Hanley Wood University

 

Concrete

  • High Performance Precast Concrete Building Enclosures (PRINT)

    1 LU

    When you ask architects today about some of their biggest challenges; and building enclosure design is usually at, or towards the top of the list. New and more stringent codes are requiring designers to have a deeper understanding of enclosure systems. High performance building designs are becoming essential to meet new code requirements, as well as the expectations of funding entities, owners, and developers. State-of-the-art building designs require high performance building materials and building enclosure systems. High performance materials must be efficient and versatile in use and in operation, as well as durable, resilient, and capable of protecting buildings and building occupants from weather extremes, natural and man-made hazards, and environmental concerns. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2014
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Building Performance, Concrete
    Sponsor:
    PCI
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Concrete Solutions: Specifying Concrete Coatings

    1 LU

    Concrete is an exceptionally versatile and popular choice in residential and commercial construction, and modern coating systems allow for a wide range of colors, styles, and applications. When selecting concrete it is important to understand the advantages both aesthetically and structurally. The ability to recognize where concrete coatings are best suited and which application process to choose will help you achieve the quality and durability goals of the project. This course will help educate architects on high quality concrete coatings available for use in new construction and existing projects. Take the course to learn more. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2014
    Subject(s):
    Concrete, Coatings and Sealers
    Sponsor:
    Rhino Linings
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Solving Moisture Issues with Rapid Drying Concrete

    1 LU

    This course will discuss moisture in concrete slabs and solutions to end slab moisture issues such as flooring failures, mold, warping or curling, and excessive drying times. One solution to these moisture related problems is utilizing a rapid drying concrete. Rapid Drying Concrete is a ready-mix concrete solution for preventing moisture-related floor covering failures, an industry-wide problem that costs millions of dollars annually in damage, downtime, repair and replacement. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2014
    Subject(s):
    Structural Concrete, Concrete, Concrete Curing, Concrete Slabs and Floors, Concrete Surfaces, Concrete Construction
    Sponsor:
    US Concrete
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Decorative, Dynamic Resinous Flooring Systems: Combining Warehouse Strength and Exquisite Beauty

    1 LU AIA

    For designers, architects, specifiers, contractors and installers, resinous, fluid-applied flooring systems bring both dynamism and durability to a project. The colors and application techniques blend for an unlimited variety of creative expression. However, in order for the system to perform as expected, the correct process must be followed. In this course, the basics of resinous flooring systems are explained, along with step by step insights into the proper preparation and finishing techniques. What follows is a gallery of projects to light the creative spark. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Coatings and Sealers, Concrete, Flooring
    Sponsor:
    Elite Crete
    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
  • Strong and Smooth – Using Smooth-Finish Concrete Columns in Building Design

    This article appears in the print and digital editions of the January 2012 issue of ARCHITECT magazine and is registered for 1 hour with AIA. The article discusses the history of columns in architecture, from wood to concrete, how concrete columns are formed, a growing movement toward finish-free columns, and concludes with a short case study of a new complex on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2012
    Subject(s):
    Concrete, Formwork
    Sponsor:
    Sonoco
  • Introduction to Synthetic Fibers

    1 LU

    To introduce the synthetic fiber concept and technology, this introductory program will use a simple fiber-characteristic formula – called the 4-C’s Fiber Formula – to distinguish the wide variety of fibers available, and offer background on how the differences can effect performance. The program will also highlight and explain the two basic synthetic fiber categories – first generation micro fibers, and 2nd generation macro fibers – and show a variety of real-world project applications where these fibers have been used successfully, along with the features and benefits allowed by that level of fiber. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2011
    Subject(s):
    Concrete
    Sponsor:
    Forta