All Courses

 

All Courses

  • Specifying Door Systems with Increased Energy Efficiency and Greater Resistance to Air and Water Infiltration

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Integrated door components are design to work together as a complete system. They help to reduce the risk of air and water infiltration, while improving performance and energy efficiency. By using an integrated door system, it helps to minimize callbacks and makes handling any warranty issues easier. Finally, using an integrated door system allows for a true "system warranty" instead of individual component warranties. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Doors
    Sponsor:
    ThermaTru
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Decorative, Dynamic Resinous Flooring Systems: Combining Warehouse Strength and Exquisite Beauty

    1 LU AIA

    For designers, architects, specifiers, contractors and installers, resinous, fluid-applied flooring systems bring both dynamism and durability to a project. The colors and application techniques blend for an unlimited variety of creative expression. However, in order for the system to perform as expected, the correct process must be followed. In this course, the basics of resinous flooring systems are explained, along with step by step insights into the proper preparation and finishing techniques. What follows is a gallery of projects to light the creative spark. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Coatings and Sealers, Concrete, Flooring
    Sponsor:
    Elite Crete
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Great Office Awakening

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The goal of this article is to describe the impact that space, sound and light have on employees’ work experience and wellbeing, and to delve specifically into the benefits of flexible, workstation-centric lighting for both employee satisfaction and the company’s bottom line. Space planning, flexibility, and personal control over the work environment, including lighting, are of particular importance in the new office environment. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Waldmann Lighting
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Code-Compliant Toilet Partitions

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    This course will provide up-to-date information relative to selecting and specifying code-compliant toilet partitions for commercial restrooms. Fire and accessibility codes will be discussed, as will guidelines for writing toilet compartment specifications. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Bath, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    Bobrick
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Design Considerations for Vegetated Permeable Pavement

    1 LU AIA

    Permeable paving systems, in general, continue to grow in scope and practicality as we search for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, improve water quality, diminish flooding and erosion, reduce the “urban heat island” from reradiated (building and pavement) heat in our cities and environment, and add attractive open space to building sites and neighborhoods. This course will take a closer look at what vegetated permeable pavement is and its benefits. It will look closely at the different types available, and their green properties and overall benefits. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Landscaping
    Sponsor:
    Soil Retention
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Architectural Fire-rated Glazing: An Application Guide

    1 LU HSW

    Health, safety, and welfare remain a fundamental aspect of building design practices. Incorporating fire-rated glass products provides creative design options while adhering to current model building codes. The new generation of fire-rated products is available in larger sizes that can withstand a fire for longer periods of time, and many fire-rated products can provide high impact safety rating, solar control, sound reduction, bullet resistance and hurricane impact safety, to name only a few multi-functional features. This course will define categories of fire-rated glass products, as well as the related test standards and current building code requirements for specifying architectural fire-rated glazing. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2013
    Subject(s):
    Fire Safety, Building Envelope, Windows
    Sponsor:
    Vetrotech
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Designing Exteriors with Cellular PVC Trim and Moulding

    1 LU AIA

    Trim and decorative mouldings are important design elements of a home that can complement the architecture as well as add value. Cellular PVC trim and mouldings offer advantages over other trim products. With features such as water resistance, this low maintenance trim option will save installers and owners time and money. These products are very versatile and install using standard woodworking tools. They increase the beauty of the home by enhancing specific design elements and achieving architectural style accuracy. Additionally, pieces like corners and skirt board have been specifically designed to work efficiently. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2013
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Doors, Windows
    Sponsor:
    PlyGem
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Energy Efficiency Challenge: Understanding New Codes and Standards

    1 LU AIA

    The current U.S. energy consumption is not sustainable and the impact of our energy consumption is driving unprecedented changes in housing design and construction methods to reduce home energy use, create greater efficiencies, improve comfort and reduce monthly expenses for the homeowner. This course will take a closer look at residential energy use and how the changes in building codes and standards are driving improved energy performance in homes. We will take a look at new design and construction methods, materials, and systems that can be used to help reduce the energy requirements of homes and make them more efficient. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2013
    Subject(s):
    Energy-Efficient Construction, Energy-Efficient Design
    Sponsor:
    Huber Engineered Woods
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Makings of a Great Subfloor

    1 LU AIA

    This course will take a closer look at and compare the various types of subfloor for various type of construction. This course will also examine the characteristics that determine a quality subfloor, while also explaining the standards for each type of product. We will also cover the basic principles of a strong subfloor in multifamily and light commercial projects to help architects understand which type of subfloors to specify. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2013
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Floor Flatness and Tolerance
    Sponsor:
    Huber Engineered Woods
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Commercial Fire-Rated Aluminum Glazing Systems

    1 LU AIA

    This course will help educate the architect about alternative fire-rated window, door, and vision or glass wall materials currently available in commercial construction. The course will illustrate how a group of specialty glazing systems is gaining increasing popularity by answering two important architectural design needs: the requirement to establish code mandated life safety in a building versus the need to provide transparency, daylighting, aesthetics, and overall value for occupants and building owners. At the convergence of these opposing building design requirements are fire-rated aluminum glazing systems – a technology that has evolved from 100 years of experience with glass products for fire protection use. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Finishes and Surfaces
    Sponsor:
    AluFlam
    Certification(s):
    AIA