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Mohawk Group is proud to offer free, accredited digital CEU programming for commercial architects, designers, and end users. From leading design innovations to technical solutions, our library of CEUs offers inspiring and impactful information for the contract design community.

COLOR + DESIGN VISION 2022: DESIGNKIND

Presented By: Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director

Date | May 12, 2022, 12pm EST

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Summary:
Imagine a new world where we break with the past and begin again. For many, the post-pandemic world is causing major shifts in human behavior and design is following suit. We call this Designkind, where humanity is in flux, pushed to the limits, experiencing the vulnerability and fragility of life as we know it, and rethinking the value of what’s important. This will create a new design language in unchartered territory focused on rebuilding a more resilient and inclusive world where mankind sustains during these extreme times.

Our 2022 Color + Design Vision explores these relevant cultural themes and trends affecting design today. We will also share the 2022 color forecast while giving examples of how culture influences color and design direction.

Accredited For: AIA & IDCEC

Achieving a 4.0 for Sustainability in Higher Education

Presented By: Nicole Kimsey, Sustainability Engineer, Mohawk Group

Date | Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 12pm EST

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Summary:
This course assesses modern needs for higher education institutions to bring flexibility into a continuously transforming segment. Sustainability is at the forefront of higher institutional change; initiatives are made to not only reduce operating costs, but work to also attract and retain talent. The course will assert different sustainable techniques that apply to design and architecture in higher education spaces, as well as highlight major green building certification platforms that are creating specific paths for buildings to achieve their optimum potential. Topics covered include design addressing institutional needs, importance of materials, green building techniques, and various case studies.

Accredited For:
AIA, IDCEC & USGBC/GBCI

The Material World: Beyond Transparency - Let Us Dig Deeper

Presented by: Abby Droese, Sustainability Engineer, Mohawk Group

Date | Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 1pm EST

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Summary:
This CEU explains the concept of materials transparency, why it’s important and the various methods that can be used to quantify a product’s ingredients. This CEU also discusses how various standards and organizations are including material transparency in their requirements, such as the Living Building Challenge, LEED v4.1 BD+C, the WELLv2 Building Standard and others. Specific documentation about product ingredients and sourcing is also covered, i.e., the Red List, Environmental Product Declarations, the documentation process for materials transparency.

Accredited For: AIA & IDCEC

Mohawk Group OnDemand CEU

The following CEU's are pre-recorded video CEU's. To earn the approved credit(s) for each OnDemand CEU you must view the full video and pass the quiz at the end of the video with a 70 or better.

Demystifying EPDs in Sustainable Design

Created By: I+S

Summary:
The i+s’ Continuing Education Series articles allow design practitioners to earn continuing education unit credits through an article. Use the following learning objectives to focus your study while reading the article. To receive one hour of continuing education credit read the article, then take the associated exam. The link to the exam is on the same page as the article.

After reading this article, you should be able to:

  • Understand the components of a Type III EPD.
  • Understand how to read data provided in a Type III EPD.
  • Understand the application of EPDs to specific rating system criteria for LEED and Green Globes.
  • Understand utilization of databases and resources to access Type III EPDs.

Accredited For: AIA + IDCEC

CEU Credit Earned: 1 AIA (+HSW), 0.1 IACET, 1 GBCI, 1 WELL AP, 1 AAA

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Generation Scrap: Designing with Waste to Transform Industry and Envision a Better Future

Presented By: Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director, Mohawk Group; Rebekah Matheny, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University; Katherine Hunter, Interior Designer, M+A Architects

Summary:
Living in a world that generates more waste than it recycles, Generation Scrap explores Gen Z’s attitudes and design solutions to the global climate crisis. Through a collaboration between Ohio State’s Interior Materials course and Mohawk Group’s Product Development team, students research and identify sustainability challenges impacting their generation to develop macro design trends that are translated into speculative carpet designs. From ocean plastic to fast fashion waste and even climate refugees, topics addressed circular design with a real-world understanding to develop innovative carpet design solutions that positively impact the natural environment and the human experience. This partnership project highlights the importance of collaboration between educational institutions and industry to create designs that support the growing demands and values of Gen Z.

