Building knowledge and connections

Continuing Education

Category: 08 00 00 - OPENINGS

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Maintenance
  • LIVE Courses
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 Show All

  • Good daylighting design meets the illumination requirements of a space and brings about physical, psychological, and energy-saving benefits. This course examines how aerogel filled polycarbonate sheeting systems can help meet sustainable design goals and contribute to energy-efficient daylighting design and the overall health and well-being of building occupants.

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


  • Upward-acting commercial sectional door systems can be a major contributor to controlling energy costs in buildings. This course evaluates the materials and construction of various door types and discusses the selection criteria and operation features that are available to enhance door performance for a range of applications.


  • Where do you start when specifying sustainable sectional and rolling overhead doors? At the end of the this course, participants will be able to: 1) Assess the green milestones that can be achieved in building product manufacturing; materials, packaging, shipping, delivery and supplier processes. 2) Recognize the sustainable attributes that architects should look for. 3) Identify the LEED categories and points that contribute to making your projects more sustainable. 4) Explore the design potential by studying an award winning LEED Gold project.


    No classes currently scheduled.


  • Provides an overview of commercial door operators and includes discussions on types of commercial doors and operators, safety sensors, firehouse accessory options, and UL 325 compliance as it relates to firehouse door operation.


  • Resiliency is a growing necessity. It is important to understand the impacts on the built environment resulting from natural and manmade disasters and disturbances and to design for those impacts now. Presented in this course is an overview of the benefits of using steel doors as part of a resilient design strategy for applications requiring resistance to blasts, tornadoes, and ballistics.

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


  • Operable wall systems integrate the indoors and outdoors and define interior spaces, providing flexibility and additional usable area without increasing a building’s footprint. Occupants benefit from expansive daylighting and views as well as quick access to fresh air. This course describes the types of operable wall systems, how they contribute to sustainable design, and the various options and considerations for selecting the correct system.


    No classes currently scheduled.


  • Motorized doors in industrial and warehousing environments provide convenience, save time, and increase productivity. However, motorized doors also carry the risk of entrapment. This course explains the need for entrapment protection devices on motorized commercial and industrial doors and discusses how to specify the appropriate sensing edge actuation method and monitoring function to meet design, safety, and industry code requirements for specific building projects.


  • Wood is both beautiful and practical but lacks long term durability when used outdoors. Modified woods change the material properties of the wood at the molecular level to improve its weathering capabilities. This course discusses one type of modification; acetylation. We discuss the process, its impact on wood performance, the life cycle impact of acetylated wood and how and where this type of wood can be used.

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


  • In addition to being an effective alternative to artificial lighting options, daylighting provides a wide range of other benefits for both the building and its occupants. This course addresses achieving daylighting in building design using skylights and curtainwall. This program includes discussions on the basics of daylighting, glazing options, daylighting methods, creative design, and green benefits of daylighting systems.


  • With the increasing prominence of glass in new buildings and retrofit projects, the use of window film can raise the style, performance, and safety of today’s building projects. This course examines the use of various types of window film, (decorative, solar control, and safety/security) and their role in improving occupant comfort and safety, lowering energy costs, and enhancing privacy.

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


  • This presentation describes the functions and benefits of a thermal break in an aluminum fenestration framing system. There are many types of thermal breaks available in exterior architectural aluminum systems; it is important to understand what they are, how they perform and how to select the appropriate system for each project. Examples of the many methods of incorporating a thermal break into fenestration systems are illustrated and explained. Testing methods used to evaluate their performance are also explained.


    No classes currently scheduled.


  • As they were many centuries ago, shutters today are used for light control, ventilation, and protection. Selecting the appropriate shutter to meet any of these needs means an understanding of materials, functional types and hardware. In this course, we’ll discuss the wide range of shutter types available, and also installation techniques and specifying


  • This course provides an overview of integral blind assemblies and discusses their benefits over conventional blinds, components and framing options, performance characteristics and testing standards, and common applications.


  • Provides an overview of commercial doors and operators, with descriptions of the various types available. Door and operator safety is also discussed, with particular emphasis on the UL 325 standard, its requirements, and the devices that make a door system compliant.


  • Wine is a critical element of entertaining and culinary experiences, and modern wine cellars help make bottle collections part of engaging, artistic focal points in restaurants and homes throughout the world. This course focuses on the evolution of the wine cellar, from refrigeration to modern materials and display systems. It defines passive and active (cooled) storage, and identifies key considerations when building a wine cellar.


  • The issue of safety is a prevalent theme in today’s society, and protecting the built environment has become a priority. This course examines the material specifications, industry standards, hardware options, installations, and application considerations necessary to design and specify exterior pedestrian steel gates.

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


  • This course provides a better understanding of the differences between storefront and curtain wall designs, functions, performance, cost and applications.


    No classes currently scheduled.


  • Acrylic products are utilized in many markets throughout the world as a result of the many favorable attributes they offer in terms of design and functionality. This course looks at the manufacturing processes, features, and benefits of specialty acrylic products that afford architects and designers unique and inspiring design solutions for a wide variety of applications.


  • This course offers an introduction to linear low-density polyethylene privacy fencing, including its attributes, components, and general installation instructions.


  • Learn the fundamentals of fire rated doors and applications. Learn how to determine proper applications for various fire/smoke requirements and confirm that codes and accessibility requirements are met.


    No classes currently scheduled.


  • Recognize the need for entrapment protection on commercial and industrial doors to minimize the risk of injury to personnel and damage to products. Describe the functional and operational aspects of sensing edges for motorized doors. Identify relevant industry codes and standards, and discuss the future of safeguarding requirements for industrial and commercial motorized doors.


    No classes currently scheduled.


  • Kinetic architectural systems blur the separation between outdoor and indoor spaces, maximizing a living or working area and making it usable throughout the year. When retractable structures, roofs, skylights, windows, or doors are integrated into a building project, enclosed spaces are no longer limited to being indoor spaces only. This course discusses the foundational, engineering, and mechanical requirements for incorporating motion in architecture to provide flexible living and working environments in any type of weather.


  • Safety and security window films offer protection from a variety of events, from accidents and natural disasters, to break and entry and bomb blasts. This course examines 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 attachment systems, as well as relevant testing standards and specifications.

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


  • An entryway not only creates a first impression of a building, it is expected to provide a safe, dry, and clean surface for foot and wheeled traffic entering and exiting the facility. This course discusses the design of entryway flooring systems, identifies the options available, and explains their role as the first line of defense in protecting a building’s interior floors and indoor environmental quality.


  • Considering that 90–95% of our time is spent indoors and that 28% of the energy demand in commercial buildings comes from lighting, proper daylighting strategies are more essential than ever. This course describes how to best harness the benefits of natural light without causing occupant discomfort, discusses how to calculate daylighting accurately, and presents case studies on the performance of daylight redirecting films.


  • Sound transmission control is an issue which should be addressed in the design of any building. Acoustic comfort is part of providing an amenable interior space and it requires having the proper level and quality of sound to utilize a space as planned. This course looks at the components, features, and the role of acoustic door assemblies in occupant comfort in both workplace and school environments.

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

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 Show All
Accessibility AAA AIA/CES AIBC AIBD APA BOMI CSC FBPE GBCI HSW IDCEC IRN InterNACHI LA CES NAHB NARI NKBA NLAA OAA OAQ PDCA RCI SAA UIA
Unilock Benjamin Moore