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May 2017

 
+ LED - Ten Myths Busted!
Starts: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

LED lighting is no longer new, but common misconceptions remain. This session will review ten of the most popular misunderstanding of LED Lighting, explain the flaw in though and then share how a user can turn them from a negative to a positive aspect of lighting design. FCC and warranties related to LED will also be discussed.

The ten misconceptions are:

  1. LED are blue
  2. How do we know LED will last 40,000 hours?
  3. LED is still changing, I’ll wait
  4. LED is too expensive
  5. Lighting is too small a portion of the electric bill to worry about it
  6. LED lighting is not as bright as incandescent
  7. I don’t know how to select LED lighting
  8. LED don’t dim
  9. LED flicker
  10. LED do not produce heat

 

Information on how the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) interacts with LED technology and how to use luminaire warranties on LED products to your advantage will also be shared.

At the end of this session you will:

  • Participants will learn the ten most popular misconceptions of LED, then the truth behind the popular myth.
  • Attendees will then learn additional information about these ten points and how they can actually benefit a design or installation.
  • The FCC and its connection to LED will be discussed.
  • How to interpolate a warranty for an LED luminaire will be shared.

 

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

 

Presenter: Jeffrey R. Dross, Kichler Lighting

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None




Starts:
5/24/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1186/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ Show Your Work in a Better Light!
Starts: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Join Doug Walter, AIA, as he presents new and original research on lighting! Learn from award-winning examples and case studies of before and after kitchens where the principles of better lighting have been applied and yielded both higher customer satisfaction and lower energy costs. Discover new technologies that will change the way we light homes in the next decade, as well as what is effective right now. People are a lot like plants; they like light! Clients are unanimous in asking us to "make the space lighter and brighter." With the age of the median population rising, higher light levels are a necessity for safety, and yet stricter energy codes demand lower energy usage. Fortunately, LEDs have arrived, and with them the answer to higher light levels for less wattage. Come away with easy rules of thumb to improve kitchen and bath lighting and create happier clients.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the best light for any space to efficiently use it for best results, day or night.
  • Increase your knowledge about the latest lighting technologies for the home, and what really works now.
  • Describe how to apply easy tips to improve the lighting layouts of future products.

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter: Doug Walter, AIA

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
5/30/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1183/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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June 2017

 
+ Linear Drain Systems: Design, Installation, & Application
Starts: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Linear Drain Systems in the kitchen and bath industry have become an important element in the overall design of the bathroom, wet room, or outdoor application.  While the concept of creating drainage for “Barrier Free Bathrooms” is sometimes a challenge to those designing and building in the field, this webinar will express the options, benefits, and solutions that linear drain systems provide and how they apply to ADA codes for accessibility.  A fundamental review of the different types of linear drains will be covered, along with a comparison of the traditional waterproofing systems and modern waterproofing technology that are integral in understanding the installations of linear drain systems.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Determine how to specify and design a “Barrier Free Bathroom” using Linear Drain systems.
  • Identify traditional and modern types of waterproofing technology within an indoor wet area/bathroom.
  • Describe floor pitch and ADA requirements within the indoor wet area/bathroom and how it applies to linear drain systems.
  • Recognize outdoor Architectural trench drain design and applications.

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter:    Barbara Kratus, Infinity Drain

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
6/20/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1188/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ Considerations for Choosing Kitchen Sinks
Starts: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

When remodeling a kitchen, or designing for new construction, sink choices are critical “water appliances” to consider.  Kitchen sinks also make auxiliary spaces such as an outdoor kitchen, a bar and prep area, or a laundry and pet grooming room, more efficient.  Sink options have multiplied in the past 15 years, and knowing the wide variety of sizes, shapes and configurations will help to tailor your sink choices to individual needs.  This program will focus on how to think about the selection of sinks and accessories when considering durability, function and style.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Examine how to incorporate kitchen sinks.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of sink materials and how they can enhance durability, function and style.
  • Evaluate criteria to consider when planning for sink installation, such as sink style and design that will improve sink performance.
  • Discuss installation and mounting options, as well as sink accessories.

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter:    Greg Rohl, Rohl, LLC

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
6/28/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1187/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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July 2017

 
+ Technology in the Smart Home Today
Starts: Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Member Price: $99.00
Non-Member Price: $119.00

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

"Smart homes” are in hot demand right now.  However, are you comfortable discussing the features and benefits associated with this concept with your clients?  During this session, you will hear information that will hopefully dispel many of the myths associated with the plethora of emerging residential technologies, increase your knowledge, identify resources, and assist you in better serving your clients.   Resources will be identified during this solution-based session which is specifically designed to assist you in establishing the familiarity needed to address and accommodate today’s “smart home” requests.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Define the “smart home” concept and its value to the design/build industry.
  • Identify current residential technology and “smart home” trends.
  • Establish the value of collaboration.
  • Define timelines for incorporating technology into the design and build process.

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-2:00pm ET; 11:00-1:00pm CT; 10:00-12:00am MT; 9:00-11:00am PT

Presenter:    Ryan Herd, 1SoundChoice (CEDIA Outreach Instructor)

NKBA CEUs: .2

NKBA Education Hours: 2

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
7/13/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1189/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $99.00
Non-Member Price: $119.00

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+ Designing the Kitchen of the Future
Starts: Friday, July 14, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Imagine if could see what’s in your refrigerator and pantry, browse recipes that use those ingredients and start preheating the oven to cook that recipe all from your smartphone or tablet.  This is closer to reality than you might think thanks to connected kitchen technology.  The kitchen has lagged for many years, but there is a lot of opportunity for technology to disrupt the multimillion dollar appliance industry and make the consumer experience in the kitchen much simpler, more joyful and healthier.  This session will explore questions such as: What will our future kitchens look like? How do these new technologies integrate into existing kitchens and appliances? How can connected kitchen technology impact consumer’s behavior? And how can we sell it to our customers?

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss kitchen technology trends and how innovation will enable consumers to spend more time in the kitchen cooking.
  • Identify opportunities for kitchen appliance manufacturers and how they can incorporate technology/connectivity to better meet customers’ needs.

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter:    Kevin Brown, Innit

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
7/14/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1190/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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August 2017

 
+ How to Sell the Value of Closet Design
Starts: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

People like to think of closets as “behind closed doors”.  Not anymore.  Closets are moving to the forefront of consumer interest for reasons that include: how much stuff people have; trends towards tiny living; the hurried pace of people’s lives; how we’re always looking for ways to save time; just how “cool” closets can be and how much almost every woman dreams of having a boutique-like closet.  Popular mainstream shows like “Modern Family” and “Blackish” bringing closets “out of the closet” and into the story lines.  This session will shed insight into ways to sell the value closets and closet upgrades in both new construction and remodel projects, along with quick tips to help you sound like a closet design expert, even if you’re a newbie.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Increase your knowledge about key market segment factors that are driving the value and importance of good design in closet spaces.
  • Identify key elements that can quickly elevate your perception to “expert status” when it comes to designing closet spaces.
  • Describe good, functional design versus bad, uninformed design in closet spaces.

Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter:    Denise Butchko, Butchko and Company

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
8/1/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1192/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ Customized Design: Layering, Texture, Negative Space
Starts: Thursday, August 03, 2017 12:00 PM
Member Price: $169.00
Non-Member Price: $189.00

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

As designers, how can we design to inspire? How can we create holistic solutions for our clients that not only look great and work well, but, most important, feel right? Our sessions will explore techniques by which designers can enhance their design practice beyond what is familiar and room specific. Concepts are also demonstrated using examples from the instructor’s and participant’s websites. Towards that end, we will incorporate online technologies and set up assignments to open doors to thinking differently about how you shape design solutions for your clients.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine what is blocking the POP in your designs.
  • Differentiate between wish list preferences and what most matters driving criteria.
  • Integrate the primary and secondary components of vertical layering with panoramic layering.
  • Organize all kitchen activities into three categories of functional layering.
  • Apply the Goldilocks’ Principle from Mother Nature’s toolbox to current and future designs.
  • Define texture’s visual and tactile aspects.
  • Analyze the context of a focal point.
  • Inspire clients with different approaches to design development.

 

SESSION 1: Personalizing Your Designs

First, we differentiate between customizing and personalizing a design. We then explore the factors that can impede or unsettle our designs’ POP. Techniques are presented for establishing what is driving our client’s preferences, setting the stage for exploring the nuances of how shape, color, texture and pattern affect and personalize design.

