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:
SUPPORTING GREEN LIFESTYLES WITH TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS
FEBRUARY 20, 2019
A “green home” extends beyond recycling and energy efficiency, 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 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 building process can help clients achieve their “green goals”.
Dallas Sight and Sound
14354 Proton Road
Dallas, TX 75244
LIGHTING CONTROL ILLUMINATED
MARCH 20, 2019
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.
American Lighting Association SMART Center
Dallas Market Center
Trade Mart #4826
2100 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTS FOR OUTDOOR SPACES
APRIL 17, 2019
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 (both 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.
DESIGNING FOR EFFECTIVE SOUND ISOLATION
MAY 15, 2019
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.
HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY FOR THE MODERN HOME
JULY 17, 2019
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!
PROPER PLANNING FOR RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
AUGUST 21, 2019
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.
DEDICATED THEATER DESIGN
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
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.
SHADE AND WINDOW TREATMENTS OVERVIEW – MOTORIZE, AUTOMATE AND INTEGRATE
OCTOBER 16, 2019
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.