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2017 Course Offerings

THU, AUG 10 | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Universal Design, Accessibility, Barrier Free: Using Transitions and Accessories in Design

CEU Classroom 1 | HSW-BF | Intermediate | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Fred Jackson, CTC, CSI w/ Estudio Group

Attendees will be shown how to use accessories, transitions, and profiles to create barrier-free bathrooms, walkways and other areas employing Universal Design principles in hospitality, residential, retail, and medical projects. [116]

How the Natural Dimension Stone Sustainability Standard Can Assist Green Building Projects

CEU Classroom 3 | HSW-SD | Intermediate | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenters: Allyson Humphries w/ MSI & Rob Bacon w/ Daltile

This course highlights how the dimension stone sustainability standard (ANSI/NSC 373) can assist projects with sustainability goals. The standard examines and verifies through a third party, numerous areas of stone production such as: water usage, custody and transportation, site and plant management, land reclamation, corporate governance, energy, waste, chemicals, worker health and safety and innovation credits. It also includes a companion Chain of Custody (COC) program, which ensures traceability of certified stone from the quarry to processing and throughout the supply chain and ultimately to their journeys end. [031]

Texas State Legislative Update

CEU Classroom 5 | HSW | Basic | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Donna Vining, NCIDQ, FASID, IIDA, RID, CAPS w/ Texas Association for Interior Design

This session will detail the latest news on what is happening in Texas with state regulation for interior designers and any other legislation that might affect interior designers. [010]

THU, AUG 10 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Art of Designing and Installing Handblown Glass

CEU Classroom 1 | HSW | Basic | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: David Gappa w/ Vetro Glassblowing Studio

This course focuses on the healing art of color and mechanics of installing Hand-blown Glass Art in public spaces. Within this presentation, we will cover mounting hardware, weight loads, epoxy resins, ADA compliance and shatter resistant substrates for hand-blown glass installations. [074]

Specifying Straight Sliding Hardware for Top Hung Door & Wall Systems

CEU Classroom 2 | HSW | Intermediate | AIA | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenters: Chariessa Payne & David Lutz w/ Hawa Group Americas

This course will provide a basic blueprint for selecting and specifying a sliding hardware system that will achieve quality performance while addressing options for increased daylight penetration, code differences and ADA requirements. [132]

LED Lighting Technology for Cabinet and Furniture Applications

CEU Classroom 3 | HSW-SD | Intermediate | AIA, GBCI-self report | HD, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Jodie Yake w/ Häfele America Company

During this presentation, attendees can expect to gain an understanding of the measurements of light followed by a brief exploration of the history of lighting. These topics will provide the foundation for an explanation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Technology. Attendees will discover various LED Fixture Styles and switches specific to cabinet and furniture applications. These finely designed systems provide flexible fixture types, light temperature and installation options. Power Supplies and switches, distribution and easy connectors provide plug-in systems from high to low voltage, to fixtures. The presentation concludes with a discussion of further uses of LED lighting in residential applications. [046]

Design Liability: The Real Risks of Interior Design

CEU Classroom 4 | HSW | Intermediate | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Elisa Fox w/ Decker Jones, PC

This presentation will be focused on identifying liability to interior designers, including construction defects, nonpayment, and unanticipated changes; providing methods for reducing exposure and preventing liability risks through contract provisions, insurance coverage and actions during the design process; and making distinctions between certain roles in the interior design process and how these distinctions impact designer liability. [096]

Acoustical Concepts: Sound Off!

