BIFMA CEU July 28: “Attributes of Contract Furniture”

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

Attributes of Contract Furniture (Accredited CEU)

Thursday, July 28, 2022 | Noon – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

You’re Invited to a Live Virtual Webinar

What drives furniture decisions in the commercial built environment? Key attributes are: Aesthetics, Quality, Craftsmanship, Safety, Performance, Health & Wellness, Sustainability, and Verification. In this course BIFMA, the industry’s trusted voice for commercial furniture, will dive into each of these topics to explain their influence on the decision-making process for furniture in contract environments.

What Will be Covered?

  1. Understand the importance of original design, process controls in manufacturing, construction methods and how this impacts safety.
  2. Recognize how furniture contributes to the health and wellness of occupants including chemical exposure and ergonomics.
  3. Evaluate important dimensions of planetary health, and the sustainability attributes associated with common materials.
  4. Examine relevant certification schemes and how they contribute toward safety, wellness and sustainability of furniture products.

Who Should Attend?

A&D professionals, LEED and WELL Accredited Professionals, facility managers, customers, furniture dealers, and anyone influencing furniture selection.

Program Credits

IDCEC– 1.0 HSW designation
GBCI– 1.0 General Education, WELL AP & LEED AP



Alejandro Rengifo, Sales Enablement Consultant at Steelcase

Alejandro Rengifo, Sales Enablement Consultant at Steelcase and active BIFMA Faculty member, will present Attributes of Contract Furniture in July. Alejandro was born in Bogota, Colombia and is an architect by trade with +30 years of experience in the contract furniture industry. During his 24 years with Steelcase, he’s held a variety of workplace, educational, and consultative roles in Canada and the US. Alejandro currently resides in Dallas, TX with responsibility for the South Central Region and dealer training in Latin America.