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Florida Architects 24 Hour Online Continuing Education Course Package

Meets state continuing education requirements

This 24-hour package contains:

Course #1 – (1 Hour HSW/ ADV Building Code for FL) 2017 ADV Gable End Anchoring and Framing for High Velocity Winds #AIABLTI323.2
Course #2 – (1 Hour HSW/ ADV Building Code for FL) 2017 ADV Thermal and Moisture Protection: Keeping the Weather Out #AIABLTI324.2
Course #3 – (3 Hour HSW) Successful Renovations and Additions 3HR CE AIABLTI341.5
Course #4 – (3 Hours HSW) Successful Building Design 3HR CE AIABLTI340.5
Course #5 – (3 Hours HSW) Successful Site Design 3HR CE AIABLTI335.5
Course #6 – (3 Hours HSW) Lean on Me – Choosing Railings Carefully | AIABLTI457
Course #7 – (4 Hours HSW) Acoustical Design in Modern Architecture 4HR CE AIABLTI342
Course #8 – (3 Hours HSW) Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold | #AIABLTI454
Course #9 – (3 Hours HSW) Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out | #AIABLTI453

 

 

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 upon request.  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.

 

 


2017 Florida Gable End Anchoring & Framing
in High Velocity Hurricane Zones
Advanced Internet Module 817.1/612574/9878674


Course Outline

This one hour internet course is intended to provide a minimum of one hour of instruction of Advanced continuing education for Florida certificate holders and registrants pertaining to Gable End Anchoring and Framing.  Inspection of residential buildings that endured past hurricanes in Florida has shown that one of the most damaged structural components in residential homes is the gable-end wall or the gable-end truss for timber wall or masonry wall constructions.  This course is based on the 2017 Florida Building Code changes that surround the most common causes of gable end failure during high velocity hurricane events.

METHOD OF PRESENTATION:  This distance learning course is formatted specifically for internet delivery.  Course presentation will require student participation through section reviews and assessments.  This method of course presentation assures that student will have direct control of course delivery.

Course material will be presented using multimedia formats, including but not limited to:  static text, narration, photos and illustrations. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to link to related resource websites and applicable articles.  Participants will be able to access instructor support via email (24 hour) and telephone communication (during normal daytime office hours).

A ten-question, multiple choice assessment at the end of the course must be completed with a 70% pass rate in order to complete the course and print a certificate of completion.


                                                                  

The objective of this course is to inform building contractors of proven methods of building sustainable roof structures when built in areas subjected to high velocity winds.

1. Introduction–5 minutes

a. Categories

b. Regions

c. Practical Perspective

2. Reinforcing Roof to Wall Connections–5 minutes

a. Examples of transition points

b. Roof to wall connections

 

3. High-Velocity Hurricane Zone–40 minutes

a. Section 1513 Definitions (5 minutes)

b. Section 2121 High-Velocity Hurricane Zones Construction Details (7 minutes)

i. Scope
ii. Masonry

c. Section 2207 Steel Joists (3 minutes)
d. Section 2212 Gable Endwalls (2 minutes)
e. Section 2301 General (5 minutes)
e. Section 2314 to 2322 High-Velocity Hurricane Zones (18 minutes)

i. Wood Members
ii. Unit Stresses
iii. Vertical Framing
iv. Horizontal Framing
v. Anchorage
vi. Sheathing

4. Assessment–10 minutes

a. Ten question quiz


2017 Thermal and Moisture Protection:
Keeping the Weather Out

Florida Building Code 6th Edition (2017) Residential
Internet Course
1 Hour Credit

Advanced Internet Module 635.2/0612612/9878673


Course Description

Protecting buildings from the weather and moisture related problems is important for all building professionals.  In areas of high rainfall, and in northern climates, it is even more important that designers, builders, and their subcontractors use “Best Practice” procedures to carefully plan and install thermal and weather resistant components.  This course, based on the 2017 Florida Building codes, pertains to moisture and weather related problems, and will identify practical solutions based on those requirements.  This internet course is intended to provide a minimum of one hour of continuing education to professionals involved in planning, design and construction of structures susceptible to moisture related issues.

METHOD OF PRESENTATION:  This distance learning course is formatted specifically for internet delivery.  Course presentation will require student participation through an assessment.  This method of course presentation assures that student will have direct control of course delivery.

