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BIFMA: Why Standards Matter
Webinar Sep 28, 2023
BIFMA: Why Standards Matter

Part of the BIFMA Learning Monthly Series, this is a live virtual learning opportunity for our members, designers, buyers, educators, and anyone interested in furniture for the built environment. There is no fee to attend. It is a Virtual event.

What are your primary considerations when selecting furniture?

This course provides knowledge to the A&D community, facility managers, building owners, end users, and manufacturers about BIFMA’s mission and work. The course explains Why Standards Matter to all who are involved in furniture procurement to ensure decisions are informed by safety, wellness, and sustainability.

WELL AP & LEED AP Presenter:

Ashley Blevins
VP of Sales
Via Seating

As VP of Sales for Via Seating, Ashley Blevins brings 16 years of professional marketing and sales experience focusing primarily on dealer and customer relations. Her passion is serving customers by providing value-added solutions that solve their needs. Ashley’s leadership style starts with teamwork, leading by example, and influencing team members through a trial-and-error methodology to determine winning strategies. She thrives in leading teams, driving metrics through encouragement, and coaching while influencing and navigating change management to meet company initiatives. As a certified presenter of various CEU’s, training and educating the industry on important and challenging subjects feeds into her lifelong passion around learning and helping share her own passions with others. In three words, fearless, transparent, and vulnerable outline core values.

Who Should Attend?

A&D professionals, LEED and WELL Accredited Professionals, facility managers (satisfies IFMA CFM maintenance requirements), corporate real estate professionals (approved toward pursuit of CoreNet Global QPCR designation), customers, furniture dealers, and anyone influencing furniture selection. Sales/Marketing Professionals Facility Managers, Owners & CEOs Instructors and Students Manufacturers of Commercial Furniture and Accessories Suppliers to the Commercial Furniture Industry

Program Credits:

IDCEC– 1.0 HSW designation
AIA– 1.0
LU/HSW GBCI– 1.0 General Education

Course Objectives:

  • You will learn the historical context that drove the need for industry-wide furniture performance.
  • You will understand the impact of social, economic, and technological trends that effect the bottom line. You will understand how test procedures are designed to simulate safety and durability in use.
  • You will understand how BIFMA supports the work of design and other professionals with their LEVEL and BIFMA Compliant programs.
Sep 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
UTC -5 (EST)