Hanley Wood University

 

AIA

  • Laser Scanning Applications for Architecture (Print Version)

    1 LU

    High definition laser scanning is a non-destructive method for recording a 3D digital image of a building. Its unique ability to precisely record flat and uneven surfaces makes it a valuable tool within the AEC industry. One real advantage of 3D laser scan data is its ability to accurately document variations in surface conditions. When properly scanned in the field, the resulting data will capture every nuance of a building’s surface, such as the variations in surface plane of a rusticated stone wall, or the bulges and tilts in a seemingly flat planar wall or floor surface. As modern design leans towards creating buildings with multiple undulating surfaces and non-planar walls, and century-old ornate masonry buildings begin to deteriorate and shift, 3D laser scanning becomes a needed and effective method to gain accurate documentation for both design and construction. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2014
    Subject(s):
    3D Technology
    Sponsor:
    Faro
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Designing with Water: Indoor Water Applications Make a New Wave in Architecture

    1 LU

    This course is an introduction to the concept of incorporating indoor water features in a variety of architectural applications. After reviewing the system components and various types of water features, the course will discuss what design considerations factor into a successful installation. It will then take a closer look at two water feature applications in order to appreciate the benefits of partnering with a specialty contractor. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2014
    Subject(s):
    Waterfeatures
    Sponsor:
    Bluworld
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Multi-Point Locking System

    1 LU

    This course will take a look at what multi-point locks, astragals and multi-point locking astragals are, while highlighting their features. This course addresses the overall benefits of a multi-point locking system and compares them to the traditional systems. Finally, after explaining all of the components, this course will help you decide which hardware to select and specify for your project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2014
    Subject(s):
    Locksets and Hardware
    Sponsor:
    Endura
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Color Matters – The Relationship Between Color and Pigments in Architectural Coatings

    1 LU

    The course will discuss the relationship between color and pigments, including how pigments can affect color performance in architectural coatings. It will cover ASTM performance test methods used to ensure coatings meet industry standards and perform well, and the effect that exposure has on pigments and color retention. In addition, AAMA specifications for various coating technologies will be discussed, and how these can help specify the correct pigments for optimal form and function in a project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2014
    Subject(s):
    Coatings and Sealers, Painting
    Sponsor:
    Valspar
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Building Green with Metal Roofs and Walls

    1.5 LU HSW

    This course will explore in depth the concept of cool metal roofs and walls while explaining their relationship to current energy code and guideline compliance. The environmental benefits of metal roofs and walls will also be explained, including contributions to numerous LEED® points. Additional case studies of various cool metal roof materials will be presented to illustrate how they can help lower energy use in a building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2014
    Subject(s):
    Metal, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • 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