All Courses

 

All Courses

  • Solving Moisture Issues with Rapid Drying Concrete

    1 LU

    This course will discuss moisture in concrete slabs and solutions to end slab moisture issues such as flooring failures, mold, warping or curling, and excessive drying times. One solution to these moisture related problems is utilizing a rapid drying concrete. Rapid Drying Concrete is a ready-mix concrete solution for preventing moisture-related floor covering failures, an industry-wide problem that costs millions of dollars annually in damage, downtime, repair and replacement. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2014
    Subject(s):
    Structural Concrete, Concrete, Concrete Curing, Concrete Slabs and Floors, Concrete Surfaces, Concrete Construction
    Sponsor:
    US Concrete
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Breakthrough Decking: Latest Developments in Wood-Alternatives (Print Version)

    1 LU

    Wood-alternative decking materials have undergone a major transformation since first introduced in the 1990s. But homeowners and even industry professionals are not always aware of these advances. This course examines the wood-alternative decking materials presently available and provides information about the evolution of decking materials, the differences among wood and various alternative decking materials, and the enhanced capability for building design and aesthetics offered by wood-alternative decking. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2014
    Subject(s):
    Decking
    Sponsor:
    Trex
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Laser Scanning Applications for Architecture (Print Version)

    1 LU

    High definition laser scanning is a non-destructive method for recording a 3D digital image of a building. Its unique ability to precisely record flat and uneven surfaces makes it a valuable tool within the AEC industry. One real advantage of 3D laser scan data is its ability to accurately document variations in surface conditions. When properly scanned in the field, the resulting data will capture every nuance of a building’s surface, such as the variations in surface plane of a rusticated stone wall, or the bulges and tilts in a seemingly flat planar wall or floor surface. As modern design leans towards creating buildings with multiple undulating surfaces and non-planar walls, and century-old ornate masonry buildings begin to deteriorate and shift, 3D laser scanning becomes a needed and effective method to gain accurate documentation for both design and construction. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2014
    Subject(s):
    3D Technology
    Sponsor:
    Faro
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Designing with Water: Indoor Water Applications Make a New Wave in Architecture

    1 LU

    This course is an introduction to the concept of incorporating indoor water features in a variety of architectural applications. After reviewing the system components and various types of water features, the course will discuss what design considerations factor into a successful installation. It will then take a closer look at two water feature applications in order to appreciate the benefits of partnering with a specialty contractor. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2014
    Subject(s):
    Waterfeatures
    Sponsor:
    Bluworld
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Multi-Point Locking System

    1 LU

    This course will take a look at what multi-point locks, astragals and multi-point locking astragals are, while highlighting their features. This course addresses the overall benefits of a multi-point locking system and compares them to the traditional systems. Finally, after explaining all of the components, this course will help you decide which hardware to select and specify for your project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2014
    Subject(s):
    Locksets and Hardware
    Sponsor:
    Endura
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Color Matters – The Relationship Between Color and Pigments in Architectural Coatings

    1 LU

    The course will discuss the relationship between color and pigments, including how pigments can affect color performance in architectural coatings. It will cover ASTM performance test methods used to ensure coatings meet industry standards and perform well, and the effect that exposure has on pigments and color retention. In addition, AAMA specifications for various coating technologies will be discussed, and how these can help specify the correct pigments for optimal form and function in a project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2014
    Subject(s):
    Coatings and Sealers, Painting
    Sponsor:
    Valspar
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Building Green with Metal Roofs and Walls

    1.5 LU HSW

    This course will explore in depth the concept of cool metal roofs and walls while explaining their relationship to current energy code and guideline compliance. The environmental benefits of metal roofs and walls will also be explained, including contributions to numerous LEED® points. Additional case studies of various cool metal roof materials will be presented to illustrate how they can help lower energy use in a building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2014
    Subject(s):
    Metal, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Luxury Outdoor Kitchens: Design, Specify, Install and Use

    1 LU

    This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Luxury Outdoor Kitchens and options for design and layout, for product specification, installation and proper use. By understanding these topics, building professionals will be in a better position to serve their clients and help create upscale outdoor spaces that greatly enhance a home's functionality, enjoyment and value. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2014
    Subject(s):
    Outdoor Kitchens, Kitchen
    Sponsor:
    Sub-Zero
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Post-Frame Buildings: A Light-Commercial Mainstay

    1 LU

    In this era of growing interest in all things sustainable and cost-effective, post-frame construction and its primary material, wood, are gaining favor in construction, including in the light-commercial market. As such, post-frame building systems are now an application of choice for low-rise, light-commercial buildings such as office and municipal buildings because of their energy efficiency, versatility, and durability. This course will examine post-frame building systems including their versatility, range of applications, structural features and key performance characteristics. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Building, Green Builders, Green Design, Framing
    Sponsor:
    National Frame Building Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Six Benefits of Post-Frame Building Systems: From Cost Savings to Sustainability

    1 LU HSW

    Post-frame buildings are engineered wood-frame systems that feature large, widely-spaced supporting columns. Post-frame buildings offer numerous advantages that make them an ideal choice for low-rise commercial construction. This course will cover the six key benefits of post-frame building systems, including cost savings, energy efficiency, code compliance, sustainability, design flexibility, and durability. The course will also present numerous case studies that demonstrate cost and time of construction for typical post-frame building projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Framing, Sustainability
    Sponsor:
    National Frame Building Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA