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The courses now offered are:

ADA for the Decorative Surfaces Industry - Course #ISFA13G4101 offers one (1) LU/HSW

This course is a review of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as applied to construction details relating to the decorative surfacing industry.  Items emphasized are showers, vanity tops, countertops and signage.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify sources of information about the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Recognize three applications of decorative surfacing most affected by the ADA requirements
  • Understand the key requirements of accessible countertops
  • Understand key elements of sizing ADA showers, including definitions of Transfer Type and Roll-In showers

Solid Surface Design Basics - Course #ISFA13SS1101 offers (1) LU/HSW

This course covers the important aspects of solid surface materials including characteristics, performance properties, ISFA standards and design examples.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • At the end of this course, participants will be able to identify the types and descriptions of solid surfacing
  • At the end of this course, participants will recognize important performance characteristics of solid surfacing
  • At the end of this course, participants will understand the proper applications of solid surface materials
  • At the end of this course, participants will understand the importance of performance properties in the material selection process

Understanding & Using the ISFA Quartz Standard - Course #ISFA13Q1103 offers one (1) LU/HSW

This course explains the pertinent details of the ISFA standard for quartz surfacing materials, ISFA 3-01 (2013). Included are definitions, descriptions, types and applications of quartz surfacing, characteristics and performance values for quartz surfacing and the testing recommended to comply with the standard.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of quartz surfacing material
  • Be able to identify the three types of quartz surface material usage
  • Understand the four general application categories of quartz surface materials
  • Understand the sources of referenced standards and the performance values required by the standard

Surfacing Products - Healthcare Infection Control - Course #ISFA14G1101 offers one (1) LU/HSW

This presentation discusses the use and benefits of certain decorative surfacing materials for use in the healthcare environment. Fundamental properties and characteristics of the materials are discussed. Technological advances relating to infection control are explained.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • At the end of this course, participants will be able to identify the uses and advantages of decorative surfacing specific to healthcare
  • At the end of this course, participants will be able to recognize important general performance characteristics of surfacing for healthcare applications
  • At the end of this course, participants will be able to understand the formulation additives applicable to surface materials that enhance performance in healthcare
  • At the end of this course, participants will be able to understand the role of copper in the process of infection control

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces - Course #ISFA14SC4101 offers one (1) LU/HSW

This course covers the important aspects of sintered compact surface materials including characteristics, features & benefits, performance properties, uses and design examples.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • At the end of this course, participants will understand how the product attributes, types & descriptions of sintered compact surfacing materials are best optimized in building systems.
  • At the end of this course, participants will understand 10 specific performance characteristics of sintered compact surfaces that contribute to the welfare, health and safety of building occupants.
  • At the end of this course, participants will understand three applications in which sintered compact surfaces can be utilized in the building design process.
  • At the end of this course, participants will know how the manufacturing process and raw materials of sintered compact surfaces contribute to safety and sustainability in the built environment.