Building knowledge and connections

Continuing Education

Latest Courses

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

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Show All
  • Unwanted sound can become more than a mere annoyance. Excess noise has been found to increase stress and distraction, reduce learning and productivity, and even lead to hypertension and permanent hearing loss. This course presents an overview of how sound is described and measured and discusses the many industrial and architectural products available to control noise in virtually any environment.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • 63% of guests prefer smart hotels that have tech-enabled lobbies like self-service check-in with touchscreen capabilities (according to a Software Advice survey). Big brands like Hilton and Marriott have already introduced game-changing concepts like voice activation and presence-sensing technology to make a personalized impression. As people begin to expect at least the same level of technology in hotels that they have in their homes, hotel brands are partnering with leaders like Legrand and Samsung to transform the guest experience like never before. It’s now incredibly important for hoteliers and designers to understand what smart hotels are and what potential lies in capitalizing on these new technologies. Course Learning Objectives: •Know the definition of a smart hotel and why it matters for hotels and their guests •Understand how smart hotels will change the way hotels are managed and designed •Define what leading technology is going to be a part of the smart hotel revolution •Take the steps needed to get started with smart hotel technology for your property


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Provides an overview of incorporating indoor water features in a variety of architectural applications, with a focus on system components and types of water features, as well as considerations for a successful installation.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • A comprehensive lighting plan is critical to the success of any residential design project. Proper lighting is effective and efficient and contributes to the comfort and functionality of the home. This course explores lighting concepts, sources, and controls. It discusses using layers of light to achieve design goals, and how to incorporate energy efficiency into lighting designs. Learning Objectives • explain how we see and define key terms surrounding light and color • specify the right lamp for the application based on lamp characteristics including efficacy, efficiency, and color attributes • describe the types of lighting controls and automated lighting control systems available and how they contribute to energy-efficient design, and • apply knowledge of lighting design fundamentals and energy-efficient design principles to create effective, flexible, and dynamic lighting designs.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Architectural resin panels are engineered to suit the demands of a wide array of interior and exterior applications and offer almost unlimited combinations of color, pattern, and design. This course presents the features and options that allow resin panels to meet design requirements for both function and beauty, and discusses how resin panels may play a role in projects seeking LEED®, Living Building Challenge®, or WELL Building Standard® certification.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Discuss the potential for high-resolution digital artwork in large scale architectural applications. Explore production options and requirements of various architectural materials. Define how the concept of gigapixel photography addresses resolution and scale challenges. Describe the impact of transparency, reflectivity and surrounding conditions on architectural glass showcasing gigapixel photography. List several architectural applications using gigapixel photography.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Discuss the potential for high-resolution digital artwork in large scale architectural applications. Explore production options and requirements of various architectural materials. Define how the concept of gigapixel photography addresses resolution and scale challenges. Describe the impact of transparency, reflectivity and surrounding conditions on architectural glass showcasing gigapixel photography. List several architectural applications using gigapixel photography.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Designing an efficient building envelope includes the complex task of locating all the necessary control layers in relation to each other. In some situations combining a number of these layers simplifies the task. This course explores combined water-resistive barrier (WRB) and air barrier (AB) sheathing systems, their functions, relevant codes and standards, types available, and how they compare to traditional water and air barrier systems.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • A five-hour seminar covering single-ply membrane pros and cons, TPO membrane performance and specification, air barriers versus vapor retarders, roof design and building resiliency, and the perils of value engineering.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Cove lighting systems deliver a modern detail to ceilings and walls while providing the evenly distributed, visually comforting illumination of indirect lighting. This course explores the many uses for coves, the basics of placement and construction, and the various features and installation methods for different cove framing options.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Infrared patio heaters are the best method of increasing comfort for outdoor entertaining areas of any size. There are many variables in creating a warm ambient setting as both the effectiveness and the cost of heating an outdoor space greatly depend on the heating option that is selected and the way it is designed. This course looks at the outdoor heating options that are available with a focus on the types, color choices, mounting methods, and control options of electric infrared heaters, including a review of the steps that are required in selecting the best solution. Infrared patio heaters are the best method of increasing comfort for outdoor entertaining areas of any size. There are many variables in creating a warm ambient setting as both the effectiveness and the cost of heating an outdoor space greatly depend on the heating option that is selected and the way it is designed. This course looks at the outdoor heating options that are available with a focus on the types, color choices, mounting methods, and control options of electric infrared heaters, including a review of the steps that are required in selecting the best solution.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • This course provides an overview of designing safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing outdoor kitchen and living areas. Selecting outdoor kitchen cabinetry and appliances that meet a client’s needs and budget, and that address climate concerns can be challenging. The course discusses various types of cabinetry available with a focus on stainless steel as a positive alternative for cabinetry. Included is a synopsis of outdoor kitchen design principles and considerations.


