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01 Computer + Tools 05 Metals 09 Finishes 13 Special Construction
02 Site Construction 06 Wood + Plastics 10 Specialties 14 Conveying Systems
03 Concrete 07 Thermal + Moisture 11 Equip. + Appliances 15 Plumbing + HVAC
04 Masonry + Stone 08 Doors + Windows 12 Furnishings 16 Lighting + Electrical
01 Computer + Tools
02 Site Construction
Flexible Plastic Porous Pavers
At the end of this program, participants will be able to: - Identify the components of a paving system . - Discuss the differences between dense and porous pavements in terms of their impact on the environment. - Compare porous paving systems to conventional paving systems in terms of their environmental, economic, and human benefits. - Discuss the physical properties of flexible porous pavers and discuss how porous paving systems for grass and gravel contribute to a sustainable built environment. - Analyze case studies of successful porous pavement.
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Green Solutions for Parking, Paving, and Drainage: Flexible Plastic Porous & Other Pervious Systems
This course will better inform the designer on the differences between dense and porous pavements. At the conclusion of this program the designer will understand the benefits and limitations of using porous pavement and how this type of paving system can contribute toward project LEED Certification.
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Rebounding Bollards: Use and Design Considerations
Provides an overview of rebounding bollards and includes discussions on the various types of bollards, the benefits of using rebounding bollards in various applications, the components of bollards, and design considerations.
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UL 325 and ASTM F2200 Automated Gate Standards: Minimizing Firm and Client Liability
Learn first hand the relevant UL 325 and ASTM F2200 gate standards that our nation’s court systems utilize when assessing automated vehicular gate liability. Tymetal Corp., the leading manufacturer of complete gate systems, has put together this interesting and fact-filled course to provide the design professional with the necessary tools to help limit firm and client liability with regard to automated vehicle gates.
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Various courses on interlocking concrete pavement systems.
UNI® seminars, Lunch and Learns or presentations may qualify for CEU (Continuing Education Units or PDHs (Professional Development Hours).
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The History and Impact of Artificial Turf
This course was designed to teach a history of synthetic turf and its versatility in numerous landscaping applications and designs. Participants will become knowledgeable with synthetic grass and its innovative uses for their residential and commercial projects. Technological advances in the industry and the positive role turf plays in today’s current environmental climate is also included. Earns (1) one CEU credit in the HSW category. (Health, Safety and Wellness)
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Architectural Paving Surface Technologies and Finish Advancements
Provides an overview of the unique finishes and technologies of segmental concrete paver systems, including a discussion of the design possibilities that the range of options afford today’s architects, landscape architects and engineers.
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Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement
This course is an overview of permeable interlocking concrete pavements, related environmental issues and solutions, system components, selection and basic design information.
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Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement: Part II Designing with PICPs
Provides an overview of data required and methods used for sizing the base and sub base for permeable interlocking concrete systems.
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Engineered Segmental Retaining Walls
Segmental retaining walls (SRWs) can strengthen steep slopes, hold back soil in grade changes, create useable land, and enhance the aesthetics of any landscape. This course looks at the site and application factors that determine whether a segmental retaining wall must be engineered and soil reinforced, and provides technical information about the components and construction of an SRW.
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03 Concrete
Designing with Architectural Concrete
This introduction to "Designing with Architectural Concrete" addresses the numerous ways to add color and texture to concrete surfaces for new construction or renovation. This module does not contain narration or music. No audio is required.
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Architectural Concrete in Interior Design
The program "Architectural Concrete in Interior Design" traces the roots of interior uses for architectural concrete to Frank Lloyd Wright and explores the reasons behind the popularity of staining and coloring concrete now in mainstream building practices ranging from big box retail and commercial uses, to high-end residential projects.
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Architectural Concrete: Ground & Polished with Integral Color, Dyes and Stains
This in-depth introduction to ground and polished concrete explains the basic principles behind the process. The module addresses LEED project qualifying, slip co-efficient, coloring systems and maintenance. This module is narrated and may best be viewed with headphones or speakers.
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Advanced Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Design and Construction
Provides an overview of insulated concrete form construction (ICF) and includes discussions on the financial and sustainable benefits of ICFs, design considerations, the installation process, flooring systems, and project applications.
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How to Specify Colored Concrete
Provides an overview of colored concrete including coloring methods, pigments, color consistency, and maintenance. It also examines the specification considerations of cast-in-place and precast concrete as well as concrete finishes.
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Integrally Colored Concrete
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the application of integrally colored concrete 2. Explain how color affects concrete properties 3. Describe how concrete is integrally colored 4. List the finishing techniques used
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Insulated Concrete Forms
Provides an overview of ICF design, construction and environmental benefits.
