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Webinar: How to Extend Fabric & Surface Life: Selection Specifications & Cleaning Strategies

When: February 17, 2022
Time: 10:00am Pacific
Price: FREE

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar




Intense use, cleaning and disinfecting make durable coated fabrics and surface materials in healthcare environments susceptible to premature and costly failure. To prolong their useful life, appearance and performance, materials selection specifications should be based on performance-based attributes established by common test methods. 

This webinar will provide tools, resources and direction to current research, field tests, and survey results to explore performance metrics. Presenters will explain the various causes of material performance failures throughout the built environment, and provide new information on breakthroughs in cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. They’ll offer advice on surface materials, chemical interactions, and surface contaminants to address the high risk of new novel coronaviruses and other drug-resistant, community-spread pathogens which have made all environments “high risk.” 


Learning Objectives

  • Explore challenges and opportunities in implementing the Durable Coated Fabric Programming and Selection Guide for Healthcare and the CFFA-Healthcare-201 Certification.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare surface materials and challenges of cleaning and disinfecting processes and procedures.
  • Engage in a continuum of discovery to reveal new challenges and real-world issues related to surface material failures throughout the healthcare built environment, and the impact of environmental contaminates, cleaning chemicals, and methods.
  • Evaluate multiple attributes when specifying products, materials, and surfaces to improve successful outcomes.



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Presenting Faculty

Teri Lura Bennett, RN, CHID, EDAC, NIHD, IIDA, & AAHID President 2022

Teri Lura Bennett is the Lead Interior Designer at Johns Hopkins Health System / Facilities Planning Office. She supervises and manages interior design furniture and finishes for all projects across five JHHS campuses. Responsibilities include selection, specification and coordination of all furnishings and materials, as well as maintaining a corporate database. Teri works closely with procurement, maintenance, and environmental services teams to manage finishes and furniture. She spent the first 10 years of her career as a Registered Nurse, becoming a full-time Interior Designer in 1985. She has served on the Maryland Licensing Board for Interior Design, and board representative to NCIDQ.


Barbara Dellinger, MA, FIIDA, CHID, CID, EDAC, NCIDQ, Director Design & Research, Adventist HealthCare, & AAHID Board of Directors

As a healthcare interior designer for over 35 years, Barbara Dellinger has provided planning and design for projects ranging from small clinics to huge 1M+ sq. ft., $1B military hospitals. Focusing on the patient experience, she uses evidence-based design to view design through the patient’s eyes. As Director of Design and Research for Adventist Healthcare, MD she has provided interior design for acute care, rehab, behavioral health, outpatient clinics and schools for children with social and emotional issues, including Head Start. She is Co-chair of The Center for Health Design’s EDAC committee, a founding member of AAHID, and an IIDA Fellow.

Shari Solomon, Esq. Industrial Hygienist & President CleanHealth Environmental, LLC

Shari Solomon is president of CleanHealth Environmental, LLC. CleanHealth provides infection prevention, industrial hygiene training, consulting services for healthcare personnel, facility operations engineers, contractors, suppliers and vendors. An attorney with 17 years of experience in industrial hygiene, she understands liability prevention techniques, offering practical and valuable risk management solutions. She conducts indoor air quality and infection control services, operation and maintenance program development, infection control evaluations, environmental services audits, and indoor air quality assessments. She is a Designated Trainer under the Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician Program from The Association for the Healthcare Environment of the American Hospital Association.


Linda M. Gabel, CHID, IIDA: Sr. Facility Planner, Medical Center Space & Facilities Planning Wexner Medical Center

Linda Gabel brings 37 years of acute care healthcare design experience to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. As an in-house design and planning leader, she promotes evidence-based design methodology and research with design consultants, administrators, and clinicians on small and large scale projects, with a primary focus on The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Linda has served on the board of AAHID, as IIDA Healthcare Forum Advisor, and enjoyed leadership roles at NBBJ and Karlsberger. She has had the honor of presenting white papers on healthcare design for pediatric, bariatric, and aging populations at Healthcare Design, Health Facilities Institute, National Association of Children’s Hospital and Related Institutions, NEOCON, Stephen F. Austin State University, Western Carolinas University, and The Ohio State University.

Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP, BD+C, GGA-EB: Principal, JSR Associates, Inc.

Jane Rohde believes in a global cultural shift toward person-centered solutions for healthcare settings and sits on various healthcare and sustainability committees supporting research, advocacy, and humanistic approaches to care. In 2015, she received the first Changemaker Award for Environments for Aging from The Center for Health Design and in 2018, she received the ASID Design for Humanity Award, has been recognized as an Honorary Alumni of Clemson University’s Architecture + Health program, and has been honored as one of the top ten Women in Design demonstrating leadership in healthcare and senior living design.