Hanley Wood University

 

Technology

  • 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
  • Make an Impact: Cost Benefits of Printing in Wide Format Technical Color

    1 LU HSW

    Technological advances have spurred great growth and accomplishments in the architecture, engineering and construction (or A/E/C) fields. This program will discuss advancements in technology that impact the drawing of design and construction documents, specifically how wide format technical color printing can reduce costly errors, oversights, misinterpretations during design and construction phases of a project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Technology
    Sponsor:
    Hewlett-Packard
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • 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
  • Mounting Solutions for Flat Screens and AV Equipment: Improving User Experience in Various Settings

    Homes, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, businesses, etc., are all incorporating flat screen TVs and other audio/visual information systems into interior spaces. Whether they are used for individual or public purposes, these systems improve the functionality of the space, the aesthetics of the space and thus the user experience. Mounting solutions allow the technology to be cleanly integrated into the space, even on a wall or ceiling, freeing up useable space and enlarging the area. Audio-visual mounts allow the designer and user to dictate how they will interact with the technology and the space. This program showcases various mounting solutions in different settings and briefly describes how mounting solutions are related to ADA requirements for digital signage. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Design, Technology
    Sponsor:
    CHIEF
  • Living Off Grid: Power Generation and Storage Basics

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    Living off the grid—independent of power utilities—has become increasingly popular over the past decade. Getting rid of power poles and natural gas lines has become an attractive notion to many homeowners whether they have a second home designed to be a summer or winter retreat, want a permanent outpost far from the madding crowds, or simply desire to become energy independent. While the basic challenges of living off-grid haven’t changed, solutions to these challenges have made the idea of getting away from it all much easier. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2010
    Subject(s):
    Technology
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NARI
  • Specifying Propane Standby Generators: Installation and Value Considerations

    1.0 LU HSW

    Upon completion of this unit you will be able to describe the most common reasons for power outages in the U.S. You will be able to list the three main kinds of electrical generators available in the residential market and be able to identify the most reliable and appropriate fuel to power an electrical generator. Finally, you will be able to list factors that need to be considered before sizing a generator for a home, to ensure that it is safe and comfortable during power outages. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2010
    Subject(s):
    Energy Efficiency, Technology
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NAHB, USGBC, NARI
  • Specifying Sophisticated Residential Refrigeration Appliances

    1.0 LU

    This course reviews how both form and function work in two specific kinds of kitchen designs, as well as in applications outside the kitchen using wine storage units, for example. The course concludes with a review of such functional considerations as air circulation, temperature control and humidity, ventilation, and electrical requirements. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2010
    Subject(s):
    Technology, Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Sub-Zero
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Sophisticated Residential Cooking Appliances

    1.0 LU

    After completing this lesson, the student will be familiar with each of these perspectives as a basis for selecting a cooking appliance: the design of the kitchen in visual terms, the conservation of space in the kitchen, the availability of a wide range of cooking functions, and the installation considerations for a specific location. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2010
    Subject(s):
    Technology, Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Wolf
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • A Comparative Analysis of Residential Heating Systems

    1 LU HSW/SD

    You will be able to describe general trends when comparing heating systems in terms of first costs, operating costs, carbon emissions and paybacks. You will be able to describe how carbon emissions differ among different heating systems and why that can vary depending on location. You will be able to compare and contrast trade offs involved in specifying high efficiency HVAC equipment for residential projects in terms of payback periods. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2009
    Subject(s):
    Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Life-Cycle Assessment, Green Design, Technology
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NARI, NAHB, USGBC
  • Propane-Enhanced Renewable Energy Systems

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    You will be able to explain why supplemental energy is often required to support renewable energy technologies. You will be able to describe how propane supplements three types of alternative energy technologies. You will be able to identify several limiting factors that will help you specify an appropriate renewable energy system. Finally, you will be able to identify basic functions of common features in three renewable energy technologies. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2009
    Subject(s):
    Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Technology, HVAC
    Sponsor:
    Propane Education and Research Council
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NAHB, NARI