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.

Improve Occupant Wellness and Productivity with Solar Shading Fabrics

Solar shading devices, while available in numerous weaves, textures, and colors, go beyond contributing to the aesthetics of a space. Specified correctly, solar shading devices can maximize daylighting benefits and contribute to occupant well-being, productivity, and engagement, while mitigating the detrimental effects of UV rays and glare.

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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.

Large Format Wall and Floor Tile: Design Challenges and Solutions

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Today's designers are increasingly preferring large format tile for the monolithic appearance it provides. However, when the tiles become larger, special precautions need to be taken to prevent problems both during installation and throughout the life of the application. Wall applications can be particularly challenging. This course addresses these challenges and provides recommendations for how to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and long lasting installation with large format tiles.


The DOWNLOAD is non-course, commercial material presented prior to commencing the course as a collection of data sheets which you may find valuable and convenient in specifying grouts and mortars. Click to enroll, and when the course opens, scroll down to see the download link.

The IDCEC Opening Slide with course credit information is here.

 

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Managing the Elements - weathering storms and improving thermal performance

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

It can be especially challenging to create a building that can effectively manage the elements. This course takes a closer look at a few of the products helping projects weather storm events and improve thermal performance. The benefits of permeable pavement solutions, architectural metal panel cladding, lightweight precast cladding panels, and thermally broken roof hatches will be explored and projects successfully employing these technologies will be profiled. 

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