Architects 12 Hour State Online Continuing Education Package

 

Architects 12 Hour Online Continuing Education Course Package

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This 12-hour package contains:

Course #1 — (1 hour Online Video) AIA 2010 ADA Standards: Accessible Routes #AIABLTI316

Course #2 — (2 hour Online Video) AIA Ethics and Professional Development #AIABLTI308

Course #3 — (3 hour Online Video – Successful Renovations and Additions 3HR CE AIABLTI341

Course #4 — (3 hour Narrated Course) Successful Site Design 3HR CE AIABLTI335

Course #5 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Successful Building Design 3HR CE AIABLTI340

 

Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members will be available to print upon completion of this course. This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.

 

 

 

Course #1: AIA 2010 ADA Standards: Accessible Routes #AIABLTI316 1-Hour Online Video

Course Description

The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed, or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

This one hour video course covers the fourth chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Accessible Routes. The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including onsite, real world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.

 

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of adequate accessible routes for people with disabilities.
  • Identify the ADA requirements for doorways, ramps, curb ramps, elevators and platforms.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
  • Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.

 

Lesson One 401-404.2.11 (35 minutes)

  1. General
  2. Accessible Routes
  3. Walking Surfaces
  4. Doors, Doorways, and Gates

Assessment

Lesson Two 404.3 -407.4.1 (30 minutes)

  1. Ramps
  2. Curb Ramps
  3. Elevators

Assessment

 

 

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Course #2: AIA Ethics and Professional Development #AIABLTI308 2-Hour Online Video

Course Description

Ethics is the study and practice of making judgements about what is right and wrong. The decision to create a formal Code of Ethics or Conduct will influence the overall culture of the company, as well help bring significant benefits to the success of the company itself. A Code of Ethics/Conduct establishes an understanding among employers and employees regarding conduct in the course of day to day business. It can hopefully prevent unfortunate issues of stealing, lying, misrepresentation and harassment.

Having a reputation for straight forward business practices can only help your business. In the current environment of corporate malfeasance, customers will welcome and value a company that promotes a culture of trust and respect. What should potential customers know about your company? Is reliable customer service and forthright dialogue of value to you as an owner? This two hour video course will provide an overview of ethical theory and application that will help you establish and maintain hard earned business relationships.

 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental theories of ethics and their respective weaknesses.

  • Describe how to effectively apply a Code of Ethics to the current policies,rules and guidelines governing an organization.

  • Summarize the components of a well designed Code of Conduct, including

  • standards, obligations and consequences for non-compliance.

  • Create a Code of Conduct that embodies the ethics that accurately reflect the company core values and principles.

 

Chapter One: The Basics of Ethical Theory

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand what is expected from an ethical company or entity. 2) Identify the three main ethical theories. 3) Understand the difference between Internal and External Stake Holders. 4) Understand how unethical behavior can hurt a company or entity.

  1. Expectations

  2. Ethics, Values and Your Business

  3. Three TheoriesMoral Values vs. Ethical Issues in Business

    • Duty Based Ethics

    • Consequence Based Ethics

    • Virtue Based Ethics

Assessment

 

Chapter Two: Moral Values and Code of Ethics

*Learning Objectives: 1) Be able to identify six moral values. 2) Be able to apply moral values when dealing with an ethical dilemma. 3) Understand why a company or entity may need a code of ethics. 4) Understand the role that a code of ethics plays in a company or entity.

  1. Six Moral Values: Integrity, Respect for Persons, Justice, Compassion, Beneficence and Non-Maleficence, Responsibility

  2. Code of Ethics

  3. CMAA Code of Professional Ethics

 
Assessment
 

Chapter Three: Code of Conduct

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the difference between a code of ethics and code of conduct. 2) Be able to identify and define a code of conduct. 3) Be able to define the separate sections of a code of conduct. 4) Understand why a code of conduct is important for your company or entity.

  1. Code of Ethics vs. Code of Conduct

  2. Code of Conduct

    • Statement of Policy

    • Definitions

    • Standard of Conduct

    • Obligation to Report Violations and Cooperation

    • Consequences of Violations

 
Assessment
 

Chapter Four: Applying Ethics

*Learning Objectives: 1) Know what the Sarbanes-Oxley act is and who it is for. 2) Understand the relationship between ethics and conscientious work. 3) Understand how ethics applies to financial responsibility. 4) Be able to define commingling of funds.

  1. Sarbanes-Oxley Act

  2. Industry Concerns

  3. Commingling of Funds

  4. Remedies

  5. Conscientious Work

 
Assessment
 

Chapter Five: Ethical Dilemma Application

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand what an ethical dilemma is. 2) Be able to understand ethical dilemmas using all three ethical theories. 3) Be able to relate morals and values to ethical dilemmas. 4) Use critical thinking to decide the best option when faced with an ethical dilemma.

  1. Case Study: “Smoothing ” Company AccountsTheoretical QuestionsTheoretical Questions

    • Consequentialist Ethical Theory
    • Duty Based Ethical Theory
    • Virtue Ethical Theory

Assessment

 

 

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Course #3: Successful Renovations and Additions 3HR CE AIABLTI341

 

Course Description

This course is designed to address the needs of both designers and builders. The topics that will be covered include pre-design, building design, structural concerns, making a watertight envelope, code issues, and construction details. Each of these topics will be addressed in the light of both renovation and addition projects. Real-life stories will relay information that will help any designer to successfully navigate through the challenges of this very specific type of building design. 

