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September 2017

 
+ 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

 
+ Living in Place Kitchens –The How To for Universal Design
Starts: Monday, October 02, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Living in Place Kitchen Designs – The How To for Universal Design & Aging in Place

Remember universal design and aging in place?  Why did they never catch on?  Join the co-founders of the Living In Place movement as they explain how to accentuate positive aspects of home design and eliminate negative terms.

Join this affirmative approach to make all kitchens accessible, comfortable and safe.  Learn how to build a business that creates interprofessional teams to help you recommend and integrate the best designs and products for all of your clients, regardless of their age or condition.

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

  • Describe past efforts and differentiate between different Living In Place approaches for kitchens.
  • Integrate Living In Place principles into kitchen designs.
  • Develop a new business approach to include Living In Place considerations for kitchen designs.

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

NKBA CEUs: .1

 

NKBA Education Hours:  0




Starts:
10/2/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1203/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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+ The Role of Light and Nature in Residential Design
Starts: Monday, October 09, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

The Role of Light and Nature in Residential Design

In the 250 years since the Industrial Revolution, habitations have become increasingly isolated from the natural world, with a shifting toward urbanization, more enclosed spaces and a lifestyle - at home and work - led largely inside.  This course will cover the importance of designing spaces that incorporate nature, with its natural elements, materials and shapes into residential interiors.  Over 30 years of empirical scientific research of human neurological, physiological and psychological functions has shown that interactions with nature provide positive gains in productivity, increased healing rates, and even enhanced learning comprehension.

The recent concept that man has an inherent need to be connected to nature is termed Biophilia.  With this latest shift in the last couple of hundred years toward windowless interiors devoid of greenery, designers have come to realize the importance of Biophilic Design and how it beneficially affects our mental and physical health and well-being.   Exposure to natural daylight is another important element, helping to elevate mood as well as balance circadian rhythms to help regulate sleep.       

Universal Design encourages health and wellness, and strives to improve human performance for all, no matter the age, size, or abilities of the client. Similar rationales of both Design disciplines intersect throughout, such as daylighting, interior air/environment quality, comfort, and visual enhancement, all working toward improving quality of life.  This course will discuss the synergistic combination of these two major movements in the design world when both - Universal Design and Biophilic Design - are integrated into the design of the space.

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

  • Explain the importance of incorporating features as natural views and elements, living systems, water components, breezes, sounds, scents, and natural forms into the design space.
  • Identify elements of Universal Design that have been scientifically proven to improve the psychological, cognitive and physiological well-being of the occupant or client.
  • Recognize that even though Biophilic Design has its origins in the Architectural field in public and commercial spaces, it has an application in the residential field in the home and for the homeowner..

Date: Monday, October 9, 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 Mueller AKBD, CAPS – Designs Anew Houston, LLC

 

NKBA CEUs: .1

 

NKBA Education Hours:  0




Starts:
10/9/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1202/REG
Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
Learning Type:Event
Event Delivery Type:Instructor-Led Training
Learning Level:Introductory
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

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+ 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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+ Living in Place Bathrooms –The How To for Universal Design
Starts: Monday, October 30, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Living in Place Bathroom Designs – The How To for Universal Design & Aging in Place

Remember universal design and aging in place?  Why did they never catch on?  Join the co-founders of the Living In Place movement as they explain how to accentuate positive aspects of home design and eliminate negative terms.

Join this affirmative approach to make all bathrooms accessible, comfortable and safe.  Learn how to build a business that creates interprofessional teams to help you recommend and integrate the best designs and products for all of your clients, regardless of their age or condition.

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

  • Describe past efforts and differentiate between different Living In Place approaches for bathrooms.
  • Integrate Living In Place principles into bathroom designs.
  • Develop a new business approach to include Living In Place considerations for bathroom designs.

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

NKBA CEUs: .1

 

NKBA Education Hours:  0




Starts:
10/30/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1204/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 - 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

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November 2017

 
+ Design Unplugged–Creativity and Collaboration from Anywhere!
Starts: Thursday, November 02, 2017 12:00 PM
FREE

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

Design Unplugged – Creativity and Collaboration from Anywhere!

This session will help you design efficiently and effectively from virtually anywhere!  Together, we will look at the design process and highlight areas that you can improve by expanding your technology tool-set.  Most of the tools we will focus on are cloud-based and available to everyone. 

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

  • Describe and understand fundamental concepts behind virtual collaboration.
  • Learn how to engage clients in methods that they can relate to within the design environment.
  • Develop and learn to share design concepts anytime, anywhere.

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

 

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

 

Presenter: Vanessa DeKoekkoek

 

NKBA CEUs: .1

 

NKBA Education Hours:  0




Starts:
11/2/2017 12:00:00 PM
Course Code:DI1205/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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+ Presentation Standards I
Starts: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 01:00 PM
Member Price: $179.00
Non-Member Price: $219.00

REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

Presentation Standards I

This course describes the most common project documents used in the kitchen and bath industry today, tells participants how to prepare them, offers suggestions on presenting designs, and covers the NKBA’s Graphics and Presentation Standards to guide drawing practice.

Project documents, plans, and drawings form the basis of communication within the kitchen and bath profession, and throughout the building industry as well. They detail the designer’s vision of a project and are used to communicate a variety of details to everyone involved in a job.

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

  • Discuss the purpose of the NKBA Graphics and Presentation Standards
  • List the steps to accurately measure a design space
  • Apply hand drafting techniques to floor plans, mechanical plans, and construction plans
  • Use common kitchen and bathroom project documents to complete floor plans, mechanical plans, and construction plans

Dates: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, November 7, 9 & 10, 2017

 

Start Time:  1:00-3:00pm ET; 12:00-2:00pm CT; 11:00-1:00pm MT; 10:00am-12:00pm PT

 

Instructor: David Newton, CMKBD

 

NKBA CEUs: .6

 

NKBA Education Hours:  6

 

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

 

Required Materials: Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation (2nd Edition)

 

Suggested PRL Readings:

  • Session 1: Chapters 1 – 3
  • Session 2: Chapters 4 – 6
  • Session 3: Chapters 7 - 9
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    Starts:
    11/7/2017 1:00:00 PM
    Course Code:DI1206/REG
    Learning Path:Design & Inspiration
    Learning Type:Event
    Event Delivery Type:Virtual Instructor-Led Training
    Learning Level:Introductory
    Member Price: $179.00
    Non-Member Price: $219.00

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    + From Measurement to Conception: Understanding Documentation
    Starts: Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00 PM
    FREE

    REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WEBINAR

    From Measurement to Conception: Understanding Documentation

    When clients work with builders and remodelers, designers may be the missing member of the team.  As a Kitchen and Bath designer, YOU are a key component of a client's team.   Do you know the difference between a Kitchen salesperson and a Kitchen designer?  Which one are you?

    This program will explore the importance of presentation standards and how the appropriate documents help you build an effective communication plan.  We will discuss the value of being an NKBA certified designer, how a professional set of documents will enhance your portfolio and how stellar communications will set you apart from your competitors.  We’ll also explore the correct measuring process to use when evaluating your project and determine the essentials that should be in your measuring “tool kit” for every project.

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

    • Identify the role of a designer and who the design documents will impact for any project.
    • Explain the purpose and importance of NKBA Kitchen and Bath Presentation Standards.
    • List all the design documents to include and how they affect the outcome of a project.
    • Design a communication plan and recognize the value of an appropriate project evaluation.

    Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

     

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

     

    Presenter: Peter Albanese, CKBD – Creative Kitchen and Bath

     

    NKBA CEUs: .1

     

    NKBA Education Hours:  0




    Starts:
    11/13/2017 12:00:00 PM
    Course Code:DI1207/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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