Nevada Architects 18 Hour Continuing Education Course Package

 

 

Architects 18 Hour Continuing Education Course Package

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This 18-hour package contains:

Course #1 – (1 hour) AIA 2010 ADA Standards: Plumbing Elements and Facilities #AIABLTI317

Course #2 – (2 hour) AIA Ethics and Professional Development #AIABLTI308

Course #3 – (3 hour) AIA ADA Standards: Interior Elements #AIABLTI314

Course #4 – (3 hour) AIA Harnessing Resources: New Construction Opportunities #AIABLTI202

Course #5 – (3 hour) AIA Preventing Foundation Failure: Soils, Concrete, Reinforcement and Layout #BLTI206

Course #6 – (6 hour) AIA Weatherization and Renewable Energy #AIABLTI303

 

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: Plumbing Elements and Facilities #AIABLTI317

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 sixth chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Plumbing Elements and Facilities. The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, 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 plumbing elements and facilities for disabled persons.

  • Identify the ADA requirements for drinking fountains, toilet facilities, bathtubs, showers, and applicable hardware.

  • 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 601-604.96 (35 minutes)

1.  Drinking Fountains
2.  Toilet and Bathing Rooms
3.  Water Closets and Toilet Compartments

Assessment

Lesson Two 605- 612.3 (35 minutes)

1.  Urinals
2.  Lavatories and Sinks
3.  Bathtubs
4.  Shower Compartments
5.  Grab Bars
6.  Seats
7.  Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers
8.  Saunas and Steam Rooms

Assessment

 

 

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Course #2: AIA Ethics and Professional Development #AIABLTI308

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: AIA ADA Standards: Interior Elements #AIABLTI314

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 three hour video course covers the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. he material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on – site, 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: 

  • Be able recognize what interior elements can, and should comply with ADA standards.

  • Identify the ADA requirements for proper plumbing, communication, special rooms and built-in elements.

  • 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.

 

Chapter 6: Plumbing Elements and Facilities

Lesson One 601-604.96 (30 minutes)

  1. Drinking Fountains

  2. Toilet and Bathing Rooms

  3. Water Closets and Toilet Compartments

Assessment

 

Lesson Two 605-612.3 (30 minutes)

  1. Urinals

  2. Lavatories and Sinks

  3. Bathtubs

  4. Shower Compartments

  5. Grab Bars

  6. Seats

  7. Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers

  8. Saunas and Steam Rooms

Assessment
 

Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features

Lesson One 701-707 (30 minutes)

  1. Fire Alarm Systems

  2. Signs

  3. Telephones

  4. Detectable Warnings

  5. Assistive Listening Systems

  6. Automatic Teller Machines and Fare Machines

Assessment
 

Chapter 8: Special Rooms,Spaces and Elements

Lesson One 801-806.3.2 (30 minutes)

  1. Wheelchair Spaces, Companion Seats, and Designated Aisle Seats

  2. Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms

  3. Kitchens and Kitchenettes

  4. Medical Care and Long-Term Facilities

  5. Transient Lodging Guest Rooms

Assessment
 

Lesson Two 807-811.4 (30 minutes)

  1. Holding Cells and Housing Cells

  2. Courtrooms

  3. Residential Dwelling Units

  4. Transportation Facilities

  5. Storage

Assessment
 

Chapter 9: Built-In Elements

Lesson One 901-904.6 (20 minutes)

  1. Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces

  2. Benches

  3. Check-Out Aisles and Sales and Service Counters

Assessment

 

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Course #4: AIA Harnessing Resources: New Construction Opportunities #AIABLTI202

Course Description

Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment.  A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building.  Renewable energy is contributing more and more to the world’s ever-rising energy demands. Solar energy generation systems are about to reach a level of affordability that will allow them to be considered equal to conventional power generation systems like fossil fuel plants and hydro-electric dams.  Industry experts should know what products are on the market, and what rebates and incentives are available for customers who want to take advantage of new energy efficient resources and components.  This three hour online video course will explore new and innovative considerations for resource and energy efficiency.

 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify innovative design considerations incorporating energy efficient resources and components.

  • Describe the design and development of solar energy, and how it compares to more conventional systems.

  • Identify and describe the benefits that small business and home owners can realize when resource efficient designs are incorporated into their project.

  • Evaluate the structural considerations when installing/mounting these new systems.

 

Energy Efficient Building

*Learning Objectives: 1)Have an appreciation for energy consumption and the need for healthy, “green” energy. 2) Understand the importance of building placement on the lot, “Brownfield” site clean-up methods and the need for soil erosion control and basic methods. 3) Have an understanding of material properties, recycling and finally,the process for LEED certification.

