FRIDAY, APRIL 7 | 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Student Design Forum

Design students are invited to attend our 14th annual Student Design Forum (formerly Student Career Day). Learn from the professionals during our keynote panel and Q & A, roundtable lunch discussions, and showroom tours. One-on-one portfolio reviews with an instructor are also available.

THURSDAY, APRIL 13 | 11:30 A.M. | The Latest in Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops are not all created equal. This event for Trade members, presented by Jim D LLC/Hard Topix Precast Concrete, will showcase the latest advancements in the concrete countertop industry and address some misconceptions you may have regarding this amazing material. Lunch and refreshments will be served from 11:30 - noon; a presentation and Q & A will follow. Please RSVP by April 7 to Jim Darland at 989.544.3859 or

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 | 11 A.M. & 5 P.M. | Meet & Greet: Custom Linear Fireplaces

Emmett’s Energy hosts DaVinci Custom Fireplaces by Travis Industries in a presentation for Trade members on linear gas fireplaces in new and retrofit applications. Among the topics will be comparing the opportunities and potentially limiting requirements of location, clearance to combustibles, combustion air supply, and exhaust venting between available standard linear gas fireplace options. Length and height of glass viewing, glass surface temperatures, and interior decoration in the flame bed will also be covered, along with specific custom requirements of unique applications and installation procedures. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by April 14 to Joe Cartier at or call 248.674.3828. CEU credits available through AEC Daily.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 | 10 A.M. | Lunch & Learn at The Ghiordes Knot

Trade members are invited to join The Ghiordes Knot, Suite 20, for a Cork, Bamboo, and Hardwood as a Flooring Material CEU at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 26. Tom Hoffmeyer, certified National Wood Flooring Association presenter, will discuss the characteristics and benefits of cork, bamboo, and hardwood, as well as heartwood vs. sapwood, annual growth rings, wood grain, texture saw cut, and Janka (hardness) ratings. He’ll also cover cork and bamboo harvesting, growth cycles, sustainability, and environmental benefits and indoor air quality. CEU credit: 0.1. Lunch will follow the presentation. Please RSVP by April 21 to or call 248.643.0333.