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Live Learning Sessions

  • Designing Delightful Environments For Connected Guest

    This course explores the landscape of connected travel, identifies power based trends in the hospitality marketplace, and introduces industry leading solutions that deliver unparalleled performance and aesthetic benefits. Travelers today are more connected than ever before, creating an ultra connected landscape from book to ordering transportation to check-in. Many hospitality brands are focusing on ensuring their properties bring exacting travelers the experiences and features that matter most. They are also capitalizing on routine renovation cycles to incorporate modernized features and enhancements. These moments in time create exciting opportunities for the integration of power and tech solutions that will surprise and delight guests.

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  • Power and Charging Solutions for Today’s Commercial Spaces

    Power and charging needs in hotels, offices, and lobbies have changed due to emerging trends in how people use their electronic devices. Modern users require more and better access to charging. This need combined with the rise of the USB-Type C Standard, new furniture-based power technology, and the challenges of open space design requires designers to apply a new strategy for power/charging outlets. This course discusses how to employ furniture power distribution units (FPDUs) to meet the needs of users, hotel operators, and facility managers.

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  • How to Read Product Environmental Profiles: Understandingthe Value of EPD's

    The expectation for better products, better systems, and better buildings has created demand for reliable disclosure methods for the health and environmental impacts of building materials. This course will explore the product transparency movement in terms of environmental product declarations, in particular the product environmental profile (PEP). An overview of how a PEP is created, the basic terms used in a PEP, and a part by part review of a sample PEP are presented.

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  • Open Space Electrical and Digital infrastructure

    The commercial space design trend toward open plans has had a major impact on interior electrical and digital infrastructure. Offices, hotels, retail spaces, and transit areas all utilize open spaces, each with their own specific issues and requirements. This course provides designers with the information required to provide code-compliant, user-friendly, and convenient power, data/communication, and AV access for a wide variety of open spaces and end users, including facility managers, cleaning staff, and visitors.

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  • Smart Hotels; The Future Is Now

    According to a Software Advice survey, 63% of guests prefer smart hotels that have tech enabled lobbies like self service check-in with touchscreen capabilities. Big brands like Hilton and Marriott have already introduced game changing concepts like voice activation and presence sensing technology to make a personalized impression. As people begin to expect at least the same level of technology in hotels that they have in their homes, hotel brands are partnering with leaders like Legrand and Samsung to transform the guest experience like never before. It’s now incredibly important for hoteliers and designers to understand what smart hotels are and what potential lies in capitalizing on these new technologies. Course Learning Objectives: •Know the definition of a smart hotel and why it matters for hotels and their guests •Understand how smart hotels will change the way hotels are managed and designed •Define what leading technology is going to be a part of the smart hotel revolution •Take the steps needed to get started with smart hotel technology for your property

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  • Solutions for Meeting Health and Safety Requirements in Food Processing Plants

    Many food and beverage processing facilities are concerned with bacterial growth that can trigger an outbreak. With increasing regulations like FSMA, it’s important for every plant to look for ways to be proactive in the management of equipment and processes. By identifying how to counteract bacterial growth, processing plants can defend themselves against deadly and costly recalls. An important area that is often overlooked are the electrical systems and devices present in food processing plants. There are a range of cost-effective and easy to implement plant safety solutions that can prevent contamination from these systems.

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  • The Art of Residential Lighting

    A comprehensive lighting plan is critical to the success of any residential design project. Proper lighting is effective and efficient and contributes to the comfort and functionality of the home. This course explores lighting concepts, sources, and controls. It discusses using layers of light to achieve design goals, and how to incorporate energy efficiency into lighting designs. Learning Objectives • explain how we see and define key terms surrounding light and color • specify the right lamp for the application based on lamp characteristics including efficacy, efficiency, and color attributes • describe the types of lighting controls and automated lighting control systems available and how they contribute to energy efficient design • apply knowledge of lighting design fundamentals and energy-efficient design principles to create effective, flexible, and dynamic lighting designs

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  • Creating Productive, Connected Outdoor Spaces with Access to Permanent Power

    Electrical systems that deliver access to permanent power and enable device connectivity are critical components of the design and operation of high performance buildings. Today’s mobile technology means people can connect and move freely between the indoors and outdoors, and integrate their social and work lives, anytime, anywhere. This course examines permanent outdoor power delivery offerings, including charging stations and in-ground power boxes, that support the growing demand for connectivity and data and audio visual communications in outdoor spaces, and help to create an outdoor environment that promotes longer stays, stimulates creativity, and increases productivity.

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