Hanley Wood University

 

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
  • Sustainable Green Building with Clay and Concrete Roof Tile

    1 LU HSW/SD/CMP

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Starting with the history and basics of clay and concrete tile, learners will be able to understand how they contribute towards sustainable building design. Modern manufacturing uses computer modeling to help minimize the use of raw materials – creating more effective and efficient systems. Raw materials for clay and concrete tile are abundant across the U.S., helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the finished product. This course looks at the advantages of using clay and concrete roof tiles to increase the efficiency of a building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2012
    Subject(s):
    Clay-Tile Roofing, Building Envelope, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Boral
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Introduction to Carbon Fiber Grid-Reinforcement Enclosure Systems

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Carbon fiber grid-reinforced enclosure projects have been completed in more than 25 states from Maine to Washington – with most completed east of the Mississippi. This course will provide learners with knowledge of carbon fiber grid reinforced enclosure projects, and help them to understand their uses in everyday buildings. This course will look at the basics and variety of uses of carbon fiber grid-reinforced enclosure systems in different areas, such as: Technology, Wall Panels, Cladding Panels, and Sustainability. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    AltusGroup
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Universal Design – In the New Normal

    1 LU AIA

    Universal Design is not a new concept; however, it is time for a paradigm shift. This course prompts the question – should I be offering Universal Design solutions to all of my clients regardless of age or ability? This material provides compelling reasons for recommending Universal Design beyond the status quo. No longer limited to ADA products and an institutional look, you are empowered to exceed expectations with this new worldview. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2012
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design
    Sponsor:
    Kohler
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Cool Roofs in Perspective: Do Reflective Roofs Really Reduce Global Warming?

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. “Cool” roofs have become the fastest growing single segment of the commercial roofing industry, primarily as a way to save energy and address climate change. This course will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various roof types in different climates and the potential problems that may arise when “cool” roofs are installed in the wrong location. You will discover tools to run the numbers on each specific site and building before choosing the right roof for your project. Finally, it will analyze current studies that provide a fresh perspective on “cool” roofs and help you answer the question: “Do reflective roofs really reduce global warming?" Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2012
    Subject(s):
    Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Carlisle SynTec
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Vinyl Siding for Exteriors

    1 LU AIA

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Vinyl siding products are the preferred exterior cladding material, in both new construction and remodeling projects because they have numerous advantages over other siding materials. Design preferences have increased the number of profiles and color choices. The sustainability of vinyl has proven significant, with products that include recycled content and environmentally friendly manufacturing procedures. Combine that with remarkable technical advances, and you have a product that looks great, is low-maintenance, and holds up to the elements. The extensive range of products, from wider profiles to vinyl siding with insulation to polypropylene-based injected molded shingles, has taken vinyl from a product associated with starter homes to the luxury home market. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Siding, Exteriors
    Sponsor:
    Mastic
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • How We See Color Course

    1 LU AIA

    This course will describe how the human eye detects and identifies color and adapts to its surroundings and why this is important to consider with lighting design. This course will take a closer look at the complexity of the color process, while also defining and explaining key elements, such as: color consistency, stability, metamerism, color rendering, and the color rendering index. This course is registered for 1 AIA CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Tivoli
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Cementitious Materials in Concrete: Performance and Sustainability in Construction

    1 LU AIA/SD

    This describes where concrete has been used in a variety of projects that support sustainable construction. It outlines the manufacturing process and source of cement and other cementitious materials used in the production of concrete. It also outlines some of the physical properties of these materials, how they may be used in concrete to enhance durability, and how advances in mixture design and manufacturing technology enhance concrete’s contribution to sustainable construction. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2012
    Subject(s):
    Cementitious Materials and Pozzolans, Sustainability
    Sponsor:
    Holcim
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Benefits of VRF in the LEED® Certification Process

    1 LU HSW/SD

    This article is available in the October 2011 print and digital editions of ARCHTIECT Magazine. It is registered for 1 HSW/SD hour with AIA and 1 CMP hour with GBCI. This program compares traditional HVAC systems to variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. General features and benefits of VRF systems are discussed, including energy efficiency, installation, operation and potential contribution to LEED rating systems. Architects, building owners, contractors, operation and maintenance management will be introduced to VRF systems. Three case examples are presented, describing why VRF was selected for each of the projects and what the estimated benefits of the VRF system were in each case. Finally, a brief overview of VRF systems in building information modeling (BIM) is presented. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2011
    Subject(s):
    HVAC
    Sponsor:
    Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating
    Certification(s):
    AIA