All Courses

 

All Courses

  • LEED v4: Transformation through Transparency, Health, and Achievement

    1 LU HSW

    This course will review LEED version 4 and how it will transform the marketplace for high performance buildings by encouraging and rewarding the use of products that provide transparency into their manufacture, certification of their performance to a standard and impact on the environment and human health. Changes to the rating system will be discussed, including new credits and new tools to help obtain these credits. The course will demonstrate how LEED version 4 is raising the bar for sustainable achievement. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, LEED
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Transparency: The Role of Environmental Product Declarations

    1 LU HSW

    Recently, building product transparency has started to gain traction in North America; changes in consumer expectations, building certification systems, and international laws and standards have finally begun to converge in standardized corporate reporting about any number of environmental, social, and health impacts. International tools have been developed to easily communicate some of this information through what is known as an environmental product declaration (EPD), which can be thought of as a nutrition label for building products. This course will provide an understanding of the global demand for environmental product declarations in the building industry, how they are developed, and their limitations. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Environmental Product Declarations, Green Products, Green Design
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Introduction to Destination Control Systems

    1 LU

    When specifying an elevator for a project, a destination control system can significantly improve convenience in a building while boosting elevator traffic handling capacity and performance. The system guides passengers to the most appropriate elevator, it improves comfort by eliminating overcrowding, and it reduces travel time and unnecessary stops. Touchscreen destination operating panels ensure an effortless user experience and remote call technology allow users to make elevator calls directly from their mobile device. This course will discuss the benefits of and the technology behind destination control systems for elevators. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Design, Technology
    Sponsor:
    Kone
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Retrofit Re-Roofing with Metal Roof Systems: Bringing New Life to Old Buildings with Energy-Efficient Applications and Sustainable Products

    1 LU HSW

    This course is an overview of re-roofing using metal roofing supported by an engineered framing or sub-framing system, also known as retrofit. The course will cover typical applications for metal roof and wall systems during the retrofitting process, identify building characteristics in which metal can resolve retrofitting issues of utility and design and explain the overall benefits of metal roof and wall systems for existing buildings, including energy savings. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Metal
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Metal Roofing: The Perfect Platform for Solar Technologies

    1 LU HSW

    A new metal roof installed over an existing roof, or a roof retrofit, provide the opportunity to add a photovoltaic (PV) system to a roof. This course will cover the basics of metal roofing and photovoltaics, as well as the synergy between solar technologies and metal roofing. Performance and environmental benefits, life cycle costs and retrofitting opportunities will be discussed. It’s important for a building owner to consider the roof and a PV system together as a single asset, rather than as separate components of a roof. With that approach, the total cost of ownership over the life of the asset can be assessed. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Metal Roof Systems
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Metal Roofs and Walls from A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc)

    1 LU

    This course will give you an understanding of the different types of metal roof and wall systems used in commercial buildings. It will examine different roof slopes, wall configurations and materials and how they present design opportunities for architectural elements. The course will also discuss the sustainability of metal roof and wall systems, as well as their economic impact. The end of the course will focus on a study that compared metal roof systems to other types of products in terms of life cycle costs, maintenance costs and owner satisfaction. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Metal
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Photoluminescence: Applied Use in Code Compliance and Enhanced Safety

    1 LU HSW

    This course will cover the benefits of photoluminescent safety products and the codes and testing standards related to photoluminescent way-finding systems. The course will describe in detail the 2009/2012 IBC/IFC path marking requirements in high-rise buildings as well as how UL 1994 and UL 924 apply to signage requirements and why they are important for luminous egress path markings and exit signs. Canadian architects will learn the specifics of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada and the ULC S572 standard. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Safety
    Sponsor:
    Ecoglo
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Organizations, Resources and Standards Relevant to Natural Stone

    1 LU

    This presentation will explain where to find key sources of information relevant to the natural stone industry. Resources are plentiful, but knowing where to find what can be a challenge. You will learn the history of several relevant organizations, identify the publications & standards they produce, and see practical examples of why each organization is relevant to the design professional. Please take a moment to download some resources that we’ve included in the program for your benefit. These documents will be referenced throughout the program and it will be beneficial for you to have them on hand. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Stone
    Sponsor:
    Marble Institute of America
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Make an Impact: Cost Benefits of Printing in Wide Format Technical Color

    1 LU HSW

    Technological advances have spurred great growth and accomplishments in the architecture, engineering and construction (or A/E/C) fields. This program will discuss advancements in technology that impact the drawing of design and construction documents, specifically how wide format technical color printing can reduce costly errors, oversights, misinterpretations during design and construction phases of a project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Technology
    Sponsor:
    Hewlett-Packard
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Improving the Mind and Body with Wall Protection (Print)

    1 LU

    This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Architect Magazine. Historically, designers of buildings have been challenged when trying to incorporate pleasing visual images into the design because the demands of heavily trafficked areas often require wall protection to minimize damage to the structure. Today, new technology allows for the printing of imagery on traditionally drab wall protection products, specifically rigid sheets. By combining the positive elements of attractive imagery with the durability and healthful attributes of wall protection, designers can enhance the built environment and improve client satisfaction while creating a safer and more healthful indoor environment for everyone. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Walls and Ceilings, Safety
    Sponsor:
    Construction Specialties
    Certification(s):
    AIA