Course material will be presented using multimedia formats, including but not limited to:  static text, photos and illustrations. There are no sound or video clips in this course.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to link to related resource websites and applicable articles.  Participants will be able to access instructor support via email (24 hour) and telephone communication (during normal daytime office hours).

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the key elements (either natural or mechanical) of a properly ventilated structure.
  • List and describe at least three specific installation techniques and/or materials that contribute to a properly constructed roof system.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on “best practices” for the construction of buildings in areas with  high humidity.
  • Identify and implement proven methods that will effectively divert moisture from the foundation of a structure.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Keeping the Weather Out (3 minutes)

1.  Rationale

2.  Performance Objectives

Foundations (6 minutes)

1.  Ensuring a Dry Foundation

a.  Drains
b.  Grading
c.  Dampproofing and Waterproofing
d.  Crawl Spaces
e.  Gutters and Downspouts
f.  Insect Infestation

House Wrap and Underlayment (2 minutes)

1.  Definitions and Types

Corrosion and Decay Resistance (2 minutes)

1.  Recommendations:  Preservative-treated wood and fasteners

The Building Frame (4 minutes)

1. Lumber and Moisture:  Negative Effects

2. Foundation to Wall Transition

Siding (18 minutes)

1. Structural Integrity:  Code

2. Wood Siding

3. Vinyl Siding

4.  Fiber Cement Siding

5.  Lap Siding

6.  Brick Veneer

7.  Exterior Insulation Finishing System and Stucco

Windows and Doors (10 minutes)

1.  Flashing

2.  Caulking

3.  Windows and Installation

4.  Doors and Installation

5.  Skylights

Roofs (11 minutes)

1. Moisture Penetration

2. Weather Protection

3.  Roof Valleys

4.  Flashing

5.  Sheathing and Built up Roofs

6.  Repairs

Ventilation (7 minutes)

1.  Code Requirements

2.  Natural Attic Ventilation

3.  Doing the Job

4.  Installing Rafter Vents

Final Assessment 10 Questions


SUCCESSFUL RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS


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.

 

Course Outline

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

Conclusion


Successful Building Design


 

COURSE SYLLABUS

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.

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


Successful Site Design


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 (code and local ordinances) that will help to develop a scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Be able to develop a building program, including site selection, utilization and wayfinding that complies with municipal requirements.
  • 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.

Course Syllabus

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


Lean on Me – Choosing Railings Carefully


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 in intended to convey that knowledge to such firms.


Learning Objectives

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 insure code compliance in the design of railings

Course Outline

Introduction

Course Objectives

Code Compliance

  • Complying with ADA/Building Codes
  • National and Local Building Code Requirements
  • A Moving Target
  • Additional Sources of Restrictions

Defending Design Choices

In Search Of …

  • In Search of Solid Rationale
  • In Search of Aesthetic Choices
  • In Search of Assistance
  • In Search of Resources
  • In Search of Verifiable Compliance
  • In Search of Engineering Proving Compliance

Certifications for Railings and Dividers

Specifications for Railings

  • Sourcing the Product
  • Sustainability
  • Additional Rationale for Choices

Testing to Insure Compliance

Railing Materials and Styles

Choosing Railing Materials

  • Ferrous Railings
  • Stainless Steel Railings
  • Composite Railings/Capped Polymers
  • Available Composite/Capped Polymer Railing Styles
  • Aluminum Railings
  • Available Aluminum Railing Styles
  • Combined Aluminum & Composite Railings
  • Glass Railings
  • Bronze Railings

Choosing Railing Design

Choosing Railing Finishes

  • Options with Aluminum
  • Options for Stainless Steel
  • Paint Finishes

Market Share

Choosing Privacy Dividers

  • Dividers with Solid Panels
  • Dividers with Openings

Designing and Mounting Railings

  • Mounting at the Base
  • Mounting on the Side
  • Determining Anchor Strength
  • Additional Railing Design Considerations

Product Standardization

  • Advantages of a Standardized Product to a Project
  • Advantages of a Standardized Product to an Architectural Firm

Renovation – Reviving the Beautiful

  • Issues Encountered in Historic Railings Replacements
  • Accommodating Historical Detailing
  • Finding the right fabricator
  • Renovation Case Study

Partners in Projects

  • What to Seek in a Supplier
  • Distribution


ACOUSTICAL DESIGN IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE


COURSE SYLLABUS

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.

ACOUSTICAL DESIGN IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE

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

 


Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold


COURSE SYLLABUS

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


Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out


COURSE SYLLABUS

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


  • 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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