AIA Package
18-Hours

$159.00

AIA & State Approved
14 HSW & 4 LU Credits
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Architects 18 Hour Online Continuing Education Course Package

Meets state continuing education requirements

This 18-hour package contains:

Course #1 – (2 hour Online Video) AIA Ethics and Professional Development #AIABLTI308
Course #2 – (3 hour Online Video – Successful Renovations and Additions 3HR CE AIABLTI341
Course #3 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Successful Site Design 3HR CE AIABLTI335
Course #4 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Successful Building Design 3HR CE AIABLTI340
Course #5 – (4 hour Narrated Course) Building on Budget by Design AIABLTI351
Course #6 — (3 hour Online Video – Sustainable Design) AIA Technological Innovation: Building “Green” Into the Budget #BLTI205

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: Ethics and Professional Development

2 HSW Credits – Course # AIABLTI308

Two hour online video course identifying the fundamental theories of ethics and their respective weaknesses. You will learn how to effectively apply a Code of Ethics to current policies, rules and guidelines governing a business.

Ethics and Professional Development

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 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


Course #2: Successful Renovations and Additions

Course Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe

3 HSW — 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 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.

SUCCESSFUL RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS

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

 


 

Course #3: Successful Site Design for Architects

 Course Instructor: Wayde Hoppe

3 HSW — 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 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.

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

 


 

Course #4: Successful Building Design for Architects

Course Instructor: Wayde Hoppe

3 HSW — 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 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

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

Chapter 3

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

Chapter 4

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

Chapter 5

  1. Specialty Materials
  2. Specialty Design Services

 

 


 

Course #5: Building on Budget by Design


Course Description

The benefit and importance of pursuing an efficient design and budget allows for the creation of comparable design per a client’s initial request, but ultimately accomplishing it with considerably less complexity, building materials, construction labor, and finally cost, achieving an efficient design resulting in greater value for the homeowner. Functionality, aesthetics, and methods of code compliance are each guided by financial investment and return.

This presentation will illustrate the basis for the Building on Budget by Design program, as well as numerous examples for the approach of integrating and understanding general incremental pricing at various points in the design development process for further design inspiration and guidance for a desired construction budget.

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.
  • 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 that provides for less complexity and better price understanding through design adjustments.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on site standards, code compliance, requested design and budget.
  • Utilize current materials and goods to ensure proper construction practices, all with an eye for budgetary constraints.

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1

1. Introduction
2. Industry Standards
3. Compromise vs. Solutions
4. Tangible vs. Non-Tangible Causes
5. Reducing Liability

Lesson 2

1. Example 1: Revised Elevation and Detailing
2. Over Design
3. Example 2: Addition Plans Requested
4. Understanding Client Needs
5. Example 3: Roof Complexity Averted
6. Alternative Designs

Lesson 3

1. Example 4: Value Engineering
2. SF Reductions
3. Redistribution of Capital

Lesson 4

1. Example 5: Value Engineering
2. Travel space
3. Example 6: Two-Story Post and Beam vs. Pre-Engineering Trusses
4. Savings Realized

Lesson 5

1. Example 7: New Log Home or Renovation?
2. Example 8: Remodel with Plan Adjustments in HVAC
3. Example 9: Square Foot Reductions using Modular Dimensions
4. Example 10: Roof Framing and Practical Design Solutions
Lesson 6

1. Example 11: Site Analysis and Re-Design
2. Example 12: Complexity Reduction for Greater Value
Lesson 7

1. Example 13: Smaller Footprint, Larger Home
2. Example 14: More Square Footage, Less Cost

Lesson 8

1. Example 15: Builder’s Home Plan Request
2. Angled plans
3. Material waste


 

Course #6: Building Green Into the Budget

3 HSW Credits/ Sustainable Design hours — Course #BLTI205

This three hour online video course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment, while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner.

Building Green Into the Budget

3 HSW Credits — 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 Description

This three hour online video course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment, while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner. 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.  However, energy efficient building requirements can be stringent and cost prohibitive It is a challenge to provide customers with the latest energy efficient systems–all within a budget that homeowners are willing to provide. This course will help industry professionals identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Accurately define energy conservation and generation concepts, and describe at least three efficient use of materials that will save building and operation costs.
  • Identify the techniques used in alternative wall systems, and explore the benefits of each.
  • Demonstrate many uses of both EPS and XPS insulation sheathing.
  • Outline at least one application of energy efficient design in indoor systems.