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Enhancing Concrete Durability With Integral Waterproofing
This course includes following topics: Concrete waterproofing options. Materials available and Testing used to qualify for integral waterproofing of concrete. Specification terminology and requirements for waterproofing admixtures
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Innovative Green Concretes for Sustainable Construction
This course will cover the following topics: Why green concrete is needed Performance attributes of high-performance green concretes (HPGC) Eco-Efficiency Analysis (EEA) as a sustainability measurement tool Developing concrete specifications to include requirements for high performance concrete High profile projects using green concretes
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04 Masonry + Stone
Designing a Sustainable Masonry Building Envelope
Provides an overview of the design elements, components, and construction techniques that characterize sustainable masonry building envelopes.
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Style and Substance: Architectural Stone Veneer
The course will examine a variety of uses for architectural stone veneer, from interiors and exteriors, to residential, commercial and industrial settings. Topics include a breakdown of the innovative mold technology used by the industry?s leading manufacturers of architectural stone veneer, what to look for in a high quality product and more.
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The Timeless Look of Natural Stone
Durable natural stone tile has been used for centuries as a quality finish in buildings. Stone is used in a variety of applications from rustic cabins to minimalist modern interiors and can be specified in many sizes, shapes and colors. From sedimentary to metamorphic, this presentation reviews the differences between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic stone products including the differences between travertine and marble. An overview of numerous finishes, installations and appropriate maintenance techniques will provide information on how to select the right stone for any surface. Honed, tumbled, polished, split faced, brushed are just some of the finishes explained and illustrated in this presentation. This overview demonstrates why stone has numerous environmental benefits to architects who design buildings that are long lasting.
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Movement Issues in Brick Design
Learn the performance characteristics of clay units and its relation to the substrate and external components. Write successful specifications for all your brick designs after learning the characteristics of installed brick applications.
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ASTM Standards for Brick Manufacturing
There are various ASTM standards and testing procedures for clay unit products. Gain knowledge about each of the applicable standards, what the test results represent, and which standards to use when writing specifications. Plant tour included.
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How to Build the Optimal Brick Wall
New Technology & Best Practices within the Masonry Industry
Hohmann & Barnard's continuing education seminars for architects and engineers offers knowledge gained over 84 years of industry expertise. H&B's AIA accredited seminars are given at the location of your choice and cover the design and construction of various types of masonry structures in diverse environments.
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Factory Preblended  Mortar for Masonry Construction
Provides an overview of the components, manufacturing, features, and benefits of factory preblended mortar vs. field mixed mortar, including a discussion of specification standards and considerations when selecting masonry mortar.
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05 Metals
Aluminum Composite Material (ACM): Sustainable Materials & Processes
Aluminum composite material (ACM) is a lightweight composite material consisting of two sheets of aluminum facings thermobonded to a polyethylene core or to a fire retardant core. It is used for exterior as well as interior applications for architectural cladding, interiors, and signage applications in new and existing buildings around the world. This course discusses the versatility, sustainability, and functionality of ACM by examining common design, testing, and manufacturing techniques and evaluating different types of ACM systems, finishes, and coatings.
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Architectural Expansion Joint Systems
Buildings are not static structures and may move as a result of thermal expansion and contraction or because of wind or seismic activity. In this course, you will learn about Architectural Expansion Joint Systems and the way they allow buildings to move without causing damage or becoming unsafe to occupants.
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Life Safety Products for Parking Structures
This course explores the life safety aspects of expansion joint systems, stair nosing systems, and photoluminescent egress systems.
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Fundamentals of Photoluminescent Egress System
An overview of the fundamentals of photoluminescent egress system products including terminology, designs, and applications.
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Architectural Applications for Perforated Metal, Expanded Metal and Wire Mesh
Provides an overview of the characteristics and architectural applications of perforated metal, expanded metal, and wire mesh products including descriptions of metal types and mechanical finishes.
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Bar and Plank Grating: Profiles and Specification Considerations
Provides an overview of the applications, terminology, and specification considerations relating to Bar and Plank Grating products.
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Architectural & Industrial Metal Grating Solutions
Provides an overview of the history of metal bar grating and compares and contrasts the different types of grating in terms of materials, fabrication processes, finishes, design and use in the architecture and engineering industries.
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Selecting & Specifying a Railing System for Your Building Project
Provides an overview of the important factors that need to be considered when selecting and specifying a railing system for a commercial or residential building project.
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Cable Railing Assemblies: Prefabricated Kits and Custom Design Options
Provides an overview of cable railing assemblies; the simplicity and ease of installing prefabricated components; and, the options available to create unique designs. Included are discussions pertaining to frame design, requirements and details.
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06 Wood + Plastics
Quartz Surfacing Basics
Provides an overview of quartz surfacing materials in terms of its performance capabilities, sustainable attributes, and endless design possibilities for both residential and commercial construction and design applications.
