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    New Courses Featured This Month

    Glass - Making the Right Choice Glass - Making the Right Choice

    Provides an overview of the manufacturing, fabrication and applications of various types of glass and coatings. Explains the key factors, including climate considerations, when comparing glass and coating products.

    AFG Glass

    Understanding Polyurethane Millwork Understanding Polyurethane Millwork

    Provides an overview of polyurethane millwork, the advantages and disadvantages of different millwork materials, how polyurethane is made, and where polyurethane millwork can be used.


    Surfacing Materials in Healthcare Facilities Surfacing Materials in Healthcare Facilities

    Provides an overview of solid acrylic surfaces in healthcare applications and comparisons between surface materials including laminate, ceramic tile, solid surfaces, engineered stone and natural stone.

    DuPont Co.

    Peinture 201 : Solutions pratiques et techniques de rÃÆ’Æ’©solution de problÃÆ’Æ’¨mes Peinture 201 : Solutions pratiques et techniques de résolution de problèmes

    Fournir une présentation de la classification des peintures, des avantages et inconvénients du latex par rapport aux enduits en alkyde, des techniques de préparation de surface et d’impression, et enfin, des causes et solutions de problèmes courants en peinture.

    Benjamin Moore

    RevÃÆ’Æ’ªtements de haute performance pour applications industrielles Revêtements de haute performance pour applications industrielles

    Fournir une présentation des revêtements de haute performance pour applications industrielles, notamment les divers types de produits de revêtements, les techniques de préparation de surface, le choix des couches primaires et les questions de devis.

    Benjamin Moore

    AEC Daily Bulletin - April 2006

    Building Owners & Managers Institute International
    AEC Daily Receives BOMI Approval

    AEC Daily is now an approved CE Provider and Affiliate Member of the Building Owners and Managers Institute

    All courses listed in our Online Learning Center are free-of-charge and BOMI-approved. Members must self-report CPD hours.

    AEC Daily Learn & Earn Sweepstakes

    AEC Daily Learn & Earn Sweepstakes

    Take a Course in April and
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    Four More Prizes Available To Be Won This Month

    There are now 95 FREE online continuing education courses available. Each one offers you a chance to win one of FOUR great prizes!

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    March winners will be drawn soon!
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    CADdetails Industry Spotlight
    AEC Building & Design Industry News

    The Industry Spotlight delivers innovative ideas and manufacturer product information to more than 400,000 registered AEC Professionals. Visit us each month for the latest Industry Spotlight! For more articles and information, browse the Industry Spotlight Archive.

    Universal Design
    UNIVERSAL DESIGN - Designing for Diversity

    The Americans' With Disabilities Act (ADA 1990), covers the civil rights for people with disabilities. The Act is there to ensure reasonable accommodations in public places, prohibit discrimination based on disabling conditions and to define disabilities. Universal Design (UD) goes beyond ADA compliance and considers the needs of all people. Universal Design enables everybody—not just people with disabilities—to navigate, manipulate, and appreciate our world.

    Panasonic has recently announced the completion of the Eco & UD House, a life-size model house that embodies the company's commitment to ecology and the principles of Universal Design. The showcase House consists of eight rooms including a concept room, a ubiquitous living room, an Eco & UD kitchen, an energy corner with a fuel-cell co-generation system, an intelligent entrance equipped with an iris recognition system, a high-quality home theater with a universal remote control for operating all AV equipment and a bedroom that promises a good sleep with bedding, light, sounds, and air conditioning controlled. Located within the complex of Panasonic Center Tokyo, it is open to the general public for visitors to experience innovative and futuristic living in the context of a typical home setting…

    Click here to read full article!

    Tradeshows, Events + Conferences

    AIA 2006 - National Convention and Design Exposition
    AIA 2006 National Convention and
    Design Expo

    June 8 - 10, 2006
    Los Angeles Convention Center
    Los Angeles, CA

    The AIA 2006 National Convention in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, will bring together architects and related professionals to

    • Explore innovations in design, construction, and beyond
    • Examine the challenges of the public realm
    • Inspire fresh visions of a preferred future for the profession and the built world.

    Satisfy your membership education requirements with more than 150 seminars, 25 workshops, and 100 professional tours.

    Theme Presentations
    Don’t miss theme presentations by Frank Gehry, FAIA, Kim Day, AIA, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, Arata Isozaki, Hon. FAIA, William McDonough, FAIA, and José Rafael Moneo, Hon. FAIA.

    The AIA 2006 National Convention will explore Innovation Innovation abounds, influenced by cross-cultural, transcontinental, and interdisciplinary practices and discoveries. Architects stand at the forefront of these dynamics, bringing innovation to life through the power of design in internationally diverse and technologically advanced projects. Read More…


    Architectural Products Magazine

    Architectural Products Magazine Architectural Products Magazine

    Find out why Architectural Products Magazine is the fastest growing magazine in all of construction! Click to start your FREE annual subscription and get the latest on products, materials and applications for commercial and institutional design. Now with 9 issues in 2006 and a live web version connecting you to all the products appearing in the magazine with no registration requirement. This subscription is free to US citizens only.

    Architectural Products Magazine is a publication of Construction Business Media, LLC.