Eight Attributes of Contract Furniture

Evaluate your contract furniture choices based on quality and craftsmanship, safety and performance, health and wellness, and sustainability.

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Become a more informed specifier through this exploration of eight key attributes of contract furniture. You’ll gain insight into many of the crucial factors to weigh in your decision-making, including performance, sustainability, and health and wellness. We’ll provide information and tools you can use to assess each of these eight attributes and evaluate the optimal balance in order to create spaces that meet unique design criteria and work effectively for the occupants. 

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What you will learn
  • Describe the importance of original and authentic design, process controls in manufacturing, construction methods for wood and upholstered furniture, and how this impacts safety.
  • Recognize how furniture contributes to the health and wellness of occupants including chemical exposure, ergonomics, and the importance of ethical companies.
  • Evaluate important dimensions of planetary health, and the sustainability attributes associated with common materials used in commercial furniture.
  • Identify relevant verification and certification systems and discuss the value they contribute toward product evaluations.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • 1 IDCEC | HSW | CC-108634-1053 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf) 
  • 1 AIA LU | 8ATTRIBUTES (AIA Members: Please contact education@asid.org to have your completion recorded)

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Access period: One year from registration date.


Eight Attributes of Contract Furniture - Welcome Video
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Eight Attributes of Contract Furniture Course
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Eight Attributes of Contract Furniture Final Quiz
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Eight Attributes of Contract Furniture Course Evaluation
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Course Completion and Credit Certificate
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Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU and certificate available 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW and 1.0 AIA LU awarded upon successful completion of the course. REPORTING: ASID will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf if you are an ASID member. AIA Members: Upon completion, please notify education@asid.org, including your AIA member number, the course name, and date completed. We will report your completion to AIA on your behalf.