Milliken currently offers three RIBA Approved CPD presentations. All three are part of the RIBA CPD Core Curriculum.

LVT - Looking Beyond Aesthetics

This presentation provides an insight into the various types of Luxury Vinyl Tile products available and considers these in terms of performance and functionality. Delegates will learn about the various areas to focus on, beyond aesthetics, when specifying a LVT product for a commercial installation. It also considers the environmental aspects of the product and provides information on ingredients typically used and relevant quality standards.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the broad product offering of Luxury Vinyl Tile

2. Identify key considerations when specifying LVT:

  • Product construction
  • The interior environment in which it will be installed
  • Sustainability attributes
  • Design

3.   Examine the various types of LVT construction and how it impacts performance and applications

4.   Explore the design flexibility afforded by LVT

End of Life Disposal of Interior Finishes: A Focus on Carpet Tiles

This seminar provides delegates with an understanding of the broad drivers for recycling of interior materials, with a specific focus on carpet. It reviews the options for disposal of carpet and opportunities for recycling of broadloom carpet and carpet tiles. The presentation goes on to explain a new Closed Loop carpet tile recycling process, which Milliken has recently developed, giving an insight into how the technology works, its capabilities, the challenges it presents and how architects and other users can engage with this process.

Learning Objectives

1. Review the factors affecting the drive to increase carpet recycling

2. Understand the complexities and options available for recycling different types of carpet

3. Learn about Closed Loop Recycling and a new process for turning old carpet into materials for manufacturing new carpet tile

4. Explore the challenges that are being addressed to increase the rate of Closed Loop Recycling for carpet tile

The WELL v2 Building Standard and how floor covering impacts health and well-being

This CPD presentation initially provides delegates with an insight into why health and wellbeing is becoming increasingly important in the built environment. It goes on to review the latest version of the WELL Building Standard and highlights how floor coverings specifically feature in the standard and consider how various aspects of floor coverings can help architects to achieve the WELL standard.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the key reasons for designing spaces with a primary focus on human health and well-being

2. Explore the WELL Building Standard and learn about the key features and ways to certify your next project

3. Learn how the WELL Living Lab is contributing to future WELL Building Standard features

4. Demonstrate ways floor covering can contribute to the WELL Building Standard and to designing spaces with a focus on human health and well-being