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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 – (4 hour Narrated Course) Acoustical Design In Modern Architecture | #AIABLTI342
Course #3 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Getting Decked: And Choosing How That Happens | #AIABLTI451
Course #4 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out | #AIABLTI453
Course #5 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold | #AIABLTI454
Course #6 — (2 hour Narrated Course) Successful Use of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings | #AIABLTI452
Course #7 – (1 hour Online Video) 2010 ADA Standards: Accessible Routes | #AIABLTI316 / FL #9878695

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: Acoustical Design in Modern Architecture

Course Description

Unwanted sound impacts and affects inhabitants of our created spaces. If it not already, controlling noise will quickly become a mandated concern for designers. Attesting to increasing regulatory focus on noise, there is a recent proliferation of standards, guidelines, and codes regarding acoustics.

Very soon, many of these guidelines will no longer be mere suggestions. Most concerns covered in these standards can be addressed with a basic understanding on how sound travels and is reflected, blocked, absorbed, or transmitted by materials and assemblies chosen in designing envelopes.

Acoustic design is best addressed in an incremental fashion. This course was written to do just that. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles regarding sound, how its energy moves through matter, how its path and intensity can be altered, and how success in the manipulation of sound is measured. Known design strategies are discussed for controlling sound moving; from exterior to interior spaces, from interior spaces to adjacent spaces, within interior spaces, through structural components, and through building systems. Design considerations are outlined for numerous common building functions. Finally, acoustic codes and guidelines in existence now, are listed for consideration.

After completing this course  participants will be able to:

  • Design objectives and recommended best practices for building types where poor acoustics directly impact productivity and health of the users.
  • Determine sources of noise that negatively impact users of built environments, generated both outside and from within buildings, including both air borne and structure borne sounds.
  • Outline basic design practices for effectively controlling; sound transfer between exterior and interior spaces, noise transfer from interior space to adjacent spaces, and the reverberation of sound generated within spaces.
  • Provide an overview of regulations and guidelines that either are, or may become law underscoring a need for competency in acoustic design, before legislatures make designing for noise control mandatory.

SOUND ADVICE FOR ACOUSTICS

Lesson 1 (25 minutes)

1. Acoustics in General
2. General Vocabulary Regarding Sound
3. General Nature of Sound
4. Production
5. Control
6. Sound Transmission
7. Reception
8. Audible Sound Frequencies
9. Effects of Sound on People

Lesson 2 (30 minutes)

1. Principals of Acoustics
2. Sound Behavior Patterns
3. Primary Acoustic Measurements

a. NRC – Noise Reduction Coefficient
b. STC – Sound Transmission Class
c. IIC – Impact Insulation Class

4. Additional Measurements Sometimes Encountered

a. RT – Reverberation Time
b. CAC – Ceiling Attenuation Class
c. AC – Articulation Class

5. Amplified Sound
6. Design Solutions for Specific Concerns Regardles of Project Type
7. Resisting transmission of noise from the exterior into the interior of a space

Lesson 3 (30 minutes)

1. Resisting horizontal transmission of noise from space to adjacent space
2. Resisting vertical transmission of noise from space to adjacent space, including structure borne sound
3. Controlling reverberation time of sound generated within a space
4. Masking unwanted noise with sound generating systems
5. Controlling system sounds, especially HVAC noises, that enter a space

Lesson 4 (25 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type

a. Speaking Venues: Auditorium
b. Speaking Venues: Lecture Hall
c. Speaking Venues: Meeting or Conference Room
d. Performance Venues: Dance Hall
e. Performance Venues: Movie Theatre

Lesson 5 (25 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Performance Venues: Recording Studio
b. Performance Venues: Home Theatre
c. Dining Venues: Dining Hall / Restaurant
d. Dining Venues: Outdoor Dining
e. Common Use Venues: Common Gathering / Multi-use

Lesson 6 (25 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Common Use Venues: Atrium
b. Common Use Venues: Hallway
c. Healthcare Venues: Healthcare Facility
d. Healthcare Venues: MRI Suite
e. Work Venues: Office
f. Work Venues: Home Office

