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  Interpreting The 2010 ADA, Ch. 3, Building Blocks


$50

Description

This course is designed to provide participants with 2.0 hours of accessibility training on the technical provisions contained in Chapter 3 of the 2010 Americans With Disabilities Act Standards. Chapter 3 (Building Blocks) of the Standard addresses the requirements for ground surfaces, reach ranges, and clearances.


Credits: 2 AIA HSW + 1.5 USGBC/GBCI + 2 ADA + 2 AIBC Core LU + 2 AIBC Core LU + 2 AAA Structured LU + 2 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 2 hours

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Sponsored by: JC Code & Construction Consultants, Inc. Published: 06/21/2021

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  Integrating Accessibility


$50

Description

This 2-hour webinar will help architects improve their designs by learning strategies for incorporating access early in the planning phase. By applying ADA-compliant solutions that exceed the minimum standards without adding additional costs, architects can avoid costly after-the-fact resolutions and protect themselves from potential access-related complaints or litigation.


Credits: 2 AIA HSW + 2 ADA + 2 USGBC/GBCI + 2 AIBC Core LU + 2 AAA Structured LU + 2 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 2h

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Sponsored by: Accessology Too, LLC Published: 06/10/2021

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  Acoustic Door Assemblies and Their Role in Sound Control


FREE

Description

Sound control is a critical element to a building’s design. How an occupant will use the space must be understood in order to deliver a healthy and functional environment free of noise. Is speech privacy important? Is this a learning environment? Does the office open to a manufacturing floor? We all think of the walls, ceiling, and floor when discussing sound attenuation. But we must not overlook the importance of an acoustic-door assembly. Without the proper acoustic door, the sound-control goals in an acoustic plan may not be met. This course will review healthy sound levels and how to test and identify target STC ratings. We’ll discuss the elements of the acoustic-door assembly and how the assembly addresses fire-ratings and...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 USGBC, 1 AANB, 1 NSAA, 1 ALBNL

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: Ambico Ltd. Published: 07/07/2021

  Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable & Sustainable


FREE

Description

Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Accsys Published: 02/19/2020

  Continuous Insulation vs. Cavity


FREE

Description

This course will review an in-depth breakdown of the current uses of insulation in wall assemblies. The attendees will learn more about the differences in the use of cavity insulation versus the use of continuous insulation installed on the exterior of the building sheathing. Discussion points to include the changes of the current energy codes and the requirements for the use of continuous insulation in the majority of future projects. The participant will be able to better evaluate their current wall assemblies and understand the requirements that are dictated by current codes.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Ox Engineered Products Published: 02/19/2020

  Coating of Aluminum Extrusions


FREE

Description

This course provides an overview of aluminum extrusion coatings and includes discussions on the aluminum extrusion process; a comparison of powder and liquid coatings; an overview of the chrome and the chrome-free pretreatment processes; and, the performance objectives of AAMA testing standards.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Barrette Outdoor Living Inc. Published: 02/19/2020

  Sound Advice For Architectural Acoustics


$20

Description

Unwanted sound impacts and affects inhabitants of our created spaces, both physiologically and psychologically. If it not already, controlling noise will quickly become a mandated concern for designers.

Attesting to increasing regulatory focus on noise, is a recent proliferation of standards, guidelines, and codes regarding acoustics. Very soon, many of these guidelines will no longer be mere suggestions. Most acoustic concerns can be addressed with a basic understanding on how sound travels and is reflected, blocked, absorbed, or transmitted by materials and assemblies chosen in designing envelopes. 

Acoustic design is best addressed in an incremental fashion. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles regarding sound, how its energy moves through matter, how its path and intensity can...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1.5 USGBC, + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1.5h

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Sponsored by: America Training Solutions Published: 11/02/2020

  LEED Pilot Credit #103: Integrative Analysis of Building Materials


FREE

Description

In the materials selection process, builders seek to balance numerous product performance attributes, including durability, aesthetics and health, safety and environmental impacts. Transparency and life cycle thinking are central components of a robust materials selection process, one that enables builders to choose the most appropriate materials for their project.

