Hanley Wood University

 

AIA

  • Designing with Metal

    1 LU AIA

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. When used in the appropriate manner, metal can be a powerful tool for designers. Whether in primary or complementary roles, it is a material whose durability and flexibility can play a useful role in numerous ways on all kinds of building types. No single material or component is a solution unto itself, but as a team player, metal can be a useful arrow in an architect’s quiver. This course will discuss a number of specific applications where metal components are well suited to particular building systems or project goals. It will examine the behavior and qualities of the material and share design considerations and tips for effective utilization of metal. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Design
    Sponsor:
    MBCI and Pac-Clad
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • BIM for Emerging Firms

    1 LU AIA

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. What common thread connects a thriving one-person operation, a growing office of 20 and a prosperous mega firm? What allows each of these vastly different operations to pursue the work they want and continue year after year? One answer is building information modeling, also known as BIM. This software can provide streamline design processes while improving coordination and integration with team members. Using BIM can help keep a firm relevant and competitive. This course will take a closer look at working with BIM and how it can open many paths to profitability and the expansion of services. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Design, Software
    Sponsor:
    Graphisoft
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Color and Light

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The way we perceive and view color is impacted by light, both natural and artificial. This course will look at the science of light and the many types of lighting options available in today’s market. We will also look at the ways colors can change through lighting selection. The subtleties that light creates are essential for a design professional to understand and embrace when making color and finish selections for all projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Paints
    Sponsor:
    Benjamin Moore
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Making the Most of Small Spaces with High Quality Storage Systems

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Storage systems, especially adjustable shelving units designed for small spaces, can vary greatly by installation method, cost, durability, strength, material, function, and style. It is important to have a basic understanding of the features and benefits of high quality storage systems in order to best select a building product that will be cost effective to install and also meet or exceed the expectations of the client and the general requirements of future occupants, whether they be Millennials or seniors. It is also critical to understand the design requirements stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the concept of Universal Design, and how these specifications can impact the design and product selection of high quality shelving products. This course will help educate the architect about high quality organizing systems for residential homes and multifamily applications. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Organized Living
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Door Systems with Increased Energy Efficiency and Greater Resistance to Air and Water Infiltration

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Integrated door components are design to work together as a complete system. They help to reduce the risk of air and water infiltration, while improving performance and energy efficiency. By using an integrated door system, it helps to minimize callbacks and makes handling any warranty issues easier. Finally, using an integrated door system allows for a true "system warranty" instead of individual component warranties. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Doors
    Sponsor:
    ThermaTru
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Decorative, Dynamic Resinous Flooring Systems: Combining Warehouse Strength and Exquisite Beauty

    1 LU AIA

    For designers, architects, specifiers, contractors and installers, resinous, fluid-applied flooring systems bring both dynamism and durability to a project. The colors and application techniques blend for an unlimited variety of creative expression. However, in order for the system to perform as expected, the correct process must be followed. In this course, the basics of resinous flooring systems are explained, along with step by step insights into the proper preparation and finishing techniques. What follows is a gallery of projects to light the creative spark. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Coatings and Sealers, Concrete, Flooring
    Sponsor:
    Elite Crete
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Great Office Awakening

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The goal of this article is to describe the impact that space, sound and light have on employees’ work experience and wellbeing, and to delve specifically into the benefits of flexible, workstation-centric lighting for both employee satisfaction and the company’s bottom line. Space planning, flexibility, and personal control over the work environment, including lighting, are of particular importance in the new office environment. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Waldmann Lighting
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Code-Compliant Toilet Partitions

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    This course will provide up-to-date information relative to selecting and specifying code-compliant toilet partitions for commercial restrooms. Fire and accessibility codes will be discussed, as will guidelines for writing toilet compartment specifications. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Bath, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    Bobrick
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Design Considerations for Vegetated Permeable Pavement

    1 LU AIA

    Permeable paving systems, in general, continue to grow in scope and practicality as we search for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, improve water quality, diminish flooding and erosion, reduce the “urban heat island” from reradiated (building and pavement) heat in our cities and environment, and add attractive open space to building sites and neighborhoods. This course will take a closer look at what vegetated permeable pavement is and its benefits. It will look closely at the different types available, and their green properties and overall benefits. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Landscaping
    Sponsor:
    Soil Retention
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Architectural Fire-rated Glazing: An Application Guide

    1 LU HSW

    Health, safety, and welfare remain a fundamental aspect of building design practices. Incorporating fire-rated glass products provides creative design options while adhering to current model building codes. The new generation of fire-rated products is available in larger sizes that can withstand a fire for longer periods of time, and many fire-rated products can provide high impact safety rating, solar control, sound reduction, bullet resistance and hurricane impact safety, to name only a few multi-functional features. This course will define categories of fire-rated glass products, as well as the related test standards and current building code requirements for specifying architectural fire-rated glazing. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2013
    Subject(s):
    Fire Safety, Building Envelope, Windows
    Sponsor:
    Vetrotech
    Certification(s):
    AIA