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Architect is pleased to partner with Hanley Wood University, the leading CEU destination for Architects and Construction professionals.  Below please find a broad sampling of courses from Hanley Wood University.  Their continuing education directory offers hundreds of courses, created by leading specialists, for the following certification programs: AIA, AIA/HSW, ASLA, GBCI, IDCEC, NAHB, NARI, and NKBA. 
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  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
    Average Rating
    4.5 of 5 stars

    Rethinking Wood as a Material of Choice: Costs Less, Delivers More (Print Course)

    Designers today are finding new possibilities in one of the oldest building materials on earth. Wood has always been valued for its beauty, abundance and practicality, but many of wood’s inherent characteristics are rising to very current challenges. Wood’s traditional values and newest technologies meet in the projects presented in this course, illustrating the advantages of wood to in four areas: cost-effectiveness in a wide range of projects; adaptability for use in challenging, visionary new designs; lower environmental costs throughout its life cycle, from its source in renewable, carefully managed forests, through an energy-efficient service life, and often on to a new, recycled and reimagined use; and a unique human-nature connection that has always been intuitive, but is now being documented in research.

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  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
    Average Rating
    4.0 of 5 stars

    Green Building and Wood Products (Print Course)

    With growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, building designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. Wood can help to achieve that balance. This continuing education course examines key green building rating programs and how wood building materials and components are rated within each. Increased reliance on LCA and environmental product declarations (EPDs), and the implications for wood construction, are also explored.

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  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    Average Rating
    4.0 of 5 stars

    Chemistry and the Building Process for Architects (Print Course)

    This article highlights how chemistry enhances performance of key products in the building industry to meet the expectations of architects, designers, commercial builders and building occupants. This learning unit also addresses concerns around chemicals used in building and construction and reviews the distinct differences between risk, hazard and exposure when it comes to chemicals in building products. Finally, this article addresses the future of chemicals and building materials, along with the challenges of introducing new products, and how chemistry will continue to provide enhanced products in the building industry. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    Average Rating
    4.0 of 5 stars

    Controlling Moisture Movement in Buildings

    Air and Air Vapor Barriers can play a significant role in building efficiency. This one-hour learning unit examines ways in which moisture enters a building. You will be able to explain how moisture management has affected buildings and be able to define and discuss what is meant by air leakage and vapor diffusion. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    Average Rating
    4.5 of 5 stars

    The Future of Designing (with) Water (Print Version)

    As the global population continues to grow, so do the challenges of scaling our water systems. This article will take a look at our aging water infrastructure, prolonged droughts and extreme weather events, and a changing climate are making it harder for water agencies and water districts in many regions to guarantee the sustainability of our existing water infrastructure. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
    Average Rating
    4.0 of 5 stars

    Advancing Sustainability Through Product Performance and Transparency

    The best path to a sustainable building is to know what’s in the materials being used to build it. However, questions remain among manufacturers and buyers about just how to evaluate and compare the environmental profiles of similar building products and materials. For example, what is the significance of a product bearing an eco-label? What are the differences between various types of product eco-certifications? What mechanisms exist to support comparisons between similar products? And, what steps can manufacturers take to bring environmentally preferable products to market as efficiently and as cost effectively as possible?

    This course will discuss each of these tools and how they can collectively provide information regarding the environmental impact of products, as well as their environmental performance, and offer an objective means of comparing similar products. Ultimately, these mechanisms enable buyers to make more informed decisions about the products they purchase, spurring further advances in product sustainability. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
    Average Rating
    4.5 of 5 stars

    Healthy Indoor Air Quality by Design

    This course will communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers and specifiers to employ strategies to improve the IAQ in the spaces they design. There will be several case studies of the effects of controlling versus not controlling indoor environmental quality at the design phase of building construction. Emphasis is drawn to the importance of emissions of VOCs over content only requirements. Moreover, the participants will learn the value of specifying certified low emitting products as a proven method for controlling VOC emissions that invade the indoor environment. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
    Average Rating
    4.0 of 5 stars

    LEED v4: Transformation through Transparency, Health, and Achievement

    This course will review LEED version 4 and how it will transform the marketplace for high performance buildings by encouraging and rewarding the use of products that provide transparency into their manufacture, certification of their performance to a standard and impact on the environment and human health. Changes to the rating system will be discussed, including new credits and new tools to help obtain these credits. The course will demonstrate how LEED version 4 is raising the bar for sustainable achievement. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
    Average Rating
    4.5 of 5 stars

    Transparency: The Role of Environmental Product Declarations

    Recently, building product transparency has started to gain traction in North America; changes in consumer expectations, building certification systems, and international laws and standards have finally begun to converge in standardized corporate reporting about any number of environmental, social, and health impacts. International tools have been developed to easily communicate some of this information through what is known as an environmental product declaration (EPD), which can be thought of as a nutrition label for building products. This course will provide an understanding of the global demand for environmental product declarations in the building industry, how they are developed, and their limitations. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    Average Rating
    4.0 of 5 stars

    Six Benefits of Post-Frame Building Systems: From Cost Savings to Sustainability

    Post-frame buildings are engineered wood-frame systems that feature large, widely-spaced supporting columns. Post-frame buildings offer numerous advantages that make them an ideal choice for low-rise commercial construction. This course will cover the six key benefits of post-frame building systems, including cost savings, energy efficiency, code compliance, sustainability, design flexibility, and durability. The course will also present numerous case studies that demonstrate cost and time of construction for typical post-frame building projects. Enroll

Projects

Continuous Interior Continuous Interior

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Dunn House Dunn House

The Practice of Everyday Design

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

The Word The Word

FaulknerBrowns Architects

Red Ice Red Ice

NRJA

Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building

Richärd+Bauer Architecture, GLHN Architects & Engineers

St. Ann's Warehouse St. Ann's Warehouse

Marvel Architects

Cleveland Civic Core Cleveland Civic Core

LMN Architects

Regeneracion Regeneracion

Sasaki Associates

Rock Chapel Marine Rock Chapel Marine

Landing Studio

Writers Theatre Writers Theatre

Studio Gang Architects

Claire T. Carney Library Claire T. Carney Library

designLAB Architects, Austin Architects

Pinterest Headquarters Pinterest Headquarters

IwamotoScott Architecture, Brereton Architects

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