CEU Classroom 5 | HSW | Basic | AIA, EDAC | HC, WP
Presenter: Rob Morgenstern w/ ICF Group

This course introduces the nature of sound waves, their properties and perception. The adverse implications of noise in the workplace are reviewed. Causes and remedies of air borne and impact sound transmission are discussed along with how the quality of sound within a space can be improved. Concepts of sound reflection, reverberation and distraction are explained. Acoustical solutions to sound quality problems that confront the workplace are described, along with a review of appropriate metrics to measure their efficacy. [023]

Sustainable Attributes of LVT Flooring

CEU Classroom 6 | HSW-SD | Intermediate | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Corey Carter w/ Metroflor Corporation

Vinyl is one of the most popular types of plastic because of its durability and cost-effectiveness. However, the safety and sustainability of vinyl often comes into question. This course discusses the human and environmental impacts of vinyl, sustainable corporate strategies, and product transparency. [133]

SEMINAR: Introduction to The WELL Building Standard

Special Events Area (North Hall) | [not for credit]
Presenter: Caroline Compton, WELL AP, RID w/ Corgan

The WELL Building Standard is the first building rating system that focuses on the health of the building's occupants. This performance-based rating system impacts human health and well-being through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. It marries best practices in design and construction with positive behavioral aspects that have been proven to increase productivity, health, employee satisfaction, and employee retention. This presentation is an introduction to The WELL Building Standard and will cover the following key points: LEED vs. WELL; how WELL can add value to your organization; The WELL Certification Process and fees; Current stats pertaining to where we are with WELL today. [138]

THU, AUG 10 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vertical Openings: How Does the Building Code Handle Floor Openings and Open Stairs?

CEU Classroom 1 | HSW-BC | Intermediate | AIA | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Presenter: Warren Bonisch w/ Jensen Hughes

The Building Code does not permit holes in floors, i.e., vertical openings, with a few exceptions. But the authors of the building code continue to struggle in edition of the code, rewriting, revising, and moving the requirements around. It is difficult for a designer to find and know the current provisions. This presentation will cover the current requirements that would allow a designer to provide 1 and 2 story floor openings and open stairs between two or more levels. Included will be a discussion on at what point will the vertical opening be classified as an atrium, and whether or not the open stair can be used as part of the means of egress. Project examples will be provided for discussion. [114]

A Bigger Bang for Your Buck: Dallas Green Ordinance Update from a Third-Party Reviewer’s Perspective

CEU Classroom 2 | HSW-SD | Basic | GBCI-self report | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Presenter: Jose Montoya, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M w/ Corgan

On November 2016, the City of Dallas rolled out an update to the Green Building Ordinance for both Residential and Commercial Construction. This presentation explains the update and provides an overview of the two compliance paths from an Independent Third-Party Reviewer’s Point of View. Just about now, some of you are thinking “And that’s why I hire my Third-Party Consultant to handle all that jazz.” Good point, but seldom does a Third-Party Consultant have your project’s best interest at heart. This presentation provides the basic skills required to evaluate the commercial compliance paths which typically results in the most cost-effective option for your project. This allows you to be a good steward of your client’s budget and minimizes expensive and often unnecessary services. You will learn which strategies result in added and unexpected construction costs, which strategies are mandatory and when to engage your consultants to avoid silly mistakes that delay getting your building permit during the Q-Team Meeting during the Expedited Plan Review or much worst mistakes that result in additional services and unforeseen fines due to construction related documentation mistakes that keep your project from receiving its Certificate of Occupancy. It’s time for us as Designer’s to take back the driver’s seat and lead our team when it comes the City of Dallas Green Building Ordinance, otherwise we will continue to pay for unnecessary products and services that absorb any potential profits. [105]

Surface Protection and Graffiti Abatement Solutions

CEU Classroom 3 | HSW | Basic | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Presenter: Kelly Kelley w/ Graffiti Shield, Inc.

This presentation covers the needs for surface protection for glass, mirrors, metals, natural stone and much more. The list of who needs surface protection includes educational facilities, retail establishments, hospitals, high-rise buildings, arenas and much more. With new technologies and products to protect these surfaces and hide existing damage, this allows for sustained use, cost savings, prolonged life and new design capabilities for all kinds of surfaces. The ability to print on these new surface protection products allows for endless possibilities. [036]

Special Inspection of Firestopping - Understanding and Complying with the 2012 IBC Requirements

CEU Classroom 5 | HSW-BC | Basic | AIA | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Presenter: Matt Vickrey w/ Hilti North America

