At Mohawk we are dedicated to delivering effective methods of educating and empowering our customers to design amazing spaces to work, live and learn. The goal of our Continuing Education program is to share our knowledge and industry experience with our customers
•Environmental Wood Doors & LEED
•MDF Doors and Their Contribution to LEED Credits
•Positive Pressure Requirements for Wood Doors
•Understanding Wood Door Construction Standard
•Veneer Specifics for Wood Doors
Environmental Wood Doors & LEED:
»DHI Program #11-0119: Environmental Wood Doors & LEED (2011) (2.0 DHI CEP’s)
»GBCI/USGBC Course Approval# 0090005968: Environmental Wood Doors and LEED (1.0 GBCI CE Hrs)
Course Description: This course is designed to give the participant an overview of the LEED Rating System, and how wood doors contribute towards the various credits. The participant will also have an understanding of how project specifications can impact the contributions towards these credits, with insight into potential areas of concern.
• Participant will gain an understanding of the LEED Green Building Rating System™ and the various credit categories associated to obtain project certification
• Participant will learn how Wood Doors can contribute toward LEED credits and gain a general understanding of current construction standards used by door manufacturers
• Participant will be able to identify what to look for when specifying what wood doors are best suited for a particular project
• Participant will be informed on various environmental claim documents used by door manufacturers
MDF Doors & Their Contribution to LEED Credits:
»DHI Program#: 10-0624: MDF Doors & their Contribution to LEED Credits (2.0 DHI CEP’s)
Course Description: This course is designed to give the participant the advantages and disadvantages of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) door production methods, and understand MDF door design possibilities, MDF door applications and MDF door contribution to LEED compliance.
• Participant will gain knowledge pertaining to the strengths and weaknesses of various constructions used for Medium Density Fiberboard doors.
• Participant will learn about the availability of fire-rated MDF doors and the applications they are best suited for.
• Participant will gain an understanding on why MDF doors are considered a premium quality paint grade solution to a wide variety of interior design and application challenges.
• Participant will gain an understanding of how MDF doors can contribute to numerous environmental requirements currently specified in various green building standards and codes.
Positive Pressure Requirements for Wood Doors:
»DHI Program #: 0623 Positive Pressure Requirements for Wood Doors (2.0 DHI CEP’s)
Course Description: This course is designed to enhance the attendee’s knowledge of the differences in Neutral Pressure and Positive Pressure fire tests as it relates to wood doors.
• Participant will gain a historical aspect of how and why the Positive Pressure fire test was developed.
• Participant will gain an understanding of how a wood door is tested to meet positive pressure requirements.
• Participant will obtain knowledge on the various types of positive pressure construction (Category A/Category B).
• Participant will understand the differences between the various positive pressure categories.
Understanding Wood Door Construction Standards:
»DHI Program#: 11-0421: Understanding Wood Door Const. Standards (2.0 DHI CEP’s)
Course Description: This course will provide the participant an understanding of the various wood door construction standards, with additional insight into the differences between a performance based standard and a prescriptive driven standard. General door construction including various door components will also be covered.
• Participant will understand the differences between a performance driven and a prescriptive based standard
• Participant will recognize the construction differences between standards
• Participant will have the knowledge to choose the door core, vertical edge and face material best suited for each opening
• Participant will be informed on how construction requirements affect the cost of materials and the use of natural resources
Veneer Specifics for Wood Doors:
»DHI Program # 11-0329: Veneer Specifics for Wood Doors (2.0 DHI CEP’s)
Course Description: This course provides an in-depth look into wood veneer cutting methods, the various face lay-up options, and species selection as it pertains to wood doors.
• Participant will gain an understanding of the various veneer cutting methods and the appearances associated with each type.
• Participant will be able to identify the species and cut of veneer that will provide the desired appearance required for a given project.
• Participant will learn how veneer lay-up options can change the overall appearance in grain and color.
• Participant will be informed on how their veneer choices impact the environment.