All Courses

  • Incorporating Universal Design into the Bathroom

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The expansive Baby Boomer generation is aging, which signals the increasing need for homes, services and products that cater to their lifestyle. The majority of this population would prefer to age in place rather than relocating to a nursing home or assisted living facility, so there is an increasing and pertinent need to remodel the existing housing stock or build new residences that incorporate universal design to minimize injury and ease everyday tasks. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and with IDCEC for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design, Bath
    Sponsor:
    Rohl
  • AIA|DC Universal and Accessible Design Series

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Accessibility is the way forward. We’ve partnered with AIA | DC to bring you this four-session series that will give participants an in-depth look at the new ADA Standards while exploring the nuances of Design for Aging and Universal Design. We’ve organized an impressive bunch of speakers—all experts on accessibility. The programs are all registered with AIA for HSW credits. If you’re registered in the state of California, the four-session series fulfills your California SB1608 License Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Universal Design
    Sponsor:
    AIA|DC
  • 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
  • Blower Door Basics Course

    1 LU AIA

    Identify where air leaks occur in a home and describe the difference between infiltration and exfiltration. Describe how a blower door test can identify leaks in a home, how the test works, how and where to set it up to get consistent results. This program details how to properly use a digital gauge during the blower door test to view results. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency, Building Science
    Sponsor:
    The Energy Conservatory
  • Selecting The Appropriate Roofing Adhesive For Flat-Roof Applications Course

    1 LU AIA

    Flat roof construction has unique challenges and durability issues associated with water; selecting an adhesive system that will complement the roof structure is important. This course will give provide an overview of roof construction common in commercial buildings, and offer a specific examination of multi-layer roof applications typical of flat-roof construction. Explore productivity and material costs issues related to flat roof construction and successfully choose the most appropriate adhesive for flat roof construction by comparing and contrasting a specific set of attributes related to durability, strength, healthfulness, cost, and ease of use that can greatly impact the performance of the roofing system. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2012
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Caulks Adhesives and Sealants
    Sponsor:
    3M
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Steel Framing for Composite Decking

    1 LU AIA/ASLA

    The introduction of composite deck boards transformed the decking industry more than 20 years ago. However, one factor in the deck assembly did not see a change: the framing. Architects and builders specify and install composites that will not twist, splinter, or get eaten by termites, but most frames are still being built with wood. Putting a high-performance deck board on a low-performing foundation doesn’t make sense. This article will describe benefits of steel deck framing, how to design with, plan, and install steel deck framing. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH and with ASLA for 1 Hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2012
    Subject(s):
    Decking
    Sponsor:
    Trex
  • The Architect’s Role on a LEED® Project Course

    1 LU CMP/AIA/HSW/SD

    Architects play a key role in the success of a LEED project, but often that role is not well defined. This session defines the Architect’s role as project team leader without LEED Project Administrator duties, including decision making, owner/client relationship, quality assurance checks, documentation responsibilities, and much more. Best Practices and lessons learned from actual LEED building projects are included. This program is registered with GBCI for 1 CMP hour, LEED Specific BD+C, and with the AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2012
    Subject(s):
    LEED
    Sponsor:
    Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Vinyl: Designing for Safety, Sustainability and Resilience

    1 LU AIA

    This program is registered with the AIA for 1 hour and discusses the large role vinyl plays in the design and construction of modern buildings. There are myriad of uses for vinyl products within the built environment, from exterior elements such as cladding and roofing to interior elements such as flooring and wall coverings. This course covers the uses of vinyl in construction, the attributes of vinyl products, vinyl’s role in sustainable design, and the chemistry involved in the production of vinyl products. When all is said and done, you’ll have a better idea of ways vinyl products can provide solutions to design challenges, both now and in the future. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    The Vinyl Institute
  • Sustainable Green Building with Clay and Concrete Roof Tile

    1 LU HSW/SD/CMP

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Starting with the history and basics of clay and concrete tile, learners will be able to understand how they contribute towards sustainable building design. Modern manufacturing uses computer modeling to help minimize the use of raw materials – creating more effective and efficient systems. Raw materials for clay and concrete tile are abundant across the U.S., helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the finished product. This course looks at the advantages of using clay and concrete roof tiles to increase the efficiency of a building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2012
    Subject(s):
    Clay-Tile Roofing, Building Envelope, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Boral
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI