When designing floor systems, the best approach is one that is systematic. It begins with consideration of the project climate and moves all the way through selection of the finished flooring materials. As with any other design problem, flooring design includes analysis of the principles, codes, construction methods and available products that will affect the desired outcome. Risks are acknowledged and choices are made to lower those to acceptable levels. In other cases, choices are made to prevent foreseen problems from even occurring.
AIA Course Number: AIAPDH194
Learning Units: 3.0 LU/HSW (3 hours)
Course Author: Paul Spite