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Various courses on innovative mod architectural product solutions.
Formglas provides on-line streaming videos for installation and product support to demonstrate the ease in which Formglas products are handled, installed and cared for.
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The Ecology of Plastics Design with the Planet in Mind
This course gives an overview of the origins and development of natural and synthetic plastic, the practical material properties of the most widely used materials along with safety guidelines ensuring safe environments for the future. By understanding the origins, manufacturing processes and recycling practicalities of architectural polymers, designers gain perspective on the planetary impact of the use of plastics in design. At the end of this hour long course, participants should be able to design with plastic, confidant that they have specified a polymer that is of the highest quality for the purpose with a clear pathway for recycling at the end of its current design life. We will learn the environmental impact of many commonly specified polymer based materials -some that seem green, but have no possibility of recycling.
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The Art of Plastics in Architecture and Design
At the end of this hour long course, participants should be able to design anything from a small table to a feature wall, partition, counter of fixture with confidence that they have specified the correct polymer, in the best thickness, with proper support. In addition, designing within fire rating requirements and documentation will be covered. This course gives a concise overview of toxicity in architectural polymers-off-gassing, recyclability and ensuring safe environments for the future.
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Building a Better Deck and Rail - Using Trends, Installation and Design Elements
Take advantage of this free program and learn: 1. The three most notable codes related to composite decking 2. How to recognize up to three elements of decking categories: environmental impact, safety, maintenance 3. Four different design elements 4. The three elements of installation as they relate to composite decking
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07 Thermal + Moisture
Vertical, Living Green Walls: Designing for Sustainability
Living green walls are beautiful, living works of art that provide numerous benefits. Planning by an experienced design team is the key to their success and sustainability. This course discusses the benefits of green walls and identifies factors that need to be considered during the design process. It examines critical elements paramount to green wall design, performance, and sustainability.
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Moisture Management within Cavity Wall Construction
Air Barrier Application
Hohmann & Barnard's continuing education seminars for architects and engineers offers knowledge gained over 84 years of industry expertise. H&B's AIA accredited seminars are given at the location of your choice and cover the design and construction of various types of masonry structures in diverse environments.
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Sustainable Extruded Aluminum Trim Profiles Deliver Aesthetics and Durability
With today’s focus on green materials, detailing needs to meet both an architectural design aesthetic and sustainability requirements. Specifying trim for use with fiber cement siding is one instance where a knowledge of detailing can contribute to both. Available in a number of configurations, extruded aluminum trim can add architectural distinction to both the interiors and exteriors of a wide range of building types. This course will identify the sustainability features of extruded aluminum architectural trim, as well as its benefits, design options and moisture management considerations.
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Various courses on roofing applications and systems
GAF's CARE program offers "lunch & learn" presentations on residential and commercial roofing systems for building and design professionals. Courses are approved by AIA, BOMI and RCI for accredited learning units.
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An Introduction to Slate Roofing
This on-demand /online course is designed to introduce the participant to the use of slate in roofing applications, including an introduction to slate as a natural resource, the mining and manufacturing of slate tiles, and the benefits of slate as a roofing material and typical applications.
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Metal Roofing Systems
1. Understand the basics of Metal Roofing Systems 2. Understand the various paint systems available 3. Reduce heat islands through the use of Cool Coatings 4. Identify typical roof panels 5. Understand typical roof warranties 6. LEED® credits with Metal Roofing
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Metal Roofing Systems – Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW)
1. Understand the basics of Metal Roofing Systems 2. Reduce Heat Islands through the use of Cool Coatings 3. Understand Environmental & Sustainability impact of steel recycling 4. Understand the positive impact of Safety in manufacturing 5. Understand Cool Coatings for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability 6. How to get LEED® credits for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability with Metal Roofing
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How To Design The Perfect Metal Wall (Contact Form)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Define A Perfect Metal Wall. Understand The Aesthetic Options Of Single Skin Metal Panels. Identify The Two Basic Metal Panel Types. Discuss Manufacturing Process. Review The Components Of A Multi-Component Wall System. Understand The Back Ventilated Rainscreen System. Sustainability Of Metal Wall Panels + Recycled Content.
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Custom Curved Natural Roof/Wall Systems (Contact Form)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Discover natural metal offerings, their sustainable characteristics and the advantages of metal panels. Learn how to utilize metal panels for complex, curved roof and wall designs. Recognize site rolled vs. factory rolled considerations. Uncover the design and structural differences between metal roofing installed over decking vs. open purlins.
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Sustainable Tile Installations Using Membrane Technology
Provides an overview of the types of membranes used to waterproof ceramic and stone tile installations and compares them in terms of performance and durability, ease of installation, control of variables, and function.
