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    A New Era for Synthetic Turf

    Today’s refined, stylish synthetic turf appears amazingly indistinguishable from the most luxurious, well-groomed natural lawn, but without mud, pesticides, maintenance, and other drawbacks of dirt-based grass. Advancements in materials, colors, thatch, thickness, and other factors have widened the range of applications for high-quality synthetic turf. This course explains the evolution and benefits of synthetic turf, and vastly expanded applications available to architects, landscape architects, engineers, and other specifiers. Enroll
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    Hideaway Privacy with Operable Walls

    Privacy is something that every individual or industry requires at some point or time and for many differing reasons. Previously the only options available were to install bulky folding walls or sliding curtains and walls. However, in today’s market, there are many effective solutions available for the needs of different industries. Whether a homeowner needs to accommodate an overnight guest or a business needs to utilize a space for two different purposes, there are lots of cost effective, customizable options available in the form of operable walls.

    This course will provide an overview to hideaway privacy and operable walls, discussing the reasons why people may want to divide up space, who might need it, the pros and cons of current options available, the benefits of retractable walls and the different solutions available.

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    Specifying the Right PTAC/PTHP System May Lead to Higher Guest Satisfaction Scores (Print Course)

    As the hospitality industry continues to evolve, there is a greater focus on the guest experience. With increasing customer expectations for comfortable, quiet rooms, the Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) play a vital role in overall guest satisfaction. This CEU demonstrates the level of quality that PTAC/PTHP systems offer the hospitality environment. You will also learn the benefits of the product, why it offers maximum efficiency, what factors and accessories help the system operate more effectively, and what makes PTAC/PTHP systems so reliable. Enroll
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    Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction (Print Course)

    This article provides guidance for architects, engineers and builders on how to design and build high performance reinforced concrete multifamily residential buildings using Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). Combining the strength and durability of reinforced concrete with the versatility of highly engineered rigid insulation, ICFs provide ideal solutions for apartments, condos, hotels, dormitories and assisted living facilities. With increased attention to occupant safety and comfort, design professionals can take advantage of concrete’s inherent fire resistance and noise reduction qualities, important features when designing multifamily residential buildings. This article will address how the thermal properties of ICFs, combining the high R-value of rigid insulation with the thermal mass of concrete, offer building owners significant energy savings over the long term. The article will also provide guidance on how to minimize the cost of ICF concrete construction to take full advantage of these benefits, resulting in investments that are secure and generate long-term value to building owners. Enroll
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    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
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    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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    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
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    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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    AIA 1.0 LU
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
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    Evaluating the Carbon Footprint of Wood Buildings (Print Course)

    Worldwide, there has been increasing focus on the carbon footprint of buildings and recognition that design professionals are uniquely positioned to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by creating high-performance structures. This course examines the environmental impacts of wood products—from the global scale of the world’s forests to the individual scale of efficient, adaptable, and innovative buildings—using real-world examples from two U.S. carbon calculators as well as the latest research on LCA.

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    The Impact of Wood Use on North American Forests (Print Course)

    As green building has evolved beyond its initial emphasis on energy efficiency, greater attention has been given to the choice of structural materials and the degree to which they influence a building’s environmental footprint. Increasingly, wood from sustainably managed forests is viewed as a responsible choice—for a number of reasons. Wood grows naturally by harnessing energy from the sun, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. It is renewable and a carbon sink, and outperforms other materials in terms of embodied energy, air and water pollution, and other impact indicators.

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    Mid-Rise Wood Construction: A Cost-Effective and Sustainable Choice For Achieving High-Performance Goals (Print Course)

    Cost-effective, code-compliant and sustainable, mid-rise wood construction is gaining the attention of design professionals nationwide, who see it as a way to achieve higher density housing at lower cost—while reducing the carbon footprint of their projects. Yet, many familiar with wood construction for two- to four-story residential structures are not aware that the International Building Code (IBC) allows wood-frame construction for five stories and more in building occupancies that range from business and mercantile to multi-family, military, senior, student and affordable housing.

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    Modern Building Codes: Keeping Pace With The Wood Revolution (Print Course)

    There is a quiet revolution taking place within the design community. After a long emphasis on concrete and steel for buildings other than homes, design professionals are using wood to great effect in a growing number of non-residential and multi-family building types—in applications that range from traditional to innovative, even iconic. Some are driven by wood’s cost effectiveness, while others cite its versatility or low carbon footprint, but their collective path has been made possible by building codes that increasingly recognize wood’s structural and performance capabilities, and the continued evolution of wood building systems and techniques.

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Projects

CitySpaces MicroPAD CitySpaces MicroPAD

Panoramic Interests

Burrawong House Burrawong House

Bijl Architecture

S:t Erik Indoor Park S:t Erik Indoor Park

Utopia Arkitekter

The Big Bend The Big Bend

Oiio Studio

Lincoln Park House Lincoln Park House

HBRA Architects

Bosjes Chapel Bosjes Chapel

Steyn Studio

One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

Studios Architecture

1 Hillside 1 Hillside

Tim Cuppett Architects

Concrete at Alserkal Avenue Concrete at Alserkal Avenue

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Shaolin Flying Monks Temple Shaolin Flying Monks Temple

Mailitis Architects

New York at Its Core New York at Its Core

Studio Joseph

Oberholz Mountain Hut Oberholz Mountain Hut

Peter Pichler Architecture

Giacomo Zanella Primary School Giacomo Zanella Primary School

Giulia de Appolonia

De Maria Pavilion De Maria Pavilion

Gluckman Tang Architects

Asia Society Hong Kong Center Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, AGC Design, Associated Architects

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