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.

Pushing the Boundaries of Form and Function

As architects and clients alike demand the creation of what’s next, design teams rely on new product systems and solutions to help them push the boundaries of form and function. This article profiles a few solutions that enable architects to create distinct building envelopes that don’t sacrifice on the efficient performance or sustainable design considerations that also occupy prominent spots on almost every client’s wish list.

Rethink Water Heating

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course surveys tankless water heating and its zero emission green benefits. Tankless electric technology saves water and energy by heating water on demand instead of maintaining heated water in a tank for many hours when there is no demand. Tankless water heating has a zero greenhouse gas footprint and provides the right balance between performance and efficiency in water heating systems. The many benefits to user well-being and safety are also covered. A review of plumbing code requirements and insights into specification considerations will be shared. This course will identify types of water heating technologies with a focus on Tankless Electric Water Heater (TEWH) function and design.

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Roof Hatch Safety Railing Systems 101

This course introduces a roof hatch and roof hatch safety railing system and explores the OSHA standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.29), which details the requirements for roof hatch safety railing systems. The reason that many building owners choose to install these systems as an extra precaution and key features that differentiate the railing systems in the market will also be discussed. 

Safety, Energy Savings, and Design Aesthetics in Upward Acting Sectional Doors.

This course will cover introductory level descriptions of various sectional door styles and how they impact energy efficiency, maximize ambient light, add to design aesthetics, and protect the health and safety of building occupants. Additionally, applicable varieties of industrial doors will also be included.

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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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