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Various
These "lunch-and-learn" seminars provide information about cost-effective solutions to problems created by today's fast-paced, cost-driven construction techniques. Tile floor related topics include: Sound Reduction, Recent Trends in Crack Isolation and Waterproofing, Sustainable Design, and Why Did the Waterproofing Fail?
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Various courses on exterior metal architectural systems
CENTRIA offers lunch and learn programs that can earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Current courses offered include: Reimagine Metal, ICBP Technology Achieving Superior Thermal and Moisture Protection, A Closer Look at Metal Wall Systems, Eco Metal; Sustainability of Metal Wall & Roof Systems, The Metal Envelope, Metal Wall Rainscreens & Moisture Control, and Metal Wall Rainscreens & Moisture Control.
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Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation in Commercial Buildings
Over the course of this presentation, you will learn about Open cell insulation’s air barrier and vapor permeability, fire ratings and code compliance, ability to enhance a building’s longevity, and environmental and Green Building contributions, as well as all health and safety directions, recommendations and best practices.
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Continuous Insulation for Commercial Walls
After completing this course, you should be able to: Identify the characteristics of high-performance spray foam continuously insulated exterior wall assemblies. Investigate the numerous opportunities to use spray foam insulation to achieve thermal performance goals. Assess the ability of spray foam insulation to act as an effective air sealing barrier that prevents unwanted air infiltration. Recognize the ways that thermal bridging can be thwarted in wall assemblies using continuous spray foam insulation.
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Sustainable Green Building with Clay and Concrete Roof Tile (Online Version)
Both clay and concrete raw materials are very abundant across the U.S., nearly the entire country can receive locally extracted and manufactured concrete and clay, immediately making the carbon footprint for these materials lower than many others. Take a look at the advantages of using clay and concrete roof tile to create an energy efficient design.
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The Benefits of Mineral Wool as Continuous Insulation
Provides an overview of mineral wool, its manufacture and use, and its contribution to sustainable buildings as a continuous insulation.
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Factory Prefinishing of Exterior Building Materials
This course covers common on-site exterior paint failure issues and their causes and describes the factory coating process for exterior woodwork, substrate materials, installation tips and its many other benefits.
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Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers
Provides an overview of the benefits of installing reflective insulation and radiant barriers into the building envelope to reduce energy consumption, operation costs, and the structure's carbon footprint.
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Mineral Wool Core Panels: Innovative Fire Resistant Wall Construction
Provides an overview of Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) with a focus on the performance properties of mineral wool core panels, in terms of their green features and fire resistance ratings. Code requirements, design specifications, and environmental considerations are also discussed.
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Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
Provides an overview of Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels in terms of their material, finish, and construction life cycle; designed with features and benefits to enhance building performance and contribute to the sustainable built environment. Discussions include code requirements, industry standards and LEED® certification.
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MCM/ACM Paint Systems and the Building Envelope
In this one hour program, design professionals will become familiar with MCM/ACM panels and different types of paint finish coatings. Designers will also be able to describe testing standards for aluminum substrate finishes and identify the three main quantitative performance measures that assess finish performance.
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Design And Specification of ACM/MCM In Today’s Architecture
In this one hour online course, design professionals will be able to explore different architectural cladding options. Designers will discover how ACM panels and MCM panels have broadened architectural horizons through weatherability, fire resistance, long service life plan, and design flexibility.
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Eco-Efficiency Analysis 101: How to Leverage this Strategic Lifecycle Tool
This course will cover the following topics: What is an Eco-Efficiency Analysis What it’s used for What it measures Three examples: Commercial wall systems Cladding systems Concrete formulations
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Spray Polyurethane Closed Cell Foam (cc SPF) Understanding the Fundamentals
This course will cover the following topics: Processing of closed cell spray foam Use in the commercial building envelope Proper application Safety Building science • Discussion of air barriers • Other uses for closed cell spray foam.
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Metal Rainscreens: Single-Skin Panels for the PER Assembly
This course provides a comparison of exterior metal cladding systems and takes an in-depth look at fossil fuel reduction, testing, specifications and detailing of single-skin metal panel systems as used in a Pressure-Equalized Rainscreen (PER) application.
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Assuring Water Resistance of Masonry Construction
Understand the importance of a properly installed water barrier. Learn how to solve the problem of masonry damage caused by water trapped in the wall.
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Advantages of Cold Applied Roofing Systems
Provides an overview of cold applied roofing systems, how they differ from hot applied asphalt, their components, benefits and application considerations and procedures.
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Liquid Resin Membrane Systems: Seamless Waterproofing Solutions
Provides an overview of fully reinforced, cold-fluid-applied liquid resin waterproofing membrane systems, including the system components, application process, performance benefits and the range of applications.
