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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Tour the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

A tour of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia reveals Gaudí’s design links to sustainability through integration of Natural Lighting principals, natural ventilation, Integrated design, and borrowing freely from natural structures. Credit will be awarded for touring Antoni Gaudí’s Basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with a government licensed tour guide provided by The Barcelona Guide Bureau. Tours are one hour long, after which you are welcome to stay and enjoy exploring the building on your own. 1 AIA LU/HSW credit will be awarded for touring Antoni Gaudí’s Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with a licensed tour guide provided by The Barcelona Guide Bureau. Tour tickets (the majority of which constitute a donation to the construction of the Basilica) may be purchased through the link provided. A 5% discount is offered on all tickets purchased through TCA when you use the promotional code “TCABarcelona”. TCA is not benefitting financially from this offer. Tours of additional sites in Barcelona are also available through the Barcelona Guide Bureau at http://www.barcelonaguidebureau.com/daily-tours/ To gain a discount for private or group tours, please mention TCA. To claim your credit simply send us your contact information, along with confirmation of your ticketing (ticket info, receipt, or scan) to TCABarcelona@thecontinuingarchitect.com and we will provide you with a certificate and, if you’re an AIA member, we’ll report your credits to AIA on your behalf.

How to Take a Course on The Continuing Architect

This one-minute video will show you exactly how to take a course on TCA. It goes fast, so you may want to watch it a couple times to get your bearings. In any case, you'll see that the User Interface is very intuitive and there's a lot to explore. So feel free to register, look over the course catalog, enroll in a couple courses that look interesting to you, and start watching some really interesting videos. If you have any questions, just use the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

How HVLS Fans Improve Air Quality in Specialized Spaces

(Please note: The Study Guide is a technical paper intended to be a part of the course. Please download upon enrolling.) This course focuses on how airflow affects the health, safety, and well-being of occupants in the built environment, and how high volume, low speed fans enhance those environmental factors. Additionally, the course focuses on the science behind HVLS fans through a review of case studies, and makes recommendations regarding the specification of HVLS fans.

Surface Applied Moisture Vapor Barriers

(Please note: The Study Guide is a technical paper intended to be a part of the course. Please download upon enrolling.<p> Participants will receive a brief explanation of the purpose of moisture vapor barriers and a description of the various types, followed by an in-depth discussion of surface applied moisture vapor barriers. Topics include causes of moisture in concrete, moisture testing procedures, ASTM standards, and installation procedures.

Fundamentals of Trench Drain Systems

(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.) 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. (Course includes a downloadable PDF study guide.)

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