A New Normal: How Pandemic Disruptions Spurred Positive Innovations in the Built Environment

Every pandemic throughout history has left its mark, changing how we design and inhabit the built environment. The Coronavirus pandemic is no different. Coming back from the brink of disaster is pushing us to be better. Our take-aways from COVID-19 have accelerated positive emerging trends like the outdoor office, touchless technology and modular construction. The result will be healthier spaces and indoor environments that place a priority on wellness.

Luxury and Livability in Vinyl Tile Floors

Every designer knows a commercial interior is not simply about appearance—it’s also about multiple, subtle layers of safety, security, sanitation, sustainability, brand identity, and a healthy dose of well-being built right into the design through product and material decisions. And when all these factors are in demand, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) can help designers create beautiful, unique, and safe solutions. This CEU will explore the materiality of LVT and what makes it such a versatile, sustainable choice for hospitality and retail environments.

The Future of Flooring

The flooring options that exist with rubber and vinyl are countless and can serve the majority of commercial settings, offering creativity for the designer and comfort, safety, and enjoyment for those who will experience the completed space. These two materials have the benefits of history, innovation, and creativity on their side and their measured performance over time renders them research-proven options to complete any design project.

Designing for Collaboration in a Post-COVID World

Collaborative work affords many benefits to AEC and other businesses. COVID-19 has added to the challenges companies face in engaging in collaboration. This course explores those benefits and challenges and how architects and designers can address these issues in designing workplaces for the future.

The Coming of Age of Telehealth

How will the telehealth trend affect the design of healthcare environments and what do designers need to know about this rapidly growing model of care? This CEU will explore these issues and more.