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Milliken offers a variety of continuing education (CEU) courses to help architects and designers stay up-to-date with industry tools and best practices. 
Courses are available for in-person presentations and live webinars, as well as through online learning modules for on-demand accessibility. 

Moisture Issues and Other Common Causes of Flooring Failures

(.1 CEU/HSW, IDCEC; 1 LU/HSW, AIA)

 

 

    IDCEC Course Number: CEU-106115
    AIA Course Number: MLKNSRS


    Moisture management is a big, expensive issue, and it effects everyone involved in interiors - from architects & designers to general contractors & facility maintenance, across renovation and new construction. Whether it's a ruined installation or the unsightly appearance of mold & mildew, the problems caused by moisture cannot be ignored. With cost estimates as high as one billion dollars, they're also incredibly expensive. The presenter will demystify what’s going on beneath the flooring and offer some valuable solutions to save money, reduce risk and improve occupant well-being. Learn why the trend in moisture related flooring issues exist, break down scientifically what is happening beneath your flooring, and how to cut through the noise of solutions to identify some key steps you can take on your next flooring project to ensure success.
     
    Available as In-Person Presentation
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    Designing Transformational Learning Environments from the Ground Up

    (.1 CEU/HSW, IDCEC; 1 LU/HSW, AIA)

     

     

      IDCEC Course Number: CEU-105624
      AIA Course Number: MLKNEDU


      There are various facets to learning environments – both physical and mental. Each of them plays into how effective learning can be fostered in schools. Transformational learning and transformation leadership go hand in hand. Much like the corporate world, we believe that there is a leadership mentality required to create school environments that inspire learning. Their physical spaces must represent this mindset.


      Designers have an innate understanding of how physical environments can elicit certain desired behaviors. These behavioral responses can change the culture of institutions. We believe it can further efforts in K-12 education, too. 


      During this CEU course, we will review ways to integrate a culture of transformational change both physically and mentally – one that invites teachers to lead and students to learn. We’ll propose that flooring can serve as a physical cue of dedication to teachers and students alike, using case studies where schools have empowered teachers and made students feel safe and welcome. 


      Discover how transformational learning environments start from the ground up. 

       
      Available as In-Person Presentation
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      A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Floor Covering

      (.1 CEU/HSW, IDCEC; 1 LU/HSW, AIA)

       

       

      This course provides a general overview of sustainable floor covering features that encompass both product and manufacturing perspectives.
      Learning objectives include:

       

      • Discuss the importance of sustainable interior design 
      • Learn a general overview of sustainability attributes 
      • Review how designers can assess sustainability features of floor covering products, from both a product perspective and a manufacturer perspective 
      • Discuss how architects and designers can move sustainability forward in the A&D industry 
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        An Ethical Approach to Interior Design and Architecture

        (0.1 CEU/HSW, IDCEC; 1 LU/HSW, AIA)

         

         

        This course reviews a variety of ethical issues in architecture and design, factors to take into consideration, and ways to resolve potential dilemmas.

        During this course, participants will:

        • Discuss everyday ethical dilemmas and ways to address
        • Explore the importance of sustainable design and architecture, concerning materials, transportation and emissions, and energy consumption
        • Consider the moral and ethical implications of ensuring a building’s integrity
        • Examine ethical and moral concerns as they relate to design and architecture
        • Investigate the potential effect of various ethical issues on others


        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        Entryway Matting Systems: Enhance a Building’s First Impression

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA)
         
         
        This course addresses the benefits of entryway matting and dust control for commercial buildings or hospitality spaces.
        After this presentation, participants will be able to: 
         
        • Explain the importance and functionality of entryway matting systems.
        • Identify key decision points when choosing entryway matting.
        • Summarize the inherent costs related to matting systems.
        • Understand a variety of ways entryway systems can be incorporated into facilities.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation


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        CRI CEU Courses

          

        CRI: 201 Carpet Construction — Carpet Specification Basics 

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA)
         
        CRI: 201 Carpet Construction — Carpet Specification Basics 
        This course covers carpet manufacturing processes, construction methods, tufted industry product types, tufting process elements, and commercial face weights.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 202 Fibers and Yarns — Carpet Specification Basics

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA)
         
        CRI: 202 Fibers and Yarns — Carpet Specification Basics 
        This course on fibers and yarns is one of the six-presentation series on carpet manufacturing. The other classes cover other aspects of carpet manufacturing. Carpet Construction, Dye Methods, Carpet Specification, Carpet Testing Methods, and Backing and Finishing
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 203 Dye Methods — Carpet Specification Basics

        (.1 W CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA)
         
         

        This course covers types of dye methods, the process and machines used for each method, and characteristics of each dye method.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 204 Carpet Testing Methods — Carpet Specification Basics

        (.1 W CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA)
         
        CRI: 203 Dye Methods 
         
        This one-hour course allows question and answer interaction with the instructor as the audience learns detailed, technical information on carpet testing requirements and methods. This course also introduces the Green Label Plus test methods - that meet the California 1350 Collaborative of High Performance Schools (CHPS) standards - and covers a long list of other carpet test methods, including those that meet American Society of Test Materials (ASTM) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 205 Backing Systems and Treatments — Carpet Specification Basics

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; AIA)
         
        CRI: 203 Dye Methods 
         
        This course covers the benefits of backing carpet, the backings process, identifies the main types of backing systems and identified the technical features of carpet treatments. Not approved for HS or W CEU credit.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 206 Introduction to Carpet Specification — Carpet Specification Basics

