Education

Continuing Education Credits

Modern technology has become ubiquitous in today’s luxury home.  Lighting control, home theaters, motorized shades, flawless WiFi – all are expected.  Dallas Sight and Sound loves working with designers, architects, and builders to get them ready for today’s educated consumer. 

In an effort to prepare our partners as well as possible for their clients’ questions and requirements, Dallas Sight and Sound is restarting our Outreach Education program.  We teach AIA, ASID, and IDCEC certified courses year-round to help industry professionals learn more about home technology. 

The schedule below lists all the class dates.  Each class will include lunch (let us know if you have any dietary restrictions).  Classes will begin at 12:00; plan to arrive a few minutes early to get your lunch.  Please RSVP to the class using the links below.

Besides the classes we host ourselves, we can also teach a course at your local office and provide attendees with a free lunch!

To be added to our CEU Class mailing list or to request a course to be taught at your office, please email:
education@dallassightandsound.com.

Course List



PROPER PLANNING FOR RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

JANUARY 15, 2020
As with other rough-in trades (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), electronic systems should be planned for well in advance of construction and documented at the construction drawing phase of design. This course describes the processes used by professionals in the project planning, design, and installation phases of electronic systems. Participants will be able to identify different types of residential systems and the unique impact of each on specific design considerations, such as space, framing, electrical, and ventilation requirements. This course will also help attendees identify and analyze the benefits of working with trained electronic systems professionals.

Location:
Dallas Sight and Sound (DSSI)
14354 Proton Road
Dallas, TX 75244
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LIGHTING CONTROL ILLUMINATED

FEBRUARY 19, 2020
Lighting control has become a standard in new construction and existing retrofit solutions…those who have it love it and wonder how they ever lived without it! Participants will walk away from this course with a basic understanding of lighting control terminology, and the benefits and solutions related to lighting control­ presented in simple, easy to understand language. Additionally, attendees will be active participants in discussion surrounding common misperceptions, features, and lighting control design considerations.

Location:
Samsung Design Center
World Trade Center
2050 Stemmons Freeway
Smarter Living by Design showroom, Suite 10085-11
Dallas, TX 75204
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DESIGNING FOR EFFECTIVE SOUND ISOLATION

APRIL 15, 2020
Controlling and isolating sound is tricky-without the correct tools, the right people, and the proper design, the results are often disastrous. Participants in this course will review the needs for creating sound isolated specialty spaces and discuss how much sound isolation is needed in varying circumstances. In addition, attendees will dive into the three tools of sound isolation-mass, absorption, and mechanical isolation and the role of each in the design and build process, while discussing the process of designing and constructing a specialty space. This course will also outline the benefits of working as a team with other trades to provide the client the expertise in bringing about a well-designed and functional space.

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon

 



LIGHTING CONTROL ILLUMINATED

APRIL 29, 2020
Lighting control has become a standard in new construction and existing retrofit solutions…those who have it love it and wonder how they ever lived without it! Participants will walk away from this course with a basic understanding of lighting control terminology, and the benefits and solutions related to lighting control­ presented in simple, easy to understand language. Additionally, attendees will be active participants in discussion surrounding common misperceptions, features, and lighting control design considerations.

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon



TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTS FOR OUTDOOR SPACES

MAY 20, 2020
Today’s homes have technology everywhere – inside and out! This market has grown beyond simple audio and video options. This course will provide design and build partners with a familiarity with outdoor technology options and how the environment (weather, location, and terrain) influences outdoor technology choices.
Additionally, participants will discuss the infrastructure, and equipment needs and options to ensure a successful project! Real-world examples will be provided throughout the course to ensure attendees understand how these principles are relevant to any project that includes an outdoor component.

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon

 



SHADE AND WINDOW TREATMENTS OVERVIEW – MOTORIZE, AUTOMATE AND INTEGRATE

JUNE 17, 2020
There are many different types of window treatments that can be installed in residential and commercial projects – including those used outside a structure. This course provides an introduction to these various types of products, the considerations (and client benefits) when automating shade and window treatments, and how to build your team of professionals when implementing this type of technology into your project.

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon

 



SMART HOME CONTROL & AUTOMATION

July 15, 2020
Home automation and control systems are becoming commonplace, even in entry level homes. The home may now have control and integration for everything from audio/video to lighting control to security, and much more. This course explains what constitutes a control system, the difference between control and automation, factors that homeowners, interior designers and architects should consider, and what to look for in choosing the right partner.

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon



HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY FOR THE MODERN HOME

AUGUST 19, 2020
Home electronics should integrate seamlessly into a home’s design and decor. This course reviews the three­ pronged approach to hiding technology-advance planning, design philosophy, and product selection-which are available for minimizing the visual impact of electronics without compromising performance. Specific challenges and recommendations related to hiding video displays, projectors, speakers, controls, cameras, and equipment racks-among others-will be addressed. This course speaks to innovative and creative ways to lessen the visual impact of electronics by making them low-profile, hidden or camouflaged, or even invisible!

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon

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WELLNESS FOR THE WHOLE HOME

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
This course explores how the built environment impacts our health. We spend over 90% of our lives indoors, and indoor environments affect almost every aspect of our lives, from our moods and energy levels to our sleep and productivity. By harnessing an evolving suite of technological innovations and evidence‐based remediation solutions, our indoor environments can be transformed into vehicles for health and well‐being. (Note: This course is accredited with the AIA, but not with IDCEC, which must be reported as self-study).

This class will be taught by Kelly Drewry, Senior Vice President of Design & Implementation at DELOS

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon

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SUPPORTING GREEN LIFESTYLES WITH TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

OCTOBER 21, 2020
A “green or sustainable home” extends beyond recycling and energy efficiency, clients today want to live a greener lifestyle. Clients today want to live a greener lifestyle. Participants in this course will discuss components of “living green”, and how using technology can actually help their clients live a greener more sustainable life. Additionally, attendees will discuss the ways control systems can improve durability, and enhance health and comfort of a home and its occupants through HVAC, lighting and lighting control, automated shading, smart appliances, water usage. Participants will also discuss how a cooperative mentality among trades in the design and build process can help clients achieve their “green and sustainable goals”.

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon

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DEDICATED THEATER DESIGN

NOVEMBER 18, 2020
What is a home theater? This may sound like a simple question, but is it? Participants in this course will come away with a very distinct definition of what a home theater is-and what it isn’t! Discussions will also include basic acoustical physics, common mistakes in designing theaters, as well as specific design considerations related to video, lighting, electrical, and safety and comfort. This course will provide guidance related to what goes in the room-from equipment, to wall treatments, to seating-and provide practical solutions to problems associated with home theater design and construction. Additionally, attendees will discuss the importance of engaging a trained, qualified professional early in the design and build process.

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon

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UNDERSTANDING TODAY’S HOME TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS

DECEMBER 16, 2020
There are many available options related to technology for today’s savvy clients, and this course will help guide participants through the myriad of choices. Participants will walk away from this course with a comprehensive overview of current home technologies available in today’s connected homes. The in-depth discussion will include wired vs. wireless, integrated systems-what they are and how they work-and engaging a trained electronic systems professional. This overview will also help attendees plan for proper wiring infrastructure in an increasingly wireless world.

Location:
ONLINE WEBINAR at noon

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