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Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Education for Architects

Architect CEUniversity, a division of Hanley Wood University, is the premier destination for design professionals seeking continuing education and training opportunities. We offer dozens of sponsored courses in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the U.S. Green Building Council, and other organizations. Browse courses below, or click on the Architect CEUniversity logo at left to visit our dedicated continuing education website.

 
 
 

Latest Courses

  • Diamond Polished Concrete Floors: Why?

    1 LU

    Many architects want their projects to benefit from the beauty, sustainability and durability of diamond polished concrete floors. However, there are several ways to get the initial “look” of a diamond polished concrete floor without it actually being one. This educational unit teaches architects and specifiers what it takes to achieve an authentic diamond polished concrete floor, for both new constructions and renovations. Armed with this information, architects and specifiers will ensure their vision is turned into reality. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Subject(s):
    Concrete Surfaces
    Sponsor:
    Husqvarna
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Architectural Alternatives for Post-Frame Building Systems

    1 LU

    This course will examine post-frame building systems including their versatility, range of applications, structural features and key performance characteristics. The course will also present numerous case studies that demonstrate cost and time of construction for typical post-frame building projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    National Frame Builders Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying for Custom Luxury Kitchens: Appliances, Options and Accessories

    1 LU

    For most designers, architects and contractors, specifying for a luxury kitchen is a pleasure. With an expanded budget, savvy clients and continual innovation by appliance makers, upscale kitchens can reach toward perfection. However, keeping up with new and innovative kitchen features can be daunting. This course explores how to determine client needs and wants for a custom luxury kitchen, and then expands into products on the market, some new, some continually useful, that can truly customize the highest-functioning luxury kitchen for the each owner. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Subject(s):
    Kitchen
    Sponsor:
    Sub-Zero
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Challenges with LED Controllability and Changing Energy Codes (Print Version)

    1 LU

    From residential to hospitality, retail, healthcare, theater and churches, LEDs are used in a wide range of applications. Their unique characteristics include compact size, ease of maintenance, and highly directional light output, which results in much less wasted light trapped in the fixture. LED lighting is gaining in popularity but there are still some limitations of LEDs, including their higher cost, limited applications and controls compatibility; because LED systems work differently from traditional fixtures dimming is often a challenge. This course will help you understand how to work around these challenges and how to interpret new energy codes as they apply to LED lighting. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Intense Lighting
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Sustainable Choices in Luxury Fenestrations (Print Version)

    1 LU HSW

    Luxury homes offer the architect, builder and buyer a unique opportunity to create dwellings that are distinctive, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Increasingly, sustainable design is becoming more important to luxury home owners. Opulence does not need to be wasteful of natural resources. Even large floor plans can prove to be conservation-minded if the architect, builder and homeowner decide to pursue a “green” route. Designing a luxury home that is environmentally responsible must take into account many aspects of the building process including design, construction practices, air sealing and insulation, and material selection. Windows sit at the crossroads of sustainable material selection and luxury design. The right window can reduce energy use, contribute to green building goals and also provide the touch of quality and beauty a luxury home requires. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Loewen
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • High Performance Coatings for Cleaner, Fresher Schools (Print Version)

    1 LU

    Without question, school environments take a lot of abuse. A standard architectural coating isn’t formulated to withstand the inevitable scuffs and abrasion that occur in hallways where hundreds of kids pass through every hour five days a week. Metal lockers that get stuffed with books, bags, and sports gear require hard, durable coatings that are tough enough to resist chipping or peeling. Showers and restrooms where damp conditions are the norm need paints formulated with mildewcides to resist the formation of mildew on the surface of the paint film and help maintain a fresh environment. School kitchens and cafeterias are exposed to constant cleaning to maintain proper sanitation standards, so the coatings specified for these areas have to be tough enough to resist harsh cleaning chemicals and detergents. In short, no single coating suits every application, and just as an educational curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students, the coatings you specify must address diverse conditions to perform successfully over time. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Sherwin Willilams
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings (Print Version)

    1 LU

    Building in floodplains, or Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) designated by FEMA, is strictly regulated by the NFIP, the International Building Code, ASCE national reference standards, and by local community codes, all of which are discussed in this course. Deciding on a non-residential building’s floodproofing strategy will have a direct connection to the project’s cost, to the safety of the building’s occupants and the survivability of the building itself, and to the risk of liability for the designer and builder in case of flood damage. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Smart Vent
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Learning Can Happen Anywhere (Print Version)

    1 LU

    This course will explore two case studies of replacement schools in the Pacific Northwest – Cherry Crest Elementary and Riverview Elementary. The design of both schools embodies the concept of 21st Century Learning and the idea that learning can happen anywhere. Together, these projects tell a story of sustainability, ecological design and innovation in education architecture. Some schools turn their back on the natural environment. Riverview Elementary and Cherry Crest Elementary do the opposite by interconnecting their buildings to the outdoors. By using design to encourage curiosity about the natural environment, the buildings are part of the educational process – an innovative architectural concept in learning environments. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Wilsonart
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Building Retrofits: Getting the Whole Picture on Window Replacement (Print Version)

    1 LU HSW

    When undertaking a significant energy retrofit project, architects employ various tools to help them successfully identify potential areas for improvement. Some of the most valuable assets in an architect’s toolbox are companies that provide building analysis. A building analysis service team that can completely test, measure, and document the gaps and opportunities for energy savings in a building will provide the architect with a wealth of information and resources needed to successfully complete the project. However, when it comes to windows, traditional building analysis services often fail to deliver a complete evaluation of the building, and miss several of the key components that can impact energy use. Besides the energy efficiency rating of the window - other consid¬erations like occupant comfort and air tightness should be included when designing a window replacement strategy during a retrofit project. Architects who choose a building analysis service that provides a complete evaluation of the windows and fenestration in the building will have better information, more options, and a greater chance of creating a successful energy efficient design that provides a faster return-on-investment for property owners. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Pella
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Interior Sliding Door Systems for Single Family, Mid-Rise and High-Rise Buildings

    1 LU

    Sliding doors are not only used for exterior accesses to balconies, decks and courtyards, but are increasingly being specified in residential interior design. This course is going to discuss interior sliding door systems for rooms, closets and utility spaces in single family, mid-rise and high-rise buildings. Interior sliding door system benefits, design options, ADA compliance and installation requirements will be reviewed. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2014
    Subject(s):
    Doors
    Sponsor:
    Renin
    Certification(s):
    AIA

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