All Courses

 

All Courses

  • 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
  • Carpet in Educational Facilities

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and talks about the benefits of carpet in educational facilities. This course will show how carpet helped improve student achievement in an elementary school through identifying the physical and non-physical benefits of carpet in classrooms. This course will show how carpet helps to improve acoustics and indoor air quality in schools. We will take a closer look at why carpet is an overall good flooring choice for schools. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Window Performance Ratings and Technologies

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings consume 40 percent of all the energy used nationwide. Achieving optimal energy efficiency in buildings can drastically reduce overall energy consumption, and windows can play a key role in achieving improved performance. Building energy codes, standards and voluntary practices exist to provide a target for achieving recognized and acceptable levels of energy efficiency and establish minimum performance standards for residential and commercial buildings. This course will provide a thorough introduction to the relationship between windows and energy efficiency and the importance of installing appropriate windows with high performance technologies. We will discuss window performance ratings and how they can help to reduce energy costs and improve the comfort of building occupants. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Windows, Sustainability, Design, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors
  • Sustainability and Glass Facades

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Learn how a glass façade contributes to a sustainable building, from energy savings and savings on mechanical systems, to occupant health and comfort. It also acts as a primer on building-integrated photovoltaics, or BIPV. This educational unit describes a glass façade building that is intelligently designed, with high-quality glazing and energy efficient frames, passive and active solar shading, operable windows that function automatically or according to occupant design, and even, to take it to the highest level, building integrated photovoltaics. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Design, Building Envelope, Curtain Walls, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Schuco
  • NSF/ANSI 140: Sustainability Assessment for Carpet

    This one-hour course focuses on NSF/ANSI 140: Sustainability – what it is and why it is important. By the end of the course, participants will know the benefits of environmental standards, know the five functional areas essential for producing sustainability carpet, be able to identify elements of the new NSF 140 and use NSF/ASNI 140 effectively to specify carpet. This course is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Codes and Standards, Sustainability, Design
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • The Carpet Industry and Sustainability: Environmental Initiatives

    This one-hour course assist participants in understanding some of the key sustainability issues faced by the carpet industry and how the industry is responding. In addition, participants will be able to define sustainability, state ways that the carpet industry has embraced sustainable practices, and explain how the carpet industry is a leader in sustainability. This course has been approved for 1 AIA HSW/SD hour, and 1 GBCI CE hour. Take the course.

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