All Courses

 

All Courses

  • Welded Wire Reinforcement Use in Concrete Structures

    1 LU AIA

    The construction industry has long relied on welded wire reinforcement’s strength and flexibility, especially in applications that might be subjected to high flexure and shear stresses. Recent advances in welded wire reinforcement technology have produced ever-increasing wire diameters and materials that can be welded together, enabling the product to be used in different structural components. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Wiring and Cable
    Sponsor:
    Wire Reinforcement Institute
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Why Fiberglass for Windows and Doors

    1 LU AIA

    This course will take a closer look at the introduction of fiberglass frames and their benefits, while comparing them to other common window frame materials. It will then move on to discuss the sustainable benefits that fiberglass offers, such as strength, high strength-to-weight ratio, stiffness, compatible thermal expansion, natural insulation and low thermal transmittance. Understanding the benefits of fiberglass is important and so is knowing how to properly specify a window frame. We will wrap up the course by discussing a number of factors architects should consider when specifying window frames. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Windows
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Post-Frame Construction in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings

    1 LU AIA

    The term “post-frame building system” refers to a building characterized by primary structural frames of wood posts as columns and trusses or rafters as roof framing. Roof framing is attached to the posts, either directly or indirectly through girders. Posts are embedded in the soil and supported on isolated footings, or are attached to the top of piers, concrete or masonry walls, or slabs-on-grade. This type of framing system outperforms other building types in any climate or soil condition and is an energy-efficient building method. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Construction
    Sponsor:
    Morton Buildings
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • HVLS Fans Come of Age

    1 LU HSW

    Headquartered in San Bernardino, CA, MacroAir is the pioneer of the HVLS (High-Volume, Low-Speed) fan industry. As engineers of air™ we are dedicated to continually innovating and perfecting the world’s most efficient fans for businesses. MacroAir products are made in the USA, but can be found around the world creating comfortable climates in a more cost-effective and energy-efficient way than traditional fans and HVAC systems. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    HVAC
    Sponsor:
    MacroAir
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Fire House Door Operators and UL325 Compliance

    1 LU HSW

    Most users of commercial garage doors assume that because there are so many options to choose from, that it will be an easy decision to select the exact one needed. However, this assumption is far from true, due to the variation in types of commercial door openers and the tough standards they must meet. The variety of options can make the choice even more confusing, especially when looking at fire house doors. This course will take a look at the different types of operators available for fire house doors, and review the benefits of selecting the right operator for a fire house. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2013
    Subject(s):
    Doors, Codes and Standards, Safety
    Sponsor:
    Liftmaster
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Building Better Mid-Rise Multi-Family Buildings with Insulated Concrete Forms

    1 LU AIA

    This course will familiarize you with the benefits of using insulated concrete forms, or ICFs, for mid-rise multi-family buildings, including outlining the advantages of using ICFs over traditional construction methods. It will also introduce you to the variety of form shapes, widths, and technologies that allow ICFs to meet the challenges of most concrete construction demands and design conditions today. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2013
    Sponsor:
    Logix Insulated Concrete Forms
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Fiber Cement Panels as Rain Screens

    1 LU HSW

    Moisture intrusion in a wall system can be the cause of building defects, as well as health ailments for the building's occupants, making rainscreens a very important tool in water mitigation. This course will review the cause and effects of moisture intrusion, and more specifically the forces that drive rainwater into a building. We will identify different rainscreen technologies and ASTM testing standards that measure their performance.

    Posted:
    June 2013
    Subject(s):
    Cementitious Materials and Pozzolans
    Sponsor:
    Nichiha
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • 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