Online Courses

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

Advancements in Cladding Support Systems. Design + Performance.

Credits: 1 AIA LU

How cladding is attached and supported from the exterior of the wall assembly to the interior structure of the building is no longer just a question of transferring weight. The type of support system used can greatly affect energy performance, air and moisture penetration into the wall cavity, and the effectiveness of the finished design.

Energy and the Architectural Fenestration Industry

Credits: 1 AIA LU

This course is designed to show the advantages of aluminum extrusion use in many architectural designs, from curtainwall to windows and doors, as well as railings and walkway covers, and will inspire limitless design opportunities for architects and engineers.

Achieving Performance and Aesthetics with Engineered Building Enclosure Solutions

Credits: 1 AIA LU

This course presents a unique approach to designing for performance while achieving aesthetic goals, focusing on engineered systems that provide continuous control layers and connectivity between multiple claddings, and resulting in simplified design and construction processes.

Spinach Ice-Cream for Architects – How to Have Fun while Keeping Your Firm Healthy

Credits: 1 AIA LU

Who doesn’t love design? It’s like a bottomless bowl of chocolate ice-cream.

Just like our bodies can’t survive merely on sweet desserts, your firm needs vegetables and protein too.

Most firms struggle with maintaining the proper balance between the fun side of our practice and the necessary effort to keep a firm running smoothly: managing projects and staff, keeping the cash flowing (more in than out), acquiring new business, on-and-on.

Join us for an engaging, live webinar presented by Steve Burns, FAIA, Chief Creative Officer at BQE Software. You will see how easy it is to finally bring balance to your firm by applying the same care and design to firm management as you do your projects.

Cloud computing is transforming firms like yours and how the rules of the game have been upended.

AEC Professionals are from Mars and Owners are from Venus

Credits: 1 AIA LU

As the title would suggest, what owners want (need) out of their BIM is worlds away from what the architects, engineers and contractors need to build the owner’s building.

Bird-friendly Glazing Solutions: Understanding the Fundamentals of Safe Design

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

Architecture tells us a great deal about society. In fact, glass and glazing are used to blur the lines between inside and out, helping elevate performance and the experiences of people. Yet while humans can use environmental cues to identify glass as a barrier, there is growing realization that birds cannot.

Prefabricating Architectural Elegance

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

This presentation uses a case history approach to provide an in-depth look at the benefits prefabricated exterior walls bring to construction projects. Effects on aesthetics, constructability, schedule, cost, and design practices are covered. This presentation also outlines how construction teams can optimize job site safety and minimize on-site construction waste using prefabricated exterior walls.

The ABC’s of Roller Shade Fabrics

Credits: 1 AIA HSW LU

This course gives designers and architects the ABCs of roller shade fabric and outlines how choosing wisely can improve a buildings’ overall performance as well as enhancing occupants’ comfort and productivity. Learn best practices for choosing materials that impact occupant well-being by optimizing daylighting, reducing solar heat gain, and eliminating VOCs.

A Complete Approach to Rainscreen Design

Credits: 1 AIA LU

This course presents the complete design approach to rainscreens 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. Audience will learn and be able to identify different rainscreen technologies and how a complete approach is beneficial to a building’s performance, by ensuring compatibility among components and understand the relationship of control layers of the exterior wall assembly for health and safety of occupants. Lastly, the course will review this approach using real-world rainscreen systems.

Daylighting and Sustainable Design

Credits: 1 AIA LU|HSW

Topics discussed include the origins of translucent daylighting with the structural sandwich panel, considerations in design, enhancement of daylighting techniques, real energy conservation, the eight systems, and opportunities offered in contrast, design, form, and aesthetics. The benefits of diffused natural daylighting on performance, health, productivity, safety, and sustainable design are emphasized. Specialty performance systems including explosion venting, blast resistant, hurricane impact, and OSHA fall through protection is included

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