All Courses

 

All Courses

  • 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
  • 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
  • AIA|DC Universal and Accessible Design Series

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Accessibility is the way forward. We’ve partnered with AIA | DC to bring you this four-session series that will give participants an in-depth look at the new ADA Standards while exploring the nuances of Design for Aging and Universal Design. We’ve organized an impressive bunch of speakers—all experts on accessibility. The programs are all registered with AIA for HSW credits. If you’re registered in the state of California, the four-session series fulfills your California SB1608 License Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design
    Sponsor:
    AIA|DC
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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