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Selecting Insulating Glass Sealants for Durability and Energy Efficiency
Provides an overview of the characteristics insulating glass (IG) sealants must provide to ensure long-term thermal performance, structural durability and longevity of insulating glass units (IGUs).
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08 Doors + Windows
When to Use Storefront or Curtain Wall Construction
Provides an overview of the differences between curtain wall and storefront designs and functions. System fabrication and installation, and water performance are also discussed.
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Understanding Special Purpose Doors & Windows
This online course provides an overview of special purpose doors and windows, including acoustical, blast and pressure, bullet-resistant, radio frequency shielding, and special finishes.
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Daylighting Using Skylights and Curtainwall Systems
Provides an overview of achieving daylighting in building design using skylights and curtainwall. This program includes discussions on the basics of daylighting, glazing options, daylighting methods, creative design, and green benefits of daylighting systems.
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Design of Large Exterior Openings
This course introduces successful design solutions for open able wall areas and the challenges associated with large openings. Learn the variations and flexibility of opening glass walls in different environments. Watch several videos that’ll enhance your understanding of this unique product.
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Preventable Curtain Wall Failures
This presentation will highlight errors on curtain wall failures so that all stakeholders will have a better understanding of what they should be looking for to ensure a safe and successful curtain wall application.
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Premium Barn Door Hardware and Base Bottom Rolling Door Hardware
Provides an overview of two types of stainless steel decorative sliding door hardware systems and includes discussions on the functional types of systems available and options for handles and locking pull systems. It also outlines planning considerations and offers sample installation guidelines.
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Acoustic Doors and Green Design
Provides an overview of acoustic door assemblies including their components, features and their role in occupant comfort in both workplace and school environments.
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Aluminum Windows: Aesthetics and Performance
Provides an overview of the aesthetics and performance benefits of aluminum windows and the strategic role they play in the success of new construction and rehabilitation work.
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Greener Glass: Sustainable Design & Advanced, Fire-Rated Glass Technologies
Novel glazing systems that provide fire-resistive and fire-protective assemblies for fire-rated interior partitions and perimeter enclosures are also shown to contribute a number of environmental and performance benefits. The relative benefits of fire-rated glass for green building are reviewed in this continuing-education article.
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Tornado-Resistant Door Assemblies
Provides an overview of safe rooms with a focus on tornado-resistant door assemblies, including their components, testing standards, and design and installation considerations. A discussion of the types, characteristics and impacts of wind storms is also presented.
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Various courses on door systems, applications and planning.
Dorma E-learning currently provides 14 programs on specification, sustainability and ADA requirement of architectural hardware, as well as glass wall, door systems and more.
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Security Grille Door Solutions in the Design Project: Application, Operation, Installation & Aesthet
This course about grille doors discusses different types of doors, materials the doors are made of and various operation choices available. It will help you decide which door to specify as you will learn which door is best for a particular plan. You will also learn about security features of these doors and ADA accessibility guidelines.
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Various courses on architectural door hardwares including meeting LEED and ADA requirements.
Hager's team of industry experts offer numerous AIA/CES registered continuing education courses. These on-site, one-hour courses are an excellent way for architects to stay abreast of industry trends and challenges.
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Premium Barn Door Hardware and Base Bottom Rolling Door Hardware
Provides an overview of two types of stainless steel decorative sliding door hardware systems and includes discussions on the functional types of systems available and options for handles and locking pull systems. It also outlines planning considerations and offers sample installation guidelines.
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Aluminum Windows: Aesthetics and Performance
Provides an overview of the aesthetics and performance benefits of aluminum windows and the strategic role they play in the success of new construction and rehabilitation work.
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Various courses for fenestration and window systems
Traco has designed a variety of innovative training seminars to keep you up-to-date with rapidly changing industry standards. Traco is a registered Passport Provider with the AIA Continuing Education Program. The Traco courses listed below are currently registered through the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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Sustainable Design with Multiwall Polycarbonate
Course Objectives: What is multiwall polycarbonate and its uses. Why use multiwall polycarbonate. Multiwall polycarbonate vs. other translucent materials. Sustainability Factors to consider when choosing MWPC.
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Architectural Coatings for Aluminum Clad Wood Windows & Doors
Participants will learn about architectural coating options for aluminum clad wood window and door products, specification requirements for paint and anodized coatings, and the benefits and limitations of paint and anodized coatings.
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09 Finishes
Provides an overview of the evolution of intumescent coatings. The program focuses on intumescent ac
Provides an overview of the evolution of intumescent coatings. The program focuses on intumescent acrylic latex paint coatings and the performance and aesthetic advantages they have over traditional coatings. It includes discussions on codes and standards, applicable substrates, adhesion, and application, curing, and cleanup.
