Hanley Wood University

 

AIA

  • Fiberglass Composites in the Window and Door Industry

    1.0 LU HSW

    Composite materials have been used for thousands of years. New applications are identified each year. As one of the first modern composite materials fiberglass is at the fore front of this innovation. This course will familiarize you with all the basic aspects of fiberglass and specifically target their usefulness in the door and window industry. Once you have completed this course you will be able to discuss how composite materials provide predictable and superior performance characteristics when compared to other window frame material. You will also be able to explain the pultrusion process and identify the specific characteristics of pultruded fiberglass. Finally you will be able to apply this knowledge to determining which window frames will be best for your project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2011
    Subject(s):
    Doors, Windows, Graphic Design
    Sponsor:
    Integrity Windows and Doors
    Certification(s):
    AIA, USGBC
  • Condensing Tankless Water Heaters: Using Propane for the Most Efficient Water Heaters on the Market

    1.0 LU HSW

    This learning unit will address the benefits of a Condensing Tankless Water Heater and explore how retrofitting a home with a Condensing Tankless Water Heater—or installing one in new construction—can offer the most energy efficiency of any water heater, even propane Tankless Water Heaters, which until now have been the most energy-efficient water heaters available. Propane Condensing Tankless Water Heaters are the wave of the future when it comes to super energy-efficient and environmentally friendly water heating. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2011
    Subject(s):
    Energy Efficiency, Water Heaters
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NAHB, USGBC
  • Beyond Performance Window Materials and their Environmental Impact

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    You will compare and contrast basic performance qualities, materials origins, carbon footprints, lifecycle analyses and installed performance of four common window framing materials. You will be able to compare and contrast window framing material qualities in detail. A case study of a net-zero home in Chicago showcases how window framing and glass selection are critical to energy performance of a home. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2011
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Life-Cycle Assessment, Green Design
    Sponsor:
    Marvin Windows
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Residential Energy Performance Upgrades: an energy, economic, and environmental analysis

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    Decisions on where and when to invest in residential energy efficient equipment can be tricky for a consumer, especially when it comes to paying a premium for higher efficiency equipment. This course focuses on the typical energy use for average single family detached households. Once you have completed this course you will be able to explain the difference between elective and non-elective energy efficiency measures (EEM) and identify the most beneficial EEMs in each of the five targeted climate zones covered. You will also be able to determine approximate payback periods for EEMs in your projects and to convey the costs and benefits of the EEM options to your clients. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2011
    Subject(s):
    Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NARI, USGBC, NAHB
  • Window Replacement and EPA Regulations

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    After completing this course you should be able to explain the economic and energy related importance of window replacement; be able to assess existing windows and list replacement options. You should also be able to describe the window replacement process; and explain the role of the architect, contractor and window supplier in the replacement process. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2011
    Subject(s):
    Energy-Efficient Windows
    Sponsor:
    Andersen Windows
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Natural Daylighting in Architectural Spaces

    1.0 LU

    By the end of this learning unit, you will understand the importance of natural day lighting in architectural spaces and be able to define natural day lighting and understand the basic nature of light benefits. You will also be able to identify how residential windows and doors can affect climate change, and identify how day lighting impacts the workplace, the learning environment and on overall human health. Finally, you will be able to list the ways day lighting can impact LEED Green Building Certification. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2011
    Subject(s):
    Daylighting
    Sponsor:
    Jeld-Wen
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Sustainable Choices in Wood Door Construction

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    This learning unit will explore the sustainable choices available for architectural wood doors. You will review the requirements for FSC certification, and how different core compositions qualify for LEED assistance. You will identify how increasing need for low-emitting products is impacting wood door manufacturers and sustainable veneer options. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2011
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Windows, Doors, LEED
    Sponsor:
    VT Industries
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NARI
  • Design Considerations for Waterproofing Systems

    1.0 LU HSW

    Design Considerations for Waterproofing Systems was developed to help architects and designers better understand single-ply thermoplastic waterproofing materials. Participants will learn the history of waterproofing, the difference between damproofing and waterproofing, the different system and assembly types, review the types of material components and attachment methods, review section details, and follow a case study from start to finish. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Moisture Barriers, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Sika Sarnafil
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Design Considerations for Low-Slope Roofs

    1.0 LU HSW

    Design Considerations for Low-Slope Roofs was developed to help architects and designers better understand single-ply thermoplastic roofing materials. Participants will learn the history of thermoplastic membranes, a comparison study of the thermoplastic membranes in relationship to membrane polymer thickness, the importance of having a certain amount of polymer thickness above the reinforcement scrim, water absorption, linear dimension change, and UL fire testing. The presentation also discusses the energy-saving benefits of a white thermoplastic membrane when compared to a traditional black roofing system. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Moisture Barriers
    Sponsor:
    Sika Sarnafil
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Selecting the Best Blindside Waterproofing System for Your Project

    1.0 LU HSW

    After viewing this course you should be able to determine which blindside waterproofing system is best for your project based on performance advantages and disadvantages of several systems discussed throughout the presentation. You will be able to list which tools to use in different situations; and discover tips to help you write effective waterproofing specifications. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Building Technology, Concrete Construction
    Sponsor:
    Carlisle
    Certification(s):
    AIA