Hanley Wood University

 

Design

  • Introduction to Destination Control Systems

    1 LU

    When specifying an elevator for a project, a destination control system can significantly improve convenience in a building while boosting elevator traffic handling capacity and performance. The system guides passengers to the most appropriate elevator, it improves comfort by eliminating overcrowding, and it reduces travel time and unnecessary stops. Touchscreen destination operating panels ensure an effortless user experience and remote call technology allow users to make elevator calls directly from their mobile device. This course will discuss the benefits of and the technology behind destination control systems for elevators. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Design, Technology
    Sponsor:
    Kone
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Digital Technology and Design Tools

    1 LU AIA

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. Architect, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals have a new technology platform to support the old-fashioned notion of planning ahead. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is bringing a sea change to the industry’s workflow by facilitating a previously impossible degree of planning, coordination and communication. Integrating the professions through digital processes like BIM supports better buildings and happier owners and occupants. This course will take a look at the variety of tools available for use in different stages of a project. We will focus on digital tools and emerging technologies and how they can create synergy for a project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Design, Software
    Sponsor:
    Bluebeam
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Designing with Metal

    1 LU AIA

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. When used in the appropriate manner, metal can be a powerful tool for designers. Whether in primary or complementary roles, it is a material whose durability and flexibility can play a useful role in numerous ways on all kinds of building types. No single material or component is a solution unto itself, but as a team player, metal can be a useful arrow in an architect’s quiver. This course will discuss a number of specific applications where metal components are well suited to particular building systems or project goals. It will examine the behavior and qualities of the material and share design considerations and tips for effective utilization of metal. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Design
    Sponsor:
    MBCI and Pac-Clad
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • BIM for Emerging Firms

    1 LU AIA

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. What common thread connects a thriving one-person operation, a growing office of 20 and a prosperous mega firm? What allows each of these vastly different operations to pursue the work they want and continue year after year? One answer is building information modeling, also known as BIM. This software can provide streamline design processes while improving coordination and integration with team members. Using BIM can help keep a firm relevant and competitive. This course will take a closer look at working with BIM and how it can open many paths to profitability and the expansion of services. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Design, Software
    Sponsor:
    Graphisoft
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Designing with Solid Surface Course

    1 LU AIA

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Solid surface is an affordable luxury with unlimited aesthetic options due to its versatility. Describe the ingredients that comprise the material and the manufacturing process. Identify performance benefits of solid surface related to maintenance, health, safety and sustainability, as well as evaluate the aesthetic benefits that give this product unlimited design potential. Finally, examine a range of applications and solutions that solid surface can provide for future design challenges. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2012
    Subject(s):
    Finishes and Surfaces, Interiors, Design
    Sponsor:
    LG Hausys Surfaces
  • Solidly Sustainable

    1 LU AIA/HSW/SD

    Acrylic solid surface is valued for its exceptional versatility, durability, and its unique ability to be formed into almost unlimited shapes. Recently it has been recognized as a sustainable, eco-friendly material. Explain what makes a solid surface product eco-friendly, including recycled content, life cycle assessment and contribution to LEED points. Discuss fabrication and evaluate design potential, providing examples of where this eco-friendly surface can be used. Finally, describe how solid surface was used in three case studies, from concept and visualization through design and fabrication. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2012
    Subject(s):
    Finishes and Surfaces, Sustainable Materials, Design
    Sponsor:
    LG Hausys Surfaces
    Certification(s):
    GBCI
  • Above the Lot Course

    1 LU AIA

    Generally considered the province of engineers and design/build contractors, parking structures have long been a rote sort of project that is often ruled by the mandates of zoning laws, building codes, and the bottom line. Parking garages have recently garnered newfound design acclaim, but their potential to become centers for community gathering and technological trailblazers remains open for exploration. Architects can contribute significantly to integrating parking garages into the community fabric, improving the user experience, and supporting the urban continuum. This article originally published in the November 2012 print and digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine and is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2012
    Subject(s):
    Parking Lots and Garages, Design, Technology
  • 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
  • NSF/ANSI 140: Sustainability Assessment for Carpet

    This one-hour course focuses on NSF/ANSI 140: Sustainability – what it is and why it is important. By the end of the course, participants will know the benefits of environmental standards, know the five functional areas essential for producing sustainability carpet, be able to identify elements of the new NSF 140 and use NSF/ASNI 140 effectively to specify carpet. This course is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Codes and Standards, Sustainability, Design
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute