Hanley Wood University

 

AIA

  • Underfloor Service Distribution

    1 LU HSW

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. The ability of a building to change for an occupant’s shifting needs must meet the same three main criteria as green buildings themselves: high performance, sustainability and cost effectiveness. This article examines the growing popularity of underfloor service distribution (UFSD) as a key strategy for green buildings. This is achieved by creating buildings that can be retrofitted when companies or institutions come and go, when they expand and contract, when they rethink, refocus and renovate. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Flooring
    Sponsor:
    Tate
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Digital Technology and Design Tools

    1 LU AIA

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. Architect, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals have a new technology platform to support the old-fashioned notion of planning ahead. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is bringing a sea change to the industry’s workflow by facilitating a previously impossible degree of planning, coordination and communication. Integrating the professions through digital processes like BIM supports better buildings and happier owners and occupants. This course will take a look at the variety of tools available for use in different stages of a project. We will focus on digital tools and emerging technologies and how they can create synergy for a project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Design, Software
    Sponsor:
    Bluebeam
    Certification(s):
    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