Detailing Interiors: Kitchen & Bath

Earn 2 IDCEC credit
Expectations from kitchen & bath fixtures and appliances have never been higher. This workshop will discuss material and planning solutions that allay sanitation concerns while not sacrificing aesthetic refinement and functional efficiency. Experts will lead tutorials on the most recent innovations in wipe-clean surfaces, smart appliances, and water-saving fixtures. Attendees will leave with a greater knowledge of material and product applications at the cutting-edge of energy performance and safety guidelines, all while learning of attractive solutions for clients and end users.


  • Credit type: 1 AIA
  • Provider: Infinity Drain
  • Presenter: Barbara Kratus-Stark

Linear Drain Systems in the kitchen & bath industry have become an important element in the overall design of the bathroom, wet room, or outdoor application. While the concept of creating drainage for “Barrier Free Bathrooms” is sometimes a challenge to those designing and building in the field, this course will express the options, benefits, and solutions that linear drain systems provide and also how they apply to ADA codes for accessibility. A fundamental review of the different types of linear drains will be covered, along with a comparison of the traditional waterproofing systems and modern waterproofing technology that are integral in understanding the installations of linear drain systems.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the different styles of linear drains that are available and how to specify the correct one for your project.
  • How to incorporate linear drains into different types of applications – both indoor and outdoor.
  • What are Traditional and modern types of waterproofing within an indoor wet area and/or bathroom.
  • How to design a barrier free bathroom using linear drain systems.
  • Floor pitch and ADA requirements within the indoor wet area/bathroom.
  • Outdoor architecture trench drain design and applications.
  • Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
  • Provider: BLANCO
  • Presenter: Wendi Zimmerman

The increasing demands on providing healthy, safe, and quality designed environments for kitchens is on the rise. Factors to consider are material characteristics and properties, accessibility to planning centers, and appropriate installation methods. This course introduces materials, methods, and techniques when planning an important activity center in a kitchen design – the Kitchen Water Hub.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the Kitchen Water Hub and activities centers of drink, prep, and clean.
  • Evaluate kitchen fixture and fitting material characteristics and properties when sourcing, selecting, and specifying fixtures.
  • Learn about appropriate installation methods and materials that are sustainable to the construction and economic factors of kitchen design projects.
  • Construct accessible planning appropriate for areas of the Kitchen Water Hub in the home.


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