East Bay Launch & Learn
Ready, set, launch! Join us for a night of networking as we kick-off our year and introduce 2019’s Design in Motion honoree! We will also have a CEU discussion on Demystifying Resins, presented by 3Form. Event is free to Members, $5 for non-member students and $15 for non-members. Register today!
Demystifying Resins: A Guide to Designing with Polymers by 3Form
This program is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge on translucent material alternatives that are available and used in today’s interiors. The program illustrates how translucent thermoplastic polymers can be used as aesthetic alternatives to more traditional materials. Further, the program reviews how polymers are being utilized to remedy key design issues of today: daylighting, reusable materials, energy efficiency and project economics. A review of performance considerations covers various technical aspects that are important to achieve successful designs with translucent resin materials.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to identify a number of resin options that can be employed to address performance and aesthetic aspects of countless applications. Participants will be able to ascertain the sustainable building and design benefits of using resins and how polymers are being utilized to remedy key design issues of today: daylighting, reusable materials, recyclability, energy efficiency, durability and project economics. Participants will be able to analyze the different technical aspects and performance criteria of thermoplastic resins, including: UV resistance, impact resistance, abrasion resistance, cleaning, and maintenance. Participants will also have a comprehensive understanding of and be able to identify the limitations that resins can help overcome when designing a project.