- IDCEC-approved course #103524
- AIA-approved course # DAS264
- LSBID-approved course # 11.999540.17
4 HSW CE Credits
Course Description ↑
Learn how to overcome the toughest surface- and flooring-related design challenges that have plagued the industry for years while also understanding how it affects health, safety, sustainability, and accessibility. You will discover the latest trends, standards, and most innovative solutions related to a wide range of topics including slip resistance, sound isolation, glass tiles, and the new sizes and thicknesses of flooring materials never before available.
Jim Caron graduated from the Southern Institute of Technology (a division of the Georgia Institute of Technology) with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering - Construction Management. Jim worked as an Architect and Structural Engineer on a wide range of projects: the University of South Carolina, the Georgia Stadiums, the Miami Heart Institute, the World Expo Canada Harbor Place and the Korean Olympic Stadiums where the first ever cable-supported fabric roof structure was used. Since 1983, Jim has been working as an architectural specifications specialist for various manufacturers in the tile and stone industry and assists the design community from specification to installation on countless Tile and Stone projects. Jim taps into his practical design background and over 35 years of field sales experience to provide attendees with practical information they can use on any project involving Tile and Stone.
Learning Objectives ↑
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss what can be done to improve the safety of floors to allow for "safe ambulation".
- Discuss the difference between each type of sound rating and their importance in the design of interior spaces.
- Discuss how new manufacturing technologies affect sustainability.
- Discuss the new ANSI 137.2 2013 Standards.