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.

Forests and Forest Products

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science 

This presentation will answer many questions about forests and forest products, such as:  Where do our trees and forests grow?  How have forests changed over time? What is the relationship between people and forests – now and in the past? How are forests managed – and are they being managed responsibly?  Are our forests and forest products sustainable?  Why is wood an environmentally-friendly choice?

See more videos from Woodworks here

Fundamentals of Trench Drain Systems

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

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.

(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.)

Getting to Privacy—Intent to Installation

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Privacy has always been an important objective in restroom design, but too often the design intent went unrealized, leaving occupants with gaping sightlines and making them feel exposed and undervalued. This article will share certain tips and features now available in toilet compartments that can help designers ensure that the private spaces they intend to design are the private spaces people get to use once the project is complete. 

See more videos from ASI Group here

Harnessing technology for more sustainable buildings: bringing mass timber and life cycle analysis to scale

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Craig Curtis, FAIA, and Jim Nicolow, FAIA, LEED Fellow will outline two exciting initiatives to ramp industry production and reduce the carbon footprint of construction. First, the successful implementation of LCA systems to comprehensively track and evaluate a building’s environmental performance across the fragmented design, building products manufacturing, and construction industries. Second, pulling a Lever on Climate Change – CLT at Scale. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is fundamentally changing the way we design, manufacture, and build.

How to Take a Course on The Continuing Architect

This one-minute video shows you just how easy it is to take a course on TCA. Give it a play, explore the intuitive User Interface and the many features that make TCA easy and enjoyable. New courses are being added all the time!

There is never a cost to take a course or earn a certificate. Registration takes just a couple minutes – you only have to do it once to enroll in any course, at any time in the future – look over the course catalog for each of our programs, just click on a couple of course descriptions that look interesting to you to add them to your wish list, and start watching some really great videos.

You will also enjoy browsing the Video Vault, our video library of building and construction videos from many of the manufacturers and organizations that sponsor courses on TCA. Courses are not permitted to feature competitive product distinctions between manufacturers, except in very broad terms, so these additional videos get into branded product details, installation, safety, materials and other details of the brands.

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