Hanley Wood University

 

AIA

  • Building Better Mid-Rise Multi-Family Buildings with Insulated Concrete Forms

    1 LU AIA

    This course will familiarize you with the benefits of using insulated concrete forms, or ICFs, for mid-rise multi-family buildings, including outlining the advantages of using ICFs over traditional construction methods. It will also introduce you to the variety of form shapes, widths, and technologies that allow ICFs to meet the challenges of most concrete construction demands and design conditions today. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2013
    Sponsor:
    Logix Insulated Concrete Forms
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Fiber Cement Panels as Rain Screens

    1 LU HSW

    Moisture intrusion in a wall system can be the cause of building defects, as well as health ailments for the building's occupants, making rainscreens a very important tool in water mitigation. This course will review the cause and effects of moisture intrusion, and more specifically the forces that drive rainwater into a building. We will identify different rainscreen technologies and ASTM testing standards that measure their performance.

    Posted:
    June 2013
    Subject(s):
    Cementitious Materials and Pozzolans
    Sponsor:
    Nichiha
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems for Commercial Buildings

    1 LU HSW

    Geothermal heating and cooling systems are a sustainable, affordable, efficient and proven technology. Because the ground absorbs nearly half of the solar energy our planet receives, the earth remains at a constant, moderate temperature just below its surface all year round. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2013
    Subject(s):
    Geothermal Systems
    Sponsor:
    ClimateMaster
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Understanding Bio-Based Sustainable Commercial Carpets

    1 LU AIA

    Synthetic carpet fibers like Nylon, PET (polyester), and polypropylene are almost exclusively petroleum based. Today, new technology has enabled a bio-based PTT (triexta) commercial carpet fiber that helps reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Understanding the performance benefits, drawbacks, and sustainable attributes of bio-based PTT versus other synthetic carpet fiber types available today is important for architects, commercial builders, and facility managers. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2013
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability
    Sponsor:
    DuPont Sorona
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • A Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms

    1 LU AIA

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set the minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. When designing restrooms, some of each type of accessible fixture or feature and their installation location must meet accessibility requirements contained in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. In addition, many projects must also follow the provisions of the 2009 revision of ANSI Standard ICC A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. This course will identify the benefits of accessibility standards and the prescriptive requirements for accessible restrooms set by the ADA. We will review requirements for lavatories, accessories, toilet compartments and bathing facilities and how these can be applied to various types of restrooms. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2013
    Subject(s):
    Bath
    Sponsor:
    Bobrick
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Design and Specification of Sustainable Custom Ironwork

    1 LU AIA

    Over the centuries, wrought iron has been an important expressive material that reflects refined taste and character. Despite wrought iron’s rigidity and strength, it can be molded into graceful and elegant shapes with beauty that endures. The possibilities for expression in iron are nearly unlimited. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2013
    Subject(s):
    Metal
    Sponsor:
    Compass Ironworks
    Certification(s):
    AIA, ASLA
  • Folding Door Systems

    1 LU AIA

    This course will provide an overview of the design capabilities and possibilities of folding doors. These folding door systems are able to transform and enhance open spaces while balancing energy efficiency and fresh air ventilation. It will look at how folding door systems provide an innovative design opportunity to open, extend, enhance and transform a space. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2013
    Subject(s):
    Doors
    Sponsor:
    LaCantina Doors
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Becoming Sealer Savvy

    1 LU AIA

    The Portland Cement Association (PCA) mentions 5 mechanisms that deteriorate concrete: abrasion, alkali silica reaction, freeze/thaw, corrosion of the reinforcing structure, and chemical intrusion. Proper curing and sealing of concrete decelerates all of these mechanisms. Properly cured concrete helps the concrete mix attain its designed strength. Proper curing also helps minimize cracking in concrete during the early stages after concrete placement. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2013
    Subject(s):
    Concrete
    Sponsor:
    Euclid Chemical
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Revolutionary Wood Products: A Closer Look at Acetylated Wood

    1 LU AIA

    Acetylation has been studied by scientists around the world for more than 90 years. Take a close look at acetylated wood and the acetylation process. Explain the benefits and key characteristics of acetylated wood. Identify different testing done on the acetylated wood, such as: durability, joints, canal lining, and termite testing. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Wood, Construction
    Sponsor:
    Accoya
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Selecting The Appropriate Roofing Adhesive For Flat-Roof Applications Course

    1 LU AIA

    Flat roof construction has unique challenges and durability issues associated with water; selecting an adhesive system that will complement the roof structure is important. This course will give provide an overview of roof construction common in commercial buildings, and offer a specific examination of multi-layer roof applications typical of flat-roof construction. Explore productivity and material costs issues related to flat roof construction and successfully choose the most appropriate adhesive for flat roof construction by comparing and contrasting a specific set of attributes related to durability, strength, healthfulness, cost, and ease of use that can greatly impact the performance of the roofing system. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2012
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Caulks Adhesives and Sealants
    Sponsor:
    3M
    Certification(s):
    AIA