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

Insulated Backup Panels – A Simpler Solution

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

This course on backup systems that exceed code requirements for air, thermal, and moisture barrier tightness offers vital insights for architects seeking to enhance building performance and occupant comfort. By implementing these superior systems, architects can significantly reduce energy consumption while ensuring optimal indoor environmental quality, safeguarding both the health and well-being of building occupants.

Atomic Habits for Architectural Professionals: Secrets that Boost Productivity & Profits

Credits: 1 AIA LU

In the bestselling book Atomic Habits, James Clear illustrates that the key to unlocking significant improvements in our lives lies in small, incremental changes, emphasizing systems over goals for sustained progress. This webinar explores how integrating technologies into our daily routines, guided by Clear’s four laws of behavior change (make it obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfying), can transform our work processes and AE firm’s culture.

Making the Right Choice: Storefront, Window Wall, or Curtain Wall

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

This course is designed to expand your understanding of basic aluminum glazing systems, specifically storefront, window wall, and curtain wall systems. After completing this course, you will be able to effectively select the appropriate aluminum glazing system for your project to achieve the desired aesthetics while providing optimal performance.

Requirements and Solutions for Automating Shades & Window Coverings

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

This course gives best practices for assessing building conditions that impact the design of automated shading/window covering systems and shows how they relate to occupant well-being (comfort) and the management of daylighting and solar heat gain.

Clone Yourself and Save Time on Repetitive Revit Tasks

Credits: 1 AIA LU

Stop wasting time on tedious, repetitive tasks. With these top BIM data management workflows, you can clone yourself and gain an employee without enduring intense boring work. Say goodbye to human errors and unpredictable outcomes. Save time, improve accuracy, and achieve consistent results effortlessly.

Profit by Design: A Financial Bootcamp for Architecture Leaders

Credits: 1 AIA LU

This engaging, bootcamp-style webinar is designed to enhance the financial acumen of Architect executives and professionals, offering foundational knowledge and practical strategies to empower your financial management skills. During the session, you will learn how to interpret crucial financial statements, harness technology for efficient financial management, and master the art of budgeting and forecasting.

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

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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.

The DEFs of Roller Shade Fabric

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

This course gives designers and architects a refresher on the ABCs of roller shade fabric before moving into the DEFs; Design considerations, Enhancing acoustical performance, and finally, Fenestration, as each relates to roller shade fabric.

Intelligent Window and Vent Automation Technology for Natural Ventilation

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

An automated window/vent façade can provide a wide range of benefits to a building design, such as, ADA compliance and integration with a fire life safety system for smoke exhaust, but here we will specifically be discussing the application of using the automated façade to provide a natural/hybrid ventilation system.

How to Save Hours on Measuring and Modeling Existing Conditions with Canvas

Credits: 1 AIA LU

Any remodeling project typically starts with the tedious tasks of capturing field measurements and existing conditions and then modeling the as-built space in your design program of choice. This error-prone process saps you of time and energy better spent reimaging the space.

Designing Automated Shading Systems

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

In this course, you will learn to identify the impact automated window shading can have on building design, be able to design for the aesthetic requirements of a building, and create occupant well-being (comfort) through automated shading design. This course will help identify the main approaches to automation design to understand what drives cost and technology for the specification of automated systems.

Utilizing Window Wall Glazing Solutions for Performance and Versatility

Credits: 1 AIA LU

We will feature aluminum framing products that can integrate with window wall systems in this month’s webinar, along with installation and fabrication options for different types of applications. Attendees will learn the key characteristics and attributes of curtain walls, window walls and storefront systems, and we will discuss the pros and cons of each.

 

Transformations with BIM | Ford Model T Factory & Monterey Colonial Residence

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

Adaptive reuse and renovation projects offer the opportunity to combine old-world character with contemporary design. Such is the case with two examples we’ll review – the landmark Ford Factory building which was reimagined as Warner Music Group’s new headquarters and the repurposing of an early twentieth-century Monterey Colonial home into a residence that fuses modern indoor-outdoor living with historic charm. What both projects have in common is a technology solution that helps the design team and clients visualize the transformation of an existing building while managing the renovation process.

Building Envelope Systems: Achieving High Design and Optimizing Performance on an Accelerated Construction Schedule

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

The building envelope makes a significant impact on the overall success of new building projects. Project teams are striving to achieve iconic and high performing designs, with the challenge of accelerated schedules and tighter budgets. As performance requirements become more stringent, supply chain issues persist and construction costs explode, it is becoming a real challenge to deliver on these demands.

Case Studies: Facade Projects Shaping Parking Design Today

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

Review a series of case studies to explore new facade technologies that improve the user experience, elevate the design of parking structures, and facilitate their evolving role in the cities of tomorrow. Embark on an in-depth study of a new multi-story carpark in Chicago to reveal the key elements of its design-assist process and the resulting high-end, economical facade solution.

How to Make 2023 Your Most Profitable Year Yet

Credits: 1 AIA LU

As the end of the year approaches, firms look inward and consider what they should do differently to make the coming year more profitable and aspirational. In this webinar, Steven Burns, FAIA, and Enoch Sears, AIA, will take their combined 60 years of experience in AE firm operations and distill it into 45 minutes of essential information that firms of all sizes will want to consider as they prepare their resolutions for the coming year.

High Design/Low Carbon™ Residential Design Environmentally Responsive Design, Construction and Operation

Credits: 1 AIA LU

This presentation will explore why homes are a critical part of a low carbon future and how to achieve that goal. The technology to make a home highly energy efficient has become close to mainstream, and taking it to the next level, to net zero, is now a very achievable aspiration.

Cash is King: Managing Cash Flow for Growth and Profit

Credits: 1 AIA LU

The average days to collect cash in the AEC industry is between 60 to 120 days. In this training, we will examine the complete project lifecycle to understand how cashflow can be increased or decreased.

Specifying Exterior and Specialty Roller Shades

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

This course outlines the key considerations for specifying exterior and specialty roller shade systems, including how a building’s structure impacts shade choice and the importance of material selection.

Proactive Proposals: How to Win When You’re Behind

Credits: 1 AIA LU

We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom that if an RFP hits the street and you didn’t know it was coming, you’ve already lost. This statement is probably true if you’re writing a reactive proposal. The secret to winning when you’re “behind” on the RFP process is to write a proactive proposal.

Revolutionizing Construction Workflows with Autodesk Build

Credits: 1 AIA LU

Today, collaboration and access to information from anywhere and at any time are critical to successful project management. Collaboration drives decisions and delivers insights, reports, and predictive dashboards, driving better decisions.

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