IIDA Michigan 2018 CEU Palooza

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  • East Lansing, MI
  • Apr 22, 2018
Multi-Employer General Business

Event Description

IIDA Michigan is offering professional continuing education courses on May 8th at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in Lansing. Both half day and full day passes are available. Between morning and afternoon CEU sessions, stroll the vendor show to see the latest in furniture, flooring, textiles, and more from our industry partners. Ticket price includes admission to specified CEU courses, parking, boxed lunch, and vendor show See below for course details and event schedule. Event Schedule: 8:30 - 9:00 - Check In / Registration 9:00 - 10:00 - CEU #1 10:00- 11:00 - CEU #2 11:00 - 12:00 - CEU #3 12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch 11:30 - 2:00 - Vendor Fair 2:00 - 3:00 - CEU #4 3:00 - 4:00 - CEU #5 4:00 - 4:30 - Wrap Up CEU #1 - Manmade vs. Natural, the Truth about Fake Materials Design today embraces the principal of truth to materials and considers man-made materials as an aberration; but is this accurate? Is it useful? Back in the 1880s the African elephant was nearing extinction because its ivory was used for various means, such as billiard balls, combs and toothbrush handles. The British billiards industry offered a $10,000 reward for the invention of a man-made material as a substitution for the genuine ivory used for billiard balls and modern plastics were born. Today engineered materials can come to the rescue again, to help preserve the worlds teak, mahogany and other diminishing natural resources. For this to happen we need a new way to look at the real and the man-made. Now, synthetic is sneered at as impure and unaesthetic while the natural is adored as beautiful and genuine. Nowadays, the truth is far more complex. Participants will walk away with a different view of the material world. Credits: IDCEC, AIA IIDA Patron: Wilsonart/Lumbermans Presenter: Grace Jeffers, Artist - Designer - Writer - Historian CEU #2 - LED: Lighting Education for Designers This course functions as an LED lighting overview for architectural and interior designers. The program includes a brief history of lighting, an in-depth look at LED applications, and a strategic design case study. Additionally, the course addresses key lighting terminology to aid in the process of specifying LED lighting projects. Credits: IDCEC, AIA, GBCI IIDA Patron: LightArt Presenter: Bari Pfeiffer, Sales Representative CEU #3 - NEXT Generation Green Building: Connecting People and Place Discuss green building trends centered around occupants and performance. Discuss emerging tools for communication and performance evaluation. Review green building system updates and new systems gaining momentum. Address the necessary balance in relationship between people and the environment. Credits: IDCEC, AIA, GBCI IIDA Patron: Tarkett Presenter: Theresa DeVries, Design Development Manager CEU #4 - What's Good for People? Moving from Wellness to Well-Being Due to looming talent shortages and increasing healthcare costs, organizations across the globe are concentrating efforts to ensure the sustainability of their most important asses, their people. Unlike other business assets - buildings, technology, investments - people have a choice about for whom they work, how much they give to their job and how they impact the people around them. In a knowledge economy, the knowledge, skill, creativity and connections of its people are an organization's primary, and oftentimes only, performing assets. Research shows that happy, healthy and engaged employees produce more and cost less. An organization's workplaces, work process and work practices comprise an ecosystem that has the potential to enhance employee well-being and thus, organizational performance. Credits: IDCEC, AIA, GBCI IIDA Patron: Knoll Presenter: Jenna Walker, Architecture + Design Manager Workplace Leader CEU #5 - Global Forestry - Understanding Wood Every year the world loses an England-size chunk of forest, and to halt this damage new laws worldwide are cracking down on the trade in endangered and threatened trees and illegally sourced wood. One result of these measures is to place the deforestation tragedy right on your professional doorstep: no longer can you select woods based solely on your project needs. You must know all the new legal ins and outs, and if you dont you will put both your practice and your clients at risk. This lecture will guide you through this legal maze. You will learn which trees are highly endangered (black ebony and zebrawood are two), which nations conduct the most illegal logging (Russia and Indonesia are high on the list), and how to identify a trees species and origin (the Wood Database is a major tool for this). We will also study the red flags of illegally obtained wood (cash-only terms, underpricing) and, most important, we will evaluate alternatives to traditional timber products that can both satisfy your client needs and keep you on the right side of both the law and the environment. Credits: IDCEC, AIA IIDA Patron: Wilsonart/Lumbermans Presenter: Grace Jeffers, Artist - Designer - Writer - Historian

Event Date

May 08, 2018