This course outlines and explains the details for the 2012 IBC requirements for 3rd party firestop special inspections. Topics covered include what construction is subject to the inspection, the scope of the inspections, the inspection criteria, and the qualification requirements for special inspectors. [048]

Big Data = Big Insight

CEU Classroom 6 | HSW | Basic | EDAC | FM, HC, WP
Presenter: David Euscher, LEED AP, RID, Assoc. AIA

Pervasive “Big Data” analytics across multiple industries gives insights into our movements, habits and preferences. Can Big Data drive a “pre-design” process to increase understanding of how we behave and use space? Case studies demonstrate how simulation models can result in design of workplaces that increase productivity and optimize space use and cost, while responding to behavioral dimensions and preferences of users. Talk will highlight data collection techniques and technologies that allow for study of populations as complex systems with emergent behavior patterns that give new insight into the way people are influenced by the design of the built environment. [094]

THU, AUG 10 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Addressing Design through Age Simulation

CEU Classroom 1 | HSW-BF* | Basic | EDAC | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Michael Steiner, AIA, LEED BD+C w/ Corgan

By 2030, approximately 1 in 5 Americans will be older than 65. To address this upcoming demographic shift, we wanted to study ways in which to improve the spaces we create to make them more appropriate for an aging population. The age simulation (GERT Suit) offers the opportunity to experience the age related impairments of older persons by simulating 30 to 40 years of age on the individual. What is GERT? = gerontological (the study of aging). The suit allows the wearer to experience the following conditions common with aging; narrowing of the visual field & reduced opacity of the eye lens, high-frequency hearing loss, joint stiffness & mobility restrictions, loss of strength & reduced grip ability and reduced coordination skills. [099]
*This course was offered at METROCON16 Expo & Conference.

Porcelain Tile Panels

CEU Classroom 2 | HSW | Intermediate | AIA, GBCI | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenters: Natasha Appel & Vittorio Pomante w/ Crossville, Inc.

The evolution of porcelain tile has changed dramatically: technology, formats and application usage. In this course we will provide in depth information required for successfully specifying Thin Porcelain as a material finish. This course will provide the participant, detailed information on the current codes and regulations. The program will also examine the environmental impacts as it relates to sustainability and occupational health. [014]

News and Updates from TBAE

CEU Classroom 3 | HSW* | Basic | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Glenn Garry w/ Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

With the 85th Texas Legislature adjourned, new faces on the Board, and new agency rules, now is a good time to get refreshed on all the events since last summer here in Dallas. The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners will be on hand to update you on all the latest developments, procedures, and regulations you need to know about, and of course a valuable Q and A will follow. [091]
*Considered GEN for IDCEC, but HSW for TBAE.

Open-Plan Environment

CEU Classroom 4 | HSW | Intermediate | AIA | WP
Presenters: Gary Yancy, CSI, CDT, LEED AP & Ben Bearden, Assoc. AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C w/ USG Interiors

This program will teach design professionals to: design a better work environment in the open-plan office by improving the employee satisfaction; realize how design choices effect thermal comfort and acoustics; recognize how lighting design in a ceiling system design choices effects thermal comfort and acoustics; and understand sustainability characteristics found in ceiling systems including acoustics, light reflectance, air quality, maintenance, indoor pollutants, moisture and mold issues, and environmental qualities. [044]

Lighting Recommendations for Special Populations

CEU Classroom 5 | HSW | Advanced | EDAC | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenters: Mitzi Perritt, PhD, FIDEC, RID, NCIDQ w/ Stephen F. Austin State University; Kristi Gaines, PhD, IIDA, Allied ASID w/ Texas Tech University; Philip Park, PhD, M.arch, IDEC w/ University of North Texas; Hans-Peter Wachter, ASID, CAPS, LEED AP, NCIDQ w/ The University of Oklahoma

Appropriate lighting improves living environments for all, and special populations benefit especially. Older adults, healthcare patients, and people with autism or attention deficit disorder function more productively when lighting solutions address their specialized needs and preferences. Research suggests that light color and light source impact comfort level and reading ability of older women—essential information for lighting design in senior living facilities. By controlling the body’s circadian system, light influences health outcomes by reducing depression, improving sleep, easing pain, and lessening agitation. Understanding light sensitivities for individuals with autism spectrum disorders is vital since light can trigger or alleviate undesirable behaviors. Light direction and light source affect reading comprehension in students with attention deficit disorder. Certainly, lighting brings interiors to life…but it also can enhance life within those interiors. [126]