Lesson 7 (20 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Education Venues: Classroom
b. Education Venues: Library
c. Fitness Venues: Gym
d. Multi-family Venues: Hotel
e. Multi-family Venues: Multi-family Housing

Lesson 8 (20 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Worship Venues – Churches

2. Codes and Testing
3. Applicable to All Building Types
4. Applicable to Schools
5. Applicable to Health Care
6. Applicable to Offices
7. Applicable to Outdoor Noise Guidelines

In Summation

Assessment – 20 minutes

 


 

Course #3: GETTING DECKED: AND CHOOSING HOW THAT HAPPENS

Course Description

Despite our need for shelter from elements, we have always sought opportunity to get back into or close to nature. A large part of our effort to reunite with nature has revolved around creating outdoor spaces adjoining our houses. There, we can get outside to enjoy favorable climate conditions, at whatever time we choose.

These outdoor spaces go by many names and have manifested as lanais, porches, screened enclosures, patios, etc. The most common outdoor spaces, constructed and attached to homes in western cultures, are outdoor decks, balconies and patios. For the purposes of this course, we will explore options available to build decks, balconies, and structures that are usually supported at some point above grade.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The evolving use of different materials to construct safe and usable outdoor surfaces
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each available outdoor surface option
  • New surfacing options that have been developed to overcome decking material limitations
  • How surfacing materials are being combined to minimize weaknesses and maximize strengths

GETTING DECKED: AND CHOOSING HOW THAT HAPPENS

Lesson 1

Decking / Balconies Made of Wood

  • Support Structures for Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Why Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Advantages of Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Issues with Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Installing Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Maintenance of Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Available Finishes for Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Surface Preparation

Lesson 2

Decking / Balconies Made of Wood cont.

  • Paint
  • Waxes
  • Oils
  • Single Application Deck Finish
  • Traditional Polymers
  • Stain, Sealer, and Stain / Sealer Combinations
  • Hard Wax Oils
  • Life Cycle Costs of Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Optimal Use for Wood Decks / Balconies
  • Limitations for Use of Wood Decks / Balconies

Lesson 3

Decking / Balconies Made of Man-made Materials

  • Support Structures for Decks / Balconies of Man-made Materials
  • Why Man-made Decking
  • Installation of Man-made Decking
  • Products Available in Man-made Decking
  • Extruded Vinyl Decking
  • Extruded Composite Decking
  • Issues with Man-made Decking
  • Life Cycle Costs of Man-made Decking
  • Maintenance of Man-made Decking
  • Optimal Use for Man-made Decking
  • Limitations for Use of Man-made Decking

Lesson 4

Decking / Balconies Made of Aluminum

  • Support Structures for Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Why Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Installing Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Advantages of Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Available Finishes for Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Issues with Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Life Cycle Costs of Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Maintenance of Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Optimal Use for Aluminum Decks / Balconies
  • Limitations for Use of Aluminum Decks / Balconies

Decking / Balconies Made of Concrete

  • Support Structures for Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Why Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Installing Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Advantages of Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Available Finishes for Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Issues with Concrete Decks / Balconies Life
  • Cycle Costs of Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Maintenance of Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Optimal Use for Concrete Decks / Balconies
  • Limitations for Use of Concrete Decks / Balconies

Lesson 6

Decking / Balconies Made of Porcelain?

  • Support Structures for Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Why Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Available Finishes for Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Installing Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Advantages of Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Issues with Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Life Cycle Costs of Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Maintenance of Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Optimal Use for Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Limitations for Use of Porcelain Decks / Balconies
  • Where Do We Go from Here?

Assessment

 


Course #4: Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out

Course Description

With erosion paths cut into solid rock as solid evidence, water in various forms contains immense power to eat away or destroy whatever is in its path. Whether it takes a year, two hundred or ten thousand, without intervention, water can and will destroy our man-made structures. Once a problem develops that opens a pathway for intrusion, one rainy season can render a building unsuitable for human use.

