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.

The Fundamentals of Electric-Run VRF Technology

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems for architects providing insight into the technology, how it’s applied compared to traditional HVAC systems and how it can be managed and controlled for various applications. The speaker demonstrates how VRF technology provides opportunities for operational savings, ease of maintenance and supports movements such as Strategic Electrification.  

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

Program: Architecture, Design, and Building Science

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

Program: Architecture, Design, and Building Science

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

A "Systems Approach" to resilient sustainability

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Particular focus in this panel discussion is on energy-efficiency and water mitigation. With a major push toward energy-efficiency and reduced carbon footprints while insuring that structures remain functional, many municipalities and states—notably California and New York—are pushing to reduce and, eventually, eliminate fossil fuel as the major source of energy while insuring that buildings perform or "bounce back" after natural or man-made disasters.

Advanced Waterproofing Solutions with a PUMA System

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This presentation describes overcoming waterproofing challenges by utilizing a liquid-applied PUMA system. PUMA is a cold fluid-applied waterproofing system with quick-curing technology providing longterm stability, permanent UV exposure resistance to impact, scratches, punctures and slip resistance.

PUMA technical advances allow for waterproofing certainty where sheet-applied membranes are difficult to install due to complex design and construction requirements. Through this step-by-step presentation, you will understand how PUMA may solve common installation obstacles and how to properly specificity/install a PUMA system to suit project specific needs. Enjoy an engaged discussion, find out which system is right for your project, and ask project specific questions.

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