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Architect 24 Hour Continuing Education Course Package

Meets state continuing education requirements

This 24-hour package contains:

Course #1 – (4 hour Narrated Course) Acoustical Design in Modern Architecture | AIABLTI342
Course #2 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Getting Decked: And Choosing How That Happens #AIABLTI451
Course #3 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Successful Code Analysis: Occupancy Classification Business, Group B | #AIABLTI458
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 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Lean on Me – Choosing Railings Carefully | AIABLTI458
Course #8 – (1 hour Online Video) Introduction to Fire Sprinklers | #AIABLTI502
Course #9 – (1 hour Online Video) Introduction to Sprinkler System Hydraulic Calculations | #AIABLTI503
Course #10 – (1 hour Online Video) Introduction to Sprinkler System Valves | #AIABLTI504

 

 

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.


Acoustical Design In Modern Architecture

Course Instructor:  Paul Spite

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.

This Course Covers:

  • Acoustics in General
  • General Vocabulary Regarding Sound and Nature of Sound
  • Production, Control, sound transmission and Reception
  • Audible Sound Frequencies
  • Effects of Sound on People
  • Principals of Acoustics
  • Sound Behavior Patterns
  • Acoustic Measurements
  • Amplified Sound
  • Design Solutions for Specific Concerns Regardles of Project Type
  • Resisting transmission of noise from the exterior into the interior of a space
  • Resisting horizontal and vertical transmission of noise from space to adjacent space, including structure borne sound
  • Controlling reverberation time of sound generated within a space
  • Masking unwanted noise with sound generating systems
  • Controlling system sounds, especially HVAC noises, that enter a space
  • Design Considerations by Specific Project Type

 


Getting Decked:  And Choosing How That Happens

Instructor:  Paul Spite

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.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • 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
  • Decking / Balconies made of wood, man-made materials, aluminum, concrete and Porcelain?


Successful Code Analysis: Occupancy Classification Business, Group B

Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe

Most colleges spend very little time giving instruction to designers on how to comply with the building code. This may be because there used to be so many different types of building codes that it was impractical to offer instruction on every one of them. However, our country is moving closer to a nationwide standard. As we do, it is useful to know the basics on how to navigate your way through the building code. In this lesson we will look at the steps necessary to review a project against the building code, specifically looking at chapters 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9.

These chapters will allow us to identify the building use, the building construction type, the requirements for sprinkling, the requirements for frontage on clear area around the building, the height of the building and whether the building will be protected or not. We will review the requirements of chapters 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 and we will discuss what options are available for a designer in his attempt to bring the desires of his client together with the limitations of the code. In order to get a clear understanding of this process, we will examine several sample projects. Our projects will all be a business use group. We will cover generic material about the building code and we will explore a specific use group and how the code applies to it.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Specify and identify the building use, the building construction type, the requirements for sprinkling, frontage on clear area around the building, the height of the building and whether the building will be protected or not.
  • Understand and be able to comply with a specific use group and how the code applies to it.
  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the goals of the customer into a safe and cost-effective project that accounts for the limitations of the code.


Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out

Instructor:  Paul Spite

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
  • Glossary of Terms Regarding Water Intrusion
  • Water Behavior
  • Moisture Problems
  • Sources of Water
  • Water and Building Components
  • Moisture from Plumbing Leaks, HVAC Systems, Ventilation Systems, and Condensation
  • Tightening the Envelope
  • Vapor and Air Retarders
  • Combatting Negative Air Pressure


Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold

Instructor:  Paul Spite

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

This course covers:

  • Overview of Moisture Related Problems
  • Moisture Damage to Buildings
  • Before Damage Occurs
  • Solutions to Water Penetration Issues
  • Maintaining Building Systems as Lines of Defense
  • Dealing with Building Damage from Moisture
  • Air Quality Concerns
  • Dealing with Mold in the Airstream

 


Successful Use of PEMBs (Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings)

Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe

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, you 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

This course covers:

  • Foundations
  • Equipment
  • Systems
  • Envelope
  • Code
  • Special Industrial Issues
  • Geology
  • Ground Water
  • Grounding
  • Repairs
  • Decorative Shapes
  • Deferred Submittals

Lean on Me – Choosing Railings Carefully

Instructor: Paul Spite

In every major city, premier addresses flaunt high-end high-rise residential towers that make it possible to maximize profit from acquiring high priced land. On these towers, row upon row of sleek railings march toward the heights, declaring at least small pieces of outdoor space as being for private use only.

In conjunction with the design of the whole structure, these railings form a large part of the aesthetic of their projects. They are one of the most visible. All the while, the rails do the job for which they were really designed. That is keeping those behind them alive.

This material briefly examines the materials and methods used to construct barriers against fatal falls. Codes governing the performance of railings will be examined, because safety is the main justification for such regulations. Different ways to meet those guidelines will be discussed. Different looks made possible by technology will be portrayed. Finally, the challenges faced by busy design firms in choosing, detailing, and specifying these integral building components will be examined.

Many new tools for railing design are becoming available to architects, engineers and builders. 3D imaging, 3D modeling, BIM and CAD-CAM programs are changing the perception of what once was possible, especially in the area of renovation projects. New business models are beginning to emerge whereby the development of standard details and standard specifications for railing systems will become practical, for busy architectural firms providing services in multiple locales.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Goals that must be met to achieve building code compliance in the design of railings
  • Increased awareness of ADA guidelines and other regulations besides building codes, that must be satisfied in the design of railings
  • Proper mounting for different railing configurations, being installed on different types of construction
  • Familiarity with different material, design and finish options for railings and dividers
  • Knowledge of issues faced with railing replacements in historic projects, as well as ways to accommodate needed historic detailing while still addressing safety
  • Cognizance of trends toward standardized railing systems, standard details and master specifications, and how these trends help ensure code compliance in the design of railings

This Course Covers:

  • Code Compliance
  • Defending Design Choices
  • Certifications for Railings and Dividers
  • Specifications for Railings
  • Testing to Ensure Compliance
  • Choosing Railing Materials
  • Choosing Railing Design
  • Choosing Railing Finishes
  • Choosing Privacy Dividers
  • Designing Mounting Railings
  • Product Standardization
  • Renovation – Reviving
  • Partners in Projects

 


Introduction to Fire Sprinklers

Instructor: Karl Wiegand

This course is an introduction to the basics regarding fire sprinklers, valves and hydraulic calculations. Students will become familiar with the parts of a sprinkler assembly and the significance of sprinkler orientation.

This Course Covers:

  • Sprinkler basics
  • Parts of the sprinkler
  • Sprinkler orientation
  • Types of sprinklers


Introduction to Sprinkler System Hydraulic Calculations

Instructor: Karl Wiegand

This course is an introduction to basic hydraulic calculations as they relate to water supply, water flow and friction loss  in a fire suppression sprinkler system.

This course covers:

  • Water pressure
  • Water supply and flow
  • Friction loss
  • Internal pipe diameter
  • Examples of calculations


Introduction Sprinkler System Valves

Instructor: Karl Wiegand

This course is an introduction to the basics of sprinkler system valves and the types of systems they service.

This course covers:

  • Types of valves
  • Types of sprinkler systems
  • Types of sprinkler systems cont.
  • Setting air pressure
  • Water delivery

 


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.

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