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Evolution of Effective Sound Control
Significance and Uses of ASTM F2419
Various AIA/CES Registered Continuing Education programs. Attendees will earn 1.0 Learning Units for their attendance. There is no charge for the program. Interested attendees can schedule a "face-to-face" Lunch & Learn program by contacting Hacker Industries.
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Acoustics in Wall and Ceiling Designs
The acoustical quality of a space is impacted by many factors, not the least of which are the construction of the walls and ceilings. This presentation will review both building science and design strategies, with a goal to impart a basic understanding of the factors that contribute to quality acoustics. A review of what to look for in the field during construction is also covered.
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Various courses on techincal develpment and issues on ceramic tile and stone finishes.
Seminar Topics: Content based on current industry standards and challenges encountered in construction today An understanding of the many choices in uses, substrates and finishes - and how these choices affect installation systems requirements Information about how to avoid the most common and costly installation problems A preview of unique specification tools designed to streamline the specification process
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Landfill Treasures: Recycling Glass from Trash to Upscale Interior Surfaces
Recycled glass from landfills can be up-cycled into elegant surface materials to provide that “teachable moment” for your next sustainable project design.
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Factory Blended Stucco
A presentation on the benefits of using preblended stucco products in the construction of a stucco wall system. The seminar also covers jobsite delivery systems that increase product consistency and manpower productivity as well as contribute to cleaner, “greener” jobsites. The attendees will also be participating in hands-on demonstrations that illustrate the quality of factory produced stucco compared to the inconsistencies associated with site-mixed stucco.
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Total Acoustical Design
Analyze and explore the fundamentals of interior acoustical design treatment and their relationship to overall building design.
Examine traditional and emerging acoustical system options available to provide sound control treatments that enhance interior design schemes.
Assess the contribution that good acoustical design makes toward improved indoor environmental quality in green and sustainable building design.
Recognize and identify the elements that make up a holistic approach toward acoustical design and beneficial sound control.
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Suspended Wood Ceilings: Design to Delivery
This course offers a comprehensive discussion of the key factors that inform and influence the specification of a suspended wood ceiling. It covers the benefits of suspended wood ceilings; materials including wood options, such as veneers, solid wood, or reclaimed wood; sustainability attributes; and performance characteristics.
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Know Your Porcelain
Porcelain tile is beautiful, strong, durable and ideal surface in commercial as well as residential applications. Certified porcelain excels as a versatile finish material both indoors and out from kitchens to baths, poolside to hospital hallway. Porcelain tile meets universal design and this presentation will review the latest information on using the dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) vs. the static coefficient of friction (SCOF) for tile surfaces that meet ADA criteria. Architects will review the manufacturing of tiles, the use of recycled content, tile grading, markings and tile applications. Numerous examples of the different types of porcelain will expand the architect’s design toolkit. Mastering the art of selecting and specifying porcelain tile, architects can comfortably choose porcelain tile to provide durability and sustainability to their projects.
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Antimicrobial Protection for Building Materials
This course provides an overview of antimicrobial additives that help protect products from degradation caused by microbes, with discussions on types of microorganisms and the array of products that can benefit from antimicrobials.
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Thin, Large Format, Porcelain Tile
Ceramic tile is a well-known building material that has been used for interior and exterior walls and floors for centuries. While ceramic is a proven material, porcelain tile has gained in popularity because it is an improved product with superior performance characteristics such as strength, resistance to stains, and durability. This course will explore large-format, thin porcelain panels.
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Design Criteria for Ceramic Tile / Stone Installations
This course provides an overview of the key design elements that are required for a successful ceramic tile/stone installation, including a discussion of the importance of properly designed crack isolation, waterproofing, and sound control membranes.
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Various courses on gypsum solutions for exterior, interior and system solutions.
On-line and in person courses, CertainTeed offers industry’s most extensive and engaging collection of CEU course content. provides you the AIA credits you need, as well as the knowledge and skills to help you Specify Smarter.
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Resilient Flooring for Healthcare
Provides an overview of resilient flooring options for the healthcare industry and includes discussions on industry requirements, types of products available, product properties and specifications.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Sound Attenuation with Resilient Sound Isolation Clips
Provides an overview of acoustics and building construction techniques for sound attenuation with a focus on the use of resilient sound isolation clips.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
European Beech: Durable, Sustainable, and Versatile
Discusses the benefits of using more wood, not less, to lower carbon emissions and tackle climate change, and identifies what sustainable hardwood species are the most abundant and where some of the best managed, certified hardwood forests are located. The physical and performance properties of European Beech are compared to eight other temperate hardwoods.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Natural Cork Flooring
Provides an overview of natural cork flooring, both glue-down tiles and floating floor options, including discussions on sustainability and installation procedures.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
10 Specialties
Rebounding Bollards: Use and Design Considerations
Provides an overview of rebounding bollards and includes discussions on the various types of bollards, the benefits of using rebounding bollards in various applications, the components of bollards, and design considerations.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Wall Hanging Systems
Provides an overview of wall hanging systems with a focus on integrating systems in the overall design of a project and includes discussions on system elements, selection criteria, specialty applications, and sustainable design.
