EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS

We know how important it is for Architects and Interior Designers stay informed and educated.  We represent a group of Manufacturers that want to help you stay on top of your field and the ever changing times.

Below you’ll find more than three dozen AIA, HSW, SD, RCI credit earning opportunities – from Online Courses, Lunch & Learns to Guided Tours!   Or, simply let us know what your firm is interested in learning about and we’ll offer a few options for you to select from.

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ROOFING

Thermoplastic Roofing – Materials and Systems

Overview of single-ply roofing systems, characteristics of major players, key selection criteria.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD004
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Green Roofs 101

Description and benefits of vegetative roof systems, and selecting a design team.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD011
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW/SD

Energy Studies, Codes, and the Sustainable Roof

Summary and background on reflective roofing and environmental impacts, sustainable design and life cycle costs.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD006
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW/SD

Cool Thermoplastic Roofing Systems for Sustainable Buildings

Thermoplastic roofing as a component of high performance buildings. Review infrared case studies for cool roofs.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD008
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW/SD

PVC Single-Plies as Sustainable Roofing Systems

Review of current issues regarding PVC-based roofing and comparison of thermoplastic single-ply’s to alternative systems.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD009
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW/SD

Beyond Cool and Sustainable – The Five E’s of High Performance

Identify and discuss “Five E’s” of high performance roofing, review checklist of high-performance attributes.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD010
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW/SD

High Performance Vinyl Roofing – An Active Asset

Summary of what makes vinyl roofing sustainable and how companies include sustainable activities throughout their processes and facilities.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD012
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW/SD

Integrating Singly-Ply Roofing with Photovoltaic Arrays

Summary of rooftop solar systems and integration with the roof system.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD013
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW/SD

“Roofing" The System

Overview of performance characteristics of standing seam metal roofing.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD014
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW/SD

NSF/ANSI 347: The Architect`s Guide to Specifying Sustainable Single-Ply Roofing Membranes

This presentation will explain the significance of the first sustainable certification assessment for single-ply roofing membrane materials, and discuss how a manufacturer earns a certification for a Compliant, Silver, Gold, or Platinum rating. This understanding will give architects and specifiers more options to reach their sustainability goals.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD018
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Reducing Peak Electrical Demand: The Hidden Benefits of Cool Roofs

This course will provide a step-by-step review of all aspects of peak demand reduction, including how to identify peak demand charges on a typical commercial electrical bill, how to estimate the potential savings achieved by installing a cool roof, and what other benefits may be achieved by reducing peaks in energy demand. The course also will provide attendees with valuable hands-on experience with available energy tools, including the online “Cool Roof Peak Calculator” developed by the U. S. Department of Energy.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD015
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Roofs and Condensation: A Practical Approach for the Design Professional

This course will review current research to gain understanding of the actual incidence of moisture condensation. Building on this research, the course will then identify the key factors that may lead to moisture accumulation in single-ply roofs. Finally, the course will provide practical suggestions for the roofing designer to avoid moisture condensation in modern commercial roofing systems.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD017
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

The Perimeter Roof Edge: More Than Just Aesthetics

Although roof edge systems are a small percentage of overall building costs, 60% of building-related litigation claims come from the roof area – making the perimeter roof edge the first line of defense in a wind event. This course will explore the importance of quality roof edges.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD016
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Rooftop Job Site Tour

Guided tour of roofing installation in progress.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD007
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

One-Hour Roofing Fabrication Facility Tour

Tour of a roof system fabricating plant.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD001
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Two-Hour Roofing Fabrication Facility Tour

Tour of a roof system fabricating plant and classroom session with demonstration.

Duro-Last
Engineered Systems
Course # STD002
Credits: 2 AIA/HSW

The Fundamentals of Clay Roof Tile

Learn the benefits of terra cotta roof tiles, why terra cotta roof tiles have more GREEN qualities than any other roofing material, the benefits of terra cotta roof tile vs other roofing options, and discuss common technical installation procedures.

Ludowici
Engineered Systems
Course # LRT104
Credits: 1.5 AIA/HSW

Architecture & Terracotta Cladding

Course will accurately define and detail the components of rainscreen assembly in the typical US Wall Construction application and explain the many green and sustainable benefits of using a terra cotta wall panel in rainscreen assembly.

