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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).

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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Understanding Wind Load Fundamentals

There are many variables that need to be considered to specify the correct rolling door in a wind load application. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss wind load as it pertains to rolling doors and the safety of installers and occupants. Design professionals will learn the details required to specify the correc...

  • 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
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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Specifying for Safety: Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment

This one-hour course provides an overview of the types and use of emergency wash equipment, latest ANSI requirements that affect design, and tepid water requirements for emergency equipment.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
The Devil is in the Details: Common Pitfalls Specifying Commercial Boilers & Water Heaters

Overlooking the smallest detail in the beginning can cause huge issues later on. Join us in this one-hour course as we cover common pitfalls designers face when specifying commercial boilers and water heaters. We will review different types of installation and application errors that can cause major safety concerns.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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

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