All Courses

 

All Courses

  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems for Commercial Buildings

    1 LU HSW

    Geothermal heating and cooling systems are a sustainable, affordable, efficient and proven technology. Because the ground absorbs nearly half of the solar energy our planet receives, the earth remains at a constant, moderate temperature just below its surface all year round. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2013
    Subject(s):
    Geothermal Systems
    Sponsor:
    ClimateMaster
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Understanding Bio-Based Sustainable Commercial Carpets

    1 LU AIA

    Synthetic carpet fibers like Nylon, PET (polyester), and polypropylene are almost exclusively petroleum based. Today, new technology has enabled a bio-based PTT (triexta) commercial carpet fiber that helps reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Understanding the performance benefits, drawbacks, and sustainable attributes of bio-based PTT versus other synthetic carpet fiber types available today is important for architects, commercial builders, and facility managers. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2013
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability
    Sponsor:
    DuPont Sorona
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • A Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms

    1 LU AIA

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set the minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. When designing restrooms, some of each type of accessible fixture or feature and their installation location must meet accessibility requirements contained in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. In addition, many projects must also follow the provisions of the 2009 revision of ANSI Standard ICC A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. This course will identify the benefits of accessibility standards and the prescriptive requirements for accessible restrooms set by the ADA. We will review requirements for lavatories, accessories, toilet compartments and bathing facilities and how these can be applied to various types of restrooms. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2013
    Subject(s):
    Bath
    Sponsor:
    Bobrick
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Design and Specification of Sustainable Custom Ironwork

    1 LU AIA

    Over the centuries, wrought iron has been an important expressive material that reflects refined taste and character. Despite wrought iron’s rigidity and strength, it can be molded into graceful and elegant shapes with beauty that endures. The possibilities for expression in iron are nearly unlimited. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2013
    Subject(s):
    Metal
    Sponsor:
    Compass Ironworks
    Certification(s):
    AIA, ASLA
  • Folding Door Systems

    1 LU AIA

    This course will provide an overview of the design capabilities and possibilities of folding doors. These folding door systems are able to transform and enhance open spaces while balancing energy efficiency and fresh air ventilation. It will look at how folding door systems provide an innovative design opportunity to open, extend, enhance and transform a space. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2013
    Subject(s):
    Doors
    Sponsor:
    LaCantina Doors
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Becoming Sealer Savvy

    1 LU AIA

    The Portland Cement Association (PCA) mentions 5 mechanisms that deteriorate concrete: abrasion, alkali silica reaction, freeze/thaw, corrosion of the reinforcing structure, and chemical intrusion. Proper curing and sealing of concrete decelerates all of these mechanisms. Properly cured concrete helps the concrete mix attain its designed strength. Proper curing also helps minimize cracking in concrete during the early stages after concrete placement. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2013
    Subject(s):
    Concrete
    Sponsor:
    Euclid Chemical
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Revolutionary Wood Products: A Closer Look at Acetylated Wood

    1 LU AIA

    Acetylation has been studied by scientists around the world for more than 90 years. Take a close look at acetylated wood and the acetylation process. Explain the benefits and key characteristics of acetylated wood. Identify different testing done on the acetylated wood, such as: durability, joints, canal lining, and termite testing. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Wood, Construction
    Sponsor:
    Accoya
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Moisture Testing of Concrete Floor Slabs

    1 LU AIA

    Several tests are available to test the moisture content in concrete, but not all are accurate or reliable. This program will review common sources of moisture in concrete floor slabs, why it's important to test for moisture, describe test methods, and discuss why relative humidity testing is the most accurate test method. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Concrete Surfaces
    Sponsor:
    Wagner Meters
  • Wood in Buildings: Steps to Durability and Longevity How to Use Wood to Its Full Potential

    1 LU

    Specifying a building material considers structure, functionality and the aesthetics of the built project and environment. Architects specify wood for many reasons, including cost, availability, ease of construction, thermal performance, aesthetics and design versatility. Research and new product development have only added to the versatility of building with wood. New products enable increased dimensional stability, higher strength-to-weight ratios, and greater long-span capabilities. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Wood, Construction
    Sponsor:
    reThink Wood
  • Impact Rated Doors for Severe Weather Events

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    When the new Florida Building Code became law earlier this year, door manufacturers had already started beefing up their impact-rated models. Their goal: to create, test and certify doors to meet the most stringent wind and impact code requirements in the nation. In vulnerable areas, exterior impact rated doors serve as critical envelope components that help keep a home safe during violent wind events. This article reviews damages of past hurricanes, advances in Florida Building Code, and how impact-rated fiberglass doors can protect a home. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Doors
    Sponsor:
    Plastpro