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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).

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
Integrating Access Doors for Function & Design

This one-hour course explores commercial wall and ceiling Access Doors, their purposes, locations and applications. You will learn design considerations and factors including fire-ratings, materials and hardware. We will also discuss code, compliances and LEED requirements necessary for specification.

  • 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 and Infrastructure Applications

In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for curtain walls, windows, and other architectural elements, as well as maintenance re-coating of existing finishes. We will evaluate the lifetime effects of weathering on different coatings and review coating performa...

  • 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

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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Evolution of Glulam - High Performance, Cost Conscious Structural Design

Over the course of the presentation, participants will review the evolution of glulam manufacturing and gain an understanding of the versatility offered through 24F-V4 glulam manufactured in framing widths and IJC compatible depth as a means to expand the available options designers have from the EWP product category....

  • 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
Exploring MCM/ACM Paint Systems and the Building Envelope

Explore MCM and ACM panels along with the different types of paint finish systems that include solid colors, prismatic finishes, faux finishes, and more. With an emphasis on new fluoropolymer technology, gain insight into finish standards and testing as well as how the makeup and application of each finish type affects i...

  • 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
Out of the Woods: Modern Alternatives to Exterior Cladding

The timeless, elegant look of wood is a popular design choice. However, wood isn’t always the best option for exterior cladding. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss different types of exterior cladding used to achieve a wood-like finish and explore how testing methods and new technology can ensure your project’...

  • 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
Walkable Thermoplastic Deck and Roofing Membrane System Installation

This course introduces walkable thermoplastic deck and roofing membrane systems and describes the system advantages. Includes over a dozen membrane construction videos and illustrates design considerations for incorporation into the building envelope.

  • 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
Design And Specification of ACM/MCM In Today’s Architecture - Update

Explore different architectural cladding options. Discover how aluminum composite material (ACM) panels and metal composite material (MCM) panels have broadened architectural horizons, providing weatherability, fire resistance, long service life, and design flexibility.

  • 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
Enduring Beauty: High Performing Polymer Cladding Systems

This course encourages participants to think outside the box and consider using polymer cladding as a material to create aesthetic, enduring, and moisture resistant rainscreens that will better protect buildings and its occupants. We will discuss other more commonly used products and the issues faced with each. We will a...

  • 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
Modern Materials for Contemporary Design - Update

Today we are going to look at three contemporary high-end materials: aluminum, glass and high gloss acrylic. First, we will review the inherent qualities of each, then we will look at how each might be incorporated into your designs. We will review the design options of each application and how to specify these materials...

  • 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
Designing Safe and Durable Buildings with Architectural Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Precision manufacturing and quality installation have revolutionized the commercial metal roofing industry by combining lasting beauty with low maintenance. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss architectural metals and current processing methods that promote efficiency when designing and installing roofs. We wil...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 IIBEC CEH
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

Having an up-to-date specification starts with understanding what is in the building code. This course reviews the requirements that steel framing must meet to be compliant to IBC 2018. It covers the standards for manufacturing tolerances, minimum thickness and protective coatings. Lastly it will review fire-rated pa...

  • 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
Delegated Design of Metal Stair Systems

In this one-hour course, we will review the overall process for the delegated design of metal stair systems. This highly coordinated process involves several different parties such as: architects, engineers, contractors, and metal stair manufacturers. As new software technologies and stringent criteria for design of meta...

  • 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
Proper Design and Installation of Adhered Masonry Veneer

This course will better inform the design professional on the differences between a cavity wall and an adhered masonry veneer. We will also more closely examine the products in adhered masonry veneers and installation techniques that improve overall wall performance

  • 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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