We’re committed to providing continuing education courses for architects and designers. As the definitive resource for contract textile information, ACT currently offers four continuing education courses that our presenters will take into A&D communities via office lunch & learn sessions, regional conferences, and more. Each course is one hour. All are approved by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for CEU credits.
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Natural Steps in the Evolution of Textiles by Mayer FabricsIDCEC + HSW Credit
This course explores our relationship with nature in co-creating textiles since time immemorial. Through the ages, man has been inspired by nature’s examples. Today we look to nature for design solutions that will address adverse environmental challenges. Textiles provide unique opportunities. Biophilia, biomimicry, biomimetics, bio-based synthesis, and bio-fabrication are design practices that we embrace as we endeavor to create textiles for a sustainable world.
Specifying Textiles for SuccessGeneral Knowledge Credit
Expand your knowledge to better select textiles that meet demanding and often conflicting performance criteria, while also creating beautiful interiors. This CEU includes examples of common field failures, explains why they occurred and offers guidance for avoiding them.
Facts: The Sustainability Certification Program for Commercial Furnishings FabricHSW Credit
Learn how a Facts certification mark helps you quickly understand the environmental, economic and social aspects of a textile. This CEU explores the rigors of the multi-attribute NSF/ANSI 336 standard, which is the foundation of the program, and explains the degrees of achievement through third-party certification.
Uncovering Coated FabricsHSW Credit
Improve your ability to confidently and appropriately select coated fabric for your projects. This CEU provides a detailed look at the ACT Voluntary Performance Guidelines and how coated fabrics are manufactured. The course also explores flammability guidelines, sustainability requirements, and healthcare cleaning and disinfection protocols.
Understanding Codes and Textile PerformanceHSW Credit
Gain an in-depth understanding of the four components of textile performance: Flammability, Durability, Cleanability and Sustainability. This CEU equips you to evaluate textile performance using current industry studies. This will better enable you to avoid common specification mistakes and meet the aesthetic requirements of your projects.