Rise of the Human Factor

CEU Classroom 6 | HSW | Basic | FM, WP
Presenter: Rachel Rouse, RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C w/ HOK

This session will reveal how to increase employee engagement by leveraging workplace design principles and new ways of working. Designing sustainable environments, driving down cost and integrating rapidly emerging technology have been our focus in recent years, but ultimately we are designing for people. The ping factor, that incessant beckoning of technology, is reducing our efficiency and productivity – not to mention our sanity. People need time and space to think, balanced with time and space to build bonds with co-workers. We know that healthy, happy and engaged workers are far more productive, so finding ways to promote movement, cultivate social networks and offer spaces to reflect and refresh are essential. [073]

SEMINAR: Design Dish

Special Events Area (North Hall) | [not for credit]
Presenters: William Baker w/ Jones Baker; Miguel Vincens & John Paul Valverde w/ Coeval Studio; Royce Ring & Alex Urrunaga w/ planBgroup

Find out how top restaurant designers are maximizing the consumer appeal, operational efficiency and success of F&B concepts. They will share upcoming design previews, as well as their viewpoints on the new regional restaurant trends and why some concepts do not have the longevity to stick around. [139]

THU, AUG 10 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Designing Residential Facilities Using the Fair Housing Act and the ADA

CEU Classroom 2 | HSW-BF | Basic | MF, RD
Presenter: Marcela Abadi Rhoads, FAIA, RAS w/ Abadi Accessibility

This course will explain what residential facilities must be accessible and what accessibility guidelines should be used to design them. It will cover the safe harbors for Fair Housing Act and will explain the requirement for the different standards and how they might differ. [067]

An Overview of the Latest Green Codes and Rating Systems

CEU Classroom 4 | HSW-SD | Basic | GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP A
Presenters: Chris Mundell, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C & Denise Bates, RID, IIDA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C w/ Gensler

This presentation will provide a general overview of green codes and green rating systems. The audience will learn about the latest versions and key changes from previous versions. Sustainable strategies to achieve both code and rating system requirements will be depicted using local cast studies. Analysis of cost impact to project budgets will also be discussed in this presentation. [090]

2017 Healthcare Color & Design Trends

CEU Classroom 6 | HSW | Basic | AIA, EDAC | HC
Presenter: Karen Williams-Taylor w/ PPG Paints

The Healthcare trends we discuss in this presentation are organized to connect with the themes we introduced in our Global Forecast for 2017, yet build on the Healthcare forecast we introduced back in 2015. However, now as the consumption of health and wellness services has become so personal to consumers we feel it’s more important to push the boundaries even further. To do that, we have gone beyond Healthcare forecasts and studied successful shifts in architectural and interior design in other areas - such as offices, cultural centers, hotels, etc. – because the more choices available and the more engaged in wellness and aging the consumers become, the more consumers are going to look for their health providers to offer more than exams, surgeries, and prescriptions. They will look for health care providers that can integrate themselves seamlessly into their complete wellness life-cycle and also their community. [123]

From Pitch to Payoff

Main Stage (North Hall) | HSW-SD | Basic | GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenters: Jonathan Kraatz w/ USGBC Texas Chapter; Charlene Heydinger w/ Texas PACE Authority; Brent Jackson w/ Oaxaca Interests, LLC, Kirk Johnson, AIA, LEED Fellow w/ Corgan

This panel discussion will profile three specific projects from three different industry segments, all of which are LEED certified and/or have significant sustainable features. Members of the panel will provide an insight as to how the project was conceived as a sustainable project, how it was pitched, the response, and ultimately what the payoff was in terms of the project’s energy savings, water savings, occupant comfort, and other outcomes. Projects will consist of new building projects as well as one existing building project, which received PACE funding to pursue a package of sustainable equipment upgrades. [136]

