This course identifies and describes three available roof drain systems including siphonic drain systems. Siphonic theory is explored to better illustrate how siphonic roof drains uniquely operate and the many benefits siphonic drainage systems provide, including those directly related to sustainability. Participants also learn how to specify a siphonic roof drain system and are introduced to important rules for successful siphonic drain system design. (Course includes a downloadable PDF study guide.)...Read More Show Less
Whether Contemporary or Traditionally styled, today's sophisticated kitchens require careful appliance location detailing. While many kitchen designers do not provide the appliances, product knowledge and planning expertise around these important pieces of equipment is highly valued by today's consumer. Therefore, kitchen experts need to be well versed in the details of appliance operation, and be creative when locating them in the plan....Read More Show Less
This course focuses on how airflow affects the health, safety, and well-being of occupants in the built environment, and how high volume, low speed fans enhance those environmental factors. Additionally, the course focuses on the science behind HVLS fans through a review of case studies, and makes recommendations regarding the specification of HVLS fans.
(Please note: The Study Guide is a technical paper intended to be a part of the course. Please download upon enrolling.)
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Manufacturer sponsors providing content expertise include:
ASI Group, Construction Specialties, Major Industries, Assa Abloy, Ductsox, and Rite Hite
This course takes a comprehensive look at current and future trends in K-12 design, taking into account design programs and product selection providing short and long-term benefits for school districts, educators, students and parents/guardians, are discussed. Recent events have put renewed emphasis on educational facilities as vital centers for communities that require careful planning, design, construction and regular post-occupancy review in order to provide students with functional, healthy and secure learning environments....Read More Show Less
Appliance technologies and the kitchen's place in the home have changed drastically over the past twenty years. Modern kitchens have grown in size and are now the heart of the home for entertaining, dining and working. Many times there are several people cooking at the same time. Given these scenarios, it is important to consider the entire range of users, from young children to the elderly. In this course we will discuss how kitchen planning can serve the needs of three generations, from Generation Y (aka Millennials) to the Baby Boomers. We will focus on how these groups differ in their vision of how a kitchen should function, style preferences, appliance requests, acceptance or integration of technology into the space, and universal design....Read More Show Less
This course looks at all types of masonry walls, and explores the relationship of design to moisture mitigation and energy efficient performance of both exterior and interior masonry and the materials used to achieve the desired outcomes. It also will explore the problems associated with latent defects in masonry construction and propose pre-emptive solutions A variety of actual installations are used as examples of moisture mitigation and energy efficient models.
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Completed in early 2017, the Design Building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first of its kind in the U.S. At four stories and 87,500 sf, this mass timber project features a glued-laminated (glulam) timber column-and-beam frame, mass timber lateral force-resisting system, hybrid cross-laminated timber (CLT)/concrete floor system, and unconventional cantilevered forms. This presentation will highlight two aspects of the project: the design process will be discussed by the principal architect and the construction and occupancy phases will be reviewed by an associate professor who was close to the process and now works in the building. From code approval through occupancy, this session will address the process and collaboration required to see this groundbreaking structure to fruition in a steel-dominated construction industry....Read More Show Less
Today's designers are increasingly preferring large format tile for the monolithic appearance it provides. However, when the tiles become larger, special precautions need to be taken to prevent problems both during installation and throughout the life of the application. Wall applications can be particularly challenging. This course addresses these challenges and provides recommendations for how to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and long lasting installation with large format tiles. The DOWNLOAD for this course consists of two documents "Heavy Commercial Installation Guidelines" and "Moisture Mitigation Guidelines" which provide additional helpful information with regard to tile installation.
The IDCEC Opening Slide with course credit information is here.
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This course provides an overview of the important factors - such as building codes, safety of use and fall protection, material selection, secure installation methods, and design - that must be considered when selecting or specifying a railing system for a commercial or residential project....Read More Show Less
For the good of your practice: This course brings together proven tactics to help increase sales. It specifically empowers architects by showing them how to take control of finding and nurturing new customers....Read More Show Less