Designing with Pre-Crimped Woven Wire Mesh

Designing with Pre-Crimped Woven Wire Mesh is a streaming video course that explores interior and exterior applications and functions for woven metal mesh products in architectural design. The course examines key functions of these materials, details the manufacturing process, and outlines critical specification considerations to ensure beautiful and long lasting installations. ...Read More

Designing with Water: Indoor Water Applications Make a New Wave in Architecture

(Please note: The Study Guide is a technical paper offering CDC recommendations on Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities with specific interest in (P.9) &quot;Additional Engineering Measures as Indicated by Epidemiologic Investigation for Controlling Waterborne, Healthcare-Associated Legionnaires Disease&quot; and is supplemental to this course. It provides valuable insight to those who specify water features in Healthcare facilities. Please download upon enrolling.)<P>This course will introduce you to the concept of incorporating indoor water features in a variety of architectural applications. After reviewing the system components and various types of water features, you'll find out what design considerations factor into a successful installation. Then we'll take a closer look at two water feature applications so you can appreciate the benefits of partnering with a specialty contractor. ...Read More

An Introduction to Custom Balanced Doors

This course is presented in HD by the president of Ellison and provides an introduction to a unique form of commercial entry door known as a balanced door. You will explore various components of a balanced door system, numerous advantages of a balanced door over conventional hinged or pivoted swing doors, how balanced doors meet ADA guidelines, and the specific design requirements needed to accommodate balanced doors. ...Read More

Design Innovations Using Fiber Cement in Commercial Construction

(Please note: The Study Guide is a supplemental presentation entitled &quot;Fiber Cement Panels as Rain Screens&quot; and is intended to be part of this course. Please download it upon enrolling.) <P> Designing commercial buildings requires that high performance becomes married with great aesthetics. Increasingly, both must be done while containing the material, labor, and installation costs. One area that has received attention in all of these regards is exterior cladding. While many different choices abound with varying degrees of weight, thickness, and ease of installation one product has emerged as a very appealing solution in many cases. Architectural Wall Panels made from fiber cement have a proven history of allowing architects to create building exteriors that are innovative, affordable, sustainable, and able to create a variety of aesthetic design appearances. ...Read More

Mid Rise Wood Construction

Provides an overview of the design versatility, sustainability, and economic benefits of using wood construction for mid-rise residential and non-residential building types. Code compliance and the technical details of wood-frame construction are included. ...Read More

Natural Ventilation for Climate Control and Passive Smoke Ventilation

This course will provide background on and a description of natural ventilation, the physics behind it, and how natural ventilation benefits building occupants and owners as a healthy and sustainable alternative to powered ventilation. A variety of products are available for architects that permit and enhance the natural ventilation of buildings and those products will be discussed according to their function and with other considerations in mind. How these products interact with the design aspects of natural ventilation and specification considerations are also discussed. ...Read More

Design Firm Management Series: Staying In Front of Your Customers

For the good of your practice: This video features construction marketing expert Jim Nowakowski discussing how design/architectural services can get a better understanding of the market today in view of ongoing "Digital Disruption." The course will give you a better understanding of the tools available to help keep your services relevant, and of your own value in the scheme of business today. ...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

Suspended Wood Ceilings: Design to Delivery

(Please note: The Study Guide is a White Paper entitled "Alvar Aalto, the father of modern wood ceilings", which is intended to be a part of the course. Please download it upon enrolling.) A comprehensive discussion of the key factors that inform and influence the specification of a suspended wood ceiling. This course covers the benefits of suspended wood ceilings; materials including wood options such as veneers, solid wood or reclaimed wood; sustainability attributes; and performance characteristics. ...Read More

Fundamentals of Trench Drain Systems

(Please note: The Study Guide provides a typical specification sheet, multiple product and accessory images, dimensions, details and installation recommendations intended to be a part of the course. Please download upon enrolling.) This course provides a comprehensive overview of trench drains - their applications and benefits, their basic components, and the many varieties available, including: cast-in-place, pre-cast, and economical pre-engineered trench drain systems made from HDPE. Students explore new possibilities for blending trench drains into the surrounding environments for improved aesthetics. And case studies explore interesting applications of trench drains. (Course includes a downloadable PDF study guide.) ...Read More
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