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A Greener Future Starts at Home

In this course, the design professional will consider how appliances within residential spaces can contribute to an environment that is both healthy and energy efficient. An overview of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program will be discussed as well as the purpose of certifying products that are energy efficient. Then, we will...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
A Safe Bet: Bullet, Blast & Forced Entry Resistant Products

In this one-hour course, design professionals will learn about anti-ballistic technology, specifically fiberglass panels, windows, doors, and other products, that are used to protect a building’s occupants from weapons, impact, and explosives. It will discuss standards and testing for these products, as well as different...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
A Sound Decision: Acoustics & Operable Partitions

Acoustical control is a critical factor in virtually every type of environment; therefore selection of the appropriate operable partition is critical. It is important when choosing an operable wall system to not only consider the space /configuration of your application and how the wall operates, but to also examine the...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Abuse and Impact Resistant Gypsum: Stronger and Safer Walls - Update

Analyze the different types of gypsum technologies in terms of composition, characteristics, and testing. Discover the benefits of impact resistant gypsum in terms of performance, application, and cost.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Access Ladders and Stairs: Specifying for Safety and Efficiency

This course will discuss different types of access ladders and stairs and the various applications in which they can be safely used. The designer will also learn about codes and minimum requirements necessary to adhere to standards both dimensionally and for fire ratings.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board for High STC Wall Partitions

In this course, we explore sound transmission and acoustical requirements in buildings. Codes, standards, and design considerations are thoroughly reviewed. Acoustically enhanced gypsum board assemblies are evaluated as a solution for improving acoustics in multiple indoor environments.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Advanced Rainscreen Design for Moisture Management - Update

This course will better inform the designer on moisture management in the building envelope and related considerations.  The designer will evaluate rainscreen and wall assembly options and gain an understanding of how to incorporate rainscreens into their building envelope system. The designer will also gain understandin...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

In this one-hour course, we will discuss the ability of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats to resist UV degradation, corrosion and the ill effects of chemical exposure for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. We will review the real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Advantages of Using Cover Boards in Low-slope Roofing Assemblies

This course will provide a brief overview of Low-Slope Roof Systems to provide the necessary background to discuss cover boards & thermal barriers.  The various cover board types and reasons for their use will be described. Each board type will be discussed along with their primary features, benefits & challenge...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
All Hands on Deck: Aluminum Framing and Railing Systems for Outdoor Living

Whether it’s a rooftop in the city or a patio on the lake, an outdoor living space is perfect for enjoying nature and socializing with others. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how to specify and install safe, durable aluminum framing and railing systems for outdoor decks and balconies. Participants will not...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASLA LA/CES PDH
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
All Treated Wood is Not the Same

Protective treatments are important for any wood project, but all treated wood is not the same. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss standards and guidelines for treated wood and preservatives in order to ensure wood projects are safe and code compliant. Participants will learn about important standards, testing...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Architectural Applications of Water Protection Systems

This course expresses the reasons for concern regarding the environmental hazards that come with flooding and describes who is responsible when natural hazards and flooding occur. Learn what a Base Flood Elevation is, as well as the objectives of protection in order to employ this kind of system.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Architectural Fire Rated Joint Assemblies

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain knowledge of head-of-wall, bottom-of-wall and wall-to-wall assemblies, as well as the respective UL standards for approval, It will discuss different joint treatment types and the components involved with each application. By the end of the course, design profession...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications

To optimize the design and performance of commercial water heater systems, professionals should understand the difference between standard and high efficiency gas water heaters. Join us in this one-hour course as we cover the benefits of high efficiency gas water heaters and how to easily convert from standard to high ef...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Beyond Barrier Free: Restrooms for All

In this one-hour course, the design professional will review the ADA Standards for accessible design to determine how the codes were developed and more importantly, how they may be applied to building projects. We will discuss why design professionals should do more than minimally meet the standards and encourage design...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Boiler and Water Heater Retrofit: Things to Consider when Evaluating the Building and the Mechanical Room

The walkthrough of a boiler and water heater retrofit is a vital step to assessing the existing conditions and determining what needs to be fixed to meet the client’s needs. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss what to bring with you, what to document, and what questions to ask when performing a walkthrough. Par...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Modern Operable Wall Systems

From simply reconfiguring a room to completely changing how it is entered and exited, operable wall partition systems make rooms more efficient and maximize space by implementing superior technologies. Join us in this one-hour course as we go beyond the basics of operable partitions to address layout, operating clearance...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
CFS Floor Truss Systems

Cold‐formed steel is a material of choice for a variety of commercial construction projects. Cold‐formed steel floor trusses are an economical alternative to more traditional floor framing systems in light commercial construction projects. This one‐hour discussion is intended to help participants gain an understanding of...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Climate Zoned Cladding and Contemporary Commercial Solutions with Fiber Cement Siding - Update

This course introduces new climate zoned cladding and illustrates panel cladding. Learn how this is helping designers meet emerging demands for contemporary commercial design aesthetics through a description on the benefits of fiber cement and the common selection criteria for siding options.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Cold-Formed Steel Framing Connection Products: Specifying Tested Connection Products that Limit Liability

A safe and secure building begins with reliable, tested framing connections. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss cold-formed steel framing connection products that help ensure your building can withstand a variety of expected and unexpected issues throughout its lifespan. Participants will learn about deflectio...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

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