Architecture, Design and Building Science

This program's collection of continuing education courses provides the architect/student with a catalog of courses on every construction division. Courses include products and their application, safety, the environmental impact of products, and application case studies. Users can search the catalog using CSI division numbers, keywords, manufacturer names, or product descriptions.

New Glare Performance Requirements in DLC Premium Program v5.1

The latest iterations of the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Standard and Premium programs were recently released. The DLC Premium program now requires certain types of luminaires—troffers, linear, low-bay, and high-bay—to offer a specific level of glare performance that was not previously necessary. This course will explore the DLC v5.1 Premium requirements and the Unified Glare Metric (UGR) that defines the performance thresholds referenced in the program.

Maximize Thermal Performance with Lightweight Precast Concrete Modular Cladding – Explore how lab-tested R-values deliver high-performance envelopes

This course will demonstrate the significant difference that can exist between prescriptive and lab-tested R-values and offer architects important insights into the various ways that lightweight precast concrete modular cladding is able to deliver an envelope with much improved thermal performance over the traditional built-up solution.

Course number: ModClad20
.25 HSW/LU
Provider K483

Specifying Grab Bars for People of All Sizes

Architects are increasingly being asked to consider people of size in their designs. Unfortunately, there is no existing design standard that addresses the needs of this group. This course will explore the special considerations that must be made when selecting and specifying a grab bar that will support the growing segment of the population referred to as people of size. 

Course number: Bradley20
Provider K483
.25 LU/HSW

Surface Engineered Metals for Resilient Design

The purpose of this presentation is to give you a clear understanding of the features and benefits of textured metals and discover how to best specify stainless steel and metal alloys in your projects. The first part of our talk will introduce the ecological and economic properties of textured stainless steel as well as educate you on the composition of metals and alloys. The second portion of this presentation will illustrate the process of texturing metals and their applications, as well as how to specify them. The session will also review projects that use textured metals -  with beautiful results.

You will be required to download Supplementary Case Study Material from the International Stainless Steel Foundation that pictures and describes exeptional architectural stainless installations around the world. The descriptions reinforce the sustainability, low-maintenance, durability and aesthetic advabtages of designing with metal alloys. 

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Selecting the Best Sports Floor for Your Facility

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

The health, safety and performance of athletes is greatly affected by the playing surface. Standards for the dynamic relationship between a sports floor and athletes demonstrate that sustainable maple hardwood flooring offers exceptional accommodation of forces while enhancing play. This course also discusses key selection considerations used for material specification of a natural wood or synthetic sports and activity floor, and describes a variety of basic subfloor and surface configurations for maple floors. The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) - manufacturers, sport floor contractors, distributors and allied product manufacturers who subscribe to established quality guidelines - is the authoritative source of technical and general information about maple flooring and related maple and synthetic sports flooring systems.

You are required to download the course supplement PUR Standards manual using the link below. You'll find this literature expands upon the discussion of PUR Standards within the video and could be a valuable reference for your library. If the download opens a new browser tab, just delete the tab after the download and return to your course page.

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