Hanley Wood University

 

AIA

  • Luxury Outdoor Kitchens: Design, Specify, Install and Use

    1 LU

    This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Luxury Outdoor Kitchens and options for design and layout, for product specification, installation and proper use. By understanding these topics, building professionals will be in a better position to serve their clients and help create upscale outdoor spaces that greatly enhance a home's functionality, enjoyment and value. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2014
    Subject(s):
    Outdoor Kitchens, Kitchen
    Sponsor:
    Sub-Zero
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Post-Frame Buildings: A Light-Commercial Mainstay

    1 LU

    In this era of growing interest in all things sustainable and cost-effective, post-frame construction and its primary material, wood, are gaining favor in construction, including in the light-commercial market. As such, post-frame building systems are now an application of choice for low-rise, light-commercial buildings such as office and municipal buildings because of their energy efficiency, versatility, and durability. This course will examine post-frame building systems including their versatility, range of applications, structural features and key performance characteristics. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Building, Green Builders, Green Design, Framing
    Sponsor:
    National Frame Building Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Six Benefits of Post-Frame Building Systems: From Cost Savings to Sustainability

    1 LU HSW

    Post-frame buildings are engineered wood-frame systems that feature large, widely-spaced supporting columns. Post-frame buildings offer numerous advantages that make them an ideal choice for low-rise commercial construction. This course will cover the six key benefits of post-frame building systems, including cost savings, energy efficiency, code compliance, sustainability, design flexibility, and durability. 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:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Framing, Sustainability
    Sponsor:
    National Frame Building Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Advancing Sustainability Through Product Performance and Transparency

    1 LU HSW

    The best path to a sustainable building is to know what’s in the materials being used to build it. However, questions remain among manufacturers and buyers about just how to evaluate and compare the environmental profiles of similar building products and materials. This course will discuss each of these tools and how they can collectively provide information regarding the environmental impact of products, as well as their environmental performance, and offer an objective means of comparing similar products. Ultimately, these mechanisms enable buyers to make more informed decisions about the products they purchase, spurring further advances in product sustainability. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Green Standards, Green Design
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Healthy Indoor Air Quality by Design

    1 LU HSW

    This course will communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers and specifiers to employ strategies to improve the IAQ in the spaces they design. There will be several case studies of the effects of controlling versus not controlling indoor environmental quality at the design phase of building construction. Emphasis is drawn to the importance of emissions of VOCs over content only requirements. Moreover, the participants will learn the value of specifying certified low emitting products as a proven method for controlling VOC emissions that invade the indoor environment. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Design
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • LEED v4: Transformation through Transparency, Health, and Achievement

    1 LU HSW

    This course will review LEED version 4 and how it will transform the marketplace for high performance buildings by encouraging and rewarding the use of products that provide transparency into their manufacture, certification of their performance to a standard and impact on the environment and human health. Changes to the rating system will be discussed, including new credits and new tools to help obtain these credits. The course will demonstrate how LEED version 4 is raising the bar for sustainable achievement. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, LEED
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Transparency: The Role of Environmental Product Declarations

    1 LU HSW

    Recently, building product transparency has started to gain traction in North America; changes in consumer expectations, building certification systems, and international laws and standards have finally begun to converge in standardized corporate reporting about any number of environmental, social, and health impacts. International tools have been developed to easily communicate some of this information through what is known as an environmental product declaration (EPD), which can be thought of as a nutrition label for building products. This course will provide an understanding of the global demand for environmental product declarations in the building industry, how they are developed, and their limitations. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Environmental Product Declarations, Green Products, Green Design
    Sponsor:
    UL Environment
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Introduction to Destination Control Systems

    1 LU

    When specifying an elevator for a project, a destination control system can significantly improve convenience in a building while boosting elevator traffic handling capacity and performance. The system guides passengers to the most appropriate elevator, it improves comfort by eliminating overcrowding, and it reduces travel time and unnecessary stops. Touchscreen destination operating panels ensure an effortless user experience and remote call technology allow users to make elevator calls directly from their mobile device. This course will discuss the benefits of and the technology behind destination control systems for elevators. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Design, Technology
    Sponsor:
    Kone
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Retrofit Re-Roofing with Metal Roof Systems: Bringing New Life to Old Buildings with Energy-Efficient Applications and Sustainable Products

    1 LU HSW

    This course is an overview of re-roofing using metal roofing supported by an engineered framing or sub-framing system, also known as retrofit. The course will cover typical applications for metal roof and wall systems during the retrofitting process, identify building characteristics in which metal can resolve retrofitting issues of utility and design and explain the overall benefits of metal roof and wall systems for existing buildings, including energy savings. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Metal
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Metal Roofing: The Perfect Platform for Solar Technologies

    1 LU HSW

    A new metal roof installed over an existing roof, or a roof retrofit, provide the opportunity to add a photovoltaic (PV) system to a roof. This course will cover the basics of metal roofing and photovoltaics, as well as the synergy between solar technologies and metal roofing. Performance and environmental benefits, life cycle costs and retrofitting opportunities will be discussed. It’s important for a building owner to consider the roof and a PV system together as a single asset, rather than as separate components of a roof. With that approach, the total cost of ownership over the life of the asset can be assessed. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Metal Roof Systems
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI