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  • Adding wood, stone, or masonry accents can dramatically change the look of a space, but time, cost, or even structural requirements can interfere. This course reviews the use of realistic, lightweight, cost-effective, and easy-to-install options for decorative faux elements. The performance, design options, and installation of high-density polyurethane panels, beams, truss systems, mantels, and column covers are examined.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar George Loizidis
    Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar George Loizidis
    Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar George Loizidis
    Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar George Loizidis

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  • Infrared patio heaters are a sustainable way to heat outdoor spaces. This course reviews the available options and their sustainability profiles, focusing on electric infrared heaters.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Mike Conway
    Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Generic Webinar Mike Conway
    Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Mike Conway
    Wednesday, August 28, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Mike Conway

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  • Light-manipulating materials use internal channels to capture, bend, scatter, and redirect light and create visually stunning spaces. Panels and slabs in resin, glass, and terrazzo make an experiential surface for privacy screens or signage, primary or accent lighting, and countertops or flooring—anywhere the interplay of light and shadow is desired for beauty and inspiration. This course describes the different types of light-manipulating materials and substrates, design and installation options, and the contributions of these products to sustainability goals as well as occupant health, well-being, and engagement in a wide range of dynamic, unique applications.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 15:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Molly Green
    Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Molly Green
    Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Molly Green
    Tuesday, September 10, 2024 at 15:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Molly Green

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  • Individuals are deeply connected to their surroundings. When surroundings have the ability to inspire and encompass creativity, collaboration, and innovation this connection can foster health and well-being as well as a sense of contentment. By utilizing light-manipulating materials in buildings, experiential spaces will not only promote occupant well-being but will also help projects achieve LEED and WELL credits and environmental stewardship.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Molly Green
    Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 15:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Molly Green
    Tuesday, October 22, 2024 at 15:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Molly Green
    Tuesday, November 12, 2024 at 12:00 EST (UTC-05:00) Webinar Molly Green

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  • Explore alternative stucco lathing and stucco compositions while providing a review of advantages and disadvantages of the various lath products and compare lathing alternatives. In addition the course reviews the essential design details for stucco wall systems and identifies specific challenges of stucco wall systems while reviewing best practices and solutions. In addition Standards and Code compliance of various stucco lathing are explored

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 09:00 PDT (UTC-07:00) Webinar Lola Wilson
    Friday, August 16, 2024 at 09:00 PDT (UTC-07:00) Webinar Lola Wilson
    Wednesday, August 21, 2024 at 10:00 PDT (UTC-07:00) Webinar Lola Wilson

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  • In today’s high performance building market, specifying materials that work together as a complete wall system is more critical than ever. Systems can help designers meet new energy codes, reduce costs and improve building function and sustainability while making the design process faster and simpler. This course will educate participants on the functional components and system attributes of the most common exterior wall system, steel stud with masonry veneer. The course will detail key system components such as continuous and stud cavity insulation, air/water resistive barriers, air sealing practices, masonry wall ties and water drainage/management practices. Key codes and standards will be reviewed to define system interaction and key specification practices to ensure wall system designs are consistent with recent advances in building analysis, new code requirements, revised test methods, and a comprehensive, systems approach to wall systems.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 12:00 CDT (UTC-05:00) Webinar Drew Clausen

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     This course is delivered LIVE. It's presented through face-to-face and/or webinar event(s).

             

  • In today’s high performance building market, specifying materials that work together as a complete wall system is more critical than ever. Systems can help designers meet new energy codes, reduce costs and improve building function and sustainability while making the design process faster and simpler. This course will educate participants on the functional components and system attributes of the most common exterior wall system, steel stud with masonry veneer. The course will detail key system components such as continuous and stud cavity insulation, air/water resistive barriers, air sealing practices, masonry wall ties and water drainage/management practices. Key codes and standards will be reviewed to define system interaction and key specification practices to ensure wall system designs are consistent with recent advances in building analysis, new code requirements, revised test methods, and a comprehensive, systems approach to wall systems.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 12:00 CDT (UTC-05:00) Webinar Drew Clausen

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  • Solid surface material is a durable and sustainable solution for custom architectural solutions. Explore the extensive design possibilities of this nonporous, thermoformable material and review key performance characteristics and fabrication guidelines.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 12:00 PDT (UTC-07:00) HGA Architects and Engineers - San Jose Theresa Youn

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  • This course details sustainable attributes, the aesthetic and functional benefits, construction, certifications, and sample installations of artificial grass.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 11:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Colby Gingles
    Tuesday, November 5, 2024 at 12:00 EST (UTC-05:00) Webinar Colby Gingles
    Wednesday, December 11, 2024 at 11:00 EST (UTC-05:00) Webinar Colby Gingles

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  • This course focuses on how to use and apply specification language and proper construction details to create successful projects that meet the designer's and owner's expectations for color, general appearance, and moisture penetration resistance.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Monday, August 5, 2024 at 12:15 CDT (UTC-05:00) Webinar Brenna Dawson

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  • Slate has been used for centuries as a long-lasting building material, and its natural beauty is unsurpassed. Today, rainscreen cladding systems have been developed to adapt natural slate to new architectural demands for sustainable building design approaches. This course explores the energy efficiency and moisture management benefits of a rainscreen system in combination with the durability and versatility of slate. The different designs and fastening systems are reviewed, and case studies demonstrate the advantages and possibilities for sustainable and beautiful slate projects.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 11:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Raven Tschida

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  • This course discusses how designers can take advantage of the benefits of thermal mass for providing buildings that are energy efficient and passively resilient. Participants will learn how thermal mass functions, learn the definition of a mass wall, and learn how to incorporate thermal mass into typical building conditions.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 12:15 CDT (UTC-05:00) Webinar Brenna Dawson

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  • This course describes both the history and current use of sculptural architectural concrete masonry veneers. Participants will learn the historical evolution and development of sculptural concrete masonry veneers and their current possibilities. The course covers how to design and construct sculptural veneers to address moisture management and crack prevention, and identifies key installation and workmanship considerations. Finally, the course addresses how to use kits of sculptural concrete masonry veneers in combination to build durable, resilient, and environmentally beneficial surfaces that create visually appealing spaces that provide a creative environment for building occupants and visitors.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Monday, August 19, 2024 at 12:15 CDT (UTC-05:00) Webinar Brenna Dawson

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  • This education course includes a thorough overview of landscape edging and restraints. From the important reasons to use edging on projects, to the many different applications that require edging, to the many edging shapes, to the various materials used for edging, this short one hour course covers it all.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Adam Zwier

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  • Play is more than fun and games; it is an essential component in helping children develop critical physical, mental, emotional, and social skills that lay the foundation for adulthood. Inclusive play breaks down barriers and builds community through fostering understanding of our similarities and differences. This course discusses how play impacts child development and describes the options and considerations for designing an inclusive playground that benefits all children and the community.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 12:00 CDT (UTC-05:00) Webinar Melissa Warning

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  • Modern interior spaces often feature open areas and hard surfaces. What should be comfortable rooms in these spaces can become unpleasant from noise and echo or sound reverberation. This course discusses how melamine foam can be used to improve the sound quality in a space. The different options for melamine foam products are discussed along with their installation methods. This course also provides an overview of the sustainability features of sound-absorbing melamine foam.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Jean Sebastien Marineau

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  • The purpose of this webinar is to learn how to design safe, secure, patient rooms and bathrooms in your behavioral facilities. Attendees will learn about ligature resistant design, how to test for it and why it's important to make sure all patient rooms and bathrooms follow this guideline.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 08:00 PDT (UTC-07:00) Webinar Andrea Garcia
    Tuesday, October 29, 2024 at 08:00 PDT (UTC-07:00) Webinar Andrea Garcia

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  • The course, ‘Design with Aluminum Full View (AFV) Sectional Doors’ will answer these questions and more: 1) What are the potential applications and building types for AFV doors? 2) What are the options for installation type, panel/frame design, finishes, and glass? 3) Do AFV sectional doors qualify for LEED Points? 4) Are there custom variations when designing with AFV doors?

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Mark Johnson
    Thursday, October 10, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Mark Johnson
    Thursday, December 5, 2024 at 13:00 EST (UTC-05:00) Webinar Mark Johnson

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  • In this course we discuss the simplicity of incorporating modern fireplaces within your projects, the features that set them apart, and how simple design can help you create undeniable experiences for your clients.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Kyle Brooks

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  • A course concerning the Heath, Safety and Welfare that must be taken into account when specifying and installing a Modular Masonry Fireplace. Discuss the advantages of pre-fabricated masonry fireplaces.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 15:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Tony Mikulec

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  • Modern building envelope assemblies need to deliver a wide range of benefits – from protecting against severe weather to reducing energy waste to improving occupant well-being and comfort. Each component of the envelope has an important role to play, including the insulation. This presentation introduces the key benefits and attributes of polyiso continuous insulation products used for above grade wall assemblies as well as below grade applications. Topics covered include designing building and energy code-compliant commercial envelope assemblies, solving performance challenges like thermal bridging and moisture barrier and air barrier requirements, and reducing the environmental impacts of buildings with assemblies that contain polyiso continuous insulation products.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Justin Koscher