SESSION 2: Vertical & Panoramic Layering, Plus Focal Points

We define the five primary vertical layers of design elements and then identify secondary or transitional vertical layers that interact with them. We also explore how horizontal or panoramic layering influences vertical layering and works to create focal points.

SESSION 3: Functional Layering, Texture & Negative Space

We study layering to the third power, examining the dynamic relationships between three categories of functional layering and note how these impact our designs. This last session also presents both the visual and tactile aspects of texture and looks at the importance of negative space. We conclude with the Goldilocks principle from Mother Nature’s toolbox.

 

Dates: Thursday, August 3, 10 & 17, 2017

Times: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM (EDT); 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (CDT); 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (MDT); 9:00 AM-11:00 AM (PDT)

Instructor: Richard Landon, CMKBD

 

NKBA CEUs: .6

NKBA Education Hours: 6

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 2 of the 3 sessions in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and NKBA Education Hours.  The viewing of recorded sessions, while recommended, does not count towards this requirement. No pro-rated refund will be given for missing a session.

Required Materials: None       

Prerequisites: None

Suggested PRL Readings: None




Starts:
8/3/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI313/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Experienced
Member Price: $169.00
Non-Member Price: $189.00

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+ Organization & Storage for Living in Place
Starts: Monday, August 07, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Join this dynamic panel of experts and the Founders of the “Living In Place Institute” as they compare different approaches to organization and storage. Learn how to recommend and integrate the best solutions for you clients as they remodel, move or simply want to downsize.

 At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe different types of storage.
  • Compare types of storage with client needs.
  • Recommend options for general clients vs. specific needs clients.
  • Integrate “Living In Place” with storage.

 

Date: Monday, August 7, 2017

Times: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (EDT); 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (CDT); 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (MDT); 9:00 AM-10:00 AM (PDT)

Presenters:    Louie Delaware, MBA, BSME, CLIPP, CAPS, ACPC

& Erik Listou, CLIPP, CAPS, CAASH, CGR, CGP, CR, LDST

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 2 of the 3 sessions in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and NKBA Education Hours.  The viewing of recorded sessions, while recommended, does not count towards this requirement. No pro-rated refund will be given for missing a session.

Required Materials: None       

Prerequisites: None

Suggested PRL Readings: None




Starts:
8/7/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1193/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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September 2017

 
+ Smart Technology for Living in Place
Starts: Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Join the “Living In Place Institute” with industry experts to learn how smart technology can affect home design and what products you should recommend to your clients. Can your business survive without smart technology?

Register and join the founders of the Living In Place Institute as they lead this panel discussion of how smart technology is evolving into everyday home design. Examine the different types of technology and how to make the best recommendations for all clients. Integrate smart technology into all of your projects and increase your business, the smart way!

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe smart technology as it relates to “Living In Place”.
  • Analyze the different applications of smart technology within the home.
  • Explain the positive and negative sides of using smart technology.
  • Integrate “Living In Place” technology into your business.

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Times: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (EDT); 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (CDT); 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (MDT); 9:00 AM-10:00 AM (PDT)

Presenters:    Louie Delaware, MBA, BSME, CLIPP, CAPS, ACPC

& Erik Listou, CLIPP, CAPS, CAASH, CGR, CGP, CR, LDST

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 2 of the 3 sessions in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and NKBA Education Hours.  The viewing of recorded sessions, while recommended, does not count towards this requirement. No pro-rated refund will be given for missing a session.

Required Materials: None       

Prerequisites: None

Suggested PRL Readings: None

 

 

 




Starts:
9/7/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1194/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ Micro Size Me
Starts: Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

We hear it every day . . . downsizing, urban living, simplifying, Millennials choosing different lifestyles.  

What does it all mean, is it just a trend that we don't really have to worry about?  If my clients need this what do manufacturers offer that will work?  How can I meet their needs through design and specification?

Using case studies, industry research, general product ideas and lots of inspiration we’ll explore this topic in depth. 

A trend is something that comes and goes, this is something deeper that just like designing for Aging in Place and to protect our Environment, the Micro Size Me Movement is one our Industry and Designers need to sit up, take notice of, and get out in front of!

At the end of this session you will:

  • Describe what the Micro Size Me Movement is, which of your clients does it affect and who/what is driving it.
  • Explain that this topic is more than a trend, it’s a movement and a new reality.
  • How to address this topic through design and product offering.