THU, AUG 10 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Why and How: A Focus on Wellbeing in the Built Environment

CEU Classroom 1 | HSW-SD | Intermediate | EDAC, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Presenters: Jasmine Madson, WELL AP, Allison Smith, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C & Lida Lewis, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, IIDA w/ HKS

As designers, we all believe in and understand the importance and the power of the built environment. Join us for a conversation to develop an understanding of how design can positively impact wellbeing, providing a healthier environment and the possibility for improved population health. We will explore how to address these issues using concepts from the WELL Building Standard. We will also begin to equip you with an understanding of how to make more informed product selections by understanding what to look for and where to find health hazard information. We’ll discuss some of the interventions that can be made in the design of a space to further enhance and improve the lives of occupants. When we reach the true pinnacle of wellbeing design, we will be creating spaces with a deep and profound sense of meaning, which not only eliminate harmful elements, but also create opportunities to positively impact population health. [131]

Universal Design: Preparing for the Future Before It Arrives

CEU Classroom 3 | HSW-BF | Basic | AIA, EDAC | HD, MF, RD
Presenter: Leslie Delli-Venneri w/ Victoria + Albert Baths

This course presents Universal Design and Aging in Place as they relate to both residential and hospitality design. The course leans toward bathrooms but covers multiple design elements as they relate to Universal Design. The intent of our presentation is not to teach designers how to design, but to provoke thought about both the future reality and present conditions of an aging population and how to incorporate Universal Design into projects now. It is never too early to think about the future and how to be ready for the inevitable changes that will come with the all too rapid passing of time and even the surprises along the way. [028]

Understanding Biophilic Design

CEU Classroom 5 | HSW-SD | Intermediate | AIA, EDAC, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, ID, WP
Presenter: Stirling Morris, CSI, CDT w/ CaraGreen

Biophilic Design is the incorporation of natural elements using design techniques to improve occupant health, employee productivity, and overall interior environment. This presentation offers case studies and supportive data to show how commercial, educational, medical building projects can benefit from Biophilic Design. From water features and daylighting solutions to acoustic treatments and analogs of nature in elevated visual planes, the techniques and materials that can be used in Biophilic Design offer insight into the next generation of design. [024]

FRI, AUG 11 | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

MATERIALITY: Considering Material Relevance for Design of Outdoor Spaces

CEU Classroom 1 | HSW-SD | Basic | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Lara Moffat, ASLA w/ Landscape Forms

The design professions have an important responsibility to clients for the appropriate recommendation of the best materiality characteristics for design in outdoor conditions. This course is designed to provide in-depth information about materiality that may be unknown in the design community. It will provide important knowledge for design professionals to problem-solve and recommend material specifications for use in the outdoor environment. It will also inform specifiers on how to educate clients with the implications of materiality relevance, supporting their recommendations and client expectations for the life of the project. [125]

Speech Privacy & Sound Masking in Modern Architecture

CEU Classroom 3 | HSW-SD | Basic | AIA, EDAC, GBCI | FM, HC, WP
Presenter: Todd Berger, CET, CTS-D, DMC-D w/ Cambridge Sound Management

Recent research has found that current work environments are fulfilling the needs for collaboration and communication, but are doing a poor job of providing an acoustical environment free from distractions and conducive for productivity and speech privacy. This presentation will cover: Research on current satisfaction levels in workplace environments; Current design trends and associated acoustic issues and fundamental acoustic principles; Sound masking technology and what it can and cannot do. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to identify interior design factors that will signal the need for sound masking and approaches to address the issues. [104]

Lighting Basics for Commercial Interiors

CEU Classroom 5 | HSW | Basic | AIA | FM, ID, SP, WP
Presenter: Mark Bigbie, PE w/ Jordan & Skala Engineers

This course provides basic information on fundamental lighting concepts, vision, and color for commercial interiors. The presentation will also address luminaries, lighting controls, photometry, lighting calculations, and sustainability. After this course, design professionals will understand the effects of lighting on task performance, behavior, safety, perception, and health as well as its financial and environmental costs in commercial interiors, as well as be able to identify energy efficient electric light sources and understand how to use photometric data for preliminary lighting layouts in commercial interiors. [124]

