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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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.
New Trends in Resilient Flooring for Healthcare Environments

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss major changes in the healthcare industry with a direct impact on design and product selection, including a strong emphasis on patient well-being, satisfaction, and outcome.
  • Analyze unique performance requirements of flooring in healthcare environments and their close relationship to the safety and comfort of patients and staff.
  • Evaluate different types of resilient flooring for specific healthcare applications, including new technologies that are changing familiar products to improve performance, sustainability, and patient experience.
  • Select flooring that contributes to effective, evidence-based environments for healing.
Fitness for Purpose

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

  • Examine new trends in fitness, making new demands on flooring.
  • Select athletic and fitness surfaces for their contribution to the user’s safety and performance, and acoustic performance inside and outside the space.
  • Compare different types of flooring for their effectiveness in different activities, with a focus on the measures of force reduction and energy restitution.
  • Evaluate product quality in flooring over the longer term by considering durability, maintenance, sustainability, and design flexibility.
  • Analyze examples of fitness flooring chosen for performance in a range of different spaces for different activities.