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Flooring for Healthcare: An Evidence-Based Design Approach


Flooring for Healthcare: An Evidence-Based Design Approach

  • Henricksen 1101 West River Parkway, Ste 100 Minneapolis, MN, 55415

Henricksen hosts Joe Martere, Vice President of Healthcare Strategic Accounts at Tandus|Centiva, for a new CEU session on applying an Evidence-Based Design approach to flooring specification.

Evidence-Based Design (EBD) can assist architects, designers, and other specifiers in making better, more informed decisions about flooring for healthcare facilities. As a past member of The Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition and industry expert for its comprehensive healthcare flooring checklist Achieving EBD Goals through Flooring Selection & Design,  Joe will share the most important selection criteria a speci­fier should consider when evaluating different flooring materials.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the principles of EBD, how they are applied to flooring selection, and their link to patient, staff, and visitor satisfaction.
  • Discuss design considerations, as well as strengths and weaknesses of different flooring materials in satisfying selection criteria.
  • Review and understand flooring implications in healthcare environments and effects on acoustic performance, ergonomics, slip/fall incidents, roller mobility, glare, indoor air quality, as well as maintenance and installation issues.
  • Provide specifiers with the knowledge and tools to make more thorough evaluations.

CEU Credits
AlA: 1 hour Learning Unit / HSW (TANHC1011)
IDCEC: CEU- 103926


About Presenter
Joe Martere, LEED GA leads Tandus|Centiva's strategic healthcare accounts and market initiatives across the United States. Joe is a respected expert on commercial flooring with 25 years in the industry, 15 of those with Tandus|Centiva.

In addition to his participation with The Center for Healthcare Design, Joe served on the Board of IIDA's New England chapter and is an active member of IFMA and the CT USGBC.