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Solidly Sustainable: Always Design-friendly, Now Some Solid Surfaces are Eco-friendly, Too

Continuing Education

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:

  1. Explain the features that make a solid surface product eco-friendly.
  2. Discuss the basic processes of thermoforming and fabricating solid surface materials.
  3. Describe how solid surface was used in specific examples, from concept and visualization through design and fabrication.
  4. Recognize the design potential made possible by solid surface's unique ability to be shaped in virtually limitless ways.

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW
Solid acrylic surface is one of the most widely used building products in the world, highly valued for its exceptional versatility, durability and a unique ability to be thermoformed into almost unlimited shapes. But today, one of the most important features in a building product is sustainability. This course focuses on new solid surface products that retain all the performance characteristics of ordinary solid surfaces, but are also highly sustainable and eco-friendly. The course includes information about what to look for in solid surfaces to ensure they are truly eco-friendly, as well as a demonstration and examples of the unique fabrication and thermoforming processes that allow solid surface to give inspiration solid shape.

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.

This test is no longer available for credit


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