This course will highlight the right questions, demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to the critical issues. Through the many following examples, this course will offer instruction on how to approach a renovation or addition project with justified confidence. 

 

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to translate the requests of the client into a realistic, safe, and cost-effective project.
  • Gain confidence in the ability to specify, and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.
  • Demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to critical issues.
  • Identify and integrate strategies that involve existing conditions, building design, structural concerns, and common issues.

 

Course Outline

Renovations

Pre-Design: Existing Conditions

1. Available Drawings
2. Building Survey and Measurement

Design

1. Layout and Appearance

Structural

1. Consultants
2. Leveling
3. Shoring

Water-Tight Envelope

1. Roofing
2. Basement Walls
3. Fire Suppression

Code

1. Egress
2. Lighting
3. HVAC

Details

1. Trusses
2. Headers
3. Chemical Company/Concrete Materials
4. Corrosion
5. Erosion
6. Calamities 
7. Contaminants


Additions

Pre-Design

1. Existing Conditions
2. Underground Structures
3. Utilities
4. Multi-Family

Design

1. Appearance
2. Master Planning

Structural

1. Foundations
2. Leveling
3. Sistering and Floor Diagram
4. Trusses
5. Scissor Trusses
6. Snow Load
7. Soils

Code

1. Accessibility
2. Zoning Restrictions
3. Fire Separation
4. Flood Plain
5. Which code
6. Separation Distance
7. Fire Lane
8. Constructability
9. Quality Control on Documentation

 

 

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Course #4: Successful Site Design 3HR CE AIABLTI335 3-Hour Narrated Online Course (3HSW Credits)

 

Course Description

While land developers are seeking to maximize their land use and minimize their development costs, governmental regulations are applying pressures on budgets that can kill a project.  Architects are being relied upon to steer site decisions and engineering professionals in order to produce cost effective and functional designs that meet the myriad of growing municipal requirements.  In this 3 hour, fully narrated course you will learn to navigate your entire team through the challenges and pit falls of site development, all the time with an eye toward building design.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process of securing the appropriate information that will help to develop a scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Be able to develop a building program, including site selection, utilization and wayfinding.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on site standards and utility coordination.
  • Summarize the steps that must be taken to in order to move forward with approvals, bidding and construction.

 

Course Syllabus

Lesson One: Securing Information

1.  Pre-Design: Scope, Terms, Responsibilities, Permits
2.  Securing Information: Services, Surveys, Contaminants, Authorities, Fees

Assessment

Lesson Two: Programming and Site Evaluation

1.  Programming: Basics
2.  Site Evaluation: Utilities, Site Constraints

Assessment

Lesson Three: Site Selection, Utilization and Wayfinding

1.  Site Selection: Restrictions, Storm Water, Landscaping, Parking
2. Wayfinding

Assessment

Lesson Four: Laying Out the Design

1.  Layout: Fire Lanes, Traffic, Space Considerations
2.  Examples

 Assessment

Lesson Five: Site Standards

1.  Accessibility
2.  Site Lighting
3.  HVAC
4.  Grading
5.  Pavement
6.  LEED

Assessment

Lesson Six: Utility Coordination

1.  Water Service
2.  Sanitary
3.  Storm Water Management
4.  Franchise Utilities
5.  Examples

Assessment

Lesson Seven: Preparing a Site Plan

1.  Video

Assessment

Lesson Eight: Documents and Contract Administration

1.  Documentation: Drawings, Lighting, Paving, Utilities, Landscaping, GPS
2.  Construction Administration
3.  Conclusion

Assessment


  • Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.  Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available to print upon completion of the course. 
  • This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.  As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA or any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
  • Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

 

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Course #5: Successful Building Design 3HR CE AIABLTI340 3-Hour Narrated Online Course (3HSW Credits)

Course Description

Developers of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings are driven by return on investment. Today’s building owners are savvy and they seek to balance the initial cost with the payback. Functionality, aesthetics, and methods of code compliance are each guided by financial investment and return. In this course, you will learn, from the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, tried and proven methods for analyzing design decisions that will lead you to a greater reputation as a designer.

Most architects are familiar with the design process and are usually comfortable with at least one or more of the steps. However, what we learn in school needs to be coupled with the requirements of today’s many codes and regulations, the changes in material development, our client’s demand for a return on investment and the realities of construction budgets.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost effective project.
  • Utilize current materials and goods to ensure proper construction practices.
  • Recognize the importance of meeting the client’s demand for return on investment.

ARCHITECTS AND BUILDING DESIGN

Chapter 1

1. Defining the Building Type
2. Initial Building Program
3. Initial Construction Budget
4. Ideal Building Size
5. Establishing the Construction Classification
6. Code Analysis

Assessment

Chapter 2

1. Site Evaluation
2. Reality Check
3. Building Concept
4. Selecting Consultants
5. Defining the Structural System
6. Selecting the Best Foundation System

Assessment

Chapter 3

  1. Creating an Envelope
  2. Laying out the Floor Plate
  3. Dealership Videos

Assessment

Chapter 4

1. Specialty Functions
2. HVAC Systems
3. Plumbing Systems
4.  Electrical
5. Selecting Your Materials

Assessment

Chapter 5

  1. Specialty Materials
  2. Specialty Design Services

Assessment

 

 

Course instructors will be available by email or phone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

 

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