Decorative Focused (CEU) Courses


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU)

Subject: The 'Sensational' Role of Texture in Surface Design

After reading this article, you should be able to:

  • Discuss how the sense of touch is interpreted by the brain.
  • Describe the origin of the science of haptics as it relates to interior design.
  • Explain how texture is imparted to different laminate materials.
  • Discuss how laminate textures have evolved since the first laminates were introduced.

Publication: Interiors & Sources
Publication Date: June 2016
Posted: June 2016
IDCEC approved AIA CU information: View CEU  Download CEU

For more information:  Contact Devin Stuart at DevinS@rfpco.com


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU)

Subject: Where Does Design Come From?

After reading this article, you should be able to:

  • Explain the sources of inspiration for new decorative surface designs
  • Describe the basic steps taken in a new design launch
  • Discuss the décor printing process
  • Explain why materials like TFL are better than carbon neutral

Publication: Interiors & Sources
Publication Date:  August 2015
Posted: August 2015
IDCEC approved AIA CU information:  View CEU  Download CEU

For more information:  Contact Devin Stuart at DevinS@rfpco.com


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU)

Subject: Composite Wood Panels: The Big Green Picture

After reading this article, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the environmental advantages of designing with composite panels
  • Describe the makeup of a decorative composite wood panel
  • Explain the concept of “better than climate neutral”
  • Discuss the changes in LEED v4 relative to composite wood panels

Publication: Interiors & Sources
Publication Date:  April 2015
Posted:  April 2015
IDCEC approved AIA CU information:  View CEU Download CEU

For more information:  Contact Devin Stuart at DevinS@rfpco.com


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU)

Subject: FSC® Chain of Custody Certification and LEED® Credit

After attending this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Basic technical requirements for FSC Chain of Custody certification.
  • Relationships between FSC certified products and relevant LEED credits.
  • What types of companies are required to be FSC certified in order to achieve certified wood credits under LEED.
  • The main differences between LEED 2009 and V4 with respect to certified wood credits.

Webinar presentation: Enviornmental Design & Construction and SCS Global Services
Webinar Date:  Oct. 30th 2014 at 11:00 AM PST
Register at: CEcampus
To see a replay of the webinar Click here.

Click on the link for a copy of the Webinar Presentation.

For more information:  Contact Devin Stuart at DevinS@rfpco.com


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU)

Subject: TFL Decorative Panels: Responsible Design Defined 

After reading this article, you should be able to:

  • Explain the origins and makeup of TFL decorative panels
  • Discuss the advantages of cross-material design matching programs
  • List the different properties that can be engineered into TFL decorative panels
  • Explain how composite panels are better than carbon neutral

Publication: Interiors & Sources
Publication Date:  June 2014
Posted:  June 2014
IDCEC approved AIA CU information:  View CEU Download CEU

For more information:  Contact Devin Stuart at DevinS@rfpco.com


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU)

Subject: Hardwood Plywood - The Role of Wood in a Harmonious World

After reading this article, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of specifying from vertically integrated wood products suppliers
  • Explain the different types of plywood cores and their characteristics
  • Understand how the different methods of slicing logs into veneer affects the character of the woodgrain
  • Identify the different styles of laid-up veneers

Publication: Interiors & Sources
Publication Date:  April 2014
Posted:  April 2014
IDCEC approved AIA CU information:  View CEU Download CEU

For more information:  Contact Devin Stuart at DevinS@rfpco.com


Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

Subject: TFL Makes Environmentally Friendly Decorative Panels – Affordable, Attractive and Easy
Developer:  Composite Panel Association
Publication: Surface & Panel Magazine
Publication Date:  Spring 2013
Posted:  March 2013
IDCEC approved AIA CU information:  Download PDF

For more information:  Contact Devin Stuart at DevinS@rfpco.com


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU)

Subject: The Evolution of Sustainable, Cost Effective Decorative Surface Materials
Developer: Composite Panel Association & Decorative Surfaces Council
Publication: Surface & Panel Magazine
Publication Date: Summer 2010
Posted: 10.07.2010

For more information, contact Devin Stuart at DevinS@rfpco.com


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU)

Subject: Value Engineering Decorative Surfaces Without Compromise
Developer: Kenn Busch
Publication: Interior & Sources magazine.
Publication Date: May 2010
Posted: 9.8.2010

For more information, contact Devin Stuart at DevinS@rfpco.com


 

Construction Focused (CEU) Courses


AIA Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

Subject: Engineered Wood Products (EWP) Basics: Strong, Safe and Green
Sponsored by Roseburg
Each choice in construction has an impact on the character of the finished product. Whether your client is thinking about an environmentally friendly home, a home that wears well over time, or the home's price and resale value, each building starts with a base and a frame. In this course we are focusing on one option for frame design. Engineered wood products (EWP) are a strong, safe and green alternative to steel and dimension lumber for framing residential and light commercial projects.

Learn At Your Own Pace
You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe Engineered Wood Products (EWP) and their primary uses.
  • Discuss the environmental advantages which come from using EWP.
  • Leverage these benefits to make your project more environmentally sound.
  • Identify and utilize the economies inherent in EWP.
  • Describe the environmental, health and safety issues that can be associated with other framing products and how those can be reduced by using EWP.
  • Identify what tools are available from EWP producers and associations to increase your project's efficiency and profits.

Credits: 1.00 HSW/SD

Course Outline
This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

• Engineered Wood Products (EWP) Basics: Strong, Safe and Green
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