FRI, AUG 11 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Material Impacts Changes in LEED v4

CEU Classroom 2 | HSW-SD | Basic | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Presenter: Erica Garrison w/ Armstrong Ceilings

This course covers the difference between LEED version 3 (2009) and LEED version 4 related to materials identify credits that have been removed and additional credits that have been added. The session will explain why credits were added in Version 4 as well as how v4 is driving innovation and market transformation. Topics covered: Green Design, Construction and Operations, LEED V3 and LEED V4 comparison, Material and Resource Comparisons, LEED V4 strategy within Material and Resources, Review specific materials and Resource changes, Indoor Environmental Quality Changes. [055]

Empathy Beyond Walls: Care and Compassion from Within

CEU Classroom 4 | HSW | Intermediate | EDAC | HC
Presenters: Roseann Pisklak, IIDA, CHID, LEED AP & Jessica Greenwood, RID w/ EYP Health

Discover Stamford Health’s journey to expand their Planetree Designated® Patient-Centered Hospital by enabling leadership, providers, staff, advisory councils and WHR Architects to collaborate and design a healthcare ecosystem that respects and interconnects people, utilizes innovative technology and continues to inspire a community. The objectives of this course are to: Enable and care for the wellbeing your greatest assets, the front-line practitioners, so that in turn they deliver the best level of personalized and compassionate care; Empower patients and family by utilizing technology to participate in the care process. Acknowledge the need to design spaces to maintain a level of dignity and privacy while enhancing the patient experience with amenities inspired by the Planetree Philosophy; Inspire the greater community of staff and visitors through operational excellence and the revitalization of the local neighborhood. [127]

Building Simulation

CEU Classroom 6 | HSW-SD | Intermediate | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Presenter: Gerald Kettler, LEED Fellow w/ Facility Performance Associates

The presentation outlines the need, process, and options for the simulation of energy and building performance. This simulation process offers design options for the design and operation of buildings as required in the current energy code and green building programs. During this session we will: Define modeling, simulation and building performance simulation; Identify key building performance energy and lighting simulation methods; Define BIM methods and data exchange options for building simulation; Identify new methods for creating building models for existing buildings. [119]

KEYNOTE: How has Chilewich Continued to Stay Original?

Main Stage (North Hall) | GEN | Basic | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenters: Sandy Chilewich & Joe Sultan w/ Chilewich | Sultan LLC

Since starting the brand in 2000, Sandy has expanded the collection through her tireless exploration of different manufacturing techniques and new materials that stretch the boundaries of what a textile can do. Chilewich now designs and manufactures broadloom flooring, tile, wall textiles, placemats, floor mats, and cubes, which are distributed throughout the world and has become almost vertical: 95% of the products are made in USA. Chilewich is a member of “Be Original”; an association of brands, designers, and institutions who recognize the importance of original design and are committed to the protection of its consumers and authors. Chilewich is passionate about offering something new, whether it’s a new application, a new process, repurposing a technique or a new juxtaposition of textures and colors. In this Keynote Address, Sandy and Joe aim to inspire others to find and follow their passion. [134]

FRI, AUG 11 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Implementing Accessibility into Current Design Trends for New Construction and Building Assessments

CEU Classroom 1 | HSW-BF | Basic | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Presenter: Ron Davis, RAS w/ Ron Davis Consulting

This course will review some of the basic accessibility requirements for new construction and renovations. We will look at current design trends with pre-manufactured systems, doors, flooring, and other elements and how to implement the basic building blocks of accessibility into the design. Included is a mock walk-through of a building assessment from the exterior public areas to the interior conditions looking for all accessibility requirements. We will also review photos of examples of existing conditions and discuss ways to eliminate the non-compliant conditions, as well as discuss and review some of the new materials and equipment available for accessibility and how it can be used in accessible design. [121]
Attn: This course is also offered at 1:00 PM on Friday.

