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You have continuing education requirements, we have the free courses you need to help you maintain your credentials. To get started, just login or create a new account. Then browse through our list of free HSW credit courses below! All programs are organized by CSI division to help you find topics of interest quickly. You can even filter by a specific CSI division or profession to find what you want even faster. Complete a course, take the quiz and make an 80% or higher, and you’ll earn a certificate of completion. Are you an AIA member? Interior designer? Landscape architect? Or maybe you’re an engineer? We’ve got you covered! If the course you complete is registered with AIA, IDCEC, ASLA or RCEP, we’ll report your course credit to these organizations on your behalf. Just be sure to add your association member number to your RonBlank.com account.

(08) Doors, Windows and Openings

The Use of Sound Control Fenestrations In Building Design

This course will review the basic science of sound and sound control, including ratings of acoustic performance, testing & certification of acoustic fenestration products. Considerations and methods when designing buildings and their systems will be covered as well.

  • 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
FREE
Upward Acting Sectional Doors

There are many factors to consider when selecting the right large opening door solution to specify. Knowing the benefits and drawbacks of the types of large openings doors avaialable can make this decision easier. From fast-opening doors, to doors that maximize view, to doors that make a statement, discover how sectional...

  • 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
FREE

(09) Finishes

Abuse and Impact Resistant Gypsum: Stronger and Safer Walls

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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board Designed for High STC Wall Assemblies

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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

For designers, architects, specifiers, contractors, resinous fluid-applied flooring systems bring oth dynamic design options and increased durability to a project. The colors and application techniques blend for an unlimited variety of creative expression.

However, in order for the system to perform as expected, t...

  • 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
FREE
Do I Really Have to Do That?...On My Tile & Stone Installations?

A collection of tile industry myths, urban legends, misconceptions, and misunderstandings. This course reviews industry standards, products, installation methods, and practices used to ensure safe, durable installations. Despite best efforts to educate, problems still exist due to resistance to proper methods, product se...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats. We will evaluate coating performance tests including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering and what the implications are for the life of different coatings. We will explore the many design possibilities that F...

  • 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
FREE
Finishing Gypsum Board: Appearance and Indoor Air Quality

Learn about the different levels of gypsum board finishes as well as when to specify each according to the needs of the project. Gain insight into the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) in regard to sustainability, how to improve IAQ, and how gypsum board finishes impact IAQ.

  • 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
FREE
High Performance Gypsum: Protect Against Mold, Moisture and Exposure

This course will focus on gypsum products manufactured with fiberglass facing, replacing the paper facing typically used on gypsum board. We will review the high performance characteristics and applications for the fiberglass faced gypsum panels to improve the health, safety and welfare of any project and associated occu...

  • 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
FREE
Industrial Resinous Flooring Systems - Update

This program will give the participant an understanding of the many options available with high performance resinous floor coatings. By knowing these flooring systems, you will then be able to choose the correct flooring systems to meet your clients’ needs and expectations for both durability and aesthetics. We will also...

  • 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
FREE
Lath: Selection & Specifications to Enhance Stucco Performance

Become familiar with metal lath products and stucco and plaster accessories that are available in galvanized steel, zinc alloy and vinyl. Examine trim and bead products used for veneer, stucco and plaster applications, and identify the benefits of using vinyl accessory products

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ICC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Liquid Innovations in a Concrete World

This course examines the use of resinous floor coating systems in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities as a solution to meet functional, aesthetic, and environmental needs. We will distinguish the types of resinous floor coating systems available as well as their benefits and limitations. In addition, we...

  • 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
FREE
One Coat Stucco in Modern Society

In this one-hour course, we will trace the evolution of stucco to more fully understand how the product has influenced both the exterior and interior construction of walls in today’s modern structures. We will also compare and contrast one coat stucco to three coat stucco to see the value that the one coat stucco 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
FREE
Powder and Liquid FEVE Coatings for Curtain Wall & Infrastructure Applications

In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for bridges and curtain walls, as well as maintenance re-coating of existing finishes. We will evaluate coating performance tests including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering and what the implications are fo...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Specifying the Best Sports Floor for Your Facility

The health, safety and performance of athletes is greatly affected by the playing surface. Standards for the dynamic relationship between a sports floor and athletes demonstrate that sustainable maple hardwood flooring offers exceptional accommodation of forces while enhancing play. This course also discusses key selecti...

  • 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
FREE
Three Coat Stucco System - Update

This one-hour course will explain the benefits of three coat stucco systems, which include fire resistance, moisture management, climate zones, life cycle data, care & maintenance. The course will also explain in detail what codes are applicable for the different wall assemblies available to the use of three coat st...

  • 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
FREE

(10) Specialties

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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Barrier-Free Restroom Design Strategies Utilizing Optimal Hand Drying Solutions

Examine the ADA Standards, and identify how hand drying methods can impact the design professional decisions that apply to an Accessible Design restroom. Through this thorough review, the design professional will recognize common challenges encountered in barrier-free restroom design, and how to integrate safe solutions...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA State Accessibility/Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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 State Accessibility/Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

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