We have the knowledge and tools to combat such destruction of our structures. We implement counterattacks in the design stage, during construction, and afterwards with proactive maintenance, but the battle against water begins in the design phase.

Moisture resistance principles and methods are discussed in a systematic fashion, as in one building system at a time. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles of water behavior and the multiple paths it takes while invading buildings. A thorough knowledge of how destruction begins and escalates drives the known design principles and material decisions used to stop such migration. Practical solutions are then discussed in detail.

The discussion is needed. The physical price tag for both our structures and their occupants is too high to allow water free entry into our occupied spaces.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • A basic understanding of how water moves, migrates, and behaves
  • Typical sources of excess moisture in our built environments
  • Proactive prevention of unwanted moisture through planning and design
  • Methods used during construction to prevent the intrusion of water
  • Post-construction prevention of leakage by building envelope inspection
  • Common points of failure through which water can gain entrance
  • Prevention of water intrusion through control of condensation

Drier By Design–Designing to Keep Water Out

INTRODUCTION

1. Glossary of Terms Regarding Water Intrusion
2. Water Behavior

  • General Water Infiltration
  • Hitting a Moving Target
  • But There are Rules
  • Under Pressure to Admit It
  • Different Problems in Different States

3. Moisture Problems

  • Searching for a Source
  • Mold Growth in Buildings

4. Wet by Design

PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN

1. Recommendations for Design
2. Construction Methods Used to Exclude Moisture
3. Tools for Analysis and Design

SOURCES OF WATER

1. Incoming
2. Site Drainage Issues
3. Entrapped Moisture
4. Reasons Why Envelopes Leak

  • Defining a Building Envelope
  • Methods and Materials Meant to Exclude Water
  • Known Problems with Wall Systems
  • Using Envelope Diagnosis to Find Leaks
  • Pen Test
  • Common Reasons for Envelope Failure

WATER AND BUILDING COMPONENTS

1. Buildings from Wood
2. Thinking Through Building Components

  • Structural Framing Design
  • Foundation Design
  • Foundation Leaks
  • Wall Envelope Design
  • Design of Interior Finishes
  • Glazing System Design
  • 4.2.7 Roof Design

3. Moisture from Plumbing Leaks
4. Moisture from HVAC Systems
5. Moisture from Ventilation Systems
6. Moisture from Condensation

  • Causes of Condensation
  • Cold Weather Condensation
  • Hot Weather Condensation

7. Tightening the Envelope
8. Vapor and Air Retarders
9. Combatting Negative Air Pressure

PRECLUDE INFILTRATION PROBLEMS BY DESIGN

1. Preventing Leaks by Planning

  • Moisture Control Design Principles
  • Designing Components to Prevent Leaks

2. Controlling Moisture During Construction

CONCLUSION

 


 

Course #5: Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold


Course Description

Despite our best efforts to keep it out, water has found its way inside the building. This course examines the question of what to do next, since abandoning the building to its eventual collapse is not usually an option.

The material briefly examines design and construction methods of systems designed to withstand water penetration. An understanding of these systems gives us a starting point in finding sources of intrusion, and a starting point for how to best repair them and prevent further damage. Sealing a failed envelope is the first step in remediation. Otherwise, the appearance of mold will likely be the next step in rendering our damaged buildings uninhabitable.

Once the source of the problem has been addressed, steps can be taken to reclaim full use of the built environment. Assessment of moisture damage must be done next to best determine and prioritize steps toward repair or replacement of damaged components. Immediate and critical remedies are examined, as well as those which can be addressed after a couple days have passed. Lastly, any resulting mold growth must be eliminated, and steps taken to prevent its recurrence.

Because of its power and the many ways water finds to enter our buildings, water intrusion with accompanying mold growth is one of the most discouraging building maintenance issues to address. But we have enough accumulated experience from past battles to handle it far better moving forward.

