Continuing Education

Continuing Education Affiliates

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The logo of American Institute of Architects (AIA), an Ecore education affiliate.

Based in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for members in service to society. Each year the AIA sponsors hundreds of continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure.

Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC)

The logo of Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) , an Ecore education affiliate.

It is the mission of the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) to serve as the premier advocate for continuing education in the advancement of the interior design profession, and to inspire and guide providers of continuing education programs to deliver high-quality, lifelong learning activities for interior design practitioners.

Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)

The logo of Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), an Ecore education affiliate.

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is a third-party organization that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification programs related to green building. GBCI is committed to ensuring precision in the design, development, and implementation of measurement processes for green building performance (through project certification) and green building practice (through professional credentials and certificates). Established in 2008 to administer certifications and professional designations within the framework of the *U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Green Building Rating SystemsTM, GBCI continues to develop new programs and offer the marketplace validation that building certifications and professional designations have met specific, rigorous criteria.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training's (IACET)

The logo of The International Association for Continuing Education and Training's (IACET), an Ecore education affiliate.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training's (IACET) mission is to advance the global workforce by providing the standard framework for quality learning and development through accreditation. IACET uses the ANSI/IACET Standard, in-depth research on the learning process and a nationwide network of experts to help continuing education and training providers to develop a framework for continuous improvement and a superior learning experience.

Ecore Commercial Courses

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Defining Performance in Flooring: How Engineered Surfaces Are Changing What Designers Should Demand From the Floor

At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of performance in flooring, beyond typical expectations, and evaluate options to deliver the best performance for a specific space.
  • Define key terms and criteria to achieve flooring performance, focusing on three areas with direct impact on users: acoustics, ergonomics and safety.
  • Compare the performance needs of different types of spaces, including commercial, healthcare, education and hospitality, with examples of how flooring was selected to achieve objectives in specific projects.
  • Examine options now available with new engineered performance flooring that can be tailored for the individual design and performance goals of any space.
Flooring Design with Acoustics in Mind

At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the possible acoustic problems presented as design trends move away from carpet to smooth surfaces for aesthetic and performance reasons.
  • Identify what designers and architects need to know when specifying flooring that provides an acoustic solution. Define important terms and acoustic ratings.
  • Examine specific problems in creating good acoustics for different applications, including health care, education, multifamily, hospitality, and fitness.
  • Compare products and technology available to create acoustic solutions that meet demand for style and design versatility, as well as other important performance criteria, such as safety, ergonomics, hygiene, and sustainability.