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Mosa’s Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) help architects and designers meet their mandatory continuing education credits. The courses are focused on specific applications and emphasize attitudes, competencies, knowledge and skill in a specific subject that enhances performance. For an overview of our CEU’s see the courses below.
Registered providerMosa is listed as a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects continuing education system (AIA/CES) as well as with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council Inc. (IDCEC) which gathers the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). Moreover, our course(s) is/are approved for 1 GBCI Continuing Education hours each.
Design & Cradle to Cradle:
Rethinking ceramic tiles
approved by: AIA, GBCI approval from USGBC, IDCEC
duration of the presentation: 1 hour
learning units: 1 for AIA members; 0,1 for IDEC, ASID, IIDA and IDC members
- Reproduce/summarize the production process of ceramic tiles, their typical ingredients, the differences between ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles, plus the specific advantages they provide.
- Describe the principles of the Cradle to Cradle® concept, and identify how its application in tile production contributes to environmental and social sustainability.
- Discover the relation between the LEED building standard, Cradle to Cradle and life cycle analysis (LCA) and the contribution of ceramic tiles to LEED certified buildings.
- Utilize resources available for specific information and current standards.
What are tiles? How are they made and what is the difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles? During this course the characteristics of the different tile types will be defined and explained. Next, you will explore what the Cradle to Cradle innovation concept is all about. You will be taken on a virtual tour of a tile factory and shown how Cradle to Cradle is applied to tile design and production. And last but not least, you will discover what Cradle to Cradle tiles can contribute to realizing a LEED certified building.
Our newly accredited Cradle to Cradle CEU is available in the following areas in the USA: New York City, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Long Island and Washington DC. In Canada the CEU’s are offered in Toronto. For requests outside this area please contact us.
Porcelain Tile Specification 101:
How to specify surfaces for endurance, integrity and strength?
approved by: AIA and IDCEC
duration of the presentation: 1 hour
learning units: 1 LU
- Considering the needs and nature of a space in order to minimize risk while also ensuring design integrity.
- Describing the key characteristic that separate porcelain in terms of quality and integrity. These are the same criteria used to determine a product’s fit with the requirements for a project.
- Understanding whether the tile will fit the sustainability requirements of the project.
- Following the necessary steps for successful specification.
- Utilize available resources for specific information, consultation, and current standards.
During this course you will learn how to avoid the many potential ramifications of improper tile specification, from failure to meeting simple aesthetic standards to public safety issues and lack of endurance over time, to all out tile failure. Tile can be one of the most costly of built-environment product failures, so knowledge of current and advanced technologies and best practices in specification is a key to success in every project.
Our newly accredited Porcelain 101: Specifying Surfaces CEU is available in the following areas in the USA: New York City, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Long Island and Washington DC. In Canada the CEU’s are offered in Toronto. For requests outside these areas please contact us.