This course is intended to equip others with that knowledge.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Terminology used to discuss how entrapped water creates problems for building users
  • Measures to retard the infiltration of moisture into built environments
  • Where and why mold growth occurs
  • Testing and inspection to find water damage
  • Systems and procedures to inventory moisture damage following intrusion
  • Immediate and secondary actions steps to take following water intrusion
  • Indoor air quality issues and how to identify them
  • How to deal with mold growth, once it is discovered

Danger in the Damp–Dealing with Mold

Overview of Moisture Related Problems

  • Don’t Let the Water In
  • Glossary of Terms

The Scope of the Problem

  • Moisture Damage to Buildings
  • Monetary Loss Due to Moisture Problems
  • General Moisture Intrusion
  • The Mold / Moisture Connection
  • Definition of Mold
  • Controlling Mold Growth by Controlling Moisture

Before Building Damage Occurs

  • Basic Moisture Movement

Solutions to Water Penetration Issues

  • Blocking Transport Paths
  • Wet by Design
  • What About Existing Buildings?
  • Necessary Ventilation
  • Improving Air Quality and Ventilation
  • Addressing Moisture Problems in Various Building Systems

Maintaining Building Systems as Lines of Defense

  • Maintaining Site Drainage
  • Maintaining Foundations
  • Maintaining Walls
  • Maintaining Roofing and Ceilings
  • Maintaining Plumbing Systems
  • Maintaining HVAC Systems
  • Making Your Building Weathertight

Dealing with Building Damage from Moisture

  • Testing and Remediation of Dampness and Mold
  • Testing for Contaminants
  • Inventory Damaged Materials
  • Inventory and Response to Ceiling Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Drywall / Plaster Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Carpet Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Electric Systems Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Furniture Damage
  • Inventory and Response to Paper / Records Damage
  • Specific Instructions for Specific Materials

Air Quality Concerns

  • Air Quality in General
  • Health Concerns with Dampness
  • Changes in Indoor Air Quality Attributable to Mold
  • Air Quality in Schools

Dealing with Mold in the Airstream

  • Reiteration of Basic Remedies
  • Procedures – Problem Found in the First 48 Hours Following a Leak
  • Procedures – Problem Discovered after 48 Hours Have Passed
  • Cleaning up Mold

Summary


 

Course #6: Success Use of PEMBs (pre-Engineered Metal buildings)

Course Description

This course will cover the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-engineered metal building and why PEMB’s are economical. We will examine what needs to be considered when designing the foundations, building envelope, building systems, industrial equipment as well as code considerations. This lesson should equip the designer and builder to know the basic facts about Pre Engineered Metal Buildings.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of Pre-Engineered buildings
  • Identify the code requirements related to bearing capacity of foundations and slabs
  • Describe hazardous occupancies and control areas that are often found in this type of structure
  • Summarize the code considerations and issues related to special industrial construction

Introduction

  • Why are pemb’s economical
  • Advantages and disadvantages

Foundations

  • Conventional foundations
  • Deep foundations
  • Testing of bearing capacity beneath each column pad
  • Blasting for foundations
  • Slabs
  • Elevated slabs
  • Long span
  • Cantilevered walls
  • Anchor bolt reactions

Equipment

  • Bridge cranes
  • Levelers

Systems

  • Hvac systems
  • Electrical: lighting, outlets, welding stations
  • Fire suppression

Envelope

  • Insulation

Code

  • Building size by code
  • Snow drift requirements
  • Hazardous occupancies and control areas
  • Comcheck

Special industrial issues

  • Truck docks
  • Steps outside loading docks
  • Trench drains
  • Pits
  • Overhead doors
  • Mezzanines
  • Oil water separators/ trench drains

Geology

  • Subsurface conditions
  • Karst geology

Ground Water

  • Potential problems

Grounding

  • Faraday’s Law of Electromagnetic Induction

Repairs

  • Liability for repairs

Decorative Shapes

  • Options

Deferred Submittals

  • Timeline

Conclusion

Final Exam


Course #7: 2010 ADA Standards:  Accessible Routes

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 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 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.

Course Syllabus

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


  • 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 at info@onlinecti.com, or telephone (800-727-7104) between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

 


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