For the good of your practice: This video features construction marketing expert Jim Nowakowski discussing how design/architectural services can get a better understanding of the market today in view of ongoing "Digital Disruption." The course will give you a better understanding of the tools available to help keep your services relevant, and of your own value in the scheme of business today.
Credits: 1 HSW
This course will explain the evolution of fenestration specification strategies and will delve into new research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and the Department of Energy's Attachment Energy Rating Council - and how it will change the way that fenestration is specified.
Credits: 1 HSW, 0.1 IDCEC
Designing with Pre-Crimped Woven Wire Mesh is a streaming video course that explores interior and exterior applications and functions for woven metal mesh products in architectural design. The course examines key functions of these materials, details the manufacturing process, and outlines critical specification considerations to ensure beautiful and long lasting installations.
Arguably, selecting insulation and cover boards is the most important decision when designing a roofing system because of the many benefits these products provide in terms of service life, building safety, and energy efficiency. This course explores the characteristics, advantages, and cautions of the primary insulation and cover boards on the commercial roofing market today, and then considers the installation methodologies that will optimize the building's energy efficiency.
Credits: 1 HSW, 1 LU
Due to skilled labor shortages, compressed schedules, and the potential for greater quality control, of-site
wood construction has become increasingly popular. This presentation will cover the unique design and
construction techniques associated with pre-fabricated and of-site panelized wood systems. An introduction to the different levels of of-site construction and review of associated products and services will be followed by a demonstration of cost and schedule benefits based on real-world projects. A step-by-step process will be presented for designers new to of-site construction, with information on how to find and utilize partners and resources, the integrated design process, and differences compared to traditional on-site methods. Trends and future projections for the use of of-site construction, as well as its advantages, will also be reviewed.
(Please note: The Study Guide is a comprehensive report on washroom design for ADA compliance and is intended to be part of this course. Please download it upon enrolling.)
Multigenerational design, also known as transgenerational design, is an increasingly important aspect of universal design and a major contemporary trend mirroring the dramatic societal and economic changes of the last decades. In particular, public restrooms illustrate these multigenerational trends because they serve such diverse populations. Designing them successfully is a growing challenge for architects and facility owners.