AIA

  • VOC Regulations

    1 LU

    You will become familiar with the most recent changes in VOC regulations across the country. You will be able to identify details of the regulations and their exemptions. You will be able to describe the VOC limits for common coating categories and the general impact that regulations have had on the availability of coatings. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2009
    Subject(s):
    Paints
    Sponsor:
    Sherwin Williams
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Permanent Roof Solutions with Concrete Tile

    1 LU HSW

    This course is an introduction to concrete roofing tiles as a long term solution for residential and commercial applications. You should be able to describe at least three features and benefits of concrete tile, the basic functionality of the various parts of a concrete roof tile, the performance testing requirements of concrete tile and technical installation details. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2009
    Subject(s):
    Concrete Construction, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Monier Lifetile
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Cable Rail Assemblies: Prefabricated Kits and Custom Design Options

    1 LU

    Upon completing this course, you will be able to list and explain the uses and advantages of building with stainless steel cable railing assemblies; identify and evaluate important frame design requirements, considerations and options; classify the components and describe the installation process of prefabricated cable kits and custom cable assemblies; Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2009
    Subject(s):
    Technology
    Sponsor:
    Feeney Architectural Products
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • BIPV Technology: Solar Technology for Standing Seam Roofs

    1 LU HSW/SD

    This online learning unit will review the history and development of building integrated photovoltaic technology. You will be able to discuss the energy, economic and environmental benefits of using BIPV technology and how to find a provider and manufacturer. You will be able to describe why BIPV is a viable solar technology and list the steps for specifying a BIPV system. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2009
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Technology, Solar Power, Renewable Energy
    Sponsor:
    Energy Peak
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Achieve Design Consistency: With Cabinetry and Millwork

    1 LU

    In this learning unit, we will show you how the seven cabinetry and millwork categories that work together to achieve design consistency. You will be able to list the five key design choices for each cabinetry and millwork category and learn how configurations, profiles and moldings are critical elements to maintaining design consistency. You will analyze the differences between factory finishes and jobsite finishes to determine which is best for the needs of your projects Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2009
    Subject(s):
    Cabinets, Molding Millwork and Trim
    Sponsor:
    WoodHarbor
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Custom Solutions for Commercial Baths and Spas

    1 LU

    This learning unit will focus on how bathroom designs can now incorporate advanced therapy technologies for the hospitality or residential markets. You will be able to describe differences between several water-based therapies and why consumers prefer these experiences to a traditional shower. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2008
    Subject(s):
    Bath
    Sponsor:
    MTI Whirlpools
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • How to Specify and use Snow Retention Devices to Improve Safety

    1 LU HSW

    Today you will learn how snow affects rooftops and how to manage snow migration to prevent damage or injury by using snow retention devices or systems. Specifically, this learning unit will help you describe when and where snow retention devices should and should not be used. You will learn how to select and specify products based on unique characteristics of your projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2008
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    S-5!
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Tankless Water Heaters: Advantages, Products and Design Considerations

    1 LU

    This learning unit will provide you with a brief history of tankless water heater technology and you will be able to discuss at least two advantages of tankless water heaters, and some of their possible weaknesses. You will be able to describe how tankless systems are generally more efficient than traditional tank water heaters. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2008
    Subject(s):
    Water Conservation, Water Heaters
    Sponsor:
    Rheem
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • European Kitchen Fundamentals

    1 LU

    After completing this course you will be able to discuss manufacturing methods for sustainable European kitchen cabinets and the key specifying decisions regarding European kitchen design for better ergonomics. You will be able to recognize innovations in materials and design that will make the kitchen more accessible. Finally, you will be introduced to industry trends Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2008
    Subject(s):
    Cabinets, Kitchen
    Sponsor:
    Poggenpohl
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • From Quarry to Residential Countertop

    1 LU

    This learning unit will help you describe the basic sequencing processes for natural stone and what is required to take if from a quarry to put it on a countertop. You will describe at least two elements that influence selection of interior application, as well as two factors that affect cost of natural stone. You will also be able discuss two factors to consider regarding sealing natural stone. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2008
    Subject(s):
    Finishes and Surfaces, Kitchen
    Sponsor:
    Marble Institute of America
    Certification(s):
    AIA