Hanley Wood University

 

Building Envelope

  • Enhancing Exteriors and Other Polymetric Siding

    This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. No matter what exterior cladding is selected, architects, designers and other building product specifiers want assurance that the homes they’re designing will look beautiful and are durable with the passage of time. Vinyl siding is the most popular exterior cladding in the United States and Canada for new construction and remodeling, as it is engineered for sustainability to meet today’s environmental challenges and new technologies allow vinyl and other polymeric siding to beautifully replicate woods, without wood’s maintenance issues or high cost. Options for profile design, colors, and architectural trim and accessories continue to grow so that vinyl and other polymeric siding can be used to achieve virtually any architectural style. Vinyl siding is the only exterior cladding with both third-party product certification and certified installer programs, both of which will be reviewed in this course. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Siding, Design
    Sponsor:
    Vinyl Siding Institute
  • Continuous Insulated Claddings for Energy Efficient and Architectural Diversity

    This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. The primary focus of this presentation is to demonstrate how exterior continuous insulation—more specifically, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)—has a significant positive effect on the development of a high performance building envelope. Some things that we will examine are the negative effects of Thermal Bridging, the current Model Energy Codes, and how EIFS can help satisfy LEED points. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Dryvit
  • A Closer Look at Metal Wall Systems

    By the end of this course you will be able to recognize how moisture and thermal problems arise in a building. You will understand why different climatic parts of the country need different exterior wall system assemblies. You will also understand what types of exterior wall systems deliver superior R-values and be able to list the potential problems caused by improper wall system product selection, location and installation. You will be aware of the sustainability features of exterior metal wall systems and finally, you will have a clear understanding of the value of “integrated accessories.” This program is approved by the AIA for 1 HSW CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Moisture Barriers, Energy Efficiency, Metal
    Sponsor:
    CENTRIA
  • Green Waterproofing Solutions

    1 LU HSW/SD

    There are many challenges facing the building and design community in regards to the prevention of water, moisture, and gas leakages in structures. Undertaking proper green waterproofing measures at the outset of construction ensures the long-term viability and sustainability of buildings. Upon completing this course, you will have a better understanding of why waterproofing is necessary, including the effects of mold, deterioration of foundations, elimination of air quality problems, and efficient use of below-grade structures as living environments. You will be able to describe the steps necessary to create a leak-free foundation and you will be familiar with the products available to use when waterproofing a structure. Finally, you will be familiar with the green building process and green waterproofing solutions. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Moisture Barriers, Green Materials
    Sponsor:
    Mar-Flex
  • Harmonizing with History: Window Solutions for Historically Sensitive Settings

    This learning unit will present common challenges that architects face for projects requiring historically accurate window design or the replacement of historic windows -- or both. Using case studies drawn from U.S. universities, K-12 schools and municipalities with issues of historic sensitivity, the course reviews a number of considerations for both matching historic styles as well as ensuring efficient, modern-day performance. Solutions to the typical window challenges are detailed through the case study projects and their technical resolution. Using real-life case studies, the course will show how to: match existing window profiles and materials; ensure energy-efficient performance; support sustainability goals or LEED certification in new buildings or in existing building upgrades in historic settings. We’ll also examine methods for reducing costs and scheduling needs Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Doors, Building Envelope, Preservation
    Sponsor:
    Marvin Windows and Doors
  • An Overview of Insulated Concrete Forms

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    ICF’s can meet and exceed the challenges of today’s building requirements. With today’s design challenges and focus on building energy efficient structures, ICF technology can meet and exceed these requirements. Upon completion of the program you will be able to have a better understanding of what an insulated concrete form (ICF) is and what applications they can be used in. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Insulating Concrete Forms, Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    Nudura
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Ceramic Ventilated Facades on the Rise: Design/Cost Impact of Innovative and Energy Efficient Porcelain Facades

    This one hour course will help you to understand the importance of the changing demographics in the US and recognize the impact that the aging population is having on the environment and products. Additionally you’ll be able to identify the differences between accessible design and universal design. You will also be able to list the seven principles of universal design and give an example of how each is implemented through innovative, easy-to-use products to facilitate aging in place. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    Ceramic Tiles of Italy
  • Fly Ash: What it Is, How It’s Used & How it Contributes to Green Building

    By the end of this course you will be able to describe what fly ash is, how it is produced, how it was developed and how it is used now. You will be able to list environmental benefits of using fly ash and how it can contribute to greener buildings. You also will be able to describe how fly ash is used in fiber cement products. Finally, you will be presented some information that will clear up commonly incorrect assumptions about fly ash and fiber cement. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    Nichiha
  • Exterior Color Trends in Residential and Light Commercial Design

    1 LU

    This online, on-demand program will introduce color trends and new profile trends common in today’s residential, multi-family and light commercial exteriors. There are several things to consider when selecting an exterior color scheme, such as location, architectural style, landscape surroundings, and many more. This program will look at how exterior color decisions can be made to enhance the home, property and surrounding landscape. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    Mastic
  • Insulated Composite Backup Panel Technology: Achieving Superior Thermal and Moisture Protection

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    This course will outline the functional differences between an inner back-up wall and the rainscreen component. You will be able to identify key weaknesses and problems associated with popular multi-component back-up wall assemblies. Finally, you will learn one strategy for creating superior back-up wall assemblies in steel frame construction with single-component back-up wall systems. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Science, Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency, Moisture Barriers, Rainscreen
    Sponsor:
    CENTRIA