of trends and challenges impacting library design and planning.
  • Identify storage solutions that can combat current challenges.
  • Understand how storage solutions can contribute to LEED certification efforts.

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

Experience Level: BASIC

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Counts toward 1 AIA/CES LU

Program Description
In this presentation, we will follow medical supplies throughout the Acute Care environment in order to see how storage location and configuration, if correctly designed, can influence staff functions, staff efficiency, staff productivity, and ultimately… patient care. In addition, careful planning can produce marked improvements in inventory control–a prime importance in healthcare facilities today. Learn how to bring storage closer to the point-of-care, plan storage with sustainability in mind and understand the various storage planning considerations.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify major storage concerns within specific areas of the Acute Healthcare market.
  • Discuss trends that healthcare providers are currently facing and how storage can play a part.
  • Identify storage options that maximize efficiency, floor space, reduce constructions costs and allow healthcare professionals to spend more time caring for their patients.
  • Identify the elements to consider when planning storage spaces in order to meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

Experience Level: BASIC

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1 AIA/CES LU

Program Description
Modular Solutions for Utility Casework discusses the advantages of using pre-engineered modular casework systems versus traditional millwork. These furniture systems provide modular and cost effective solutions for your clients while providing superior aesthetics and fit and finish.

Learning Objectives
  • Ergonomic factors to consider
  • “Green” solutions including GREENGUARD-Certified products and LEED® credits
  • Health, safety and design considerations
  • Lighting and electric requirements

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

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Counts toward 1 IDCEC credit

Program Description
The modern day workspace faces many unique challenges. Smart storage solutions can help address and overcome these challenges.

This AIA/CES-registered presentation will take a look at the storage solutions typically used in several work environments: healthcare, military, public safety, library, museum, industrial and business/office. For each environment, unique storage solutions will be highlighted and explained as they relate to: aesthetics, capacity, growth, security, and speed of access. In addition, storage solutions that address the overarching challenges of budget constraints and sustainable design will be discussed

Learning Objectives
  • Review storage solutions available for different work environments
  • Learn to address today’s industry challenges through unique storage applications
  • Discover how storage can help address budget and sustainable design challenges
  • Review architectural planning tricks of the trade

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

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1 AIA/HSW LU

Program Description
Speed up the building design and decision-making process by avoiding unnecessary delays and changes with an ability to identify the new construction building types most suitable for high-density storage. Moreover, several strategies exist to accommodate heavy storage system loads. These include the ability to reorient, redistribute, relocate, reconfigure and reinforce. This program contains an illustrated case study as well as several examples of post-construction modifications and supplements for high-density storage.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the high-density mobile storage concept
  • Learn proper floor loading planning considerations such as:
    • Floor conditions
    • System orientation
    • Deflection
    • Impact area footprint
  • Gain awareness of post-construction modifications
  • See examples of how to apply floor loading solutions to real projects (case studies)

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

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1 AIA LU Credit

Program Description
Libraries are no longer JUST places for research, browsing, studying and quiet contemplation. The library’s functionality is changing from “book storage space” to “technology-rich people space.”

Learn how new information formats, student expectations, steady acquisition rates, weeding, digitizing, economic conditions and sustainable design challenges can all be addressed with appropriate storage solutions and space planning.

Learning Objectives
  • Gain awareness of trends and challenges impacting library design and planning
  • Identify storage solutions that can combat current challenges
  • Understand how storage solutions can contribute to LEED® certification efforts

Program Format/Length
Sixty-minute PowerPoint slide presentation including Question & Answer period.

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