  1. Environmental Concerns and Implications

  2. Evaluating the Site and Remediation Strategies: Building orientation, erosion, water

  3. “Green” power generation: solar, performance, varying sources

  4. Photovoltaic, geothermal, recycling, air quality, LEED Rating System

Assessment
 

Solar Energy Use I

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the difference between “passive” and “active” solar energy use. 2) Know what PV stands for, and how PV  solar energy collection varies from traditional solar heat collection. 3) Gain an awareness of the benefits of solar energy: for residential and commercial use as well as how solar energy benefits the environment.

  1. Solar Energy: Passive/Active

  2. Solar Photo Voltaic

  3. Industry Acronyms and Terms

  4. Residential and Small Business Solar Use

  5. Rebates and Incentives

Assessment
 

Solar Energy Use II

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand some small business or home owner advantages. 2) Realize there is a price to pay for clean, green energy. 3) Recognize pros and cons when considering solar.

  1. Small Business Systems
  2. Residential Use
  3. Solar Pros and Cons
  4. Structural Considerations
  5. Installation and Mounting Considerations
Assessment
 

Solar Energy Use III

*Learning Objectives:  1) Be aware of the history of man harnessing the sun’s energy. 2) Know the amount of solar energy versus conventional fuel produced energy in the United States. 3) Learn some new terms and gain an appreciation for what “green energy” really means.

  1. Solar Harvesting
  2. Solar Power Plants
  3. Industry Acronyms and Terms
Assessment

 

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Course #5: AIA Preventing Foundation Failure: Soils, Concrete, Reinforcement and Layout #BLTI206

Course Description

Quality construction begins with a strong foundation. Soil conditions, proper foundation layout and design, along with high performance concrete and concrete reinforcement will have a large effect on the productivity and profitability of the project. This three hour course is useful for anyone involved in foundation design and construction decisions, including contractors, architects, and engineers. The steps involved in foundation preparation and design are outlined through text, integrated videos, diagrams and slides.

 

After completing this course participants will be able to: 

  • Differentiate between soil types and determine load bearing capacity of a foundation based on soil classifications.

  • List and describe specific admixtures that are used to create a desired effect to improve setting time, workability and strength of concrete.

  • Identify the different types of forms, and the advantages of one over another depending on the specifics of the job.

  • Summarize the advantages of post-tensioned pre-stressed concrete, and describe common applications in the construction industry.

 

Chapter 1 – Soil Testing

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the methods by which soil and rock deposits are classified and analyzed. 2) Be able to identify and conduct basic soil compaction and density tests. 3) Determine load bearing capacity of a foundation based on soil classification.

  1. Soil Types and Classification

  2. Tests

  3. Soil Compaction

  4. Soil Density

  5. Dewatering

 

Chapter 2 – Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement

*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the difference between chemical and mineral admixtures, and describe the several different types used. 2) Explain the process of, and importance of compressive strength testing. 3) Discuss how to construct proper concrete joints. 4) Describe and define 5 types of problems that typically occur with concrete.

  1. Admixtures

  2. Compressive Strength Testing: 7 Day Test

  3. Joints: Isolation, Expansion and Construction

  4. Reinforcement: Placement, Ties

  5. Post Tensioned Prestressed Concrete

  6. Problems: Scaling, Curling, Spalling

 

Chapter 3 – Footings and Foundations

*Learning Objectives: 1) Identify and understand the components and methods to footing and foundation construction. 2) Understand the purpose of steel reinforcement in walls. 3) Recognize the importance of protecting foundation walls from water infiltration.

  1. Layout Process

  2. Foundation Types: Basement, Crawl, Slab-on-Grade and others

  3. Displacement and reinforcement: Steel reinforcement, Columns and Pilasters

  4. Concrete Formwork

  5. Dampproofing and Waterproofing

 

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Course #6: AIA Weatherization and Renewable Energy #AIABLTI303

Course Description

Building homes that are well protected from the weather should be a priority for any building professional.  The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship, but often the problem is found in the design of a home.  This course will explore factors that contribute to exterior shell failure, and identify practical solutions that will preserve the integrity of the building envelope.

As technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment. A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building.

 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the building as a system, its performance requirements, and how these features must be integrated to prevent building envelope failure.

  • Describe how a properly constructed building envelope will keep out weather related moisture and stop uncontrolled movement of energy due to  loss of conditioned air.

  • Identify innovative design considerations incorporating energy efficient resources and components.

  • Evaluate the structural considerations when installing/mounting these new systems.

 

Weatherization: Students successfully completing this three hour portion will gain confidence in their ability to reduce building envelope failure using proven methods of construction. Building homes that are well protected from the weather is important for all building professionals. The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship. Sometimes a problem is found in the design of a home, adding to disputes over poor workmanship. The very best defense against moisture issues in a home is in training the workforce in how moisture enters into the internal structural areas of a home and what procedures to use in the many tasks involved to head off these problems.

