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Need Continuing Education?

Wilsonart offers a number of Continuing Education Courses taught by our own experts to further your general and environmental knowledge.

We believe education is the key to sustainable growth at work and at home. Please contact your Specifications Sales Representative to schedule a course for your group or check out the free online courses linked below.  

Laminate Courses

What is Laminate

Addresses the history of laminates, how laminate is made, the varying types of laminate, as well as their characteristics and performance attributes. Discover how textures can customize design based on need. Test procedures and industry standards will be defined.

  • AIA Info: Course # 0LTTB4

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103506

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU

How Laminate is Made

Learn how High Pressure Decorative Laminate (HPDL) is made while touring Wilsonart's manufacturing plant in Temple, TX or Fletcher, NC. This 60-minute tour will teach participants the impact Lean Manufacturing principles have on process improvement, waste management, energy consumption, and employee health. The safety measures engineered into the processes that create a safe work environment will be reviewed.  Lastly, the integrated systems that create efficient operations contributing to the sustainable value of HPDL will be revealed.

  • AIA Info: Course # WAHPL2015 

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 104596  

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW

 

Laminate Technical Review

Addresses technical issues regarding laminate. Learn basic installation procedures, as well as, how to avoid typical installation-related problems. Explore common and surprising uses of laminate, including when not to use laminate.

  • AIA Info: Course # 0LTTB2

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103833

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU

Surface Color and Design Trends

Explores inspiration and trends in surfacing. It demonstrates how laminate is used as a decorative surface in interiors.

  • AIA Info: Course # OLTTB14

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103579

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU

Sustainable High Pressure Decorative Laminate

Provides an overview of the performance characteristics, fabrication techniques, and manufacturing processes of High Pressure Decorative Laminate (HPDL) which make it a sustainable decorative surfacing solution for commercial and residential applications.

  • AIA Info: Course # AEC434

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103460

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW

 

 

NEW Appropriate Architectural Uses of TFL vs. HPL

This course defines TFL panel and HPL products and how they are made.  It explains the performance differences between TFL and HPL and the implications of those variations.  The course provides guidance on appropriate uses of each product.  Lastly, the course discusses the importance of the quality of match between HPL, TFL and edgebanding.

  • AIA Info: Course # WATFL2015

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 104663

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU

 

Solid Surface & Quartz Courses

NEW What is Quartz

This course covers the fundamentals of quartz surfacing including its performance attributes vs. alternative products and typical applications in commercial environments. The course provides an overview of typical production, testing and quality-assurance processes in the quartz surfacing industry.  Additional topics include the process and professionals involved in the supply chain, from raw material to the end consumer or project, as well as best practices in fabrication and installation of quartz surfacing.

  • AIA Info: Course # WAQTZ2015

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 104076

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU

 

Solid Surface: Seamless Form with Function

Provides an overview of the history of solid surface as a decorative material with a discussion on product characteristics and attributes, and a comparison of sustainability factors of three hard surface materials and their environmental impact.

  • AIA Info: Course # J472SS0616

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103015

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW

 

Preventive Biocidal Surfaces: Expanding the Scope of Interior Design

Provides an overview of various design approaches that mitigate the many health hazards associated with contaiminated surfaces in health care environments, with a specific focus on preventitive biocidal surfaces that utilize embedded technology that actively protects against microbial contamination.

  • AIA Info: Course # WA2014K

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103759

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW

Case Study Courses

Learning Can Happen Anywhere

Exploring Two Case Studies of Education Architecture in the Seattle Region

 

Designing for Healing and Infection Control

Two Case Studies Examine the Innovative Use of Surface Materials in Healthcare

 

Manmade Natural; The Truth About Fake Materials

  • Presented by materials historian Grace Jeffers at select conferences

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103225

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU

Another valuable Continuing Education resource to increase your understanding of sustainability and indoor air quality issues specific to built environments is provided by GREENGUARD's parent company UL Environment.

*LEED Professionals must self-report all CE hours online through My Credentials.