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



BALANCING TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN

JANUARY 20, 2021
Many new products on the market claim to be “smart,” but how do these devices actually improve clients’ experiences in their homes? Learn what it takes to successfully integrate smart technology in your projects. Discover examples of how technology can enhance the lifestyle of homeowners and understand the critical considerations for service and support.

Location:
Online Zoom Webinar at noon



INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATED LIGHTING DESIGN

FEBRUARY 17, 2021
Lighting plays a key role in any room design, whether you’re considering how to showcase a piece of art or how to set a scene for an intimate dinner party – the ways in which can affect the feeling of the room are undoubtable. What many may not realize is how technology can enhance and even simplify a home’s lighting plan. Attendees will walk away from this class with an understanding of the variety of lighting design techniques that can be streamlined with the use of technology. Additionally, attendees will gain insight on how light quality is determined and how it plays into overall lighting design plans.

Location:
Online Zoom Webinar at noon



WELLNESS FOR THE WHOLE HOME (DELOS01)

MARCH 17, 2021
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.

Learning Objective 1: Understand the market demand for healthier homes.
Learning Objective 2: Understand how specific environmental factors and elements within the home affect health and well-being.
Learning Objective 3: Understand wellness solutions that can help enhance health and well-being within the home.
Learning Objective 4: Understand the design considerations for implementing wellness solutions into the home.

Please note that this class is eligible for credit from AIA but not IDCEC. ASID members should report the class as self-study.

This class is being taught by Kelly Drewry, Senior Vice President at Delos (www.delos.com).

Location:
Online Zoom Webinar at noon



DESIGNING HOME THEATERS AND MEDIA ROOMS

APRIL 21, 2021

Digital entertainment plays a huge part in the modern lifestyle and is something that can be truly astounding when experienced in the correct environment. Dedicated and convertible entertainment spaces need careful thought and professional design to perform well, and ultimately wow the homeowner. In this course, you will learn the principles that go into designing and implementing these entertainment spaces.

Location:
Online Zoom Webinar at noon
 



TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTS FOR OUTDOOR SPACES

MAY 19, 2021

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 Zoom Webinar at noon


 



LIGHTING CONTROL ILLUMINATED

JUNE 16, 2021

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 Zoom Webinar at noon

 



HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY FOR THE MODERN HOME

JULY 21, 2021

Home electronics should integrate seamlessly into a home’s design and décor. 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 Zoom Webinar at noon


 



PROPER PLANNING FOR RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

AUGUST 18, 2021

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:
Online Zoom Webinar at noon

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FUTURE CLASSES TO BE POSTED SOON