Hanley Wood University

 

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
  • Designing Exteriors with Cellular PVC Trim and Moulding

    1 LU AIA

    Trim and decorative mouldings are important design elements of a home that can complement the architecture as well as add value. Cellular PVC trim and mouldings offer advantages over other trim products. With features such as water resistance, this low maintenance trim option will save installers and owners time and money. These products are very versatile and install using standard woodworking tools. They increase the beauty of the home by enhancing specific design elements and achieving architectural style accuracy. Additionally, pieces like corners and skirt board have been specifically designed to work efficiently. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2013
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Doors, Windows
    Sponsor:
    PlyGem
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Energy Efficiency Challenge: Understanding New Codes and Standards

    1 LU AIA

    The current U.S. energy consumption is not sustainable and the impact of our energy consumption is driving unprecedented changes in housing design and construction methods to reduce home energy use, create greater efficiencies, improve comfort and reduce monthly expenses for the homeowner. This course will take a closer look at residential energy use and how the changes in building codes and standards are driving improved energy performance in homes. We will take a look at new design and construction methods, materials, and systems that can be used to help reduce the energy requirements of homes and make them more efficient. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2013
    Subject(s):
    Energy-Efficient Construction, Energy-Efficient Design
    Sponsor:
    Huber Engineered Woods
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Makings of a Great Subfloor

    1 LU AIA

    This course will take a closer look at and compare the various types of subfloor for various type of construction. This course will also examine the characteristics that determine a quality subfloor, while also explaining the standards for each type of product. We will also cover the basic principles of a strong subfloor in multifamily and light commercial projects to help architects understand which type of subfloors to specify. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2013
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Floor Flatness and Tolerance
    Sponsor:
    Huber Engineered Woods
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Commercial Fire-Rated Aluminum Glazing Systems

    1 LU AIA

    This course will help educate the architect about alternative fire-rated window, door, and vision or glass wall materials currently available in commercial construction. The course will illustrate how a group of specialty glazing systems is gaining increasing popularity by answering two important architectural design needs: the requirement to establish code mandated life safety in a building versus the need to provide transparency, daylighting, aesthetics, and overall value for occupants and building owners. At the convergence of these opposing building design requirements are fire-rated aluminum glazing systems – a technology that has evolved from 100 years of experience with glass products for fire protection use. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Finishes and Surfaces
    Sponsor:
    AluFlam
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Style and Substance: Architectural Stone Veneer

    1 LU AIA

    This learning unit will address the benefits of specifying architectural stone veneer in your design projects, and also provide information on proper installation techniques. Topics include a breakdown of the innovative mold technology used by the industry’s leading manufacturers of architectural stone veneer and what to look for in a high quality product. The course will examine a variety of uses for architectural stone veneer, from interiors and exteriors, to residential, commercial and industrial settings. The course will also explain the proper installation techniques over your most common substrates and demonstrate the impact of multiple grout techniques available and how those change the appearance of stone work. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Masonry Construction
    Sponsor:
    Eldorado Stone
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Welded Wire Reinforcement Use in Concrete Structures

    1 LU AIA

    The construction industry has long relied on welded wire reinforcement’s strength and flexibility, especially in applications that might be subjected to high flexure and shear stresses. Recent advances in welded wire reinforcement technology have produced ever-increasing wire diameters and materials that can be welded together, enabling the product to be used in different structural components. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Wiring and Cable
    Sponsor:
    Wire Reinforcement Institute
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Why Fiberglass for Windows and Doors

    1 LU AIA

    This course will take a closer look at the introduction of fiberglass frames and their benefits, while comparing them to other common window frame materials. It will then move on to discuss the sustainable benefits that fiberglass offers, such as strength, high strength-to-weight ratio, stiffness, compatible thermal expansion, natural insulation and low thermal transmittance. Understanding the benefits of fiberglass is important and so is knowing how to properly specify a window frame. We will wrap up the course by discussing a number of factors architects should consider when specifying window frames. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Windows
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Post-Frame Construction in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings

    1 LU AIA

    The term “post-frame building system” refers to a building characterized by primary structural frames of wood posts as columns and trusses or rafters as roof framing. Roof framing is attached to the posts, either directly or indirectly through girders. Posts are embedded in the soil and supported on isolated footings, or are attached to the top of piers, concrete or masonry walls, or slabs-on-grade. This type of framing system outperforms other building types in any climate or soil condition and is an energy-efficient building method. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Construction
    Sponsor:
    Morton Buildings
    Certification(s):
    AIA