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Think you’ve taken just about every course you can on RonBlank.com? What’s new, you ask? Here you’ll find a list of our newest courses for credit. We work together with our course sponsors and subject matter experts to bring you new and interesting programs on current, relevant building technologies and topics regularly. Be sure to check the New Courses list frequently to see what’s new! Don’t see any topics that interest you? Browse our comprehensive course list by clicking on the “CSI Division” button (right next to the “Newest” button).

The Five Ws: Specifying Industrial and Commercial Coatings for Various Applications

Coatings are an integral part of many projects but seldom receive the attention they deserve. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how to properly specify coatings in a wide variety of applications. Participants will be able to evaluate different coating types based on performance and safety characteristics in o...

  • 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
Structural Characteristics of Laminated Timber Columns

Gain insight into the makeup and characteristics of laminated timber columns and compare to other alternatives. Understand the importance of materials selection, production process, and testing.

  • 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
The “Shell System” Building Assembly: A Practical, Sustainable Building Envelope Solution

Energy efficiency is an important part of any building—starting with the building envelope. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the "Shell System" ( “SS”) assembly, an innovative building envelope solution that is cost-effective and sustainable. Participants will learn about the many benefits of the “Shell Syst...

  • 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
Fire Rated Door Assemblies: Compliant Designs

This course focuses on compliant designs for fire door assemblies, frames, and hardware. Learn basic fire door assembly requirements for a variety of enclosures and how those standards must be met. In addition, ensure your fire rated openings are compliant by learning about the applicable codes, requirements, and design...

  • 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
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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Understanding the Advantages of Rigid Insulation

Rigid insulations are available in many product and system configurations offering optimum performance for all types of building applications. In this one-hour course, various rigid insulation products will be discussed with an emphasis on molded polystyrene (EPS) and their specifications. Environmental factors and produ...

  • 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
Going Curbless

Curbless showers are in high demand, sometimes solely for their streamlined look, other times because of ADA compliance efforts or similar aging-in-place design measures. This course will provide a brief overview of the growing demand for curbless showers, the difference between curbless and barrier-free, the installati...

  • 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
Roof Drainage Design: The Case for Re-Roofing Applications

Roof Drainage Design will help specifiers and commercial roof designers and installers understand common drainage problems on commercial roofs. The course addresses the importance of proper drain design, the basics of water flow and the impact of a vortex, drain options for re-roofing and new construction applications, a...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 IIBEC CEH
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Steel Framing 101 - An Introduction to the New Metal Framing Industry

This course is designed to provide architects, designers, engineers, and specification writers a practical and useful foundation of knowledge to better understand the current cold-formed steel framing industry and how it supports the most recent standards for code compliance, structural/fire/sound requirements and sustai...

  • 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
Receipt, Storage, and Installation of Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

In this one-hour course, design professionals will learn important techniques to properly install and operate hollow metal doors and frames. It will discuss how to properly receive and store hollow metal doors and frames prior to installation, safely install hollow metal doors and frames in a variety of existing and new...

  • 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
Managing Building Movement with Joints

This course will help the designer to correctly determine the proper specification for building movement joints. Selecting, designing, detailing and specifying building joints is a complex task which can be simplified by following a logical process to first determine joint requirements, location and type. Once we know th...

  • 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
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 CE LA/CES PDH for ASLA members
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Introduction to Entrance Flooring Systems

This course will explain the functions and benefits of a well-designed entrance system and will provide application dependent guidelines that will aide in proper system design. Value and Benefit of an Entrance Flooring system. Industry standards, including ADA requirements and United States Green Council (USGBC) LEED cre...

  • 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
Everything You Want to Know About  Architectural Powder Coatings but Were Afraid to Ask

Powder coatings offer a wide variety of colors that are also safe and sustainable. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the advantages of powder coating systems in terms of performance, sustainability, and cost. Participants will learn how to evaluate manufacturers and applications to ensure their powder coating...

  • 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
Style You Can Hold on To: Architectural Railing Systems

Handrails and guardrails are a safety feature that we easily take for granted as common fixture of environment where stairs and balconies are a feature, aiding us in our coming and going. Discover how these systems impact not just the aesthetic of your design, but also the importance of proper specification and utilizing...

  • 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
Why Build with Steel: Benefits of Cold-Formed Steel Framing

This course will educate the AEC team on the advantages of utilizing cold- formed steel framing in the construction of mid-rise structures. It discusses reasons for using cold-formed steel framing in the structural framing of buildings, the preferred method of construction to frame buildings, as well as the advantage...

  • 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
Thru-The-Wall: HVAC Specification for Multi-Unit Applications

Efficient HVAC design is paramount for multi-family building projects as it impacts efficient air delivery, unit serviceability and occupant comfort. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how thru-the-wall HVAC systems can provide an optimal solution in multi-unit project applications. Participants will learn bes...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Detention Design & Construction with Truss-reinforced Steel Panels

In this one-hour course, participants will learn about the evolution of detention construction as well as different materials and approaches to constructing cells and other secure areas. The course will focus on advanced detention construction solutions using truss-reinforced steel panels with hollow metal doors, frames...

  • 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
Open Air Steel Structures, the Benefits of Working with a Specialty Manufacturer

This one-hour program will discuss the benefits of working with a specialty manufacturer to design and fabricate open air steel structures. Our agenda will begin with the History of steel and then move through the different Applications, sectors, and types of Open-Air Steel Structures. The Unique design considerations of...

  • 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 & Specification 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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

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