Renewable Energy: Renewable energy is contributing more and more to the world’s ever-rising energy demands. Wind and solar energy generation systems are about to reach the level of affordability that will allow them to be considered equal to conventional power generation systems like fossil fuel plants and hydro-electric dams.  Contractors should know what products are on the market, what rebates and incentives are available for their customers who want to take advantage of energy efficient resources and components.

 

Weatherization I

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand cause and effect of weatherization problems within the construction industry. 2) Understand contractor responsibilities, what to avoid and what to embrace. 3) Recognize the cause of most below-grade moisture issues and the remedies that should be taken. 

Why is There a Problem? 

  1. Rationale

  2. Primary Warranty and Insurance Claims

  3. Solutions

  4. Experience

  5. Contractor Responsibilities

  6. Insurance Availability and Affordability

The Building Envelope System 

  1. Building Envelope System

  2. Performance ObjectivesPhysical Components

  3. Sources of Moisture Intrusion

  4. Results of Failure

Foundation Construction 

  1. Thermal and Moisture Protection

  2. Groundwater

  3. Gutters

  4. Crawl spaces

  5. Damp proofing and Waterproofing

  6. Girders and Beams

Assessment

 

Weatherization II

*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the causes of high humidity in homes and how housewraps and flashings work. 2) Describe some of the steps and terminology for installing flashings and code minimums. 3) Know how to prepare window and door openings for proper installation.

Wall Construction 

  1. Wall Framing

  2. Vapor Diffusion Problems

  3. Recommendations

  4. House Wrap and Underlayment

  5. Window and Door Openings

  6. Flashing and Caulking

  7. Siding

Roof Construction 

  1. Skylights

  2. Moisture Penetration

  3. Roof Valleys

  4. Shingles and Shakes

  5. Roof Sheathing

  6. Repairs

  7. Flashing

Window and Door Installation 

  1. Windows, Doors and Skylights

  2. Proper Flashing

  3. Door and Window Installation

Assessment

 

Weatherization III

*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the purpose of ventilation and ventilation requirements. 2) Understand how a capillary break works with other components to prevent moisture intrusion. 3) Be aware of consumer remedies and contractor responsibilities.

Ventilation System Installation and Requirements 

  1. Code

  2. Attic Ventilation

  3. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Building Envelope Best Practices 

  1. Moisture Retarding Construction

  2. Capillary Breaks

  3. House Wrap Installation

  4. Window and Door Installation

  5. Siding Installation

  6. Roofing Best Practices

Consumer Remedies 

  1. Common Mistakes

  2. Preventative Measures

  3. Warranties

  4. Complaints

  5. Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Assessment

 

Wind Power I 

*Learning Objectives: 1) Be able to describe the history of harnessing the wind’s energy. 2) Identify the difference between wind energy and  conventional energy production. 3) Appreciate some of the “Pro vs. Con” debates regarding Green Renewable Wind generated energy.

  1. History

  2. Products and Components

  3. Sources of Energy Production

  4. Offshore Production: Pros and Cons

  5. Onshore Production: Pros and Cons

Assessment

 

Wind Power II

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand what “distributed” wind power really means to home owners, communities and industry. 2) Appreciate some of the solutions addressing concerns over the harvesting of wind energy. 3) Recognize the concerns of the home owner or small business owner when deciding on whether or not to pursue wind energy.

  1. Distributed wind power

  2. Automation and Safety Factors

  3. Grants and Incentives

  4. Residential and Small Business Wind Generation

Assessment

 

Solar Energy Use I

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the difference between “passive” and “active” solar energy use. 2) Know what PV stands for, and how PV solar energy collection varies from traditional solar heat collection. 3) Gain an awareness of the benefits of solar energy: for residential and commercial use as well as how solar energy benefits the environment.

  1. Solar Energy: Passive/Active

  2. Solar Photo Voltaic

  3. Industry Acronyms and Terms

  4. Residential and Small Business Solar Use

  5. Rebates and Incentives

Assessment

 

Solar Energy Use II

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand some small business or home owner advantages. 2) Realize there is a price to pay for clean, green energy. 3) Recognize pros and cons when considering solar.

  1. Small Business Systems

  2. Residential Use

  3. Solar Pros and Cons

  4. Structural Considerations

  5. Installation and Mounting Considerations

Assessment

 

Solar Energy Use III

*Learning Objectives: 1) Be aware of the history of man harnessing the sun’s energy. 2) Know the amount of solar energy versus conventional fuel produced energy in the United States. 3) Learn some new terms and gain an appreciation for what “green energy” really means.

  1. Solar Harvesting

  2. Solar Power Plants

  3. Industry Acronyms and Terms

Assessment

 

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