Online Courses

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

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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