The U.S. Green Building Council now offers an innovative LEED pilot credit (#103), Integrative Analysis of Building Materials, to encourage building project teams to evaluate products and materials using available life cycle information to identify those that have positive environmental, health and safety impacts. The credit informs project team decisions by providing access to information shared by building materials manufacturers on their product’s life cycle impacts.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 GBCI (USGBC & CAGBC), 1 IDCEC1+ 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: American Chemistry Council (ACC) Published: 04/03/2020

  American Hardwoods and their Role in Carbon Neutral Design


FREE

Description

This course begins with a look at Hardwoods' basics. It then presents the science surrounding hardwoods; the significant role they play in the environment and finally, as a material choice, discusses their importance in sustainable building. At the conclusion of the session attendees can be confident knowing that when they choose North American hardwoods, they are selecting a quintessentially green material that is ever-renewing, abundant and sustainable.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Hardwood Manufacturers Association Published: 02/19/2020

  Thermally Modified Hardwood and its Role in Architectural Design


FREE

Description

This presentation will provide information on the thermal modification process; discuss the environmental advantages and performance features of Thermally Modified Hardwood (TMH); and showcase Thermally Modified Hardwood in both outdoor and indoor applications. At the conclusion, specifiers will be comfortable sourcing this unique building material.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Hardwood Manufacturers Association Published: 11/18/2020

  The Basics of Ground, Honed, and Polished Concrete Sustainable Floors


FREE

Description

This presentation addresses the need to implement advancing technology and methods to produce polished concrete coupling a mechanical process with concrete treatments. From the introduction of ‘modern densifiers’ in the early 1900’s to the advent of dry diamond grinding and polishing, the last 100 years have seen advancements in the way we treat the final concrete surface.

What was proven to have been counter-productive?

What technology and approach will yield the most consistent results and longest lasting finished product?

At the conclusion of this presentation you will have a general understanding of what polished concrete is and is not, how it is achieved mechanically, color enhanced and protected by treatments; and finally why specify polished concrete...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Green Umbrella Published: 02/19/2020

  Daylight and Energy: Designing with insulated glass units (IGUs) with integrated cord-free louvers


FREE

Description

The designer will have a better understanding of daylighting design and will be able to properly select the Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) with integrated cord-free louvers that is right for their project. Through case studies and design strategies, the designer will walk away from this course with a better understanding of designing for improved daylight and energy efficiency.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Unicel Architectural Corp Published: 02/19/2020

  Patient Privacy & Tranquility: Optimizing Healing Environments using IGU with Integrated Louvers


FREE

Description

Patient privacy and tranquility are top priorities for healthcare facilities to reduce stress and promote healing. Recent studies have shown that excessive noise, glare and lack of privacy can create stress in patients of all ages, which significantly impedes the healing process. More and more healthcare design professionals are specifying design elements that promote privacy and tranquility – all while underscoring hygiene. These trends include: • A desire to better manage privacy with easily adjustable vision control options in patient rooms, nurses’ stations, surgical areas etc. • A desire to better manage or filter light from external sources (for both interior and exterior windows) to reduce glare and optimize thermal efficiencies. • A move toward improved air quality and away...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 ADA + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Unicel Architectural Corp Published: 02/19/2020

  Ethics and the Environment: Understanding an Architect's Intent, Process, and Impact on Others


$10

Description

The topic of ethics has never been more prevalent for today’s architects, especially in our obligation to the environment. With new data constantly published about the human toll on today’s world, the construction industry must take purposeful steps to not only reduce the environmental impact in the building process but also promote a sustainable design that will last for generations.

This one-hour presentation will:

Review the AIA Code of Ethics including the obligations to the environment.

Discuss how our intent, the design and building process, and all impacted stakeholders should be considered to meet our ethical obligations.

Address five key areas including energy, water, materials, ecosystem, and climate changes

Discuss the influences that affect our decisions. 


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 Ethics + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: America Training Solutions Published: 06/26/2020

  Shining Light on EPDs - Comparing the Environmental Performance of Building Products


FREE

Description

Over the past few years, demand for tools like Environmental Product Declarations has been growing among the green building industry. Primarily intended for a specialized audience, life cycle assessments and their results displayed in standardized documents named EPDs are out in the open for everyone to see. However, EPDs are not mere documentation and are very technical. Green Building Programs, such as LEED, requiring EPDs for credit achievement have forced unspecialized professionals to understand it. This course is intended to give you the tools you need to get your head around EPDs and be able to compare them if needed.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 LEED SPECIFIC BD+C, ID+C, GA + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Vertima Published: 02/19/2020



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