Why Standards Matter

Make more confident furniture selection decisions with an informed view of the role standards play in your evaluation process.

Standards in contract furniture procurement ensure decisions are informed by safety, wellness, and sustainability. Learn about the historical context that drove BIFMA to develop industry-wide furniture performance standards and realize the impact of social, economic, and technological trends on the bottom line for your clients. See how testing procedures simulate actual use over the life of the product, and learn how to access LEVEL and BIFMA Compliant standards as tools to evaluate your furniture selections.

This is a recording of a webinar presented on April 21, 2021.


Content Provider
BIFMA



What You Will Learn
  • Explain the historical context that drove the need for developing industry-wide furniture performance standards.
  • Describe the impact of social, economic, and technological trends on business owners who must satisfy their bottom line. 
  • Identify how furniture testing procedures are designed to simulate use over the life of the product, and visualize how different tests relate to safety and durability requirements under BIFMA standards. 
  • Evaluate your contract furniture selections using the LEVEL and BIFMA Compliant tools.

Continuing Education Approvals 
  • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW CC-112981 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf by the Content Provider.)
  • 1 AIA LU | HSW Matters2.0Rem (AIA Members: Please contact education@asid.org to have your completion reported by the Content Provider)

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Access period: One year from registration date.

Jennifer Wammack

Director of Outreach, BIFMA

Jennifer Wammack is BIFMA’s Director of Outreach, a role created in 2017 to enhance engagement with influencers of the commercial built environment. Since that time, Jennifer has been the organization’s brand ambassador, communicating BIFMA’s message as the industry leader in developing furniture safety, durability and sustainability standards that ensure product performance and inspire confidence wherever people work, learn, heal, and play. Jennifer holds a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Management in Sustainable Business from Aquinas College.

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This CEU is registered with the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits. This credit will be accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).

The content included is not deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by IDCEC of any material or construction or any method or manner of handling, using distributing or dealing in any material or product.

Questions related to specific materials, methods and services should be directed to the instructor and provider of the CEU.

This program is registered for 1 CEU value | HSW. The IDCEC class-code is: CC-112981.

Attendees who do not belong to ASID, IIDA or IDC and do not have a unique IDCEC number will be provided with a Certificate of Completion after this CEU.

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Why Standards Matter Part One
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Why Standards Matter Part Two
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Why Standards Matter Part Three
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Why Standards Matter Part Four
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Why Standards Matter Part Five
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Why Standards Matter Course Quiz
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Course Completion and Credit Certificate
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