Specifying Maple Athletic Floors - Sustainable Sport Floors
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 what the MFMA Accredited Installers (AI) Program is, and how it helps architects.
- Describe why northern hard maple is a sustainable, green product.
- Identify selection considerations when specifying a sport floor.
- Define the basic performance characteristics that should always be considered when specifying a sport floor.
- Describe characteristics of the various configurations of sub floor systems.
- Identify the three different types of MFMA maple flooring configurations.
- Know how to write a sport floor specification.
Northern hard maple is one of the few building materials in the world that is renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and re-useable. Its hardness, resiliency and other inherent performance characteristics, along with its beautiful natural color and dense grain, make it the ideal material for premier sports flooring surfaces. This course outlines the physical characteristics, performance criteria, and technical considerations necessary to evaluate and specify maple sports floor surfaces and sub systems.
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.
- Lesson 1: Introduction and Sustainability
- Lesson 2: Physical Characteristics of Northern Hard Maple
- Lesson 3: Performance Characteristics
- Lesson 4: Specifying Sub Floor Systems & Floor Surfaces