Architecture, Design and Building Science

This program's collection of continuing education courses provides the architect/student with a catalog of courses on every construction division. Courses include products and their application, safety, the environmental impact of products, and application case studies. Users can search the catalog using CSI division numbers, keywords, manufacturer names, or product descriptions.

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FEVE Architectural Coatings: High Performance Coatings for Expansive, Sustainable Design

In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats. We will evaluate coating performance tests, including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering, and what the implications are for the life of different coatings. We will explore the many design possibilities that FEVE technology provides, and assess the sustainability benefits of FEVE topcoats, despite their high initial cost, compared to other topcoat formulations

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How Wallcoverings with PVF Film Contribute  to Healthier and More Attractive Buildings

This course covers the aesthetic, design, health, safety and welfare aspects of, and certifications achieved by wallcoverings laminated with DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride film. Because Dupont™ is the only source for Tedlar® film there is no comparable competitive product in the market place. Therefore, we will be referring to the product from time to time by using its registered trademark brand name, Tedlar®.

Owing to the unique nature of this product, an architectural specification describing the PVF film known as Tedlar®. You will need to download this document to begin the course. At least one of the concluding quiz questions is based on this supplemental material.

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Improving Multi-Story Building Design: Specifying the right long-span composite floor system

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

The rise in multi-story building design and construction is supported today by a range of long-span composite floor systems. This short introductory course video explains the three types of systems that represent the trend in long-span, “thin slab” floor design.

Innovative Solutions for Architectural Challenges

Operable glass walls can provide for flexible interior spaces, safer interior environments, rapid and highly accessible connections to exterior spaces and all the benefits that ensue, such as fresh air, light, unobstructed views and rapid egress in the event of emergency. This course examines how operable glass walls meet those challenges and then shows the application of those principals in several case studies.

Insulated Metal Panels

This course will cover the role of IMPs as an effective building envelope in terms of air and water infiltration and a thermal barrier. Additionally, the course will review how proper insulation is critical to performance, as well the many other attributes provided by IMPs whether employed as new construction or retrofits.


A supplemental piece of reading material has been included with this course in order to fulfill the NCARB requirement for course content and duration. You will find some answers to quiz questions in both the video and print portion of the course content.

To begin the course, scroll down and download the red highlighted PDF file.

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