Chapter 1.Heat Transfer and Thermal Imaging (30 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the impact of energy consumption.2) Understand energy conservation and generation concepts. 3) Identify types of heat transfer. 4) Describe the uses of thermal imaging cameras and blower door equipment.

I. Energy Consumption

  1. Energy
  2. Resources
  3. Building Systems

II. Energy Conservation

  1. Reduced consumption, emissions
  2. Energy Efficiency Standards and Methods

III. Diagnostic Testing

  1. Thermal Imaging
  2. Blower Door Testing

Chapter 2. Advanced Framing Techniques (30 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives: 1) What is advanced framing, and what are some of the techniques used? 2) List the uses of insulated headers and energy heel trusses. 3) Understand the benefits of pre-fabricated walls.

I. Advanced Framing Techniques

  1. 2x 6 studs
  2. Headers
  3. Raised Heel Trusses

II. Raised Heel Trusses

  1. Full height insulation
  2. Cost efficient

III. Double 2 x 4 Walls

  1. Thicker insulation
  2. Drawbacks

IV. Prefabricated Walls

  1. Reduced waste
  2. Higher quality

Chapter 3. Air Barriers (30 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives: 1) Apply the benefits of energy efficient building. 2) Describe the purpose of air barriers and what materials are typically used. 3) List the uses of SIPs and ICFs.

I. Design and Implementation of Energy Efficient Design

  1. Design phase
  2. Subs and employees
  3. Training

II. Air Sealing

  1. Finding leaks
  2. Materials

III. Airtight Drywall

  1. Methods
  2. Drawbacks

IV. Prefabricated Walls

  1. Reduced waste
  2. Higher quality
  3. SIPs
  4. ICFs

Chapter 4. Insulation (25 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the pros and cons of fiberglass and cellulose insulation material. 2) Describe the proper installation of fiberglass insulation. 3) Apply proper installation of cellulose insulation.

I. Fiberglass Batts

  1. Uses
  2. Various configurations: high density, standard density
  3. Installation

II. Cellulose Insulation

  1. Uses
  2. Various configurations: dense packed, dry spray

III. Roof Installation

  1. Methods
  2. Baffles

Chapter 5. Foam Insulation/Sheathing (30 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives: 1) Identify different types of foam insulation available. 2) Understand the pros and cons of polyisocyanurate and polyurethane spray foam. 3) Demonstrate the many uses of both EPS and XPS insulating sheathing.

I. Spray Foam

  1. Urea Formaldehyde
  2. Cementitious
  3. Phenolic
  4. Polyisocyanurate or polyiso
  5. Polyurethane

II. Various configurations

  1. Open cell, Closed cell

III. Insulating Sheathing

  1. Uses
  2. Examples: expanded, extruded

Chapter 6. U-Factor/R-Value (25 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the uses of and effectiveness of radiant barriers. 2) Identify and define what the National Fenestration Rating Council does. 3) Formulate U-Factor and R-Value conversions. 4) Explore different methods to increase U-Factor.

I. Radiant Barrier Sheathing

  1. Benefits
  2. Heat Transfer
  3. Types

II. Window selection

  1. NFRC
  2. SHGC
  3. Low E coatings
  4. Inert gas
  5. Visible Transmittance
  6. Air Infiltration Rate

III. U-Factor/R-Value

  1. Definitions/Conversions

Chapter 7. Lighting/Duct Design (25 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives: 1) What are the positives and negatives of incandescent or compact fluorescent lighting? 2) Understand the amount of energy wasted by poor duct design 3) Determine proper duct design and installation.

I. Incandescent Lighting

  1. Benefits/Flaws

II. Compact Fluorescent Lighting

  1. Benefits/Flaws

III. Light Emitting Diodes

  1. Benefits/Flaws

IV. Duct Design

  1. Best Practices
  2. Duct Sealing
  3. Installation
  4. Common Problems

Chapter 8. Green Appliances (35 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand how to read energy guide labels. 2) Define heat/energy recovery ventilation. 3) Identify sealed combustion appliances. 4) List different types of water heaters. 5) Define and be able to understand what a rating is.

I. Energy Guide Labels

  1. What does it all mean?

II. Energy Recovery Ventilation

  1. Benefits/Costs

III. Sealed Combustion Heating Appliances

  1. Description
  2. Benefits

IV. Water Heaters

  1. Standard tank
  2. Condensing
  3. Tankless
  4. Common Problems

V. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)


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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