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.

Specifying High Volume/Low Speed (HVLS) Fans

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course explores the features and numerous sustainable benefits of using high volume/low speed fans for air destratification, supplemental cooling, improved indoor air quality, and human productivity. Topics covered include ideal applications, fan selection and planning, and code requirements for HVLS fans.

Note: To meet NCARB requirements for a 50 minute experience, the quiz at the conclusion of the video has two additional questions.

Expires 09/04/2021

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Strategic Electrification, Decarbonization and the Role of Advanced Heat Pump Technology

Program: Architecture, Design, and Building Science

This course focuses on strategic electrification, or beneficial electrification, reduction of dependence on fossil fuels and the positive impact on the environment as well as human health, comfort, and safety that can result. The adoption of heat pump technologies can help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, enabling the country to move toward adopting clean energy. Economically, strategic electrification and heat pump technologies have the potential to reduce operating and maintenance costs.

To earn a certificate, click Take Quiz after the course and pass with at least 70%

Successful Application of Destratification Fans

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course will review the science behind stratified air, components and uses of destratification fans, their specification, and the standards and protocols involved in air movement applications.

 

(Please note: The Case Study is a technical paper intended to be a part of the course. Please download upon enrolling.)

Supporting the New Goals of Stadiums

Proper design attention to the Health, Safety and Welfare of those visiting a stadium venue contributes positively to the fan experience. This course will explore the impact of cutting edge stadium design essentials from lighting, bathrooms and noise levels, to seating, fall protection, managing effects of the weather on the structure and its energy consumption, and impact on the comfort of event occupants.

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Surface Engineered Metals for Resilient Design

Program: Architecture, Design, and Building Science

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.  

A score of 70% or greater is required on the assessment quiz in order to confer a Certificate of Completion for this course.

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Sustainability, Resiliency, and Adaptability

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

How does urbanization affect designing for sustainability? Urbanization has coincided with the development of complex and interdependent networks. The increasing incidence of extreme weather events jeopardizes those networks whenever infrastructure damage occurs. Long-term sustainability necessitates an inherent and essential capacity for designing for resilience in the face of vulnerability and buildings that can adapt to the changing environments in which they were built. What do resilient and adaptive buildings look like, how do they behave, and how do we design for this belt-and-suspenders approach that requires such elasticity? And what role does roof selection and design play?

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