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These CE accredited AEC courses offer a flexible way to learn within your own schedule on mobile or desktop.

Rainscreen Systems Made Easy

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

This course presents the History of Rainscreen design and explains why rainscreens are an important topic for the building envelope and enclosures. This course enforces the use of control layers to maximize the use of a drained, backed ventilated rainscreen system performance for both new and existing buildings.

Fibre Cement Architectural Facade Materials

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

The presentation provides detailed information on fibre cement facade materials available and how they can be specified / designed to meet the needs of various project types.

Driving Excellence and Efficiency in Specifications

Credits: 1 AIA LU

The need for accuracy and speed is paramount in today’s fast-paced design environment. And it’s no secret that developing construction specifications is time consuming and complex. But it doesn’t have to be. In this session, you’ll learn 5 ways a new age specifier can be pivotal in driving innovation, excellence and efficiency with your firm’s specification processes.

Fiber Cement Panels as Rainscreens

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

Moisture intrusion in a wall system can cause building defects and health ailments for building occupants. Rainscreens are an important tool in water mitigation. This course reviews the cause and effects of moisture intrusion and, more specifically, the forces that drive rainwater into a building. We will identify different rainscreen technologies and ASTM testing standards that measure their performance. We will discuss fiber cement panels and how they are used as a rainscreen to reduce moisture build-up and help to rot the interior walls and mold growth. By the end of the course you will understand basic design approaches and guidelines for installing fiber cement panels as a rainscreen.

Reducing Carbon Emissions Using Aluminum

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

This CEU will introduce you to the carbon footprint concept and how material selection can impact it

Glass Railings: Fundamentals of Design and Specification

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

Glass railing systems can enhance the aesthetics, function, and safety of buildings. There are several types available such as base shoe systems, post railings, standoff systems, and windscreens.

Aluminum Extrusions and the Challenge of Decarbonization

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

Aluminum extrusions – and extrusion-based products – have long been oft-specified components for commercial building. Today, however, architects and specifiers are being increasingly challenged to balance the use of aluminum-based components with the imperative of Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction.

The Incredible Benefits of Insulated Metal Panel Roofing

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

A closer look at the thermal performance and sustainability qualities offered by insulated metal panels.
The course addresses the environmental benefits derived from the use of Insulated metal panels in the roof and wall systems. It educates attendees on the insulated metal panels’ superior energy efficiency and sustainability. It further touches on how metal wall and roof systems support the structural design and integrity of a building.

Waterproofing Roof Decks and Balconies with Walkable PVC Membranes

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

Provides an overview of walkable, waterproof roof deck membranes and roofing systems, including a discussion of the key principles of deck design, design considerations, and how to install and specify roof deck membrane systems. This program will be extremely beneficial to architects, specifiers, and contractors involved in single and multiple family homes that include decks, balconies, and roof top decks.

Integrating BIM & Spec Design Processes


Specifiers and designers have envisioned an integrated design process for decades. Separate design processes for modeling and specifications require higher levels of collaboration and time, while inevitably introducing errors. These errors and omissions can cause 5-10% or more of the project cost, a perception of poor quality in the design, delays in operations, and more.

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