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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 1.0 LU
    GBCI (CE) 1.0 CE Hour
    Average Rating
    4.5 of 5 stars

    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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    Fire Protection in Wood Buildings

    Wood construction offers advantages in terms of cost, design versatility and sustainability—while meeting code requirements for safety in buildings. It has a history of proven performance and is making history with new mass timber products that offer exceptional strength. Take this course to learn more now. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    Average Rating
    4.5 of 5 stars

    reThink - Wood in Buildings: Steps to Durability and Longevity - How to Use Wood to Its Full Potential (PDF)

    The article was originally published in the December 2012 print and digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine.

    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.

    Keeping wood free from decay and pests is a function of following good design, construction and maintenance practices—all areas in which architects can influence the optimum use of wood to create buildings that benefit owners, occupants and the environment. Wood products generally have the lowest environmental impacts of the major construction materials used in the United States. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA 1.0 LU
    Average Rating
    4.5 of 5 stars

    Breakthrough Decking: Latest Developments in Wood-Alternatives (Print Version)

    Wood-alternative decking materials have undergone a major transformation since first introduced in the 1990s. But homeowners and even industry professionals are not always aware of these advances. This course examines the wood-alternative decking materials presently available and provides information about the evolution of decking materials, the differences among wood and various alternative decking materials, and the enhanced capability for building design and aesthetics offered by wood-alternative decking. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA/HSW 1.0 LU/HSW
    Average Rating
    4.5 of 5 stars

    reThink - Wood in Buildings: Steps to Durability and Longevity - How to Use Wood to Its Full Potential (PPT)

    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. Enroll
  • Course Credits
    AIA 1.0 LU
    Average Rating
    4.0 of 5 stars

    Architectural Alternatives for Post-Frame Building Systems

    Post-frame buildings are highly engineered wood building systems that have expanded over the years from use in the agricultural sector to encompass many commercial, residential and institutional applications. Modern post-frame systems have a limitless range of interior and exterior appearances. In addition to functional and architectural flexibility, they also have excellent economic and performance benefits.

    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.

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  • Course Credits
    AIA 1.0 LU
    Average Rating
    4.5 of 5 stars

    Revolutionary Wood Products: A Closer Look at Acetylated Wood (PRINT VERSION)

    Acetylation has been studied by scientists around the world for more than 90 years. This course will take a closer look at acetylated wood and the acetylation process that it goes through. This course will then explain the benefits and key characteristics of acetylated wood. We will look at the different testing done on the acetylated wood, such as durability, joints, canal lining, and termite testing. This course will then take a look at the use of acetylated wood in different case studies to show real world applications. Enroll

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Menil Drawing Institute Menil Drawing Institute

Johnston Marklee

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