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Material Health Matters: a Transparent Conversation

Shaw Contract Group to host Material Health CEU at NeoCon:

Focusing on continuous product improvement and engaging in local conversation around material health encourages manufacturers and the design community to promote leadership in sustainable efforts – making a greater impact within the built environment.

On June 16, during Chicago’s annual NeoCon expo, Shaw Contract Group will lead an engaging discussion with an audience of architects and designers on how to identify and specify sustainable product selections for the spaces they design.  The discussion will focus on current tools and programs pertaining to material health.

The event includes lunch and provides attendees an opportunity to earn CEU credit (IDCEC, AIA and GBCI qualifying for Health Safety Wellness). The event is limited to a small audience, but designers and architects who will not be at NeoCon can request a scheduled Material Health documentary and CEU by contacting their local Shaw Contract Group Account Manager.

NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, taking place at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago since 1969.  The three-day event is the premier platform for connecting, learning and doing business in the industry, and attracts 50,000 design professionals and 700 exhibitors.  Visit www.neocon.com for more information.

About Shaw Contract Group

As a global leader in floor covering, Shaw Contract Group defines design through great appearance, performance and sustainability.  Its’ Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified products are 100% recyclable and perform in commercial spaces around the world.  Shaw Contract Group has received Best of NeoCon awards for its carpet collections every year since 2002; was rated “best overall business experience” by facility managers and designers; and was recognized among Contract magazine’s top ten “Brands that Inspire.”  A brand of Shaw Industries, Shaw Contract Group combines the expertise of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer with the financial stability of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. For more information, visit shawcontractgroup.com.

 

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NEOCON: Exploring the Design Implications of the Affordable Care Act

MASS Design Group and Shaw Contract Group host CEU presentation at NeoCon

As we design new infrastructure solutions within the current restraints on development, we must recognize that hospital architecture remains our interface with the healthcare system and should be considered an integral factor in approaching the problem of access.  Designers have a current opportunity to participate in the conversation of designing integrated solutions to persistent problems in healthcare.

On June 15, during Chicago’s annual NeoCon expo, Shaw Contract Group will present a compelling look at how the Affordable Care Act impacts the future of healthcare design during a live conversation with Michael Murphy of MASS Design Group. A non-profit design firm based in Boston, MA and Kigali, Rwanda, MASS Design Group provides infrastructure, buildings, and the human and physical systems necessary for growth, dignity and wellbeing.

The event includes lunch and provides attendees an opportunity to earn CEU credit (IDCEC and AIA qualifying for Health Safety Wellness). The event is limited to a small audience, but designers and architects who will not be at NeoCon can schedule a filmed version of this CEU by contacting their local Shaw Contract Group Account Manager.

NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, taking place at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago since 1969.  The three-day event is the premier platform for connecting, learning and doing business in the industry, and attracts 50,000 design professionals and 700 exhibitors.  Visit www.neocon.com for more information.

About Shaw Contract GroupAs a global leader in floor covering, Shaw Contract Group defines design through great appearance, performance and sustainability.  Its’ Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified products are 100% recyclable and perform in commercial spaces around the world.  Shaw Contract Group has received Best of NeoCon awards for its carpet collections every year since 2002; was rated “best overall business experience” by facility managers and designers; and was recognized among Contract magazine’s top ten “Brands that Inspire.”  A brand of Shaw Industries, Shaw Contract Group combines the expertise of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer with the financial stability of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. For more information, visit shawcontractgroup.com.

 

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Experience COLOREVOLUTION and Earn CEU Credit

Experience a seismic shift as the Shaw Contract Group design team guides designers and architects through a cultural evolution in full spectrum. Be inspired; watch COLOREVOLUTION online and earn free IDCEC and AIA continuing education (CEU) credit. In this color and trend forecast, the Shaw Contract Group design team unveils current environmental, social and economic shifts; explains how these factors drive color; and shares tips on incorporating these trends in commercial interiors today.

“COLOREVOLUTION is the combination of months of research into social, economic and environmental shifts in design,” said Reesie Duncan, Shaw Contract Group Creative Director. “We live in a world emblazoned by change; COLOREVOLUTION captures this change in a unique way by showing inspiring imaginary paired with intriguing color combinations.”

COLOREVOLUTION explores the story of progression into a new future through color expressed by six personas, each conflicted with two contradictory qualities to create a new world of possibilities. Innovation and progress is found in the middle. The personas are:

  • The Radical: finds beauty in the decay, destruction and the flawed. A rally call for positive change.
  • The Visionary: light-infused, ethereal, pure of intentions and design. A clear perspective brings attraction to materials and objects, evoking honesty and purity.
  • The Nomad: grounded and reconnected with nature. Develop a more serious interest in the overall health and well being of us, our planet and future generations.
  • The Futurist: subtle tones become a spectrum of statement hues. Surfaces shine with iridescent effects and mercury-like treatments.
  • The Resident: essential and straight-forward design become valued above all. Utilitarian shades add a pop of color or make a monochromatic statement.
  • The Globeseeker: drawn from a variety of cultures. Bright, neon-inspired colors oscillate in a pop explosion of artistic expression.

Watching the video online and completing the follow-up quiz qualifies for the following distance learning credits: 1 AIA Learning Unit and/or .1 IDCEC CEU credit for IIDA, ASID and IDC. To receive credit, watch the video, enter your contact information in a provided online form and take a brief quiz on the video. After passing the quiz, your information is sent to the appropriate accrediting agency.

Also, you can emblazon your Pinterest with our COLOREVOLUTION Pinterest contest. Create a board based on your favorite persona and each month our Design Team will select a winner.

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