        (.1 W CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA)
         
        CRI: 203 Dye Methods 
         
        This course covers construction and performance specifications; elements of both types of specifications; how ”tight“ specifications should be; and how to specify for performance, indoor air quality, installation, maintenance, and environmental issues.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 303 Seal of Approval Testing Program — Carpet Maintenance

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; AIA)
         
        CRI: 203 Dye Methods 
         
        This one-hour course provides participants with information on the purpose of CRI's Seal of Approval (SOA) Program, what products and services are covered under the SOA Program, the SOA test criteria and how to select the appropriate SOA product for effective carpet cleaning and maintenance. In addition, participants will understand the need to include SOA in commercial carpet specifications and how it may affect warranties. This CEU will also provide information on where to find SOA information and how to compare and contrast carpet cleaning products. Approved for General Knowledge IDCEC credit.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 501 Carpet in Educational Facilities — Carpet End Use Segments

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA, HSW)
         
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        This course is offered in partnership with The Carpet and Rug Institute, discussing how carpet is used in educational settings. 
        At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
         
        • Evaluate how students and teachers feel about carpet.
        • Show how carpet helped improve student achievement at Charles Young Elementary School.
        • List some physical and non-physical benefits of carpeting for classrooms.
        • Offer ways to improve acoustics in schools.
        • List ways that carpet contributes to good indoor air quality.
        • Describe why carpet is a good flooring choice for schools.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 502 Carpet in Acute Care Facilities — End Use Market Segments

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA, HS)
         
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        This one hour course provides the participant will be able to identify the main healthcare segments, explain how changing demographics affect today's healthcare industry choices, describe how carpet provides benefits in safety, ergonomics, roller mobility, infection and moisture control, acoustics, IAQ and maintenance savings, explain how the 'green' movement affects the healthcare industry, and identify how carpet maintenance can help keep a healing environment healthy. This course has been approved by the IDCEC for HS CEU credits and by the AIA for HSW SD LU credits. 
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 503 Carpet For Senior Living — Carpet End Use Segments

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA, HS)
         
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        This course explores the ways in which carpet enhances the warmth and character of facilities designed for senior living and the unique carpeting demands of senior environments in terms of carpet selection. Special attention is paid to the physical realities of aging and dementia, as these play key roles in senior safety, mobility and comfort. This course has been approved by the IDCEC for 0.1 CEU HS CEU credits and by the AIA for HSW SD 1.0 LU credits.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 504 Carpet for Hospitality — Carpet End Use Segments

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA, HS)

         


         

        This course is offered in partnership with The Carpet and Rug Institute, describing the benefits of carpet in a hospitality space. 
        At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

         
        • Discuss hospitality needs and requirements.
        • Discuss elements of the selection process.
        • State the importance of technical requirements in performance, installation and maintenance.
        • Discuss sustainable carpet in hospitality.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 601 Green Label Plus Testing Carpet Cushion and Adhesives — Indoor Air Quality and Carpet

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA, HSW)
         
        CRI 601 Green Label Plus Testing Carpet Cushion and Adhesives
         
        This one hour course provides the student with the knowledge of what Green Label Plus testing is and how is can help the student specify carpet that is safer and better for clean, healthy indoor air. In addition, guidelines for specifying low-emitting carpet and adhesives according to high Indoor Air Quality Standards. Approved for HSW CEU credit.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 701 The Carpet Industry and Sustainability — Environmental Initiatives

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA, HSW)

         

         

        This course is offered in partnership with The Carpet and Rug Institute, describing how the carpet industry is a leader in sustainability. 
        At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

         
        • State brief background information on the carpet industry.
        • Be able to enumerate the decisions that affect sustainability in the specification process.
        • Identify key elements of End of Life Management.
        • Define the basics of Life Cycle Assessments.
        • Define which standards and certifications apply to carpet products.

         

        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 703 NSF/ANSI 140: Sustainability Assessment for Carpet — Environmental Initiatives

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA, HSW) 

         

         
        This course is offered in partnership with The Carpet and Rug Institute, reviewing benefits of environmental standards and essentials for producing sustainable carpet. At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
         
        • State the benefits of environmental standards.
        • Describe the five functional areas identified by the Joint Committee as being essential for producing sustainable carpet.
        • Explain NSF/ANSI 140.
        • Use NSF/ANSI 140 effectively to specify carpet.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation
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        CRI: 704 Innovations in Carpet Recycling — Environmental Issues

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA, HSW)

         

         

        This course is offered in partnership with The Carpet and Rug Institute, detailing recent innovations in carpet recycling. 
        At the end of the course, participants will be able to:  
         

        • Describe sustainability and key drivers of carpet recycling.
        • Identify ways to reuse and recycle carpet.
        • List new products produced from old carpet.
        • Quantify landfill diversion of post-consumer carpet and its environmental and human impact.

         

        Available as In-Person Presentation

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        CRI: 801 The Basics of Rug Manufacturing — Area Rug Series 

        (.1 CEU, IDCEC; 1 LU, AIA)
         
        CRI: 801 The Basics of Rug Manufacturing — Area Rug Series  
         
        This course enables participants to learn the benefits of using area rugs, understand the basic steps in rug production, describe the basic types of rug construction and discuss the fibers and dyes used to create rugs. This course has been approved for Basic CEU credits, by the AIA for Hours 1.
         
        Available as In-Person Presentation

         

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