Hanley Wood University

 

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
  • Specifying for Custom Luxury Kitchens: Appliances, Options and Accessories

    1 LU

    For most designers, architects and contractors, specifying for a luxury kitchen is a pleasure. With an expanded budget, savvy clients and continual innovation by appliance makers, upscale kitchens can reach toward perfection. However, keeping up with new and innovative kitchen features can be daunting. This course explores how to determine client needs and wants for a custom luxury kitchen, and then expands into products on the market, some new, some continually useful, that can truly customize the highest-functioning luxury kitchen for the each owner. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Subject(s):
    Kitchen
    Sponsor:
    Sub-Zero
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Challenges with LED Controllability and Changing Energy Codes (Print Version)

    1 LU

    From residential to hospitality, retail, healthcare, theater and churches, LEDs are used in a wide range of applications. Their unique characteristics include compact size, ease of maintenance, and highly directional light output, which results in much less wasted light trapped in the fixture. LED lighting is gaining in popularity but there are still some limitations of LEDs, including their higher cost, limited applications and controls compatibility; because LED systems work differently from traditional fixtures dimming is often a challenge. This course will help you understand how to work around these challenges and how to interpret new energy codes as they apply to LED lighting. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Intense Lighting
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Sustainable Choices in Luxury Fenestrations (Print Version)

    1 LU HSW

    Luxury homes offer the architect, builder and buyer a unique opportunity to create dwellings that are distinctive, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Increasingly, sustainable design is becoming more important to luxury home owners. Opulence does not need to be wasteful of natural resources. Even large floor plans can prove to be conservation-minded if the architect, builder and homeowner decide to pursue a “green” route. Designing a luxury home that is environmentally responsible must take into account many aspects of the building process including design, construction practices, air sealing and insulation, and material selection. Windows sit at the crossroads of sustainable material selection and luxury design. The right window can reduce energy use, contribute to green building goals and also provide the touch of quality and beauty a luxury home requires. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Loewen
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • High Performance Coatings for Cleaner, Fresher Schools (Print Version)

    1 LU

    Without question, school environments take a lot of abuse. A standard architectural coating isn’t formulated to withstand the inevitable scuffs and abrasion that occur in hallways where hundreds of kids pass through every hour five days a week. Metal lockers that get stuffed with books, bags, and sports gear require hard, durable coatings that are tough enough to resist chipping or peeling. Showers and restrooms where damp conditions are the norm need paints formulated with mildewcides to resist the formation of mildew on the surface of the paint film and help maintain a fresh environment. School kitchens and cafeterias are exposed to constant cleaning to maintain proper sanitation standards, so the coatings specified for these areas have to be tough enough to resist harsh cleaning chemicals and detergents. In short, no single coating suits every application, and just as an educational curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students, the coatings you specify must address diverse conditions to perform successfully over time. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Sherwin Willilams
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings (Print Version)

    1 LU

    Building in floodplains, or Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) designated by FEMA, is strictly regulated by the NFIP, the International Building Code, ASCE national reference standards, and by local community codes, all of which are discussed in this course. Deciding on a non-residential building’s floodproofing strategy will have a direct connection to the project’s cost, to the safety of the building’s occupants and the survivability of the building itself, and to the risk of liability for the designer and builder in case of flood damage. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Sponsor:
    Smart Vent
    Certification(s):
    AIA