Accessibility Disconnects in Toilet Room Design

(Please note: The Study Guide consists of ADA Standards as published by the Department of Justice and includes dimensional and installation washroom elements that may not be included in the video. It is intended to be a part of the course. Please download upon enrolling.)<P>&quot;Accessibility Disconnects in Washroom Design presented by ASI Group in HD video explores various compliance requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act related to commercial restroom design and provides examples of correct and incorrect usage and placement of various restroom fixtures and accessories. Upon viewing this course a student will have a much clearer understanding of ADA requirements for commercial restrooms and how these requirements help to improve the quality of life for the elderly and disabled.&quot; ...Read More

IDCEC .1 Credit - Next Generation Solid Surface

(Please note: The Study Guide is a collection of technical papers intended to be a part of the course. Please download upon enrolling.) This course provides an overview of the characteristics of 100% Acrylic Solid Surface compared to other surface materials and the driving factors that contribute to its growing role in sustainable design strategies. Also discussed are the manufacturing, fabricating, and thermoformable processes of 100% Acrylic Solid Surface and the related green standards and certification programs. ...Read More

AIA Credit Next Generation Solid Surface

(Please note: The Study Guide is a collection of technical papers intended to be a part of the course. Please download upon enrolling.) This course provides an overview of the characteristics of 100% Acrylic Solid Surface compared to other surface materials and the driving factors that contribute to its growing role in sustainable design strategies. Also discussed are the manufacturing, fabricating, and thermoformable processes of 100% Acrylic Solid Surface and the related green standards and certification programs. ...Read More

Specifying High Volume/Low Speed (HVLS) Fans

This course explores the features and numerous sustainable benefits of using high velocity/low speed fans for air destratification, supplemental cooling, improved indoor air quality, and human productivity. Topics covered include ideal applications, fan selection and planning, and code requirements for HVLS fans. ...Read More

Ventilated Wall Systems: Porcelain Stoneware Cladding Solution for Energy Efficient Buildings

This course, presented in HD by Williams Pontel, Commercial Sales Manager for American Marazzi Tile, explores energy-efficiencies of ventilated wall systems that employ continuous outboard insulation and porcelain stoneware cladding. Two systems that are used today for both new construction and retrofit applications are examined in detail. Mr. Pontel also showcases many unique aesthetics that are achievable with porcelain stoneware ventilated wall claddings and enumerates key functional, sustainable and economic benefits of the material and systems. ...Read More

Translucent Panel Daylighting Systems

Translucent Panel Daylighting Systems explores the numerous benefits of daylighting to humans, its impact on energy reduction and common myths associated with daylighting. Upon completion students will understand the the features and benefits of Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) daylighting systems as well as load capabilities and code requirements for such systems. ...Read More

Roofing Insulation and Cover Boards

Arguably, selecting insulation and cover boards is the most important decision when designing a roofing system because of the many benefits these products provide in terms of service life, building safety, and energy efficiency. This course explores the characteristics, advantages, and cautions of the primary insulation and cover boards on the commercial roofing market today, and then considers the installation methodologies that will optimize the building's energy efficiency. ...Read More

Tour the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

A tour of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia reveals Gaudí’s design links to sustainability through integration of Natural Lighting principals, natural ventilation, Integrated design, and borrowing freely from natural structures. Credit will be awarded for touring Antoni Gaudí’s Basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with a government licensed tour guide provided by The Barcelona Guide Bureau. Tours are one hour long, after which you are welcome to stay and enjoy exploring the building on your own. 1 AIA LU/HSW credit will be awarded for touring Antoni Gaudí’s Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with a licensed tour guide provided by The Barcelona Guide Bureau. Tour tickets (the majority of which constitute a donation to the construction of the Basilica) may be purchased through the link provided. A 5% discount is offered on all tickets purchased through TCA when you use the promotional code “TCABarcelona”. TCA is not benefitting financially from this offer. Tours of additional sites in Barcelona are also available through the Barcelona Guide Bureau at http://www.barcelonaguidebureau.com/daily-tours/ To gain a discount for private or group tours, please mention TCA. To claim your credit simply send us your contact information, along with confirmation of your ticketing (ticket info, receipt, or scan) to TCABarcelona@thecontinuingarchitect.com and we will provide you with a certificate and, if you’re an AIA member, we’ll report your credits to AIA on your behalf. ...Read More
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