Modern Materials for Contemporary Design - Update

Modern Materials for Contemporary Design - Update

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Today we are going to look at three contemporary high-end materials: aluminum, glass and high gloss acrylic. First, we will review the inherent qualities of each, then we will look at how each might be incorporated into your designs. We will review the design options of each application and how to specify these materials into your projects. And finally we will discuss the variety of building typologies in which these materials can be utilized and look at a few case studies that have incorporated these materials in a comprehensive manner to achieve a truly dramatic contemporary design.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe three contemporary design materials and discuss the characteristics of each including safety, standards and certification
  2. Discuss the interior design applications for aluminum, glass, and high gloss acrylic and how they ensure the safety of installers and occupants alike
  3. Explain the design options and specification criteria for each of the three materials discussed and how they optimize an interior space for the safety of occupants
  4. List the project types where aluminum, glass, and acrylic can be incorporated and how best to include these elements for a contemporary design
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(12) Furnishings
AIBD Division: 
Design Process
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Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
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Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion