CEU

Continuing Education Courses

Martin & Smith prides itself on our relationships with all aspects of the design community including the specifying engineer, architect and interior designers. To that end we offer a variety of continuing education courses from our manufactures that provide CEU credits for you and your staff. These courses can be done in person as a lunch and learn at your office or via an internet webinar.

Organizations and Credits:

ASPE | AIA | LEED | NARI | NKBA | AAHID | HSW
IIDA | USGBC | IDCEC | NHAB | GREENCE

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Advances in Plumbing Design for Healthcare   

Presented by: Whitehall Manufacturing

This course reviews innovations in plumbing design and how these designs support trending healthcare needs, including ADA compliance, ligature resistance, bariatrics, infection preventionand ADA code specifications.

1 AIA HSW/LU CEU
1 ASPE CEU

Ligature-Resistant Solutions for Behavioral Healthcare Facilities

Presented by: Whitehall Manufacturing

Mental illness and substance abuse account for nearly 5.5 million ER visits a year. The purpose of this course is to learn how to design safe, secure, patient rooms and bathrooms in all facilities to save lives. Attendees will learn about ligature resistant design, how to test for it and why it’s important to make sure all patient rooms and bathrooms follow this guideline.

1 AIA HSW/LU CEU
1 ASPE CEU

Gender-Neutral Design in Public Bathrooms

Presented by: Neo-Metro

Inclusive design is a win-win for customers and businesses. It shows the business supports the assumption that public spaces should be functional for all users no matter their age, health, or ability.


1 AIA LU CE Hour
1 ASPE CEU
1 IDCEC CEU

The Comeback of the Drinking Fountain

Presented by: Murdock Manufacturing

This course addresses regulations surrounding drinking water distribution and treatment. It compares the use of bottled water to bottle fillers and provides guidelines for specifying commercial water delivery systems.


1 AIA HSW/LU CEU
1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
1  ASPE CEU

Conserving Water and Energy - Electric Tankless Hot Water Heaters

Presented by: Chronomite Manufacturing

Universal hot water availability is generally taken for granted. At a time when energy prices and sources, environmental concerns, and water shortages are increasing in significance, it is important to produce hot water in a manner that addresses all these issues. This course explains how electric tankless water heaters (ETWHs) do this while also improving health and safety conditions and reducing costs. The examination includes detailed descriptions of many types of ETWHs and the basic calculations and selection criteria for the most suitable system.


1 AIA HSW/LU CEU

Vacuum Plumbing & a Sustainable Future - Provides Flexibility in Plumbing Fixture Layout & Building Design

Presented by: Acorn Vac

Vacuum plumbing accommodates restrictive site and structural concerns, requiring no trenching or cutting of slab. This course will help you understand the benefits of Vacuum Plumbing as compared to traditional gravity plumbing.


1 AIA HSW/LU CEU
1 GBCI for LEED Pros
1 ASPE CEU

The Impact of Plumbing on Interior Design

Presented by: American Standard & DXV

Do you know why Victorian faucets had cross handles? What was behind the explosion of color in the 1950s? The evolution of plumbing technology and materials over the last 150 years has had a major impact on interior design trends. Explore the history of plumbing and interior design while gaining insight into the technologies of the future.


1 IDCEC CEU
1 AIA CEU
1 NKBA CEU

Designing Luxury Experiences in Today’s Bathrooms

Presented by: American Standard & DXV

Designing today’s luxury bathroom means more than selecting high end faucets, fixtures and finishes. Designers are pushing beyond the norm and integrating spa and wellness elements, taking bathrooms to new heights. Explore 10 ways to stimulate your customers senses and design a total luxury experience.


1 IDCEC CEU

1 AIA CEU
1 NKBA CEU

Fundamentals of Bathroom Organization and Storage

Presented by: American Standard

When we ask homeowners what they wish they could have in their bathroom, their number one answer is more storage. Explore the physical and psychological approaches that will help your clients come to terms with the clutter. Understand the positive impact of organization on your clients health and well being. And learn design tips to make the most of available square footage.


