Hanley Wood University

 

Building Envelope

  • A History of Tension

    Frei Otto's Olympic Stadium for the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, Germany, intimated a future filled with organic and mind-bending forms. Have tensile fabric structures lived up to their promise? This article addresses the materials used in tensile design, the advantages and challenges of this form of architecture, and advancements made within this fast-growing design segment. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Design
    Sponsor:
    Birdair
  • 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
  • Energy Efficiency Through the Use of Metal Roofing and Wall Systems – The Revolutionary Way to Save Energy

    Energy Efficiency Through the Use of Metal Roofing and Wall Systems – The Revolutionary Way to Save Energy Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Fabral
  • Enhancing Projects with Manufactured Stone Veneer

    : This course is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. In recent years, masonry veneer producers have extended product diversification and created innovative styles to simulate many varieties of brick, stacked stone and natural stone in a wide variety of colors, styles and application methods. This course will identify the various types of masonry veneer, examine industry advancement, review how different types of manufactured stone veneer can complement various architectural styles, and will describe acceptable methods and details for installation of manufactured stone veneer. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Stone Veneers
    Sponsor:
    Ply Gem
  • 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
  • Air Barriers in Commercial Wall Systems and Their Benefits

    This course is registered for 1 HSW hour with AIA and will look at the main types of air barriers available for commercial building enclosure, which includes mechanically fastened, self-adhering, fluid applied and spray foam. It also addresses the main air barrier benefits, which include improved performance, durability, and indoor environment. While we will focus on types of air barrier membranes, it must be emphasized that air barriers must be thought of as systems which include, in addition to the primary membranes, the installation and continuity accessories. We will address how different systems have different accessories, but continuity detailing is important and critical for all systems. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    DuPont
  • Charming, Durable and Green: Specifying Traditional-Looking yet Long-Lived and Sustainable Building Products from the Ground Up

    Building tastes reflect our times. When developers and designers plan to recreate the look of an historic home or neighborhood, or design distinctive homes in a contemporary, new way, traditionally-styled siding, trim, shutters and roofing styles can help bring the vision to life and preserve local character. You want the products you specify and/or install to be more sustainable than other products you might choose. Your challenge — and the focus of this educational unit — is to find materials that satisfy these three criteria — charming, durable and green — and specify those into projects from the ground up, including siding, shutters and roofing. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour; with NAHB for 1 hour and with NARI for .1 CEU. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    The Tapco Group
  • Reducing Water in the Home by Choosing High Performance Door Components – For Builders

    This course takes an in-depth look at the “house as a system” approach and will focus on how that construction approach can make a more comfortable and healthy environment for the occupants. This course will look to define the components that make up a door frame assembly, and then continue to discuss potential weaknesses that they all have. The course then looks at examples of door frame failure and shows some problems that can follow. This program is intended for builders and is not registered for continuing education credit. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2012
    Subject(s):
    Doors, Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    Endura
  • Water Management and Exterior Door Frames

    This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. You will be able to describe how a complete and well-sealed building envelope helps make the home more durable, sustainable, and healthy for the occupants. We will also continue to discuss how moisture enters the home and the significant issues this moisture can cause, such as poor indoor air quality, pests, and potential rot. This course will look specifically at how a traditional wood door frame system can be vulnerable to moisture issues and are not as successful as newer door frame types. It will wrap up by looking at composite materials used in door frame construction and their benefits. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Doors
    Sponsor:
    Endura
  • Pre-Applied Waterproofing Technology

    This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Pre-applied waterproofing is the practice of installing the waterproofing prior to building the structure; typically the pre-applied waterproofing will be directly in contact with the exterior of the foundation slab and walls and is used to protect the foundation and building from water and moisture ingress. The intent of this course is to provide a better understanding of pre-applied waterproofing so that systems can be selected and designed with a higher level of technical expertise. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Foundation, Moisture Barriers
    Sponsor:
    Grace