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All Courses

  • Considerations for Advanced Green Façade Design

    1 LU AIA/HSW/SD/ASLA/CMP

    Green facade technology has evolved into a viable design component that can provide multiple benefits and aesthetic value to a wide variety of project types. By understanding important considerations and following an advanced template, designers can include sustainability benefits of green facades into the building and site. This paper draws on 18 years of collected knowledge, observation, implementation, and experimentation to describe successful strategies that include system selection, design, plant selection, maintenance and client/owner education. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour; with GBCI for 1 CMP hour; and with ASLA for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2012
    Subject(s):
    Landscape Architecture, Sitework
    Sponsor:
    Greenscreen
  • Steel Framing for Composite Decking

    1 LU AIA/ASLA

    The introduction of composite deck boards transformed the decking industry more than 20 years ago. However, one factor in the deck assembly did not see a change: the framing. Architects and builders specify and install composites that will not twist, splinter, or get eaten by termites, but most frames are still being built with wood. Putting a high-performance deck board on a low-performing foundation doesn’t make sense. This article will describe benefits of steel deck framing, how to design with, plan, and install steel deck framing. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH and with ASLA for 1 Hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2012
    Subject(s):
    Decking
    Sponsor:
    Trex
  • Building Materials Matter: How Green Rating Systems, Codes, and Sourcing Practices Influence Specification Decisions

    1 LU

    As a building material, responsibly-sourced wood contributes to efficient construction and operation. Review today’s prevalent green rating systems, building codes and standards as they related to ensuring responsible building practices. Sustainable sourcing of wood, it’s economic, social and environmental implications, and how it factors into rating systems, codes and sourcing practices are addressed. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2012
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Codes and Standards, Wood
    Sponsor:
    reThink Wood
  • The Architect’s Role on a LEED® Project Course

    1 LU CMP/AIA/HSW/SD

    Architects play a key role in the success of a LEED project, but often that role is not well defined. This session defines the Architect’s role as project team leader without LEED Project Administrator duties, including decision making, owner/client relationship, quality assurance checks, documentation responsibilities, and much more. Best Practices and lessons learned from actual LEED building projects are included. This program is registered with GBCI for 1 CMP hour, LEED Specific BD+C, and with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2012
    Subject(s):
    LEED
    Sponsor:
    Marvin Windows and Doors
  • LEED® Interpretations and Addenda: How to Navigate and Apply Them to your LEED® Projects

    1 LU CMP/AIA/HSW/SD

    LEED® Interpretations and Addenda are critical components of LEED certification requirements that are often overlooked or misunderstood by project teams. Valerie Walsh, Principal of Walsh Sustainability Group, presents what she has learned about Interpretations and Addenda as a LEED consultant and project administrator. She shows you how to search the database and submit a Formal Inquiry to USGBC. This program is registered with GBCI for 1 CMP hour, LEED Specific BD+C, and with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2012
    Subject(s):
    LEED
    Sponsor:
    Grace
  • Building a Better Roof System with Roof Boards

    1 LU AIA

    The installed cost of a roof is generally less than 4% of the overall cost of the structure, yet roofing litigation is estimated to be 60-70% of all construction litigation. To help cut down on failed roofs on commercial buildings, and to cut down on subsequent litigation, this course is about creating a better roof system with the use of the most highly-rated types of roof board. This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2012
    Subject(s):
    Roofing
    Sponsor:
    USG
  • Vinyl: Designing for Safety, Sustainability and Resilience

    1 LU AIA

    This program is registered with the AIA for 1 hour and discusses the large role vinyl plays in the design and construction of modern buildings. There are myriad of uses for vinyl products within the built environment, from exterior elements such as cladding and roofing to interior elements such as flooring and wall coverings. This course covers the uses of vinyl in construction, the attributes of vinyl products, vinyl’s role in sustainable design, and the chemistry involved in the production of vinyl products. When all is said and done, you’ll have a better idea of ways vinyl products can provide solutions to design challenges, both now and in the future. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    The Vinyl Institute
  • What Makes a Thermoplastic Roof Sustainable?

    1 LU HSW/SD/CMP

    In a time when words like "green", "sustainable", “environmentally friendly", and "all natural" are being used to describe many products, it is difficult to know exactly what attributes to look for when making a purchase, and roofing is no exception. This presentation provides an in-depth look at sustainable roofing criteria, provides a methodology for rating the sustainability of various roofing systems and shows how to look past industry "green washing”. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2012
    Subject(s):
    Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Sika Sarnafil
  • Sustainable Green Building with Clay and Concrete Roof Tile

    1 LU HSW/SD/CMP

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Starting with the history and basics of clay and concrete tile, learners will be able to understand how they contribute towards sustainable building design. Modern manufacturing uses computer modeling to help minimize the use of raw materials – creating more effective and efficient systems. Raw materials for clay and concrete tile are abundant across the U.S., helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the finished product. This course looks at the advantages of using clay and concrete roof tiles to increase the efficiency of a building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2012
    Subject(s):
    Clay-Tile Roofing, Building Envelope, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Boral
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Carpet Recycling Initiatives: Environmental Initiatives

    This course has been approved for 1 AIA HSW / SD hour, and 1 GBCI CE hour. It allows the participant to understand the innovations in the carpet industry’s recycling efforts. It will address sustainability and the key drivers of carpet recycling, products from recycled fibers and landfill diversion. In addition, it will provide information about carpet reclamation specification for a project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute