Built to Last

Protecting interiors from expected and sometimes unexpected occupant behavior.
Sponsored by Construction Specialties
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Live webinar airing on October 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM EDT
1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IIBEC CEH; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. List several ways visitors and occupants can excessively damage an interior space through normal and expected use.
  2. Identify the key design elements and features that can impact how well a building can tolerate normal, yet constant, use.
  3. Discuss how entrance floor coverings can impact the overall durability, maintenance, and aesthetic appeal of a commercial building.
  4. Describe the importance of properly specifying wall, door and corner coverings to ensure a durable and functional interior space.
  5. Explain the importance of striking a balance between functional entrance floors, high impact doors, wall coverings, and aesthetic design choices.

This course is part of the Mastering Movement™ Academy

This webinar is part of the Mastering Movement™ Academy

This webinar will explore decorative and functional products and coverings that help protect a space from the many expected, and sometimes unexpected, ways occupants and visitors inflict damage on the interior of a building. Building entrances are constantly beset by everything from simple foot falls to delivery dollies and hand trucks, as well as the regular intrusion of natural elements like water, dirt and other foreign objects tracked in from the outside world. Walls and corners likewise face a near constant assault, especially in health care settings or schools, where equipment and devices are wheeled from one location to another. Without proper protection, doors and wall surfaces will require excessive maintenance, painting, and ultimately early replacement, creating a space that does not perform to the durable, or aesthetic expectations of the owner, or architect. This webinar will provide best practice examples of how to gird a building from the abuse of the general masses through careful specification of products and materials, while keeping the design aesthetic a priority.

At the end of the presentations, we will have time for a Q&A session with the presenters to discuss key points from the webinar.

US Dept of Energy

Photo courtesy of Construction Specialties

The DOE design team had just four months to create the working lounge on the open ground level of the Forrestal Building headquarters. The goal of the working lounge was to provide employees and visitors with mental escape from the traditional office environment.

Construction Specialties Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties (CS) is a specialty building products manufacturer. CS provides solutions to complex challenges architects, designers, building owners, facility managers, and contractors face every day. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in interior wall protection, impact-resistant doors, entrance mats & grids, expansion joint covers, architectural louvers & grilles, sun controls, explosion & pressure relief vents, cubicle curtains & tracks and stairs, awnings & balconies. CS draws upon extensive expertise to design high-quality products—many of which are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. For more information please visit: c-sgroup.com


Originally published in October 2023