Education

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Live Learning Sessions / Webinars

  • Flexibility, Accessibility, and Ergonomics in the Open Office Space

    Flexible work scheduling, telework, virtual work, and the high cost of office space are some of the drivers of the 21st century workspace. This open, flexible, adaptable, and casual space must still serve not only the technological needs of its users, but also the accessibility needs of a diverse population. This course examines the technical requirements for providing accessibility, universal design, and ergonomics in an open office space and looks at a variety of solutions in the functional areas of the office: open office areas, the workspace, and collaboration areas.

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  • Solutions for Meeting Health & 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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  • Open Spaces: Provide user-friendly, convenient power, data/comm, and AV access for a wide variety of end users

    Design of commercial spaces has shifted away from separating and confining people to specific areas. Taking cues from residential design, the open floor plan is hitting offices, hotels, retail spaces, transit areas and more. As walls come down, it's important to understand what this means for the electrical infrastructure of the space. Learn how this change in design impacts engineers and architects that need to meet code and provide user-friendly, convenient power, data/comm, and AV access for a wide variety of end users, including facility managers, cleaning staff and visitors.

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  • Furniture Power: Accessible power and charging options in commercial spaces

    Furniture Power: Accessible power and charging options in commercial spaces With more people using mobile devices than ever before, it’s impossible to ignore the need for easily accessible power and charging options in commercial spaces. Several trends have contributed to this need, and these trends are now shifting space design and the correlating electrical infrastructure. Three specific markets have been especially impacted: hospitality, commercial office and public spaces. Power and charging requirements are shifting how engineers, architects and designers all plan for these spaces - whether it is due to code or demand. Learn about power and charging trends, requirements and changes that are hitting commercial spaces and the options that are available for you on the market right now.

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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.

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  • Mass Timber: A Rapidly Growing Building Material and Design Trend

    Mass timber, a type of building material and structural framing style, was recently adopted by the 2021 International Building Code, and as such is a rapidly growing building trend in the United States. When it comes to building systems in mass timber structures, product decisions must be thoroughly thought out early in design, allowing for efficient design modeling and a speedy construction phase. This course provides designers an overview of the updated IBC as it relates to mass timber building, as well as the many applications and challenges designers face when it comes to providing code-compliant and aesthetically pleasing power, data/communication, and AV throughout the building space.

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  • Outdoor Power & Commercial Facilities in a Post-Pandemic World

    Power in unexpected places will be more necessary than ever—indoors and outdoors—when we return to the “new normal.” People will continue to socially distance, and traditional commercial spaces will require flexibility in their new configurations. As a result, outdoor spaces will become more pulled into everyday use for the entire facility. Options for weather safe, code compliant outdoor power are important for every commercial space as we head back with new regulations and priorities. Learn how outdoor spaces can be leveraged in a post-pandemic world, and explore the solutions that help bring power right to where it's needed.

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

    As the popularity of outdoor activities grows, so does the demand for outdoor spaces that include permanent access to power, data, communications, and audio visual (A/V) services. Educational campuses, commercial offices, amusement parks, sporting venues, retail environments that use outdoor mobile kiosks, and hospitality facilities have a need for safe, convenient, permanent power access outdoors. Property owners are responsible for integrating people, places, and processes, including the electrical needs for their own commercial venues. Increased outdoor space utilization means access to permanent power outdoors is becoming a vital building service, similar to lighting, life-safety systems, and ventilation, etc. Outdoor power products are designed to deliver permanent connections to outdoor spaces in a safe, non-disruptive way. The next section of this course takes a look at how their installation and use can transform spaces where people work, live, and play.

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  • How to Read Product Environmental Profiles: Understanding the 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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  • Power to Change

    Due to COVID-19, power connections in unexpected places will be more necessary than ever, indoors and outdoors as commercial spaces adjust to a “new normal.” People will continue to socially distance, and traditional commercial spaces like offices and schools will require flexibility in how they are designed and where electrical products can be installed. As businesses adhere to a new level of focus on health, safety, and wellness, commercial spaces will require contractors to specify and install solutions that consider occupant safety now and in the long term. This includes knowing about the latest codes, requirements and products available to help with new construction and retrofit applications as commercial spaces are reconfigured. This course will address several solutions to address the needs of your customers indoors or outdoors, including modular power options for spaces that need frequent re-arranging, mobile device charging, electrical wiring devices and outdoor power solutions.

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  • Designing Delightful Environments For Connected Guests

    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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  • Smart Hotels; The Future Is Now

    This course will cover knowing the definition of a smart hotel and why it matters for hotels and their guests and provide an understanding of how smart hotels will change the way hotels are managed and designed. Learn what leading technology is going to be a part of the smart hotel revolution and how to take the steps needed to get started with smart hotel technology for your property.

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  • Tips for Designing Agile Commercial Interior Spaces in a World of Fixed Assets

    Today’s office environment requires more agility and adaptability than in any previous decade. The list of changes occurring are constantly evolving, but they all require being free and untethered from the building. This course will examine how a designer accounts for the technological needs of power/data for these areas when the fixed assets, of the older building and power infrastructure, were built to handle a historically attached world. The new technological requirements will be measured, and a variety of solutions will be examined to assist designers with these modern challenges.

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