1.5 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Locker Solutions for Every Place and Purpose
Lockers come in many shapes and sizes. In this one hour course, we will discuss uses for lockers, material choices and accessories. We will learn about ADA compliance and sustainability as it relates to lockers, and we will take a look at different options that add to the visual appeal, and options that make for an easier user experience.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Designing Barrier-Free Restrooms to Meet the New 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Through an in-depth review of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, as they apply to restroom design, the design professional will better understand the importance of accessibility, how to design a barrier-free restroom, and how this can contribute to a more sustainable project.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Accessibility And The ADA – 2010 Standard For Room Identification Signs
This course will educate the attendee about all current US And International ADA/Accessibility requirements (including the 2010 Standard (SAD) as it relates to room identification signs, and will provide education about the technical characteristics (geared toward helping specifiers) concerning the most commonly used material (photopolymer) for Accessible/ADA compliant signage.
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Wayfinding And The ADA 2011
This course discusses wayfinding, its application and importance in our environments, the use of symbols and universal design, ADA accessible signage and the 2011 ADA standard, best practices for wayfinding design and case studies that reflect the implementation of best practices in wayfinding Design.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
ustainability in Environmental Graphic Design
This course w ill educate the attendee about sustainable design practices, definitions, scenarios, materials and innovation.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Operable Wall Systems
This program goes beyond the basics of operable partitions addressing layout, operating clearances, panel construction, and acoustical elements. The intent of this program is to address how these elements work together and impact the environment in terms of health, safety, and welfare.
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Moveable Glass Partition Systems
This program explores the use of Moveable Glass Partition Systems to facilitate space management. The program addresses the benefits and features of the various types of glass partitions including panel construction and acoustical contributions as well as impact on the environment and the contribution to green initiatives afforded with moveable glass partitions.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Designing Public Restrooms
Provides an overview of public washroom design including fixture counts, partition choices, accessibility and sustainable options.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
PAMA 102: Expanding Your Knowledge of Awnings, Canopies, and other Shade Structures
This course covers a variety of fabric, design, engineering aspects, installation with specific attachment methods and includes detailed case studies. The architectural elements presented in the course are awnings, canopies, screens, panels, banners and shade sails.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
Innovations in Hand Dryers: Improvements and Impacts on Sustainability
We discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
Hands Get Wet: Restroom Design with the End in Mind
In this one hour course, the design professional will consider hand drying strategies used in various types of restrooms including schools, restaurants, stadiums and more. We will assess multiple strategies, including electric hand dryers and the use of paper towels, and compare the life-cycle costs associated with each strategy under different usage scenarios.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms
Restroom facilities should provide easy access and use for all users, regardless of ability. It is becoming increasingly important to know the tools needed to properly plan an accessible restroom that will meet the requirements of the ADA and other standards. This course will explore how accessibility standards accommodate a wide range of users, including how to design lavatories, toilet compartments, bathing facilities, and their accessories to meet accessibility requirements.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
Specifying Code-Compliant Toilet Partitions
This course provides information relative to selecting and specifying code-compliant toilet partitions for commercial restrooms, including material type, hardware, and mounting configurations. Fire and accessibility codes will be discussed, as well as guidelines for writing toilet compartment specifications.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
Various programs each earning 1 HSW LU.
Access for All covers ADA issues in the restroom.
Designing for Safety covers tepid water requirements for safety/emergency equipment.
High Performance Sustainable Toilet Rooms covers water and energy conserving products contributing to LEED credit.
Solid Surface Solutions for Wash Stations covers the properties and advantages of Solid Surface materials.
Human Factors in Toilet Compartment Design covers best practices in designing toilet compartments including material and style options.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
11 Equip. + Appliances
The Next Generation of Cooking: Induction Cooking Systems
Cooktops are manufactured and classified by construction type and method of heat energy transfer. This course reviews the operation, control, performance, and efficiency of induction cooktops in comparison to their gas and electric counterparts, and shows how induction cooktops can be incorporated into any kitchen design in residential and specialty-commercial applications such as marine, mobile, military, academic, institutional, and hospitality.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
12 Furnishings
Maximizing Space, Sustainability, Value and Aesthetics with Manufactured Storage Systems
According to UCLA researchers modern society is in the midst of a “clutter crisis”. Our course, Maximizing Space, Sustainability, Value and Aesthetics with Manufactured Storage Systems, explores this problem and how better storage design is a big part of the solution. Relationships between providing ample and appropriate storage and improved interior design and quality of life for building occupants. Features and benefits of manufactured storage systems over custom built-in-place alternatives. Commonly used materials for manufactured storage systems Categorical types of storage systems Storage applications for residential and non-residential applications
1 Hour View Course Details Profile
13 Special Construction
Anatomy of a Tension Structure: The process of designing and building a tensile membrane fabric stru
From conceptual design to final construction, discover the simplicity of form and function in tensile membrane design and learn the process of how tension structures come to be.
