TCA Course Catalog

All courses on The Continuing Architect are free of charge and eligible for AIA CEU credit (see course details for specific credit eligibility). We offer automatic credit reporting to our users who are AIA Members, so be sure that you have added your AIA Member # to your Profile and the credits you earn at The Continuing Architect will be reported to AIA on your behalf.

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Advanced Waterproofing Solutions with a PUMA System

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.

Optimizing Performance in Aluminum Fenestration

This course introduces the role of a thermal barrier in improving the thermal performance of windows, doors, storefront and curtain wall applications. Advancements in material science and the aluminum profile of the fenestration are enabling window assemblies to achieve lower U-values than previously possible, allowing designers to deliver building envelopes that provide access to daylight and views, without compromising the thermal efficiency of the project. 

Getting to Privacy—Intent to Installation

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. 

Managing the Elements - weathering storms and improving thermal performance

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. 

Resilient Design in Metal Building Roof and Wall Panels

This course explains why severe weather events are causing designs, standards, and codes to be revisited. Resiliency in architecture is explained and the reasons resilient buildings suffer less downtime and provide improved performance under extreme conditions are enumerated. While resilience generally means better prepared for adverse conditions and better able to handle and survive them, this course will drill down into the many facets of resilience that include planning and material selection, to provide a better understanding of performance of materials and systems under stress.

AIA Course Code PacClad2018-D

 

Supplemental Reading Material: You will be required to download a supplemental PDF entitled "Voluntary Resilience Standards- An Assessment of the Emerging Market for Resilience in the Built Environment." The entire document is an exceptional current reference on the state of resilience codes, resilience standards, community planning and specific building lifecycle threats. For purposes of supplementing the course's video content, please reference the codes and standards section starting on Page 25.

 

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