LuxeHome Presents Programming and Featured Products during NeoConnect

(CHICAGO, IL) LuxeHome is pleased to present two compelling CEU programs during NeoConnect, a month-long celebration of the commercial design industry, featuring a series of online resources, programming and events in June 2020. The two featured programs offer an informed view on diverse topics important to designers, architects and industry professionals seeking insight on designing with tile, as well as exploring the different ways to design for food service in campus settings. NeoConnect is the dynamic digital hub launched on neocon.com; registration for daily CEU webinars and virtual events is open now. Programming exclusively presented by LuxeHome includes:

Designing with Tile
Tuesday, June 23
4:00pm–5:00pm EDT
Scott Conwell, FAIA, FCSI, LEED AP, director of industry development, International Masonry Institute, Bowie, MD
[LH023] [INTERMEDIATE] [FC/R] [INST]

See some of the recent trends and changes in tile design. This program will address design and installation requirements for both conventional and large format tile, including substrate preparation and floor flatness standards. Attendees will also develop an understanding of the various types of tile, setting methods, system components, as well as quality assurance methods as outlined in the ANSI A108 standards and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook. Furthermore, the session will examine ANSI requirements for mortar coverage, grout joint width, allowable lippage, layout and bonding, as well as other aesthetic and functional criteria. The program will also look at the new standards for thin Gauged Porcelain Tile (GPT) panels, as well as the recommended specification language for installer qualifications appearing in the TCNA Handbook and MasterSpec.

Strengthening Campus Communities through Food Service Design
Thursday, June 25
4:00pm–5:00pm EDT
Daniela Holt Voith, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA, founding partner and Sennah Loftus, LEED AP BD+C, associate principal, both from Voith and Mactavish Architects, Philadelphia, PA
[LH025] [INTERMEDIATE] [FC/R] [INST]

Food has always played a vital role in cultivating and building communities, especially within campus environments. And further, the design of such spaces where students, faculty and families meet regularly to break bread together is more involved than the selection of table and chair. This seminar will zero in on several crucial questions, such as how do we create spaces that support daily meals as well as food-centered activities/events for students, faculty, alum and visitors? And further, how can their interior design reflect each institution’s unique community, mission and identity while strengthening our connection with food, each other and our environment? This seminar will provide attendees with thoughtful, workable answers. Through case studies, we will explore the different ways to design for food service in campus settings and how each serves a specific function(s) while reflecting the communities they serve.

Additionally, LuxeHome boutiques are featuring their best designs, including:

Dacor Kitchen Center (Suite 142)

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(From left to right: 48″ Dual Fuel Steam Pro Range, 42″ French Door with SteelCool – Panel Ready and 24″ Integrated Wine Column)

48″ Dual Fuel Steam Pro Range. Transform the way you cook with innovations like steam-roasting and steam-baking, speed convection, a built-in Wi-Fi-enabled LCD touchscreen, and the power of 22K BTU dual-stack sealed brass burners.

42″ French Door with SteelCool – Panel Ready. Blends perfectly with surrounding cabinetry thanks to counter height vertical bottom freezer doors. The FreshZone Plus compartment is the most flexible way to make more freezer or refrigerator space whenever needed. With revolutionary innovations like seamless 3DLighting, stunning stainless steel-wrapped interiors and Dual Icemakers with Cocktail Ice.

24″ Integrated Wine Column. Dacor’s fully integrated, full sized wine column easily holds up to 100 bottles of wine in three independently cooled zones, perfectly stored behind a triple layer of glass filled with argon gas to protect your wine collection from UV and IR rays. With a sleek design, the wine cellar comes panel-ready for graphite, stainless steel, or custom panels, with the option for a handle-free, push-to-open door. The column has four humidity sensors (one each per zone and one outside) to perfectly control the humidity level between 50%-80%, while Dacor’s own Precise Cooling Technology keeps temperature fluctuations within ±.3°F. Receive notifications and real-time status of your collection through the IQ Connect WIFI system and SmartThings app.

Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom (134)

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(From left to right, captions on following page: 36″ Sealed Burner Rangetop – 2 Burners and Wok Burner, 36″ PRO Refrigerator/Freezer and Cove Dishwasher)

36″ Sealed Burner Rangetop – 2 Burners and Wok Burner. Wok burner aptly handles the gamut of wok cooking techniques with equal precision, from searing highs of 35,000 Btu to simmering lows of 3,500 Btu Plumed wok burner flame focuses heat in the center of the wok pan and creates graduated temperature zones along the sides Porcelain-coated cast-iron wok ring cradles a traditional round-bottom wok, offering extreme pan maneuverability and ability to angle the pan towards the cook for convenient access to contents Wok burner grate extends the capability of the wok burner, enabling use with flat-bottom pans Maintain control with dual-stacked burners that go from 20,000 Btu down to a mere breath of flame Simmer and melt sauces, soups, and marinades easily with the lower tier of the dual-stacked burner Cleanup is a snap as sealed, seamless burner pans and the drip zone around the wok burner chamber contain sloshes and spills Dual-stacked, sealed burners reignites flame automatically with spark ignition system.

36″ PRO Refrigerator/Freezer. Scrubs the air of ethylene, mold, viruses, and bacteria every twenty minutes using NASA-based advanced air purification technology  Install directly within surrounding cabinetry for built-in, or add accessory panels for freestanding Makes an iconic stainless-steel statement, inside and out Dual refrigeration technology preserves refrigerated foods with cool, moist air and frozen foods with frigid, dry air Creates the ideal environment for produce in independently-controlled crisper drawer Easy access to food with full-extension slide-out glass shelf with adjustable gates Locks in temperature and humidity with soft-close door hinge and magnetic seal on doors and drawers Controls temperature within one degree of setpoint via intuitive exterior touch control panel Automatic ice maker with advanced water filtration system Control brightness with soft-on LED lighting that fully illuminates the cavity.

Cove Dishwasher. Adapts easily to differently shaped dishes and glasses with a height-adjustable middle rack and fold-down tines Removes food and grease with three powerful spray arms and custom wash and dry options for different soil levels Filters food efficiently through fine mesh for cleaner water throughout every cycle Dries every type of dish, utensil, and pan thoroughly with a hot rinse and fan-assist Operates in near silence that never interrupts Matches classic Wolf and Sub-Zero stainless steel or accepts custom panels to integrate into any kitchen design Opt for a stainless steel exterior panel for equal durability and a timeless, sophisticated look Provides better visibility with interior LED lights Maintains clean lines with sleek control panel and floor status light  Marvel at the durability of the stainless steel interior, built for decades of use Monitor cycle progress, even start a new cycle, remotely. Receive alerts when rinse aid is low.

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