SEMINAR: How to Navigate the FF&E Process – Conceptual Design to Installation, the Players and their Roles

CEU Classroom 2 | [not for credit]
Presenters: Sonya Odell, FASID, RID w/ The Ginger Grant Group, Lynn Meeker w/ Wilson Office Interiors, Kenda Draper, ASID, RID, LEED AP ID+C w/ SmithGroupJJR, Stephanie Andrus w/ Texas Women’s University

Furniture specifications used to be easy, then reduced fees, rapid project speeds, additional course work required/less specification writing, fewer bodies on projects, more components in the design process, and not enough experienced designers left in many design firms. This panel discussion with a senior commercial interior designer, designer with a university, dealer, and furniture rep will explain how to get the best project from the initial design concepts to the final move in - what can happen plus how to prevent some of the dreaded "VE" and the "Oops" that occur on projects. Humor and horror will make a memorable discussion of the correct way to ask, what to expect, and to maintain your design. [076]

The 21st Century Classroom: Flooring for Exceptional Learning Environments

CEU Classroom 3 | HSW | Basic | AIA, EDAC, GBCI | ED
Presenter: Robyn Roelofs, RID, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C w/ Nora Systems, Inc

Design innovation in educational facilities at all levels is undergoing a revolution. The multi-author book “The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching and Learning” summarizes many of the most important emerging concepts about the impact of the physical environment on teaching and learning. A growing body of research and many impressive examples around the country show an exciting range of new products and ideas for learning environments that give students what they will need to succeed as global citizens in a complex, technological world. [063]

Workplace of Tomorrow: Changing Workspaces and What to Consider for Your Next Office Redesign

CEU Classroom 4 | GEN | Basic | FM, WP
Presenters: Michelle Boolton, Associate IIDA w/ Staples Business Advantage; A.J. Paron-Wildes, Allied ASID, LEED AP ID+C w/ Allsteel; Jie Zhang, AIA, LEED AP w/ Opt

The movement towards redefining how and where we work is worth paying attention to. Entries from a recent design competition in partnership with Metropolis magazine revealed how architects and designers from around the globe see the workplace evolving within the next five years. During this session we will explore how to redefine “workplace.” In recent years, these words have taken on many meanings with the adoption of a remote workforce and the advanced technology to support them. This panel will address how designers and architects are preparing for the workplace of tomorrow and discuss concepts related to transforming existing spaces into multi-functional areas. For example, the creation of mobile pop up “offices” equipped with technology, which can be set up in parks transformed from vacant parking infrastructures. Additionally, the panel will discuss the link between workplace design and employee engagement and retention, a key issue for today’s business leaders. [118]

Disruption in Healthcare and Senior Living: How Does That Effect Design?

CEU Classroom 5 | HSW | Intermediate | EDAC | HC
Presenters: Michelle Clark, RID, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC & Dr. Frank Rees, AIA, LEED AP w/ REES

The healthcare and senior living industry methods of delivering care has remained the same for over fifty years. Through technology, this method will become disrupted. As designers, we need to be ahead of these changes and act as thought leaders to assist our clients in determining how their organizations should proceed in this new era. We will share what types of technologies are allowing for this change in delivery and discuss how this will alter the built environment. [083]

Raising the Industry Profile: A Conversation with Leaders

Main Stage (North Hall) | GEN | Basic | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenters: Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID w/ American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); Dennis Hall, FAIA, FCSI rep. Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) & w/ HALL a/e/c PA; Trisha Poole rep.The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) & w/ Design Poole, Inc.; Rhiannon Jacobsen w/ U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC); Charrisse Johnston, ASID, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C rep. American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) & w/ Steinberg Architects

The increasing need for multi-disciplinary collaboration within the built environment due to complexity and technology, as well as concerns of sustainability, resiliency, and wellness, is driving our industry. This panel discussion with leaders from ASID, CSI, NEWH and USGBC will be in-depth look at the landscape of the industry, addressing how organizations are collaborating to elevate professions and experiences within design and construction. [135]

