CEU Presentations

Lunch and Learn Presentations

Formica Lunch and Learns

One of the most effective methods in which we educate architects and designers is the lunch & learn – we buy lunch; you give us an hour to learn about our new surfacing products. Formica Group offers a variety of AIA, IDCEC, and HSW approved courses to help fulfill your continuing education requirements.

Here are the topics!

  • Hard Walls, High Style: Decorative Protection Panels Bring Style, Durability, Resiliency, and Safety to Commercial Settings

    Commercial spaces require vertical surfaces that are durable, long-lasting, impact resistant, and stylish. They must have industrial strength, but exude the latest trendy ambiance. Our focus today is on decorative protection panels that take the idea of high-pressure laminates to the next level, replacing the kraft paper core with a durable and resilient fiberglass core. This course explores this next generation of durable wall panels.

    Accredited by: AIA, HSW, IDCEC

  • New & Affordable Surface Options for Housing

    When it comes to specifying products for interior surfaces in housing, architects and interior designers have a wide range of choices. This course will explore different surface options, their key characteristics, and how they may be used in residential projects. In this context, the course will address the many benefits high-pressure laminate products offer as a surface option.

    Accredited by: AIA, HSW, IDCEC

  • Inspired By Wood

    We love the warmth, character and natural beauty of wood. It’s estimated there are over 60,000 species of wood in the world, each made unique by their color, grain structure and characteristics. Wood is probably the most versatile material used today, but there are installations and uses where wood-look laminate is a more sensible choice. Join us as we explore the world of wood species, grain structure, marquetry and finishing and discover along the way how wood laminate is created to honor real wood, while providing an alternative choice.

    Accredited by: AIA, HSW, IDCEC

  • Specifying Solid Surfacing Materials

    Solid Surface was first introduced more than 50 years ago and remains a strong option for both residential and commercial surfacing. From bathroom and kitchen counters to high-traffic transaction counters in retail environments or wet areas in healthcare, solid surfacing is a functional, stylish and durable option. This course will examine how solid surfaces are made, their key features and benefits, and common applications.

    Accredited by: AIA, IDCEC

  • Healthcare Surfaces: Marrying Function with Design

    How cutting-edge surfacing products create hygiene, durability, and beauty in hospitals, healthcare facilities, and pediatrician offices

    Accredited by: AIA, HSW, IDCEC

Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) Decorative Panels: Attractive, Durable & Sustainable

By: Composite Panel Association Continuing Education

Provides an overview of the performance and design of thermally fused laminate (TFL) panels, a decorative surfacing material formerly known as thermally fused melamine (TFM) or low-pressure laminate (LPL). The history of the surface treatment, its manufacture, end-use considerations, compatibility with other decorative surfaces, and innovative design options are all explored. At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify leading types of decorative surface materials, describe their differences, and discuss selection considerations
  • Discuss the evolution of thermally fused laminate (TFL) from its introduction as a cost-efficient panel to an innovative, attractive, durable architectural surfacing material which meets the performance demands of a variety of end-use applications
  • Discuss the sustainability attributes of wood-based composite panel substrates, including their sourcing, life cycle, and carbon footprint
  • Explain the efficiency and environmental advantages of utilizing TFL by relaying its manufacture and construction and the LEED® credits which may be available for its use in a design project
  • Discuss TFL decorative panels and their surface designs in terms of their compatibility with other surfacing materials in creating sustainable, durable surfaces desired by today’s consumer.

  • Accredited by: HSW, LU


More information on courses being offered are coming soon!

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