Specifying the Right Finish for Decorative Plumbing Fixtures – NKBA


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Specifying the Right Finish for Decorative Plumbing Fixtures


February 27, 2023


Dee Cassell, CDT, CSI, LEED AP, Senior Business Development Manager, Moen, Inc.

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What You Will Learn

In our tech driven era, information is our currency and curiosity can be the mother of invention. In this webinar, we will rediscover what manufacturing decorative plumbing fixtures mean.

We will cover the different manufacturing processes including various methods of coatings and finishes. We will also cover the importance of the raw materials used to create decorative fixtures for kitchen and bath and how they play an important role in design, functionality, and longevity of products. In the end, this wealth of information will affect the way you specify kitchen and bath faucets and fixtures.

During this session, you will:

  • Discover the many differing manufacturing processes of decorative plumbing fixtures and how it will affect the way users experience the product.
  • Examine the benefits of plating and finishing methods, when to specify them, and how it can be affected by the environment.
  • Explore finishes and mixed-metal options for various applications and projects.
  • Review the pros and cons of manufacturing and finishing methods while learning to interpret this information to specifications.
Featured Presenter

Dee Cassell, CDT, CSI, LEED AP-Senior Business Development Manager-Moen, Inc.

Dee Cassell, a Southern Methodist University graduate, was born and raised right here in the Dallas area.  She started working with the architectural community as an architectural coatings representative for Valspar Corporation in 1992 and later moved into commercial flooring on both the dealer and mill side.  Dee moved over to the plumbing manufacturer’s side of the business in 2016 and joined Moen in 2020 where she has been focused on the Multifamily market as well as other non-single-family markets.

Dee is a member of North Texas Chapter of USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional).   As a member of Construction Specification Institute (CSI), Dee is also qualified as a Certified Document Technologist (CDT).

Webinar Sponsor

We create the perfect combination of intelligent technology, functionality, and design. It is with this claim that we develop and produce a variety of fittings for all sorts of different functions; including drawer box systems, slides, hinges as well as sliding and folding door systems. Because good furniture needs good solutions – for the home, working world and quality of life. Every day, over 6,700 members of staff take up the challenge of developing intelligent technology for furniture. The home of the family-owned business is in Kirchlengern, Germany.

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