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CEDIA CEU Classes

Accredited classes for Architects taught by certified Drape‍r trainers in our office, at your location, or virtually via webinar.


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CEU921: Shade Fabric Selection: A Performance-Based Approach

Course level: Beginner

Class Description:

Selecting shade fabric based on performance.

Learning Objectives:

To provide attendees with a clear understanding of the following:

  • The impact of fabric color and openness factor on shade performance.
  • How to determine shading coefficient and what it means.
  • Advances in shade fabric technology and performance.
  • Different fabric types and their composition.
  • The difference between light filtering and opaque (or room darkening) fabrics.

AIA Topic and Category:

  • Topic: Window Shade Fabric Selection
  • Subcategory: Products and Materials

Credits offered: .5 CEU

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CEU935: Outdoor Living

Course level: Beginner

Class Description:

Over the past couple of years, the perceived value of outdoor spaces has skyrocketed, with more people than ever before making outside upgrades during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to people spending more time in their own outdoor areas, more of us are becoming aware of the benefits of being outside.

At the end of this course, you will understand the following areas:

Learning Objectives:

To provide attendees with a clear understanding of:

  • Opportunities
  • Comfort issues
  • Outdoor shading
  • Advantages of "ZIP" shades
  • Draper fabric and hardware choices
  • Other outdoor shading solutions
  • Fabric performance
  • Shade controls/integration

Why are outdoor shades becoming such a large opportunity? Despite the increased desire to spend more time outdoors, there are issues which create uncomfortable conditions and make outdoor living less appealing. The first issue is glare. The type of glare that most impacts comfortable outdoor living is direct glare. Direct glare is caused by the disk of the sun. and occurs when the sun is relatively low in the sky. Glare can also be caused by the sun reflecting off water or nearby buildings.

Credits offered: .5 CEU

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CEU937: Draper Residential Projection Design

Course level: Beginner

Class Description:

There are many variables to consider in selecting or specifying a projection screen. In previous years, the same white projection screen material would be specified in nearly all situations. Today’s technology has created solutions to address issues in each individual projection environment. This course provides an understanding of the issues affecting projected light, and solutions for dealing with them.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will understand how the following areas impact projection screen selection:

  • Image Size and Aspect Ratio
  • Image Height AFF, Obstructions, etc.
  • Seating
  • Throw Distance
  • Lighting
  • Surface Selection
  • Calculating for System Brightness & Contrast

Length: 60-70 minutes

Credits offered: 1 CEDIA CEU

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