 

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

Presenter: Paula Kennedy, CMKBD

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
9/21/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1195/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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October 2017

 
+ Top Tips for Implementing Universal Design Strategies
Starts: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Universal Design is all around us!  How do we as design or design/build professionals open a dialogue with our clients that they too can customize their investments to be more universally functioning? Clear examples and case studies and a lively discussion with participants will engage and inform.

The history of Universal Design’s pioneer Ron Mace will be presented as well as the contributions of other Trail Blazers such as Mary Jo Peterson, CMKBD, CAPS, CAASH, Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, Cynthia Leibrock, MA ASID, Hon. IIDA, Michael Thomas, FASID, CAPS and others.

Universal Design complements the rules and regulations of ADA into a personalized, customized, non-institutional look that can be at home across many residential and commercial settings.  Real life examples that are tried and true will clearly demonstrate solutions.  Brainstorming and sharing will bring to light some of the best practices of Universal Design that many are using but may not be highlighting, advertising or showcasing to their clients as cost saving benefits.  Future planning and anticipating the needs of many users and scenarios will be the key points of this interactive presentation.

At the end of this session you will:

  • Describe Universal Design principles.
  • Explain the strategies that are effective across Kitchen and Bath custom cabinet settings.
  • Speak confidently and passionately about why Universal Design is important for all people and what will dramatically improve life for those with hearing, visual, mobility or developmental disabilities.
  • How Universal Design will benefit the typical population by reducing barriers and offering ease of use and adaptability.

 

Date: Tuesday, October 10. 2017

Start Time: 12:00-1:00pm ET; 11:00-12:00pm CT; 10:00-11:00am MT; 9:00-10:00am PT

 

Presenter: Dani Polidor, Suite Artistry

NKBA CEUs: .1

NKBA Education Hours: 0

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the session in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: N/A




Starts:
10/10/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1197/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ CKBD Exam Preparation
Starts: Friday, October 13, 2017 01:00 PM
Member Price: $699.00
Non-Member Price: $749.00

CKBD Exam Preparation

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

Congratulations on taking the first step toward becoming a recognized design expert in the Kitchen & Bath Industry! 

Certified designers are more apt to find quality employment, increased income, and wider media exposure over your non-certified competitors. This course provides thorough preparation for all segments of the CKBD exam including tips and best practices for submitting your drawings for the application process.  A real life case study and design challenge are included in the class structure for you to enhance your existing skill sets in preparation for the exam and submission process.  Expert advice is provided upon completion of class assignments to prepare you for the challenging concepts covered in the exam and application process.  The course structure is twelve sessions of instructor led meetings; six modules for kitchen and six modules for bath. Participants will have a variety of homework assignments through-out the course. Participation in the meetings and completion of the homework assignments will provide 30 hours of NKBA education.   

This 12 session virtual instructor-led course will help you master the core concepts tested on the CKBD Exam – Graphics & Presentation Standards, Design Solution (Planning and Safety) Elevation, Mechanical, Construction, and Specifications.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Apply problem solving techniques to a unique design solution based on detailed client specifications.
  • Draw a complete set of design documents that identifies code requirements and the NKBA’s safety guidelines.
  • Complete the NKBA Specifications Form and identify potential issues within the client’s home.
  • Identify design challenges based on real-life case studies

 

Promotional incentive:  You will receive $100 rebate off the CKBD application fee upon passing the CKBD Exam Prep Course AND the CKBD Exam.  Note: You must complete and pass both to receive rebate.

Dates/Times:

October 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, & 31 and November 1, 3, 6, 8, & 10, 2017

1:00 – 2:30pm EDT

Start Time: 1:00pm EDT; 12:00pm CDT; 11:00am MDT; 10:00am PDT

Instructor: Judith A. Neary, CMKBD

NKBA CEUs: 3.0

NKBA Education Hours: 30

Required Materials: Professional Resource Library – Complete 9 Volume Set

                                 Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset or comparable headset with microphone

Requirement: Registrant must be an NKBA certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD)




Starts:
10/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
Course Code:AI157/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Intermediate
Member Price: $699.00
Non-Member Price: $749.00

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+ CKBD Exam Preparation - Kitchen Course
Starts: Friday, October 13, 2017 01:00 PM
Member Price: $399.00
Non-Member Price: $449.00

CKBD Exam Preparation – Kitchen Course

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

If you are a CBD and looking to become CKBD certified this course will help you on your way!

This course prepares the learner for the CKBD examination for Kitchens by reviewing exam guidelines and completing practice design activities. Participants will focus on a real-life case study that incorporates the NKBA Kitchen Design Survey and Specification Forms, NKBA Kitchen Planning Guidelines, and Graphic and Presentation Standards.

This course meets for six sessions. During the course, participants will be required to meet several times for live virtual instruction and complete a series of homework assignments to review and discuss with the instructor.

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify design challenges based on real-life case studies
  • Apply problem solving techniques to design challenges common in the industry today.
  • Identify code requirements and the NKBA’s safety guidelines as applied to a kitchen.
  • Complete a Mechanical Plan as identified in the case study.
  • Identify potential issues with the clients based on the Kitchen Survey from the case study.

Dates/Times:

October 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 2017

1:00 – 2:30pm EDT

Start Time: 1:00pm EDT; 12:00pm CDT; 11:00am MDT; 10:00am PDT

Instructor: Judith A. Neary, CMKBD

NKBA CEUs: 1.5

NKBA Education Hours: 15

Requirements & Materials:

  •  Passed the CBD exam
  • Professional Resource Library – Complete 9 Volume Set
  • Professional Headset with Microphone (suggested headset model Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 available online)

 

Note: All participants must have the tools available to email completed assignments to the instructor. This includes scanning full size (11 x 17) hand-drafted assignments, if applicable. For the best audio and graphics, it is highly recommended that the participant uses a landline connection instead of wireless.

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the sessions in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and NKBA Education Hours.  Attendees must also complete and submit homework assignments equaling six hours of NKBA education. The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites:

  • Intermediate Drafting Skills
  • Mastery of NKBA Kitchen Planning Guidelines (including Access Standards and Code References)



Starts:
10/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI285/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Intermediate
Member Price: $399.00
Non-Member Price: $449.00

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+ CKBD Exam Preparation - Bath Course
Starts: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 01:00 PM
Member Price: $399.00
Non-Member Price: $449.00

CKBD Exam Preparation – Bath Course

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

If you are a CKD and looking to become CKBD certified this course will help you on your way!

This course prepares the learner for the CKBD examination for Baths by reviewing exam guidelines and completing practice design activities. Participants will focus on creating a design solution that incorporates the NKBA Bath Design Survey and Specification Forms, NKBA Bath Planning Guidelines, and Graphic and Presentation Standards.

 

This course meets for six sessions. During the course, participants will be required to meet several times for live virtual instruction and complete a series of homework assignments to review and discuss with the instructor.

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify design challenges based on real-life case studies.
  • Apply problem solving techniques to a unique design solution based on detailed client specifications.
  • Draw a complete set of design documents that includes code requirements and the NKBA’s safety guidelines.
  • Complete the NKBA Specifications Form and identify potential issues within the client’s home.

Dates/Times:

October 31 & November 1, 3, 6, 8 & 10, 2017

1:00 – 2:30pm EDT

Start Time: 1:00pm EDT; 12:00pm CDT; 11:00am MDT; 10:00am PDT

Instructor: Judith A. Neary, CMKBD

NKBA CEUs: 1.5

NKBA Education Hours: 15

Requirements & Materials:

  •  Passed the CKD exam
  • Professional Resource Library – Complete 9 Volume Set
  • Professional Headset with Microphone (suggested headset model Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 available online)

 Note: All participants must have the tools available to email completed assignments to the instructor. This includes scanning full size (11 x 17) hand-drafted assignments, if applicable. For the best audio and graphics, it is highly recommended that the participant uses a landline connection instead of wireless.

Attendance Requirement: Attendees must participate in a minimum 80% of the sessions in order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and NKBA Education Hours.  Attendees must also complete and submit homework assignments equaling six hours of NKBA education. The viewing of recorded sessions does not count towards this requirement.

Prerequisites:

  • Intermediate Drafting Skills
  • Mastery of NKBA Kitchen Planning Guidelines (including Access Standards and Code References)

 

 

 




Starts:
10/31/2017 1:00:00 PM
Course Code:BM233/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Intermediate
Member Price: $399.00
Non-Member Price: $449.00

PURCHASE

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