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  • We will explore the evolution of technology in low-slope roofing systems and its significance for buildings. Past low-slope roofing typically ignored air tightness, focusing on vapor restriction. This presentation will describe the importance of air tightness and vapor restriction to protect the building, your assets, and its occupants. Gain comprehensive insights into the anatomy of low-slope roofing assemblies and common low-slope roofing systems in the modern world or construction. We will provide the knowledge to make informed decisions about the usage of air/vapor retarders versus vapor barriers in low-slope roofing applications, enhancing your proficiency in creating resilient and sustainable building envelopes.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Carol Danhof
    Thursday, September 19, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Carol Danhof

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  • Window opening air and water leakage has been a difficult problem for the construction industry. This course evaluates building failures, conventional construction approaches, and new developments in waterproofing techniques to show a path forward for designers seeking higher-performing wall assemblies.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Hickok Cole Conference Room Sean Gownley

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  • AE professionals are uniquely positioned to innovate and lead, yet they often find themselves bogged down by their day-to-day demands. In a world where the traditional work model is becoming obsolete, it's time to rethink how you approach your professional life. This webinar is designed to empower AE professionals by introducing them to innovative strategies and tools that can revolutionize their work habits, increase productivity, and enhance overall job satisfaction. Inspired by Tim Ferriss' "The 4-Hour Workweek," this session will focus on practical applications within the AE industry, highlighting how to optimize workflows, delegate effectively, leverage technology, and create a more balanced, fulfilling professional life. Applying these principles will enable you to “work smarter, not harder,” transforming your firm into a well-oiled machine that runs efficiently and profitably, freeing you up to focus on your passion. It's time to treat your firm as your greatest project and use your design skills to create a business that supports your dreams and aspirations!

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Courtney Little

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  • Outdoor shelters not only provide protection from the elements but also add visual interest to outdoor public spaces, and advances in shelter design are changing the way the recreational landscape is defined. This course looks at current capabilities in shelter design, compares pre-engineered to site-built shelters, and focuses on the advantages of using a manufacturer who offers design and engineering services. Sustainable aspects of shelter design are also discussed.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 13:30 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Sean Schmeiser

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  • As interest in mass timber building design grows, there are new protection strategies that must be employed for a successful installation to ensure occupant long-term health and safety. This presentation will explain moisture protection strategies by providing in-depth test results on mass timber wetting and drying studies, methods to protect during each construction phase, and the vapor-permeable protection technology available to address wood’s unique moisture characteristics. All in an effort to create a sustainable, stable structure and preserve the beauty of the mass timber building.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Carol Danhof
    Thursday, October 3, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Carol Danhof

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  • Explore the technology, history and benefits of single ply roof systems, with a core focus on EPDM, PVC, and TPO

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Monday, July 22, 2024 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) SKA Consulting Engineers Jason Dickens

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  • The modern wine cellar has been transformed by the design community, bringing storage out of the basement and into main-floor living in both commercial and residential properties. Proper wine storage is equal parts art and science, and this course covers the big picture on where to start to specify the Modern Wine Cellar.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 11:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Jacob Harkins
    Thursday, September 5, 2024 at 15:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Jacob Harkins

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  • The most important assets in any organization are the people within. When a client decides to invest in physical security, like bullet-resistant barriers, it is the responsibility of AEC community professionals to understand what protection level is appropriate for the building depending upon the surroundings, the industry, and the client’s specific needs and provide a blueprint that includes the desired features while maximizing the building owner’s investment and protecting future occupants.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Paul Lavigne
    Wednesday, August 28, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Paul Lavigne
    Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at 15:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Paul Lavigne
    Thursday, October 31, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Paul Lavigne

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  • This course explores the below-grade use of polyisocyanurate (POLYISO) insulation to meet energy code and maximize thermal performance of the building foundation. Let us help dispel the myths that have been created relative to POLYISO insulation while discussing its thermal performance, water absorption, and load capacity – the three primary characteristics for below grade insulation. In addition, we will discuss how the insulation can provide protection for the foundation waterproofing system.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Greg Fantin

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  • Access control systems are used to limit entry into designated secure areas to certain personnel during predetermined time periods. In this one-hour course, we will review electrified door locking hardware and related components which interface with electronic access controllers to provide a complete security solution.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Skip Burham
    Wednesday, September 4, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Skip Burham
    Wednesday, October 2, 2024 at 13:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Skip Burham
    Wednesday, November 6, 2024 at 13:00 EST (UTC-05:00) Webinar Skip Burham

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  • This presentation will guide architects through the process of choosing, specifying, and installing hardwood flooring products with an emphasis on best practices for maintaining safe indoor air quality.

    Date & Time Location Contact
    Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 12:00 PDT (UTC-07:00) Amber Flooring 5652 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94608 Dave Darche

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