FRI, AUG 11 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Implementing Accessibility into Current Design Trends for New Construction and Building Assessments

CEU Classroom 1 | HSW-BF | Basic | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Presenter: Ron Davis, RAS w/ Ron Davis Consulting

This course will review some of the basic accessibility requirements for new construction and renovations. We will look at current design trends with pre-manufactured systems, doors, flooring, and other elements and how to implement the basic building blocks of accessibility into the design. Included is a mock walk-through of a building assessment from the exterior public areas to the interior conditions looking for all accessibility requirements. We will also review photos of examples of existing conditions and discuss ways to eliminate the non-compliant conditions, as well as discuss and review some of the new materials and equipment available for accessibility and how it can be used in accessible design. [121]
Attn: This course is also offered at 11:00 AM on Friday.

Resilient Design: Preparing the Built Environment for Shocks and Stresses

CEU Classroom 2 | HSW-SD | Basic | GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Marianna Verlage w/ The Beck Group

Although there are numerous benefits to increased globalization and society becoming primarily urban, this shift increases our risk to the hazards, whether chronic or acute, that can easily cripple our cities if we are not prepared for them. Being reflective as we continue to urbanize is imperative. Prioritizing robust, flexible and redundant systems into our buildings and urban plans is no longer a luxury. We’re at the point where focusing on sustainable design is no longer enough. Resilience encompasses sustainable practices as it looks to protect our most basic needs. Eliminating negative environmental impacts is one of the many steps needed to achieve a resilient city. This session will lay the foundation for the topic and discuss what urban resilience really means. We will explore the responsibilities we have as designers to practice “responsible design” and reference what Dallas is doing as one of the 100 Resilient Cities under the Rockefeller Foundation program. [098]

People, Our Planet and Water

CEU Classroom 3 | HSW-SD | Basic | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Presenter: Brian Nickel w/ TOTO

In this course, gain insight into water efficiency and the role of sustainable plumbing. We’ll also discuss plumbing product testing and standards, environmental technologies, product transparency and contributions to LEED certification. Overall, we will: Define water efficiency; Explain why additional testing may be needed beyond that required to meet the Water Sense specification for toilets; Distinguish between reducing the volume of water used in a building and reducing flow rates; Select technologies for use in designing bathrooms, which contribute toward LEED points and meet long-term sustainability goals. [056]

From Forest to Furniture: Understanding the Role of Wood Based Materials in Sustainable Design

CEU Classroom 4 | HSW-SD | Basic | GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, WP
Presenter: Kaitlin Snow & Jane Colclasure w/ OFS Brands

This course covers the sustainable use of wood and wood fiber in all of its roles in commercial and healthcare furniture design and construction, beginning with proper forest management and growth statistics. The makeup of better-than-carbon-neutral composite panels is discussed in detail, as is the production of natural and engineered veneers. The different laminate options available in office furniture are also covered, including relative levels of performance in recommended applications and design matching programs that help designers maintain harmony in value-engineered commercial projects. [050]

Infection Prevention Through Design + Innovation

CEU Classroom 5 | HSW | Basic | AIA, EDAC | HC
Presenters: Allison Baker & Sherry Michna w/ Hallmark Building Supplies

Given all of the current implications of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), preventing spread in our healthcare facilities remains an ever-important design consideration. This presentation provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and impact of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on the US healthcare system. It will also explore the role of the built environment in transmitting pathogens, including design strategies and exciting innovations for the mitigation and prevention of HAIs. [107]

You Don't Know it Yet, but Collegiate design is the New Driver for Workplace Design

CEU Classroom 6 | GEN | Basic | AIA, EDAC | FM, HC, WP
Presenters: Jonathan Webb w/ KI & Brett Shwery w/ AECOM

In a world where securing top talent is a competitive business advantage, employers devise ways to attract and retain an exceptional workforce. As companies recruit the best and brightest from college campuses, they often overlook one recruitment strategy...campus design itself. This course summarizes five-year’s research regarding collegiate design influence in the workplace, and corporate representative observations into collegiate environments to a dialogue further validating this hypothesis. [081]