Hanley Wood University

 

Building Envelope

  • 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
  • Metal Roofs and Walls for Achieving Net Zero

    1 LU AIA/HSW/CMP

    The article is an update on the Architecture 2030 initiative and introduces the 2030 Challenge for products. Identify how metal roofs with PV arrays and insulated metal wall panels can contribute toward the greater net zero goal. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Green Building
    Sponsor:
    MBCI
  • Understanding Stone Wood Insulation in Exterior Wall and Rainscreen Applications

    1 LU AIA

    This course will identify what stone wool insulation is and how it is produced, as well as some of its uses in commercial applications, with emphasis on rainscreen cladding design and in exterior cavity walls. Identify key benefits of stone wool versus other traditional insulating materials currently used in the North American market. Finally, review NFPA 285 requirements relating to cavity insulation and provide updates on new ASHRAE 90.1 2010 continuous cavity insulation requirements. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    Roxul
  • Understanding Stone Wool Insulation for Interior and Exterior Commercial Building Applications

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Stone wool is often specified for its superior properties such as energy efficiency, sustainability, fire protection, water resistance, and sound control. Commercial stone wool products can help to protect property, extend building life cycles and enhance occupant comfort, and are designed to make construction faster and easier. Identify key benefits of stone wool in commercial applications. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    Roxul
  • Fiber Cement Panels as Rain Screens Course

    1 LU AIA

    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. Identify different rainscreen technologies and ASTM testing standards that measure their performance; discuss fiber cement panels and how they can be used as a rainscreen to reduce moisture build-up, rotting interior walls and mold growth. By the end of the course you will understand basic design approaches and guidelines for installing fiber cement panels as a rainscreen. This course is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Rainscreen, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
    Sponsor:
    Nichiha
  • Vinyl: Designing for Safety, Sustainability and Resilience

    1 LU AIA

    This program is registered with the AIA for 1 hour and discusses the large role vinyl plays in the design and construction of modern buildings. There are myriad of uses for vinyl products within the built environment, from exterior elements such as cladding and roofing to interior elements such as flooring and wall coverings. This course covers the uses of vinyl in construction, the attributes of vinyl products, vinyl’s role in sustainable design, and the chemistry involved in the production of vinyl products. When all is said and done, you’ll have a better idea of ways vinyl products can provide solutions to design challenges, both now and in the future. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    The Vinyl Institute
  • 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
  • Window Performance Ratings and Technologies

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings consume 40 percent of all the energy used nationwide. Achieving optimal energy efficiency in buildings can drastically reduce overall energy consumption, and windows can play a key role in achieving improved performance. Building energy codes, standards and voluntary practices exist to provide a target for achieving recognized and acceptable levels of energy efficiency and establish minimum performance standards for residential and commercial buildings. This course will provide a thorough introduction to the relationship between windows and energy efficiency and the importance of installing appropriate windows with high performance technologies. We will discuss window performance ratings and how they can help to reduce energy costs and improve the comfort of building occupants. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Windows, Sustainability, Design, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors
  • Sustainability and Glass Facades

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Learn how a glass façade contributes to a sustainable building, from energy savings and savings on mechanical systems, to occupant health and comfort. It also acts as a primer on building-integrated photovoltaics, or BIPV. This educational unit describes a glass façade building that is intelligently designed, with high-quality glazing and energy efficient frames, passive and active solar shading, operable windows that function automatically or according to occupant design, and even, to take it to the highest level, building integrated photovoltaics. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Design, Building Envelope, Curtain Walls, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Schuco