Building knowledge and connections

Continuing Education

Latest Courses

Browse the courses that were most recently added to AEC Daily.

Course Filter

Displaying 51 - 75 of 586 results.

FIRST PREV [1-25] [26-50] [51-75] [76-100] [101-125] NEXT LAST

  • Standing seam metal roofing has been used successfully in the United States for centuries, and proper specification is key to realizing its intended performance. Examined here are: the factors driving the demand for standing seam metal roof and wall systems; standing seam panel basics; gauge and grade; oil canning; specification considerations; testing standards; and forming, delivery, storage, handling, and warranty.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • With the advent of “cool” single-ply roofs featuring heat-reflective exterior surfaces and the use of mechanical attachment, new questions have emerged concerning the internal forces at play within the roofing system, especially in regard to vapor movement and the potential for moisture condensation within the roof. This course reviews the fundamentals of vapor movement in roofing systems, current roof condensation research, and the tools available to assess roof condensation. It also provides the building design professional with strategies to deal effectively with moisture movement within the roofing system.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • Ensuring proper use of methods and materials allows masonry walls to perform well and enjoy a long life. Use of masonry joint reinforcement and accessories is an essential part of this. This course provides a brief history of solid masonry walls leading up to the modern cavity walls of today, including a discussion of the basic working knowledge of masonry joint reinforcing, structural codes, and moisture control in cavity wall construction.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.

     Save for Later

           

  • Hidden access covers blend utility access covers with the surface continuity of streetscape, hardscape, and landscape designs. This course reviews the functions, product types, and specification and installation considerations of hidden access cover solutions.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     Save for Later

           

  • This course provides a summary of the changes to the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice (UAE Fire Code) that came into effect in September 2018. The course is specifically tailored for architects, engineers, and interior designers. The 2018 edition of the UAE Fire Code introduces changes to: building construction (such as spandrel requirements, fire testing of curtain wall systems, façades, and cladding, and third-party inspections); fire service vehicles and personnel accessibility (including emergency vehicle access); means of egress, fire detection and alarm systems, fire protection systems (such as fire hydrants, fire pump flow rate and water tank capacity, and balcony sprinklers); smoke control and smoke management systems; and drawing submission requirements. The primary intent of the changes was to address the technical discrepancies and adapt with the life safety challenges in today's buildings.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.

     In order to download this course, a USD $35.00 fee must be paid.

     Save for Later

           

  • This course covers Part 10 and Part 11 of the OBC and is applicable to existing buildings that are subject to change of use or renovation in the Province of Ontario. It provides an overview of both parts and focuses on case studies to help users of the code navigate application of the requirements in Part 11 of the OBC.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.

     In order to download this course, a USD $29.00 fee must be paid.

     Save for Later

           

  • This course introduces accessibility from Canadian and US perspectives. It covers a few specific technical accessibility requirements and compares the differences when referencing Canadian or US design standards, such as the National Building Code of Canada (Canada's Model Code) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (the United States accessibility regulation), while reinforcing the intent of good design that is not always outlined by a code or standard. The seven principles of universal design are also discussed.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     This course contains accessible design information. See the course details page for more information.

     In order to download this course, a USD $35.00 fee must be paid.

     Save for Later

           

  • Whether for new construction or a retrofit, doors and openings play an integral role in defining how a space functions and can impact occupants in multiple ways, making door selection an important process. This course discusses the many benefits sliding and pocket doors offer, including aesthetics, space savings, improved occupant flow, accessibility, and ease of operation. Typical sliding and pocket door hardware types, methods of operation, and installation are also reviewed.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains accessible design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • Buildings need protection from cyber as well as physical threats. Building shielding offers several architectural solutions that contribute to the security of both building occupants and wireless systems. These solutions also help reduce unwanted solar heat and glare while providing protection from the elements and people seeking to cause harm. This course presents the security and performance benefits of shielding technology that can improve wireless performance, energy efficiency, and occupant comfort, satisfaction, and safety

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • Energy creation, distribution, and consumption are all in a period of transition. Understanding this transition and its various aspects is critical to sustainable transitional energy planning (STEP). This course delves into the reasoning behind the STEP approach and its contributions to creating resilient communities and explores available exhaustible and renewable energy resources and innovations in the energy sector that can be leveraged by STEP.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • While exotic, tropical hardwoods provide beauty and durability as materials for outdoor decks, they are expensive to maintain and come with concerns about their sustainability and the effects of harvesting on ecosystems. Multilayer, cellular PVC decking products combine the desired durability and look of hardwoods but utilize a more sustainable production process to create materials that are easier to maintain.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     Save for Later

           