Ludowici
Engineered Systems
Course # TNA101
Credits: 1.5 AIA/HSW/SD

Ludowici Factory Tour

Observe raw materials & grinding process, learn how clay artist mold clay into handmade decorative pieces, identify differences in extruded versus pressed clay shapes, tour glaze & color lab to better understand terra cotta color possibilities, learn importance of dryers and removal of moisture prior to firing, observe (3) different kiln technologies, learn proper packaging and shipping methods, tour Factory of Ideas – A Ludowici Design Center.

Ludowici
Engineered Systems
Credits: 2 AIA/HSW

Understanding ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1

Previous Wind Design Standards, Need for ANSI/SPRI ES-1 Standard, ES-1 Standard & Key Components, Calculate Wind Design Pressure.

Metal Era
Engineered Systems
Course # MET104
Credits: 1 AIA CEU/HSW  1 RCI

Principles of Commercial Roof Ventilation

Principles involved in properly ventilating a roof system, Additional, unique needs of commercial buildings compared to residential buildings, Role of net free area.

Metal Era
Engineered Systems
Course # VTFF02
Credits: 1 AIA CEU/HSW  1 RCI

Durability in Commercial Roofing Assemblies

Provides an overview of the types and performance characteristics of cover board materials used in commercial roofing assemblies, along with a discussion of the forces that threaten roof-system durability.

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
Engineered Systems
Course # AEC 193
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Acoustical Solutions: Designing with Cementitious Wood Fiber Products

Provides an overview of cementitious wood fiber products in creating acoustically sound commercial spaces. Products including ceiling panels, interior panels, and structural roof deck systems are reviewed.

Tectum
Engineered Systems
Course # AEC155
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Applications in Sustainable Technology for Support Rooftop Piping & Equipment Online

Technical Advances in the development of sustainable products for moisture protection in roofing applications and how these advances apply to health, safety and welfare. Will cover using non-penetrating pipe and equipment supports including walkways, stairs, ramps and platform systems.

PHP Sytems/Design
Engineered Systems
Course # PHP203
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Applications in Sustainable Technology for Rooftop Equipment

Technical Advances in the development of sustainable products for moisture protection in roofing applications and how these advances apply to health, safety and welfare. Will cover using non-penetrating pipe and equipment supports including walkways, stairs, ramps and platform systems.

PHP Sytems/Design
Engineered Systems
Course # PHP202
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Daylighting High Performance Schools & Buildings with Toplighting Strategies

Review the definition of High Performance Schools as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and examine toplighting and skylighting as a tool for proper daylighting strategies. Also covered, will be an overview of the role natural daylight plays in bio-chemical health. Provide a synopsis of current innovations in high performance and dynamic glazing and commissioning tools that help ensure daylighting designs achieve set performance standards.

Wasco
Engineered Systems
Course # WAS02
Credits: 1 HSW

Daylighting with Unit Skylights

This presentation addresses the fundamental design considerations of daylighting provided by Unit Skylights. Skylight components are addressed as well as the integration of artificial lighting. Skylight location and placement are looked at in relation to the climate, interior space and Daylighting needs.

Wasco
Engineered Systems
Course # WAS01
Credits: 1 HSW

EXTERIOR

Aluminum Railing: Systems & Designs

This presentation will help you understand the features of aluminum railings, assembly considerations, design options, features the assembly of cable railing, and codes related to handrails and guards.

Superior Aluminum
Engineered Systems
Course # AIA061014
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Exterior Air Barrier Systems – High Performance Building - Part 1

This presentation will help you understand changing codes and standards, why air tightness is important for commercial buildings, and how to detail exterior air barrier systems. Because air tightness is a “whole building” characteristic that depends on the work of multiple trades, we will also look at commissioning and inspection during construction. You will come away with a stronger understanding of how air barrier systems work and how to solve common problems in design and construction.

Cosella-Dorken
Engineered Systems
Course # CDP103
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Continuous Exterior Insulation – High Performance Building – Part 2

“Effective” thermal performance is replacing simple R-values in modern, high performance commercial buildings. For most buildings, continuous exterior insulation will be the new normal. This presentation will help you understand thermal control fundamentals, changing codes and standards, and how to detail enclosures with continuous exterior insulation. You will come away with solutions to problematic thermal bridges and an understanding of how higher levels of thermal control affect enclosure design.

