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Specifying Healthy AND Carbon-Smart Materials

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Since organizations like Architecture 2030, AIA, and USGBC have traditionally focused on reducing operational carbon emissions, shifting some of our focus to address the more immediate challenge of embodied carbon requires wide-spread education on the emerging toolbox available to industry professionals.

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Egress Marking and Illumination ISO-0501

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

This course is designed to introduce the architect to egress marking systems that are used for ordinary way finding and building evacuation in emergency situations. These signage systems are meant to be selected and installed according to specific standards established by building codes. Additionally, once installed, these systems must be tested to assure their efficacy in case of an emergency.  How to select and specify the appropriate markers and the technological solutions available, as well as testing methods, will all be covered in this course. 

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The Secrets for Successful Renovations (RFC0718)

Manufacturer sponsors providing Subject Matter Experts include:
Assa Abloy, Eden Valders Stone, Extech, Legrand, and St. Cloud Window.

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This article focuses on five specific challenges commonly faced during renovation projects: 1) updating the physical security provided at interior door openings, 2) incorporating more power, communications, and A/V access points, 3) increasing the presence of daylight in the interior, 4) using a less absorbent limestone to replace existing limestone or add new limestone accents to a façade, and 5) specifying the narrow sightlines necessary to replicate historic windows, while providing modern day structural, thermal, and acoustic performance. 

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Multi-Tenant Multi-Story Exhaust for Bathroom Fans, Clothes Dryers & Range Hoods

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course covers the many benefits of UL classified factory-built ventilation duct assemblies that are specifically used for common ducting multi-story tenant space appliances such as bathroom fans, clothes dryers, or domestic range hoods. The webinar will also speak to the code requirements related to the fire/smoke control system as well as the benefits of demand control ventilation practices with specifically designed fans for these applications, which make for a complete UL factory-built ventilation system.

See more videos from AMPCO and Selkirk here

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Specifying Grab Bars for People of All Sizes

Program: Architecture, Design, and Building Science

Architects are increasingly being asked to consider people of size in their designs. Unfortunately, there is no existing design standard that addresses the needs of this group. This course will explore the special considerations that must be made when selecting and specifying a grab bar that will support the growing segment of the population referred to as people of size. 

Course number: Bradley20
Provider K483
.25 LU/HSW

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Strategies for Designing with Integrated Lighting and Acoustic Solutions

This course is part of our Art and Technology of Lighting Program

This course will review the importance of acoustics in architecture, discuss the fundamental principles of sound management, explore how to design interior spaces to maximize occupants’ comfort, and review emerging tools to solve for both sound and lighting. 

It will also focus on the standards that govern acoustic requirements for diverse applications.

See more videos from Focal Point 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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"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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Design Firm Management Series: Staying In Front of Your Customers

Program: The Business of Architecture

For the good of your practice: This lively video features construction marketing expert Jim Nowakowski discussing how your design/architectural service can get a better understanding of the market today in view of ongoing "Digital Disruption." The course will give you a better understanding of the tools available to help keep your services relevant, and of your own value in the scheme of business today.

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The Fundamentals of Electric-Run VRF Technology

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems for architects providing insight into the technology, how it’s applied compared to traditional HVAC systems and how it can be managed and controlled for various applications. The speaker demonstrates how VRF technology provides opportunities for operational savings, ease of maintenance and supports movements such as Strategic Electrification.  

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