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.

Large Format Wall and Floor Tile: Design Challenges and Solutions

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

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 is non-course, commercial material presented prior to commencing the course as a collection of data sheets which you may find valuable and convenient in specifying grouts and mortars. Click to enroll, and when the course opens, scroll down to see the download link.

The IDCEC Opening Slide with course credit information is here.

 

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Managing the Elements - weathering storms and improving thermal performance

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

It can be especially challenging to create a building that can effectively manage the elements. This course takes a closer look at a few of the products helping projects weather storm events and improve thermal performance. The benefits of permeable pavement solutions, architectural metal panel cladding, lightweight precast cladding panels, and thermally broken roof hatches will be explored and projects successfully employing these technologies will be profiled. 

Measuring-up Healthy Buildings: Modes, Methods, and Meaning for Discovery and Practice

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This is the video recording of a course presented at Greenbuild 2018. Sustainable buildings have typically been measured in two ways: by their reduction in resource consumption and their achievement of green building certifications. However, neither of these criteria measure the most important aspect of the building – its impact on occupants’ comfort, health, well-being, and productivity. In order to accurately record and generalize this information, longitudinal, pre-and post-occupancy evaluation studies are crucial. This session will explore the methodology behind the 36-month occupant’s multi-comfort study conducted at the Saint-Gobain & CertainTeed North American Headquarters in Malvern, Pa., in partnership with the University of Oregon’s High Performance Environments Lab (HiPE). The presentation will delve into the methods and protocols that guided this research study as well as the findings related to thermal, visual, acoustical comfort, and indoor air quality as well as occupant productivity, satisfaction, health and well-being. It will also explore how Saint-Gobain was able to utilize the headquarters as a living laboratory to measure the impact of its sustainable building materials and systems on occupant’s satisfaction.

Meeting Transparency Requirements for LEED v4 and v4.1

Program: Architecture, Design, and Building Science

This course is a recording of a presentation from GreenBuild 2018. Course content will contribute to a better understanding of Multi-Attribute labels and Material Ingredient Reporting Documents to help architects and specifiers do a better job meeting current and future requirements. The entire course is devoted to understanding transparency requirements for LEED v.4 and 4.1

Moisture, Energy and Design in Masonry Walls

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

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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Multi-Tenant Multi-Story Exhaust for Bathroom Fans, Clothes Dryers & Range Hoods

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course covers the many benefits of UL classified factory-built ventilation duct assemblies that are specifically used for common ducting multi-story tenant space appliances such as bathroom fans, clothes dryers, or domestic range hoods. The webinar will also speak to the code requirements related to the fire/smoke control system as well as the benefits of demand control ventilation practices with specifically designed fans for these applications, which make for a complete UL factory-built ventilation system.

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