Accredited For:
AIA & IDCEC

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Infection Prevention and Control for Healthcare Facilities

Presented by: Joe Martere, Senior Director Segment Strategy, Healthcare

Summary:
Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are complications of healthcare which affect, on average, 10 percent of patients admitted to hospitals worldwide, causing 100,000+ deaths annually. Each year, about 1 in 25 U.S. hospital patients is diagnosed with at least one infection related to hospital care alone; additional infections occur in other healthcare settings.

Infection prevention and control is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection. It is an essential, though often under- recognized part of the infrastructure of healthcare. This CEU defines HAI’s, reveals the common pathogens and their risk, explains the impact of flooring on HAI’s, addresses the main steps for infection prevention and control, and provides recommendations on both flooring selection and maintenance for healthcare facilities.

Accredited For: AIA & IDCEC

CEU Credit Earned: 1 AIA (+HSW), 0.1 IACET, 1 GBCI, 1 WELL AP, 1 AAA

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Fractal Vision: a Stress Reductive Approach to the Built-Environment

Presenter: Jackie Dettmar, Mohawk Group VP of Design, Product Development and Marketing; Anastasija Lesjak, Co-founder and Creative Director of 13&9 Design; and Richard Taylor, Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon

Summary:
Listen to the recorded CEU that was presented live at NeoCon 2021. From decreasing stress to improving physical health, nature has a significant influence on well-being. Design can be a tool to solve the challenges of an increasingly digitized society and help end users find balance between nature and built environments, especially commercial spaces. Fractals are intricate patterns that occur naturally throughout our surroundings, from clouds and trees to blood vessels and neurons. Research has shown that stress levels can reduce by as much as 60% when an occupant of these spaces experiences and views mid-complexity fractal patterns. Their harmonic repetition triggers a natural relaxation effect. Attendees of this presentation will explore this approach to design by using fractal concepts, and learn how to integrate finishes and overall structures based on stress-reductive patterning using real-world examples.

Accredited For: *This is just a recording of the Live CEU. The recorded version is not accredited.

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What Is Underfoot Matters

Presented by: Mohawk Group in partnership with Flooring Trends

Summary:
This course provides a thoughtful discussion of why a holistic approach towards sustainability is important. A multi-attribute approach towards product sustainability from the different viewpoints of lifecycle, acoustics, indoor air quality are important. Additionally, sustainability should be considered with an environmental and social approach, Through this course, we will understand what aspects of sustainability should be considered while choosing flooring products. We will also examine third-party product and green building certifications, allowing the design professional tools to make sustainable decisions with confidence.

Accredited For: AIA (+HSW); IACET; GBCI; WELL AP; AAA

CEU Credit Earned: 1 AIA (+HSW), 0.1 IACET, 1 GBCI, 1 WELL AP, 1 AAA

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Flooring Design Solutions in the Era of Covid-19

Presenter: Royce Epstein

Summary:
The world as we knew it has changed due to SARS-CoV-2, aka coronavirus. Many human behaviors have adapted to this new Covid-19 era due to the great upheaval of the pandemic. This in turn has changed entire economies, business sectors, and how we as humans interact with each other in public space. Even with vaccines and new social practices to minimize the spread of coronavirus, the effects of this new era are here to stay, as variants and potential new strains loom in the future. Therefore, architects and designers need to adopt current methodologies for buildings, which will allow people to come back to public space safely and remain so. This CEU will explore strategies for designing floorscapes in the Covid-19 era now and in the future, where flooring solutions can be employed to plan with visual cues, systems thinking, and best practices for human-centered design.

Accredited For: AIA + IDCEC

CEU Credit Earned: 1 IDCEC

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Flooring Design Solutions in the Era of Covid-19 in Education

Presenters:

  • David Dembowitz, Senior Vice President for Mohawk Group
  • Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director for Mohawk Group
  • Rebekah Matheny, associate professor of interior design in the Department of Design at the Ohio State University

Summary:
Interior design plays a fundamental role in not only making education spaces functional but also in creating a calm, soothing environment for students and faculty alike. Aesthetics—from color selection to layout—are crucial in helping schools re-emerge from the pandemic as safe spaces that promote emotional and psychological well-being.

