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Hanley Wood University

 

Interiors

  • Incorporating Universal Design into the Kitchen

    1 LU HSW

    At opposite ends of the aging process, from young children to the elderly, physical challenges increase the need for support to navigate the kitchen and to operate appliances safely. Using universal design principles to plan the layout and specify appliances for this multi-functional room will increase safety, comfort, function and independence for homeowners. This course will describe why the need for universal design is growing and how it can be incorporated into kitchen design to promote aging in place. The course will also discuss the basics of kitchen design and the types of appliances that should be specified in the kitchen. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Kitchen, Universal Design, Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Electrolux
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Color and Light

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The way we perceive and view color is impacted by light, both natural and artificial. This course will look at the science of light and the many types of lighting options available in today’s market. We will also look at the ways colors can change through lighting selection. The subtleties that light creates are essential for a design professional to understand and embrace when making color and finish selections for all projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Paints
    Sponsor:
    Benjamin Moore
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Making the Most of Small Spaces with High Quality Storage Systems

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Storage systems, especially adjustable shelving units designed for small spaces, can vary greatly by installation method, cost, durability, strength, material, function, and style. It is important to have a basic understanding of the features and benefits of high quality storage systems in order to best select a building product that will be cost effective to install and also meet or exceed the expectations of the client and the general requirements of future occupants, whether they be Millennials or seniors. It is also critical to understand the design requirements stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the concept of Universal Design, and how these specifications can impact the design and product selection of high quality shelving products. This course will help educate the architect about high quality organizing systems for residential homes and multifamily applications. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Organized Living
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Door Systems with Increased Energy Efficiency and Greater Resistance to Air and Water Infiltration

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Integrated door components are design to work together as a complete system. They help to reduce the risk of air and water infiltration, while improving performance and energy efficiency. By using an integrated door system, it helps to minimize callbacks and makes handling any warranty issues easier. Finally, using an integrated door system allows for a true "system warranty" instead of individual component warranties. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Doors
    Sponsor:
    ThermaTru
    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
  • Introduction to Synthetic Millwork and Trim

    By the end of this learning unit, you will be able to describe Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Polyurethane (PUR) materials. You will also be able to compare the manufacturing processes for both PVC and PUR. Next, you will be able to compare manufacturing processes as well as the properties and performance characteristics of PVC and PUR products. Finally, you will be able to identify applications of PVC and PUR synthetic millwork. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2011
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Molding and Millwork
    Sponsor:
    Fypon
  • LEED: Sustainable Strategies for Interior Lighting

    At the end of this session, you should be able to follow LEED criteria to help achieve green building certification; list which LEED categories apply to interior lighting and how you may earn points on your next project by implementing the solutions outlined; describe today’s changing aggressive energy legislation and what you can do to meet or exceed these requirements; and finally, describe revolutionary new lighting control technologies that save energy and help achieve LEED certification. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2011
    Subject(s):
    LEED, Interiors, Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Philips Ledalite
  • New Millennium Millwork and Trim: PVC and POLYURETHANE

    This learning unit will discuss the features and benefits of using Polyvinyl chloride — commonly known as PVC — and Polyurethane, for decorative millwork and trim. It will discuss how these materials compare to some older and less productive traditional products now in use. The course will help you to understand why you should consider synthetic millwork for your next project, but comparing PVC and Polyurethane to traditional millwork options. Also, this learning unit will cover standard practice installation recommendations as well as requirements and techniques. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Molding and Millwork
    Sponsor:
    Fypon
  • Specifying Fireplaces to Comply with National Green Building Programs

    This unit will provide an overview of how hearth products contribute to home comfort, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmental sustainability. We will look at the green benefits of fireplaces, and how the fireplace can help to lower home utility and energy bills when used as a heat source. This course will highlight the importance of ventilation to ensure that the fireplace chosen the home is a healthy heart choice, considering the average Americans spend 65-90% of their time indoors. We will highlight the variety of fireplace options that are available. Discussions pertain to how to identify different hearth product categories, and why some types qualify for green building programs, and why others do not. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2011
    Subject(s):
    Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Hearth and Home Technologies
  • Specifying Gas Fireplaces for the Home: An Overview of Options, Features and Design Considerations

    This course will give you an overview of types of standard and specialty gas fireplaces; help you distinguish between primary and secondary selection criteria; and bring to your attention several design considerations. You must also consider the efficiency of the unit you specify. Factory-built gas fireplaces are classified as decorative- or heater-rated, depending on their heat and efficiency. Decorative fireplaces are generally sufficient for applications where heat efficiency is not the primary goal. Higher-efficiency, heater-rated fireplaces can be thermostatically-controlled and contribute to the heat load calculations of the structure. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2011
    Subject(s):
    Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Hearth and Home Technologies