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"Suspended Wood Ceilings: Design to Delivery" from 9Wood

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course covers the benefits of suspended wood ceilings; materials including wood options such as veneers, solid wood or reclaimed wood; sustainability attributes; and performance characteristics. It features a comprehensive discussion of the key factors that inform and influence the specification of a suspended wood ceiling.

The IDCEC Opening Slide with course credit information is here.

 

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Selecting the Best Sports Floor for Your Facility

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

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 selection considerations used for material specification of a natural wood or synthetic sports and activity floor, and describes a variety of basic subfloor and surface configurations for maple floors. The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) - manufacturers, sport floor contractors, distributors and allied product manufacturers who subscribe to established quality guidelines - is the authoritative source of technical and general information about maple flooring and related maple and synthetic sports flooring systems.

You are required to download the course supplement PUR Standards manual using the link below. You'll find this literature expands upon the discussion of PUR Standards within the video and could be a valuable reference for your library. If the download opens a new browser tab, just delete the tab after the download and return to your course page.

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Surface Engineered Metals for Resilient Design

Program: Architecture, Design, and Building Science

The purpose of this presentation is to give you a clear understanding of the features and benefits of textured metals and discover how to best specify stainless steel and metal alloys in your projects. The first part of our talk will introduce the ecological and economic properties of textured stainless steel as well as educate you on the composition of metals and alloys. The second portion of this presentation will illustrate the process of texturing metals and their applications, as well as how to specify them. The session will also review projects that use textured metals -  with beautiful results.

You will be required to download Supplementary Case Study Material from the International Stainless Steel Foundation that pictures and describes exeptional architectural stainless installations around the world. The descriptions reinforce the sustainability, low-maintenance, durability and aesthetic advabtages of designing with metal alloys.  

A score of 70% or greater is required on the assessment quiz in order to confer a Certificate of Completion for this course.

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A World of Plastics: Designing Practical Solutions

Program: The Business of Architecture

Discarded plastic is piling up around the world and pooling in the ocean drawing increased attention from global corporations, NGOs and consumers. From campaigns & commitments to use less plastic (especially single-use and hard-to-recycle plastic) to initiatives for Building Product manufacturers to make products differently and create better recycling streams, there are many efforts underway to find new solutions that improve the lives of people and our ecosystems. Academic and manufacturing / recycler points of view will showcase the life cycle of plastic building products and explore opportunities for organizations of all sizes to be part of the solution. Presenters will explore and discuss opportunities to develop new business models, innovations & multi-stakeholder approaches.

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Getting to Privacy—Intent to Installation

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Privacy has always been an important objective in restroom design, but too often the design intent went unrealized, leaving occupants with gaping sightlines and making them feel exposed and undervalued. This article will share certain tips and features now available in toilet compartments that can help designers ensure that the private spaces they intend to design are the private spaces people get to use once the project is complete. 

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Advanced Waterproofing Solutions with a PUMA System

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This presentation describes overcoming waterproofing challenges by utilizing a liquid-applied PUMA system. PUMA is a cold fluid-applied waterproofing system with quick-curing technology providing longterm stability, permanent UV exposure resistance to impact, scratches, punctures and slip resistance.

PUMA technical advances allow for waterproofing certainty where sheet-applied membranes are difficult to install due to complex design and construction requirements. Through this step-by-step presentation, you will understand how PUMA may solve common installation obstacles and how to properly specificity/install a PUMA system to suit project specific needs. Enjoy an engaged discussion, find out which system is right for your project, and ask project specific questions.

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Dynamic Lighting

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

Dynamic lighting, also generally referred to as tunable, color-changing, and circadian, has washed over our lighting community. Many studies and early adopters have seeded the market and several lighting manufacturers now employ some level of Dynamic Lighting. This course is intended to educate by sharing the experiences of a commercial lighting manufacturer regarding Dynamic Lighting. It will explore the sources, how they work in commercial luminaires, how to control dynamic lighting, and where the lighting community is being directed by standards, regulation, and voice of the customer.

NOTE: This course is a recorded webinar. During introductions, the speaker says certificates will be sent to you. In fact, if you successfully complete this course, your certificate will appear in your transcript on this website. You can find your transcript by navigating on the links across the top of the page, to Dashboard/My Courses. AIA members will have their credit automatically reported.

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Designing K-12 Facilities for Resiliency, Energy-efficiency, Security and Occupant Health/Well-Being

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Manufacturer sponsors providing content expertise include:
ASI Group, Construction Specialties, Major Industries, Assa Abloy, Ductsox, and Rite Hite

This course takes a comprehensive look at current and future trends in K-12 design, taking into account design programs and product selection providing short and long-term benefits for school districts, educators, students and parents/guardians, are discussed.  Recent events have put renewed emphasis on educational facilities as vital centers for communities that require careful planning, design, construction and regular post-occupancy review in order to provide students with functional, healthy and secure learning environments.

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Optimized Design, Efficient Construction: How One Company Successfully Constructed a Massive Timber Project

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This case study presentation offers a rare opportunity to learn about mass timber from a company that built one of the largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) projects in the US – a five-story, 156,000-square-foot office building in Hillsboro, Oregon. Swinerton Builders, which undertook all aspects of construction in-house, shares information on procurement and erection not easily found through other sources. Insights will cover preconstruction activities, including design optimization, proper use of BIM to manage the many prefabricated elements inherent in a large mass timber project, and phasing techniques. Site logistics, quality management, field production, and erection details are also discussed.

 

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