If you are interested in diving deeper into the topic of Flooring Design Solutions in the Covid Era. Take a listen to a panel discussion with David Dembowitz, Senior Vice President for Mohawk Group; Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director for Mohawk Group; and Rebekah Matheny, associate professor of interior design in the Department of Design at the Ohio State University.

Accredited For: AIA + IDCEC

CEU Credit Earned: 1 IDCEC

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MADE OF WATER

Presented By: Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director

Summary:
Water is essential for all life and is nature’s currency. As humans, we have been influencing and managing the capital of water for our own benefit and survival. But not all water is the same. Beyond this, we have reached a new era in the Anthropocene where there are critical challenges and instability to water supplies. These factors put tremendous stress on our natural ecosystems, and we have an urgent need to redesign how we interact and utilize water in order to survive, as well as to enjoy the benefits of water in all aspects of our lives. It’s up to us to be efficient and resourceful stewards of water. So how can we be inspired to think of water as a precious resource, and use the power of design to solve issues of climate change and social equity? Only we can ensure that water will be clean, healthy, and available for generations to come. By looking at examples from the past and present, as well as speculations for the future, we can tell our water story. What is your water story?

Accredited For:
AIA (+HSW) & IDCEC (+HSW)

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IIDA & Mohawk Group 'Believe in Better'
Roundtable Series OnDemand CEU's

To earn CEU credit, watch the prerecorded webinar and write a 300-400 word essay on three (3) factors discussed by the panelists that impacted you the most. Email your essay to the email below including your name, IIDA member number, IDCEC number, program title, and CEU class code CC-114466-1000.

MOHAWK GROUP BELIEVE IN BETTER SERIES | HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN IN EDUCATION: TECHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Panelists:

  • Patricia Bou, AIA, Principal, Co-Director, Education Practice, Cannon Design
  • Dave Broz, AIA, Principal, Gensler
  • Fiona Grandowski, IIDA, Principal, Collins Cooper Carusi
  • Dr. Lauren Herckis, Simon Initiative Special Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University

Summary:
As we shift into adopting new learning modes—what are the design needs that accompany this in terms of technology, human experience, and culture? A leading consultant from technology as well as anthropology will be joining a panel of design experts to examine how these fields are impacting learning styles, models, and the spaces the education community inhabits.

CEU Credit Earned: 1 IDCEC

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MOHAWK GROUP BELIEVE IN BETTER SERIES | WORKING TOWARDS BALANCE: ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Panelists:

  • Kate Davis, IIDA, Principal, Director of Corporate Interiors, HKS, Chicago, IL
  • Megan Dobstaff, Assoc. IIDA, Senior Associate, Gensler, New York, NY
  • Mike Johnson II, IIDA, AIA, Senior Associate, Perkins&Will, Washington, D.C.
  • Adam Waytz, Ph.D., Morris and Alice Kaplan Chair in Ethics and Decision Management, Professor of Management & Organizations, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Summary:
Workplace design experts weigh in on the current state of the ‘workplace’—expectations and needs. How has remote working permanently changed the workplace–both conceptually and physically?

Design leaders are joined by workplace/environmental psychologist Adam Waytz, Phd. D, to discuss current working styles, and the creation of healthy work environments in the midst of constant change. What do we need to find balance, and how can we maintain a focus on mental health and stable work communities?

CEU Credit Earned: 1 IDCEC

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MOWHAWK BELIEVE IN BETTER SERIES | THE ECOSYSTEM OF SENIOR LIVING: DESIGN THINKING METHODOLOGY

Panelists:

  • Hillary DeGroff, IIDA, Associate Principal at Perkins Eastman, Chicago
  • Siobhan Farvardin, Principal and Senior Designer at HKS, Dallas
  • Timothy Peck, Executive Portfolio Director of Health IDEO, New York

Summary:
How can design thinking methodologies be applied to different kinds of care–senior living, specialized facilities, large and small hospital facilities, and integrated care models. A leading consultant in healthcare research joins a panel of design leaders at the forefront of innovation and adaptation in healthcare, to discuss design thinking for specialty care spaces, specifically senior living.

CEU Credit Earned: 1 IDCEC

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