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Bostik, Artaic: Partner with Microsoft to stage interactive designer workshop

bostikWauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik, and Artaic Innovative Mosaic co-hosted an interactive workshop for key members of Boston’s A&D community at the Prudential Plaza Microsoft Store in Boston’s Back Bay on Oct. 6th.

Twenty top architects and designers attended the workshop to learn about creating mosaic murals using the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4. After being introduced to/being updated on Artaic’s robotic production process, which is driven by the firm’s patented Tessera software, and also learning about Bostik’s Dimension Rapidcure glass-filled grout, each of the attendees were asked to create their vision of a mosaic mural apropos for a Microsoft Store using a Surface Pro 4 pre-downloaded with Tessera software. They were also asked to specify complementary Dimension grout for their respective designs.

winner“To sweeten the pie and get our guests really ‘into it,’ we held a small competition,” said Scott Banda, Bostik’s director of marketing and business development. “Each designer’s creation was to be judged not only by the Artaic/Bostik team, but also by each of the enthusiastic attendees. The winner would receive a brand new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 courtesy of Bostik.”

Samantha Clarke, senior associate at MDS/Miller Dyer Spears, Boston-based architecture, planning and interior design firm, was the winner, coming up with a whimsical mosaic mural rendition of a 1970’s Bill Gates photo.

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J+J Flooring Group partners with APPA to host facilities workshop

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-11-23-03-amDalton–J+J Flooring Group is partnering with APPA to present a Facilities Drive-In Workshop, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Ill.

In collaboration with APPA and Roosevelt University, J+J Flooring Group has developed a content focus that has strategic application to financial outcomes, student and faculty satisfaction and safety in education facilities. The session will consist of three topic areas: “Leveraging the Built Environments to Enhance Brand Power,” “The Emergence of Research-Based Design in Learning Environments” and “Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls.”

The workshop is geared to local area technical and non-technical facility professionals at all levels who work at public and private educational institutions, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities. Facility professionals at museums and libraries are also welcomed to attend.

The registration fee is complimentary and includes a continental breakfast and lunch but space is limited. All registrants will earn 0.4 CEUs, 4 PDH units and 4 LUs. Each session will include the use of audience-response technology, allowing attendees to participate with individual feedback and personalized interactivity.

Facility professionals can register at http://www.appa.org/roosevelt_j%26j/