1 Hour View Course Details Profile
Sustainability and Stainless Steel in Elevated Pools, Spas and Thermal Rooms
Provides an overview of stainless steel pools, spas, and spa experience rooms, with a close look at stainless steel and its performance characteristics, and the aspects of stainless steel pools that make them an environmentally friendly choice.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
14 Conveying Systems
Accessibility, Safety, and Platform Lifts and Elevators
online We recognize the importance of elevators and lifts in today’s design industry. Lifts and elevators can be an extraordinary feature added to a home or building that will enhance the life quality and safety of the end user. In this program the learner will learn about the requirements for platform lifts, the different types of lifts, and basic product design. Will also gain an understanding of code compliance issues, and how to solve accessibility problems, and solutions for evacuation for persons with disabilities.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Accessibility, Safety and Platform
We recognize the importance of elevators and lifts in today's design industry. Lifts and elevators can be an extraordinary feature added to a home or building that will enhance the life quality and safety of the end user. In this program the learner will learn about the requirements for platform lifts, the different types of lifts, and basic product design. Will also gain an understanding of code compliance issues, and how to solve accessibility problems, and solutions for evacuation for persons with disabilities.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
ADA Design Standards and Applications for Wheelchair Lifts, Limited Use/Limited Application Elevato
This course provides a detailed review of vertical wheelchair lifts, limited use/limited application elevators, and residential elevators. In addition the course addresses code application, specification and suitability of product type and the direct governance and guidelines of the ADA, ANSI, and ASME.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
15 Plumbing + HVAC
Towel Warmers: Versatility in Design and Function
Provides an overview of towel warmers and includes discussions on: the functions, benefits, and applications of towel warmers; centrally heated, electric, and hydronic heating systems; materials and finishes; installation and care; and, design and accessory options.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Advantages of Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems
This course provides a fundamental understanding of the benefits of radiant heating and cooling systems for residential, commercial and institutional applications. You will learn about how radiant heating and cooling provides a cost efficient, comfortable way for your building to achieve a high level of energy performance. Also discussed are ways to easily integrate radiant systems into the mechanical environment of a building.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Snow and Ice Melting Systems: The Power to Melt Snow and Ice for Safety and Efficiency
This course provides a fundamental understanding of hydronic snow and ice melting systems in terms of benefits, applications, installation, performance and costs.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Linear Drain Systems: Design, Installation, & Application
Linear Drain systems in the kitchen and bath industry have become an important element in the overall designof the bathroom, wet room, or outdoor application. While the concept of creating drainage for “Barrier Free Bathrooms” is sometimes a challenge to those designing and building in the field, this course will express the options, benefits, and solutions that linear drain systems provide and also how they apply to ADA codes for accessibility. A fundamental review of the different types of linear drains will be covered, along with a comparison of the traditional waterproofing systems and modern waterproofing technology that are integral in understanding the installations of linear drain systems.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Water Delivery Solutions For Green Building
Provides an overview of the benefits of green building with a focus on the need for water efficiency and includes discussions on LEED® certification, specifically relating to green products for the kitchen and bath.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
The Evolution of Shower Systems: Creating Spa-Like Shower Experiences
Provides an overview of standard and custom shower systems, including the evolution of showers, design and installation considerations for custom showers, and green programs that address showerhead requirements and water conservation.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
ADA Compliant Plumbing Products for Accessible Kitchens and Baths
Provides an overview of how the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design apply to plumbing products and discusses how universal design make kitchens and baths more accessible for all people to use.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
Floor Warming, Primary Heating, Snow Melting & Roof De-Icing with PTC Heaters
Provides an overview of self-regulating polymer technology and the performance benefits of using PTC (positive temperature coefficient) heaters for energy efficient floor warming, primary heating, snow melting, and roof de-icing.
1 Hour Program View Course Details Profile
Understanding Structured Plumbing: How to Use Demand Control Systems
Discover how the distribution of hot water impacts energy and water consumption and waste. Learn how demand recirculation pumps improve water and energy efficiency and overall sustainability.
1.0 LU/HSW Hour View Course Details Profile
16 Lighting + Electrical
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