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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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    Moisture Control and More with Spray Foam Insulation

    In the design of building enclosures an emerging alternative is the use of spray foam insulation as exterior continuous insulation featuring the ability to resist heat, water, vapor and air movement in an uninterrupted, continuous performance installation. A significant outcome is the control of moisture mechanisms in buildings.

    How spray foam insulation’s water resistive, air barrier and insulation characteristics help to control moisture is examined in detail. That it is a proven option that offers such performance in addition to allowing for design freedom and flexible installation is also discussed.

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    Designing a Fully Functional Outdoor Kitchen

    Cooking and eating outside are not only enjoyable, but contribute to good health and a good mood. Outdoor kitchens and outdoor spaces are growing in popularity, according to architects. But in order for the kitchen to truly serve the client, and add benefit to their lives, the space must be well designed for functionality. The course will review the specifics for designing a successful and complete kitchen, including ascertaining the clients’ needs, assessing the site, determining the construction technique, specifying appliances, and making sure all the details of lighting, heating, cooling, and aesthetics are wisely specified. With intelligent and thoughtful design of a fully functional outdoor kitchen, you are likely to provide a place your clients will use and enjoy for many years. Enroll
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    Architectural Veneers and Cast Stone with an Integral Finish: Attributes and Performance

    Architectural veneer and cast stone are among the fastest growing decorative building products on the market. The aesthetics and variety of these masonry products have improved significantly, providing an attractive finished look at a lower cost that is hard to differentiate from authentic natural stone.

    This course will discuss the composition, performance, and environmental benefits of architectural cast stone and veneers with an integral finish. You will learn how architectural cast stone and veneers with an integral finish save money and improve performance, as well as design and installation considerations for the product.

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    Building with Engineered Steel Headers

    The primary target audience for this course consists of architects, builders, and government (local, county and federal) agencies who desire or are required to see a reduction in thermal loss, wood usage, and material waste in the construction of single and multifamily housing. Enroll
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    Architectural Aluminum Railing Systems

    This course will introduce the learners to the performance capabilities and finish specifications used in architectural aluminum railing systems, including architectural design features available for aluminum railing fabrications, as well as introduction to specifications for punched and welded architectural aluminum railing systems. The course will also review common architectural aluminum railing system applications including balcony, roof railing, retaining walls, ramps and stairs. Enroll
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    Winning Projects with White Cement

    This course will introduce the learner to the many advantages of concrete including sustainability, durability, aesthetics, versatility, resilience, and affordability. The expanded benefits of white concrete such as reflectivity, colors, and textures will also be discussed along with examples of specific applications. Enroll
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    Radiant Barrier Sheathing

    Radiant barriers that come attached to structural sheathing provide an effective way to reduce energy loss through the roof assembly. This course will provide an overview of radiant barrier sheathing. It will explain the scientific principles behind heat transfer, and then explore the various applications and best installation practices for radiant barrier sheathing. Case studies will quantify the energy-saving benefits of using radiant barrier sheathing. Finally, this learning unit will explain how radiant barrier sheathing can contribute to green building and energy efficiency programs. Enroll
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    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
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    Propane as a Solution to Meeting Code and Above-Code Programs – Using High Efficiency Propane Systems as a Compliance Strategy

    Nothing is driving greater change in the home building industry than energy efficiency, but prior to 2015 the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) didn't address mechanical equipment such as furnaces and water heaters. The 2015 IECC now includes a new compliance path called the Energy Rating Index allowing builders more choices in how to meet the energy code.

    In addition, builders can determine how to use propane to their maximum advantage under the ERI pathway by determining their homes’ Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. The HERS Index predicts the energy performance of a home versus a "typical new home" benchmarked at a score of 100.

    This course will take a closer look at how high efficiency propane equipment such as furnaces and water heaters provide flexibility in meeting 2015 IECC standards and help reduce a home’s HERS Index, in addition to helping projects gain points in above-code programs such as LEED and the National Green Building Standard.

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    Performance Fabrics in Sustainable Design

    Windows, views, and openings in buildings present the classic battle between form and function. The designer naturally wants the building’s occupants to enjoy views and light, but the solar heat gain from these openings can wreak havoc on sustainable goals; however, sophisticated and high-performing solar control fabrics can help reconcile the form and function of light, views, and sustainability.

    There are many solar control fabrics on the market; wading through them can be overwhelming. This course aims to help educate the designer about what performance fabrics are, the content of various fabrics, how they work, and the benefits to a sustainable design in meeting and maximizing your goals of occupant health, safety, wellbeing, and sustainability.

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Projects

Sunday House Sunday House

Teeland Architects

Aitoku Kindergarten Aitoku Kindergarten

Kengo Kuma & Associates

Flotsam & Jetsam Flotsam & Jetsam

SHoP Architects

Faena Forum Faena Forum

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

New Permanent Garden New Permanent Garden

6a Architects, Gabriel Orozco

Blakeburn Blakeburn

A449 Architects

Sluishuis Sluishuis

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Barcode Architects

Fold House Fold House

Bossley Architects

Skardsøya Cottage Skardsøya Cottage

TYIN Tegnestue Architects

Atlas Hotel Hoian Atlas Hotel Hoian

Vo Trong Nghia Architects

West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium

Architecture Research Office (ARO), Heery International

M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity

Edouard Francois

The Courtower Houses The Courtower Houses

Hashim Sarkis Studios

Maison du Sport Vaudois Maison du Sport Vaudois

Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann Architects

Aro Hā Retreat Aro Hā Retreat

Tennent Brown Architects

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