All courses qualify as Codes & Standards

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16

COURSE 1
9:00am-10:00am

Redefining Kitchen Design While Improving Health and Wellness

Whether you are taking this course in 2020 or beyond, you have lived through an unprecedented global pandemic that has changed how we approach life. What it means to work, socialize with friends and family, and even prepare a meal altered drastically within the space of a few weeks. People who barely knew how to turn on their oven started experimenting in the kitchen; others, accustomed to dining out, found themselves food prepping for weeks at a time; and many people with families, partners, or roommates found themselves once again gathering together at meal times.  Included in all of its life-altering impacts, the pandemic has changed the way we live at home, including how we utilize our kitchens, home offices, and technology.

COURSE 2
10:15am-11:15am

Total Design and ADA in Restrooms

On average, people use the restroom six times per day. Restrooms in a building largely reflect the design decisions you make. The purpose of this course is to make the case that a comprehensive design approach that integrates ADA design requirements, Universal design strategies, and sustainable initiatives provides an inherently accessible and healthier restroom space for all users. “Total design” encompasses all design practices that include a wide spectrum of usage for all people. Isolating these design concepts into labels or “specialties”, prevent them from being incorporated into good design practices.

COURSE 3
3:30pm-4:30pm

Conserving Water with Reclaimed Water Flushometers

Commercial facilities using reclaimed water for flushing toilets and urinals should be mindful of the negative impact this harsher water can have on plumbing systems including flushometers. New flushometers are available that have been specifically engineered for reclaimed water applications. This course will cover the importance of water conservation, how reclaimed water contributes to water conservation, the risks that reclaimed water poses for traditional flushometers, and how new reclaimed water flushometers address these risks, as well as reclaimed water flushometer options available on the market today.

9:30am-1:00pm

Exhibitors and vendors

11:15am-1:00pm

Lunch with Awards and Honors

6:00 pm

TopGolf Party
Free if attended conference

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17

8:30am-10:00am

Annual Member Meeting Breakfast

COURSE 4
10:00am-11:00am

UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

This course will explore tips for creating a home that works for all generations, with particular emphasis on the role of color, sheen and lighting on aging eyes. Finally, we will discuss tips for incorporating independent living strategies into your designs, as well as into conversations with your clients.

COURSE 5
11:00am-12:pm

Water Delivery Solutions for Green Buildings

“Good architecture lets nature in.” ~ Mario Pei ― The rise of environmentally friendly and sustainable architecture introduced a multitude of benefits to consumers, solidifying the concept that green architecture can be both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally functional. ― By including conservatory water systems in homes, designers are promoting a greener future for all. Explore with us the benefits of green architecture, the increased significance placed on water conservation, and the affordability of green architecture that entices designers to incorporate these fixtures into their homes.

STUDENTS

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16

PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP
9:00am-10:am

Bring your portfolio in whatever shape it is in! We will have professionals who will help/give advice on what to do to make it better. This is not a review but  help in completing it to its best.

Discussion Panel
10:15am-11:15am

Some of the best, and award-winning, interior designers will talk about life in the real world, how they got started, and even answer some of your questions.

9:00am-1:00pm

Exhibitors and vendors

11:15am-1:00pm

Lunch with Awards and Honors

CEU
3:30pm-4:30pm

Conserving Water with Reclaimed Water Flushometers

Commercial facilities using reclaimed water for flushing toilets and urinals should be mindful of the negative impact this harsher water can have on plumbing systems including flushometers. New flushometers are available that have been specifically engineered for reclaimed water applications. This course will cover the importance of water conservation, how reclaimed water contributes to water conservation, the risks that reclaimed water poses for traditional flushometers, and how new reclaimed water flushometers address these risks, as well as reclaimed water flushometer options available on the market today.

6:00 pm

TopGolf Party
Free if attended conference