1 IDCEC CEU

1 AIA CEU
1 ASID CEU
1 NKBA CEU

Champagne Baths on a Beer Budget

Presented by: American Standard

As the difference between what clients want and what they can afford widens, professionals can be caught in the crunch. This session will highlight the qualities that define luxury, and suggest cost effective solutions without compromising style or quality. Learn when to spend and when to scrimp, and insure you get plenty of “wow”.


1 IDCEC CEU
1 AIA CEU
1 NKBA CEU

Water Efficiency Strategies in Commercial Plumbing

Presented by: American Standard

Water efficiency strategies are critical to reducing water wastage in today’s world. This CEU covers the evolution of water conservation efforts and government regulations over the past 30 years. Explore testing procedures, WaterSense, LeedV4 and strategies to eliminate water waste and lead the way in smart and efficient water conservation.


1 IDCEC CEU
1 AIA CEU
1 ASID CEU
1 ASPE CEU
1 HSW CEU

Scald Protection In Commercial Restrooms

Presented by: American Standard

Shockingly, thirty four percent of admissions to burn centers are due to scalds. Protecting restroom users from scalding is critical in commercial applications. Though thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) are a common way to regulate water temperature, they can add unnecessary time and costs to your project. Historically, these valves were separate from the faucet, representing a separate component to be specified, installed and maintained. This course will explore how to prevent scalding with commercial faucets and what it means to be ASSE1070 certified.


1 ASPE CEU
1 AIA CEU
1 ASID CEU
1 NKBA CEU
1 HSW CEU

Trends and Best Practices in Building Water Use

Presented by: Grohe

Water is quickly becoming our most scarce resource, and you have the ability to make a real difference. Dive into the world of water conservation and find real solutions to take your project to the next level. Understand the requirements and learn strategies to lessen the impact, while maintaining your design goals and customer satisfaction.


1 HSW CEU
1 IDCEC CEU
1 AIA CEU
1 NKBA CEU

Custom Shower Workshop

Presented by: Grohe

Take a fresh perspective on multi-outlet shower design by incorporating aging-in-place housing trends, shower designs for non-residential environments, and ADA (American Disability Act) considerations. Design the ideal shower for today, and tomorrow, when you employ these multi-generational showering strategies.


1 AIA CEU
1 NKBA CEU
1 ASID CEU
1 HSW CEU

The Spirituality of Water

Presented by: Grohe

This unique course brings to life of the deep connection to between mankind and water. When designing and specifying a bathroom spaces, learn to embrace the cultural, spiritual, beliefs and practices of your client. Understand our ancient religious and spiritual connections to water, and how that relates to our modern lives. This course also introduces products that bring the health and healing benefits of water to your clients.


1 AIA CEU
1 NKBA CEU
1 ASID CEU

Deliver the Next Level of Cleanliness and Comfort with Bidets

Presented by: American Standard & DXV

About 22 percent of bathroom designers saw requests for bidets in 2015. Although the demand has been increasing in the US for bidet seats, there is still a gap in perception and awareness of the technology and products. This course will explore the features and benefits of bidet seats, the user groups who benefit greatly from this product, common misconceptions regarding this technology, and how we can better educate influencers and consumers on using and promoting bidet seats and shower toilets.


1 AIA CEU
1 NKBA CEU
1 ASID CEU
1 HSW CEU

The Sanitation Crisis

Presented by: Lixil

1 in 3 people lack improved sanitation. What does improved sanitation mean? In this course, you will understand what is meant by improved versus unimproved sanitation, the technologies surrounding areas of low improved sanitation are evolving, and India’s plan to improve sanitation by 2019. The course is broken up into four sections: The Sanitation Crisis, the History of Sanitation, Sanitation Technologies, and the Future of Sanitation.


1 AIA CEU
1 NKBA CEU
1 ASID CEU

The New Requirement of Sustainable Plumbing Solutions

Presented by: Lixil

In this course we discuss how transparency documents can help architects and building owners select products that have minimal impacts on the environment. As part of this discussion, we will examine tools such as Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, and Declare Labels. We will discuss how these documents can support architects in achieving credits in building programs such as LEED. Over this hour we will dive into how to read each transparency document and find the data needed for green building credits, as well as review how that data is used and why it is important.


1 AIA CEU
1 NKBA CEU
1 GBCI CEU
1 HSW CEU

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