Codes and Standards

  • 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 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
  • Garage Door Openers – A closer look at the basics and UL325 Standards

    1 LU HSW/AIA

    This course is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW hour and will take an in depth look at residential garage doors and their operators. We will identify the key components to a garage door, and take a closer look at how they actually work together. This course will focus on the importance of safety measures, especially in relation to UL325, and how they are applied to these door applications. Finally, this course will look at the different types of access control technologies in relation to residential garage door applications, and at the direction that these accessories are taking the use of the garage door opener. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2012
    Subject(s):
    Safety, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    LiftMaster
  • Fiberglass Composite Windows in Multi-Family Housing

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and will focus on the use of fiberglass composite windows in multi-family housing, with an emphasis on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and HUD have rigid standards for window construction and installation, such as fiberglass cladding colors, water-repellent millwork, air leakage, water penetration, structural loading, weather stripping and sealed insulating glass. We will discuss how the minimum property standards can be met by using appropriate technologies. We will review several multi-family case studies and how fiberglass composite windows were applied in each of these projects. This course will cover trends in the multi-family housing industry, FHA window standards, fiberglass composite and other enhanced window technologies, as well as the case studies demonstrating how fiberglass composite windows can be incorporated into multi-family housing projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Gate Operators: UL 325 Safety Code and Entrapment Mandates

    This course is registered for 1 HSW hour with AIA and will focus on gates and gate operators available in today’s market. We will identify the different types of gates, such as the three most common types: slide, swing and barrier; the most common drive types (chain driven, hydraulic slide and rack and pinion will be highlighted) as well as details on how they operate and with which type of gate they best work. We will move into more detail and highlight on some general installation rules and focus on the importance of operator placement and running wire for each type of gate. Finally, this course will wrap up by looking at the UL325 safety guidelines for gate operators and how they impact specifying and selecting a gate and operator. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2012
    Subject(s):
    Safety, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    Lift Master
  • Baths for Today and Tomorrow: An Overview of 2010 ADA Standards

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Thank you for your interest in the codes and standards that govern accessibility requirements. This course explores the demographics that are driving the accessible bath fixture market. All manufacturers must comply with the same requirements in order to meet UFAS and ADA standards. The accessibility standards common to all manufacturers challenge them to evacuate water on a shower floor that has a ¼-inch pitch to the drain. This is made more difficult by the fact that accessible showers have dams with minimal heights. The evolution of accessibility standards, the federal guidelines, and the products that meet these standards will be reviewed. At the end of this course you will be able to list codes and standards that govern accessibility requirements, identify project types that require accessible bath fixtures, and specify bath fixtures and accessories that meet current accessibility guidelines. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2011
    Subject(s):
    Codes and Standards, Universal Design, Design
    Sponsor:
    Aquatic
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Locks to meet 2010 ADA Standards for Schools

    1 LU HSW

    The “2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design” issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) contain new provisions that directly impact design specifications and construction on school projects completed after March 15, 2012. Failure to comply with newly mandated minimums could generate problems not only for schools and school districts, but also raise liability issues regarding architect responsibility. This course covers critical changes in ADA guidelines, focusing on key aspects relating to schools, ADA students, locks and lockers. We’ll compare functionality, ease of use and features of ADA-compliant locks and non-compliant locks. We’ll look at value-added design advantages, cost issues and long-term operational flexibility factors for you to consider when you are specifying locker locks for your next project. Finally, we’ll detail new product options available to better serve students whose abilities fall within the ADA Standards. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2011
    Subject(s):
    Codes and Standards, Locksets and Hardware
    Sponsor:
    Master Lock
    Certification(s):
    AIA