24 HSW Landscape Architect Continuing Education Package

24 HSW Credits

  • 5 hr Video: 2010 ADA Standards: Chapter 2 Scoping
  • 4 hr Audio: Aging in Place – Eliminating Pitfalls
  • 4 hr Video: Strategies for Disease in the Landscape
  • 3 hr Audio: Successful Site Design
  • 3 hr Audio: Getting Decked
  • 3 hr Video: Common Ornamental Plant Pests
  • 1 hr Video: Cultural Practices for Turf Management
  • 1 hr Video: Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds

$269.00

Description

Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to LA CES for American Society of Landscape Architect members.  Certificates of Completion for both LA CES members and non-LA CES members are available to print upon completion of the course.


2010 ADA Standards:  Chapter 2 Scoping Requirements

Course Instructor:  Rodger Peck | Approval: #LATI110

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 five hour video course covers the second chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.  Chapter 2:  Scoping Requirements sets the stage for all the following chapters of the ADA Standards.  In this video course, material is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, as well as on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings, used by both the public and by private businesses.

  • After completing this course participants will be able to:
  • Recognize how the overall philosophy of the Americans with Disabilities Act can, and does create an environment of opportunity and non-discrimination.
  • Be able recognize what facilities can, and should comply with ADA standards.
  • 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.

Aging in Place – Eliminating Pitfalls

Instructor: Paul Spite | Approval: #LATI100

In millions of homes across our country, and in the homes of people we love, existing residences are slowly but surely becoming prisons for their occupants. This happens as the aging process inevitably removes our ability to successfully navigate stairs and perform daily tasks required to live and survive independent. Societal options exist to move from private residences into congregate living facilities, where oversight and care are offered at various levels for those facing challenges. But few are interested in thus surrendering their independence. We prefer to just age-in-place.

It is possible to remain at home as physical and / or mental deterioration makes doing so more challenging. Given the amount of research that preceded establishing design standards to accommodate the handicapped, new structures can be designed which are far more user friendly to the elderly. Changes to existing homes can also be made in incremental steps as needs arise, just not as efficiently as doing so from scratch.

The knowledge and technology to enable our elders to stay at home are well established. All that is lacking are finances to do so, the time to do so, the will to do so and wide-spread dissemination of knowledge on how to do so.

The last of those issues is addressed in this work.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • A thorough understanding of physical challenges that make aging-in-place more difficult.
  • An increased awareness of cognitive issues that make aging-in-place more difficult.
  • Resolvable issues faced by the elderly while navigating outside the home.
  • Changes in typical lighting strategies that are beneficial to an aging population.
  • Proper design of exterior amenities to facilitate increased enjoyment of nature by an older population.
  • The impacts of different choices in finishes in reducing dangers faced while aging-in-place.
  • Design choices that make common areas in multi-family housing more user friendly to the aged.
  • Changes in cabinetry needed to accommodate use by the handicapped

Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape

Instructor:  Mississippi State | Approval: #LATI108

Landscape maintenance is a cut-throat business. The keys to success lie in minimizing costs and creating successful plantings through careful planning, disease prevention, and maintenance of a healthy environment. This course teaches the basics of disease management of landscape plantings, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the diverse world of landscaping.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in landscape plantings.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of landscape plantings all within a reasonable budget.

Successful Site Design

Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe | Approval: #LATI103

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.

Getting Decked:  And Choosing How That Happens

Instructor:  Paul Spite | Approval: #LATI101

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?

Common Ornamental Plant Pests

Instructor:  J. MacDowell | Approval: #LATI106

Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps from growing a healthy plant that is more resistant to pest damage to correctly identifying the problem when present. This course will cover the most common pests of ornamental plants.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common landscape weeds and outline how to manage them.
  • Identify common plant disorders and identify how to avoid them in the future.
  • Identify common plant diseases and outline how to manage them.
  • Describe nematode damage and explain why sampling prior to planting is important.
  • Identify common vertebrate and invertebrate pests and outline the best management strategy for each.

Cultural Practices for Turf Management

Instructor:  J. MacDowell | Approval: #LATI105

Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices – mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. A consistent mowing height that is appropriate for the variety of turf, good irrigation, and proper fertilization will result in a healthy vigorous turf that will be enjoyed for years.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss adverse turf conditions and how to correct them
  • Recognize common turf problems and how to remedy them
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of turfgrass

This course covers:

  • Inappropriate growing conditions
  • Water
  • Temperature
  • Sunlight
  • Soil Structure, pH and nutrients
  • Grass Plant Selection
  • Planting Procedures
  • Maintaining Turf
  • Watering
  • Mowing
  • Fertilizing
  • Aerating
  • Dethatching
  • Special Considerations for Shade

Identification and Control of Noxious Weeds

Instructor:  Mississippi State | Approval: #LATI107

Managing noxious weeds can be a tricky proposition. Applicators need to be aware of both the federal and state noxious weed lists and how that affects management tactics. This course covers several weeds on the federal noxious weeds list as well as other noxious weeds found throughout the southeastern United States.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common noxious weeds the southeastern United States
  • Recommend the proper treatment strategies for each noxious weed identified

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