    Request a Session
    Date Time State Location Contact Pre-Register
    August 29, 2018 11:30 AM MA Cosentino Showroom Phil Zaleon
  • This course reviews the trends in outdoor amenity spaces in hospitality, commercial, and multifamily developments with a focus on the use of stainless steel cabinetry in outdoor kitchen design. Included are discussions on outdoor kitchen components, mobile food and beverage service carts, and the post and panel system developed for multifamily applications.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • This one hour live course describes the importance of recycled content surfaces and their environmental significance including reducing the use of natural resources and improving indoor air quality. We will compare and contrast traditional and recycled surfacing materials and explain the importance of “going beyond green.”


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Provides an overview of air barrier construction in commercial buildings and offer insights into the benefits of air barriers. The course covers design considerations, substrate preparation, material compatibility, common application errors, testing, and warranties.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Provides an overview of an innovative method for bonding glass and architectural panels into building facades and for interior architectural applications. The presentation will offer insights into the advantages of alternative attachment methods, review case studies, and discuss design criteria.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Provides an overview of the principles of passive fire protection, testing requirements for through penetrations, construction joints, rated duct enclosures, emergency circuitry protection, and identifying listed systems for your construction projects.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • This one hour facility tour will better inform the designer about the various “HARD” surfacing materials that are available and how they have evolved. This live course will provide a visual walking tour where individuals can actually interact with the raw materials and see how they are transformed into finished products. Integrating key sustainable concepts such as water conservation, life cycle analysis indoor air quality and sustainable materials certifications, this course will compare and contrast both the aesthetic and physical properties of the various materials with other hard surfacing materials and illustrate how these attributes can greatly affect the end user, the project, and the environmental impact.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • After completing this course you will be able to: Understand how different types of commercial sectional doors and openers used in various applications contribute to the health, safety and welfare of building occupants. Select and specify sectional doors for various applications depending on the health, safety and welfare needs of the building's occupants. Provide solutions as you understand various options for the operation of commercial sectional doors that can enhance the production, safety and welfare of building occupants Understand how different performance parameters affect the overall thermal efficiency of the door system.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Metal ornamental railing systems can provide an elegant and functional finishing touch to a building project. However, it is important for architects to understand the difference between the types of materials available, as well as where and how the railing system is manufactured, and how it will be installed. By understanding these aspects of the railing system, architects can better manage this aspect of the building project.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Provides an overview of safety and security window film and attachment systems and includes discussions on the history of films and film classifications, the functional benefits and applications of window films and attachments systems, as well as relevant testing standards and specifications.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Provides an overview of the significant role daylighting can play in in building design and retrofit. The presentation will go through different strategies that can be utilized as well as the effectiveness of each.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Provides an overview of the significant role solar control window film can play in a energy savings, occupant comfort, and daylighting strategies for architectural applications.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Provides an overview of an innovative way to update existing architectural elements - columns, walls, doors and other surfaces - to lessen impact on landfill and facility operations and improve building occupant experience.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

  • Understand various types of rain screen wall systems. Identify importance of critical nature of air and water resistance barriers in energy efficiency. Discover and define the importance of integrating continuous insulation. Simplifying energy efficiency of rain screens utilizing insulated metal panels.


    Request a Session

    No sessions for this course are currently scheduled.

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Show All
AEC Daily Free Online Courses