I plead guilty to enjoying a cold beer or two, and I’ve watched with amazement as the decade-long bull market in the craft beer industry shows no signs of abating.
The Whirlpool Corp. Design+Development Group (D+DG) is now offering an additional continuing education unit (CEU) course as part of its curriculum for industry architects. <br clear="none" /> The course, Downdraft Ventilation, is available for CEU credit at AECdaily.com's Online Learning Center and provides an overview of downdraft ventilation systems, including discussions on venting, ducting, filters, installation, indoor environmental quality and design. <br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> Seven additional CEU courses are also available. These include: Sustainable Design Practices for Kitchens, Systems for Homes and Lumber for Wood Framed Construction (podcast); Two Faces of Sustainability Passive and Active Systems in Residential Design and Use of Fly Ash in Concrete (podcast); White Goods: The Design Landscape and Sustainability (podcast); 3-D Designing with Google SketchUp (podcast); Built-in Kitchen Trends: The Design Landscape; Principles of Universal Design in Housing and Home Appliances; and Appliances & The Green Home. To register for one of these courses, visit <a href="http://www.aecdaily.com/whirlpool" target="_blank">aecdaily.com/whirlpool</a>.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> Whirlpool Corporation is the first appliance manufacturer to be honored with the AIA Continuing Education System (CES) Award for Excellence. As part of its The Inside Advantage, a dedicated program for building and design professionals, the D+DG was formed to provide a continuing education resource for architects and designers in the homebuilding industry. The department features staff architects Andrea Hutchins, AIA, AKBD, and Daniel Page-Wood, Assoc. AIA, AKBD, who each joined the company after nearly a decade of practicing architecture with residential and commercial firms. <br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> --<a href="http://www.kbbonline.com/kbb/index.jsp" target="_blank">Kitchen and Bath Business</a>