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Online Courses

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

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.

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