The pursuit of “material health” coupled with the drive to integrate sustainable materials into the interior spaces in which we live, work, and play requires designers and architects to better understand the chemical properties and hazards of the materials they specify. This burden adds to their already complex job of synthesizing abstract concepts into aesthetically pleasing structures and spaces that harmonize form with function. This visually rich presentation by Mark Krejchi, Ph.D., of Wilsonart, discusses key concepts that address fundamental health, safety, and welfare issues involved in sustainable material design. Equipped with this information, attendees will be better positioned to make more informed decisions about the hazards and sustainable value of the various hard surfacing choices.
Friday, June 21
This presentation is CEU certified by the AIA for Health Safety and Welfare - Course # WA12013, and by the IDCEC - Course # 101944. Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW.