As the definitive resource for contract textile information, ACT currently offers five 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.
Specifying Textiles for Success
(General 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.
Uncovering Coated Fabrics
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.
Facts: The Sustainability Certification Program for Commercial Furnishings Fabric
Learn how a Facts certification mark helps you quickly understand the environmental, economic and social aspects of a textile. This CEU will explore the rigors of the multi-attribute standard NSF/ANSI 336 behind the program and the degrees of achievement through third-party certification.
Understanding Codes and Textile Performance
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.
How to Specify Coated Fabrics for
Healthcare Upholstered Seating
Get a handle on recommendations and considerations for assessing a coated fabric’s suitability in challenging healthcare settings. This CEU, based on ACT’s selection and testing guides for healthcare, digs deep into four key areas: Durability and Performance; Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfection; Furniture Design and Manufacturing; and Material Ingredients/Chemical Transparency.
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