Nov 9 07:00am
CEU & Factory Bus Tour

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM– Meet and board bus at MBI. Travel to OFS (approx. 1 hr 20 min). CEU & breakfast on bus.

-          “From Forest to Furniture: Understanding the Role of Wood Based Materials in Sustainable Design”

Credits: 1.0 HSW, AIA, GBCI, IDCEC. Sponsored by OFS.

This course covers the use of sustainable wood and fiber in all of its roles in commercial and healthcare furniture beginning with proper forest management. The makeup of better-than-carbon-neutral composite panels is discussed in detail, as is the production of natural and engineered veneers. The different laminate options available in office furniture are also covered, including relative levels of performance in recommended applications and design matching programs that help designers maintain harmony in value engineered commercial products.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – OFS Showroom Tour

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – OFS Factory Tour

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM – Board bus for JSI

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM – Lunch at JSI

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM - JSI Showroom Tour

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – JSI Factory Tour

3:45 PM – 5 PM – Depart for Louisville. CEU on bus.

-          “Lock It Down: A Specification Story”

Credits: 1 IDCEC. Sponsored by JSI.

The “Lock it Down” course is designed to teach interior designers and furniture specialists how to write a tighter spec and keep specs from being converted to something that doesn't meet their expectations. The course teaches good/better/best methods for design, construction and performance of products, as well as what to expect when a specific method is specified. During this session attendee’s will learn why specific product features and benefits are important and how to write it into their spec.