The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has authorized the International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) to teach continuing education courses pertaining to healthcare construction to its membership. Specifically, INSTALL representatives can now offer the “Best Practices in Healthcare Construction in Occupied Facilities” course, which has an emphasis on floor covering.

The course is designed to help specifiers identify challenges involved in construction work in an occupied healthcare facility. Specifiers are also taught to recognize potential hazards, and understand specific challenges involved when replacing or installing flooring in an occupied healthcare facility. For more information about the INSTALL program in your area, visit www.INSTALLfloors.org, or contact John McGrath, INSTALL director, at (215) 582-4108 or INSTALL@carpenters.org.