  • Construction is going green. As both sustainability and efficiency advance in the built environment, architects, specifiers, and buyers are increasingly concerned with purchasing products that are environmentally friendly and can achieve project performance and client welfare goals. Architects and designers are, in essence, visionaries. This course explores options that architects and designers have when choosing products that accurately support and fuel their passion for possibilities while maintaining the health, safety, and welfare of clients. Definitions of environmental product declarations (EPDs), product category rules (PCRs), and life-cycle assessments (LCAs) are discussed, and various case studies are examined.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • The beautiful gray patina of zinc architectural metal has graced the rooftops of buildings in Europe for hundreds of years. This course examines the sustainable characteristics of zinc as a roofing material, including its 100% recyclability, zero VOC requirement, and low embodied energy production process. The life cycle analysis of zinc is examined, as is zinc’s long-term service life. Various types of roof and wall applications are also discussed.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • Historically, traditional waterproofing methods involve the placement of a barrier or membrane between the concrete and water. Unlike membranes and other surface systems, crystalline waterproofing is designed to make the concrete itself waterproof. This course discusses how crystalline waterproofing technology provides a high level of performance to concrete structures and what design professionals need to know in order to specify and understand how this chemical technology can improve building projects, cut costs, and help earn LEED® credits.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • Although known for being a strong and versatile building material, there are a number of factors that affect the sustainability of concrete, and a variety of measures that can be taken to increase its durability and extend its service life, thus protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the users. This course discusses the environmental impact of concrete and some of the main causes of concrete deterioration, and examines how crystalline waterproofing technology can be employed to increase the durability and sustainability of concrete.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • If a facility experiences an environmental, accidental, or deliberate threat, the safety of the building and its inhabitants is a primary concern. Special-purpose doors and windows can address this concern by providing improved security in various applications. This course discusses the regulations and standards applicable to special-purpose doors and windows, including fire ratings, acoustical ratings, blast and pressure resistance, bullet resistance, and radio frequency shielding.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     Save for Later

           

  • While frequently chosen for aesthetics and durability, clay brick is not often considered when energy efficiency is a primary concern, even though it historically played a significant role in occupant comfort before the widespread use of HVAC systems. This course discusses the basics of heat transfer, relevant energy code provisions for walls, and how current research by the National Brick Research Center demonstrates the role that brick veneer can play in meeting or exceeding energy requirements in modern wall assemblies.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • The modern aesthetic of metal facades is in high demand for applications ranging from education, healthcare, and office to residential and multistory mixed use. Recent high-profile fires have reinforced the importance of choosing the right metal cladding system that meets thermal performance requirements while not compromising life safety. This course compares various core materials and focuses on what the code requires for metal cladding in terms of fire performance testing and results and includes case studies from fire events around the globe.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     Save for Later

           

  • The use of life safety dampers is driven by requirements in various building codes. There are many different applications for which fire, fire/smoke, smoke, and/or ceiling radiation dampers can be used, each having its own specific purpose and unique installation requirements. This course gives an in-depth look at the different types of dampers and explains how and where they're each used and installed.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.

     Save for Later

           

  • Air control dampers are an essential component of a building’s HVAC system, regulating heating, cooling, and ventilation performance. Presented here is an introduction to control, balancing, backdraft, industrial, and multizone dampers; each type plays an important role in the HVAC system. Discussed are damper types, components, and performance metrics. Guidance is provided for damper specification, installation, maintenance, and inspection.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     Save for Later

           


  • 1 hour 15 minutes  

    Louvers are an essential part of every HVAC system, facilitating appropriate airflow and inhibiting unwanted penetration by water, snow, or debris through wall openings and into HVAC ductwork. However, they can have other purposes. Their simple design makes them a versatile addition and a unique style option to any project. This course presents the types, components, and applications of louvers, along with the primary specification considerations when selecting a louver solution.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • This course provides an overview of growth trends in package delivery and information necessary to recommend and specify package management solutions for businesses, universities, multifamily residential, and single-family residential homeowners. In addition, this course summarizes the different types of package management equipment, recommended applications, detailed information on current equipment standards, and accessibility considerations used to improve package management and user convenience.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains accessible design information. See the course details page for more information.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.

     Save for Later

           

  • A detectable warning surface is a surface feature designed to warn the visually impaired of hazards on a circulation path. Both the ADA accessibility guidelines and State of California regulations require detectable warning surfaces at a number of public right-of-way locations. This course looks at current guidelines and regulations for detectable warning surfaces, types of surfaces, and methods of implementing these regulations.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains accessible design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           

  • A naturally occurring radioactive gas, radon is a silent danger to our health. Colorless and odorless, it enters homes and structures through openings in the foundation and below-grade walls, becoming trapped in basements and other poorly ventilated areas. This course looks at methods of controlling radon, how it is addressed in building codes, the advantages of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) over other insulation materials, and proper installation techniques.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     This course contains sustainable design information. See the course details page for more information.

     Save for Later

           


  • 1 hour   

    Bicycling is a healthy activity that improves cardiovascular health and reduces obesity and disease. It can be an excellent mode of transportation for people of all ages. Biking is increasingly becoming the first choice as an alternative means of transportation, but bicycles require safe and secure storage. This course discusses bicycle parking options that meet security, durability, and aesthetic standards.

     This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

     Save for Later

           

Displaying 51 - 75 of 586 results.

FIRST PREV [1-25] [26-50] [51-75] [76-100] [101-125] NEXT LAST