All Courses

 

All Courses

  • 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
  • Metal Roofs and Walls for Achieving Net Zero

    1 LU AIA/HSW/CMP

    The article is an update on the Architecture 2030 initiative and introduces the 2030 Challenge for products. Identify how metal roofs with PV arrays and insulated metal wall panels can contribute toward the greater net zero goal. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Green Building
    Sponsor:
    MBCI
  • Quartz Surfacing Material: A Durable, Sustainable and Attractive Surface

    1 LU AIA

    Quartz is the most abundant mineral on earth and is extremely strong and durable, making quartz surfacing material a stain and scratch resistant product that exceeds any comparable product today. Identify criteria to consider when designing a quartz surface and how to work with a fabricator. Identify general fabrication, installation and maintenance considerations that will help you choose a durable, impervious and attractive quartz surface. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH and with IDCEC for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Finishes and Surfaces
    Sponsor:
    LG Hausys
  • Understanding Stone Wood Insulation in Exterior Wall and Rainscreen Applications

    1 LU AIA

    This course will identify what stone wool insulation is and how it is produced, as well as some of its uses in commercial applications, with emphasis on rainscreen cladding design and in exterior cavity walls. Identify key benefits of stone wool versus other traditional insulating materials currently used in the North American market. Finally, review NFPA 285 requirements relating to cavity insulation and provide updates on new ASHRAE 90.1 2010 continuous cavity insulation requirements. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    Roxul
  • Understanding Stone Wool Insulation for Interior and Exterior Commercial Building Applications

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Stone wool is often specified for its superior properties such as energy efficiency, sustainability, fire protection, water resistance, and sound control. Commercial stone wool products can help to protect property, extend building life cycles and enhance occupant comfort, and are designed to make construction faster and easier. Identify key benefits of stone wool in commercial applications. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    Roxul
  • Incorporating Universal Design into the Bathroom

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The expansive Baby Boomer generation is aging, which signals the increasing need for homes, services and products that cater to their lifestyle. The majority of this population would prefer to age in place rather than relocating to a nursing home or assisted living facility, so there is an increasing and pertinent need to remodel the existing housing stock or build new residences that incorporate universal design to minimize injury and ease everyday tasks. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and with IDCEC for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design, Bath
    Sponsor:
    Rohl