J+J Flooring Group is partnering with the Center for Health Design (CHD) to hold three professional networking and educational events this year.

At each Health Design Insights and Networking event, Keith Gray, J+J’s director of product innovation, will deliver an important and timely research-based presentation, “The Human-Centered Properties of Flooring.”

Gray’s presentation will reveal findings used to develop a series of technical papers regarding the implications of flooring in healthcare facilities. Citing technical studies and a diverse body of peer-reviewed literature, Gray will point out recent data on how flooring affects acoustics, mobility, slip/fall injuries, anti-fatigue performance and the spread of disease. The presentation will assist architects, designers and facility planners in making well-informed flooring decisions based on human-centered metrics, according to the company.

Gray will be presenting along with other industry processonals today at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C. Other presentations include: “The Voice of the Consumer” by Barbara Huelat, principal at Huelat Davis; “Lessons from Patients” by Barbara Kubasti, principal at ZGF Architects; “Ensuring a Healthy and Safe Play Environment for Children” by Steven Wilson, business development associate at Playtime; and “Top Ten Considerations When Renovating Your Aging Patient Bed Tower,” by Adrian Hagerty, vice president at Array Architects. The presentations start at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p. m.

Attendees will receive one EDAC/AIA credit. The events are designed to unite the regional healthcare design community in intimate settings to provide professional connectivity and continuing education. 

The other Health Design Insights and Networking events will be in Boston, Thursday, June 25 and New York City, Wednesday, Sept. 16 (locations to be announced soon). As with the Washington, D.C., event, these events also start at 4:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. 

All CHD professional networking events are free for CHD affiliate members, thought leaders and thought leader guests. Reservations can be made online. Non-CHD affiliate members can attend the upcoming Washington, D.C., event for a donation of $40.

For more information, visit healthdesign.org and jjflooringgroup.com.