Cosella-Dorken
Engineered Systems
Course # CDP104
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Continuous Insulation: Energy Efficiency & Performance Comparison of “ci”

This presentation will help you understand how and why insulation materials have evolved over time, sustainability attributes of various types of “ci” products, major factors that impact installation of “ci”, how air and water performance compare between fibrous and foam insulations, and introduce some new ideas for simplified design of exterior walls incorporating “ci”.

Hunter Panels
Engineered Systems
Course # HP109
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Continuous Insulation & Beyond: Design solutions that offer energy efficiency, thermal value, fire performance & moisture control

This presentation will help you understand the advancement of National Model Energy Codes as they relate to the energy efficiency of the building envelope, define and understand “continuous insulation” and how its use effects the energy code compliance current ASHRAE Standards, LEED and the international Energy Code, understand the NFPA 285 fire test and its role in code compliant wall assemblies, and understand the environment features and benefits of Polyisocyanurate insulation including thermal performance, long service life, recycled content, negligible GWP and zero ODP.

Hunter Panels
Engineered Systems
Course # HP110
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

INSULATION

Designing Energy Efficient Homes with Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation in Cold Climates

This course shows different options of building energy efficient homes in cold climates using polyurethane foam insulation, including: What is polyurethane foam? Defining two types of spray foam insulation: closed cell and open cell foam. Health and safety and spray foam insulation. Different codes and spray foam insulation. Demonstrate from building science how both spray foam insulation types can help meet for exceed codes.

Icynene
Engineered Systems
Course # ICY-153004-00
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Designing Energy Efficient Buildings with Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

This course will teach and expand on the benefits of designing with Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation by explaining the key factors in both, designing energy efficient structures based on the laws of thermodynamics and why SPF is an effective insulator. In addition to this, Designing Energy Efficient Buildings with Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation will cover all Spray Polyurethane Foam fire codes and demonstrate the various applications of SPF in CMU, pre-cast concrete, wood, and steel structures.

Icynene
Engineered Systems
Course # ICY-152919-00
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Continuous Insulation: Spray Polyurethane Foam vs. Rigid Foam Board

The design of exterior wall assemblies has become increasingly focused on performance for greater energy efficiency and resistance to air and water penetration. The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE 90.1 now requires insulation that is continuous in wall assemblies, (i.e. not interrupted by studs, framing, etc.) in all eight climate zones within the United States. This push for continuous insulation in exterior wall assemblies is also reflected in green building standards and the desires of building owners to reduce energy costs.

Icynene
Engineered Systems
Course # ICY-153004-00
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Continuous Insulation & Weather Barriers

Recent changes to Building Codes such as the IBC and IRC have been significant and substantial. Over the last 10 years we have witnessed the “Codification” of new requirements for Continuous Insulation, Air Barriers, Vapor Retarders and Water Resistive Barriers. We have also seen a proliferation of new materials, tests and quality assurance procedures. What does this mean for design? What does this mean for construction? Where are we going and why? Starting from a Building Science and Materials Science basis, this presentation will attempt to sort through the sometimes confusing requirements that are put on designers, suggesting design approaches with a view to simplifying and improving the likelihood of successful projects. This session is intended help to “Future Proof” your design approaches.

Icynene
Engineered Systems
Course # ICY-152088-00
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

SPECIALTY INTERIORS

Decorative Architectural Glass for Aesthetics & Sustainability

Explore the vast array of decorative architectural glasses, environmentally-friendly manufacturing techniques, and applications maximizing energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and aesthetics. A rich variety of specialty architectural glasses will be studied to demonstrate their ability to enhance good design and contribute to sustainable interiors.

Bendheim
Engineered Systems
Course # BEND03
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Design with Color & Light

This continuing education program demonstrates a variety of techniques through which color can enhance a building and contribute to the wellbeing of its occupants, as well as the general public. It lays out a number of rules and best practices that design professionals should consider when working with architectural color and light. The program incorporates an in-depth exploration of current design trends, historic precedents, color theory, and decorative architectural glass technology, providing architects and designers an intensive educational experience.

Bendheim
Engineered Systems
Course # BEND04
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Designing with Metal Ceilings

This course focuses on the construction, application, design elements, acoustics and codes involved with metal ceilings.

Rockfon
Engineered Systems
Course # ROCK102
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW

Suspended Ceilings & Acoustical Solutions Using Stone Wool

To discover the origins and properties of stone wool, the usage of stone wool in suspended ceilings and the benefits of stone wool ceilings.

Rockfon
Engineered Systems
Course # ROCK101
Credits: 1 AIA/HSW