The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) have formed a strategic alliance as part of CEDIA’s Industry Outreach efforts. The alliance will help educate both associations‘ members and will provide a platform for collaboration, partnership, and exchange of information regarding integrating technology into homes.
CEDIA’s Industry Outreach programs have established strong partnerships with design and build industry associations, resulting in the development of education and resources for many groups including architects, builders, building designers, interior designers and professional remodelers. To date, CEDIA’s Industry Outreach programs have educated more than 8500 design and build professionals.
In 2005, CEDIA formed a strategic alliance with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), resulting in a unique technology-focused group called the Home Technology Alliance. Similar to the NARI alliance, the Home Technology Alliance provides education, networking opportunities, and tools to foster better collaboration between builders and electronic systems professionals.
In addition to the NARI and NAHB alliances, design and build professionals have access to education delivered online as well as through CEDIA’s Registered Outreach Instructor program. These courses have been approved by eight organizations for continuing education credit including the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Building Designers, International Interior Design Association, Interior Design Educators Council, American Society of Interior Designers, Interior Designers of Canada, NAHB and NARI. A list of approved courses is available at www.cedia.org/outreach/roi_courses-db.php