Hanley Wood University

 

AIA

  • Compression-Seal Technology: A Sustainable Solution for High-Performance Windows and Doors (Print Course)

    1 LU

    Recent changes in energy standards and codes, and federal and voluntary initiatives, are transforming the entire building landscape. In the past, a variety of different state and local codes have existed but there is now a trend towards increasing the standardization of even more stringent codes. Window and door systems require increasingly higher performance in order to achieve the new codes, standards and mandates. There are a great number of fenestration solutions available in the market, not all of which fulfill the required performance specifications. Architects and engineers will need to identify and specify high-performance window systems that meet the new energy performance criteria. High-performance windows and doors with compression-seal technology deliver solutions for energy, noise, security, blast, comfort and other challenges. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2014
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Doors
    Sponsor:
    Amerimax
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Understanding the Benefits of Non-Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Wall Panels

    1 LU HSW

    Traditional fiberglass reinforced plastic wall panels (FRP’s) have been used since the 1960’s as interior wall and ceiling panels. A newer product, non-fiberglass reinforced plastic wall panels, improves on the benefits of FRP’s such as mold, bacteria, moisture, chemical and stain resistance, and is also a sustainable product with fewer health hazards. This course will compare the two products, as well as describe the importance of using non-fiberglass reinforced plastic wall panels to mitigate moisture issues. The course will also cover appropriate applications for the material. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2014
    Subject(s):
    Walls, Panels
    Sponsor:
    Parkland Plastics
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Concrete Solutions: Specifying Concrete Coatings

    1 LU

    Concrete is an exceptionally versatile and popular choice in residential and commercial construction, and modern coating systems allow for a wide range of colors, styles, and applications. When selecting concrete it is important to understand the advantages both aesthetically and structurally. The ability to recognize where concrete coatings are best suited and which application process to choose will help you achieve the quality and durability goals of the project. This course will help educate architects on high quality concrete coatings available for use in new construction and existing projects. Take the course to learn more. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2014
    Subject(s):
    Concrete, Coatings and Sealers
    Sponsor:
    Rhino Linings
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Designing for Healing and Infection Control

    1 LU

    This course will analyze two case studies where laminate and solid surface materials were applied in healthcare settings to the benefit of patients, staff, and visitors. One case study explores hospital design and how site selection, color, surfaces, and open space can significantly impact healing and recuperation of hospital patients. The other case study examines a new solid surface material that is being tested for efficacy in combating the spread of pathogens known to contribute to hospital acquired infections. A groundbreaking clinical trial began in March of this year to apply this material throughout a hospital setting to determine to what degree it can minimize HAIs. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2014
    Sponsor:
    Wilsonart
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Spot Cooling: Performance Attributes and Applications

    1 LU

    This course provides an overview of spot cooling and its appropriate uses and benefits, including the cooling of people, equipment, and processes. The course describes various spot cooling options, compares air-cooled and water-cooled units, and discusses the advantages of portable and ceiling-mount spot cooling. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2014
    Sponsor:
    MovinCool
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Sustainable Insulation for Thermal and Acoustic Control (Print)

    1 LU HSW

    Archeological research reveals that insulating our homes using natural, renewable materials like fiber, wool, straw and cork, is actually as old as human history. And with good reason. Insulation is perhaps the most cost effective, straightforward path to peak functionality in the design and construction of buildings. And while many petroleum and chemical-based insulation strategies have risen up over the decades, we may be circling back around in a post-petroleum world to prefer insulation made from renewable, recycled and recyclable materials. This course describes the specification and use of these insulation materials. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2014
    Subject(s):
    Insulation
    Sponsor:
    Bonded Logic
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Multigenerational Restrooms: Better Designs for One and All (Print)

    1 LU HSW

    Multigenerational design, also known as transgenerational design, is an increasingly important aspect of universal design and a major contemporary trend mirroring the dramatic societal and economic changes of the last decades. In particular, public restrooms illustrate these multigenerational trends because they serve such diverse populations. Designing them successfully is a growing challenge for architects and facility owners. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2014
    Subject(s):
    Design, Universal Design
    Sponsor:
    Sherwin Williams
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • High Performance Coatings and Colors Deliver Competitive Advantage in Retail and Restaurants (Print)

    1 LU

    While restaurants and retail stores serve very different purposes, they have a few things in common when it comes to specifying coatings. Both include public spaces that must present an attractive, inviting appearance to customers, and both have “back of the house” areas that need hard-wearing, washable coatings that can handle a lot of abuse. This course will take a closer look at the types of high performance coatings that should be specified for these types of projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2014
    Subject(s):
    Continuing Education, Painting, Coatings and Sealers, Paints
    Sponsor:
    Sherwin Williams
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • 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