All Courses

  • 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
  • The Carpet Industry and Sustainability: Environmental Initiatives

    This one-hour course assist participants in understanding some of the key sustainability issues faced by the carpet industry and how the industry is responding. In addition, participants will be able to define sustainability, state ways that the carpet industry has embraced sustainable practices, and explain how the carpet industry is a leader in sustainability. This course has been approved for 1 AIA HSW/SD hour, and 1 GBCI CE hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Sustainability, Design
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Green Label Plus Testing: Carpet and Adhesives

    This one hour course introduces Green Label Plus testing. Including Green Label Plus requirements in a specification will help create an occupant space that is safer and better for clean, healthy indoor air. In addition, guidelines for specifying low-emitting carpet and adhesives according to high Indoor Air Quality Standards are addressed. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Carpet in Hospitality

    This course talks about the benefits of carpet in various commercial end use segments. After completing this course, an individual will be able to discuss hospitality needs and requirements, discuss elemets of the selection process, state the importance of technical requirements in performance, installation and maintenance, and discuss sustainable carpet in hospitality. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Healthcare Projects
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Carpet in Acute Care Facilities

    This course talks about the benefits of carpet in various acute care facilities. After completing this course, an individual will be able to identify the main healthcare segments and how the changing demographic is affecting the choices that the health care industry is making. We will look closely at the role that carpet plays in these types of environments and the benefits of using carpet, such as acoustics, infection control, ergonomics and maintenance savings. This course will look at how the green movement has affected the healthcare industry and how carpet can help maintain a healthy environment. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Healthcare Projects
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Introduction to Carpet Specification

    This course covers construction and performance specifications; elements of both types of specifications; how “tight” specifications should be; and how to specify for performance, indoor air quality, installation, maintenance, and environmental issues. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Carpet Testing Methods

    This one-hour course offers detailed, technical information on carpet testing requirements and methods. This course also introduces the Green Label Plus test methods – that meet the California 1350 Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) standards – and covers a long list of other carpet test methods, including those that meet American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Fibers and Yarns

    This course on fibers and yarns is one of the six-presentation series on carpet manufacturing. The other classes cover other aspects of carpet manufacturing, such as Carpet Construction, Dye Methods, Carpet Specification, Carpet Testing Methods, and Backing and Finishing. This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Flooring
    Sponsor:
    The Carpet and Rug Institute
  • The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

    1 LU AIA

    This learning unit is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH and will address the health benefits of hydrotherapy and the importance of correctly selecting a home hydrotherapy system to match the needs of the occupant. When selecting a hydrotherapy system it is important to understand the various types available today, and how different systems will offer unique benefits to the occupants. How the systems operate, what features they offer and the types, styles, and placements of water and air jets in the system should be understood and considered when selecting the right hydrotherapy system for the occupant. Finally, it is critical to understand how the hydrotherapy system will impact the design and construction of the house, including the impact on an aging customer base and Universal Design. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Bath, Tubs, Design
    Sponsor:
    Jacuzzi
  • Virtual Reinvention Symposium

    With fewer projects available, architects must claim more of the opportunities each project entails. Reinvention is a high-level design conference focused exclusively on the design and practice issues important to residential architects. The symposium attracts more than 150 residential architects from across the country every year. The eighth annual Reinvention Symposium took place December 7-9, 2011, in Phoenix, AZ, and examined new practice models innovative architects can use to survive these tough times and position themselves to thrive in the upturn. Don’t miss out on content from the 2011 Reinvention Symposium! All programs are registered with the AIA for education credit. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro