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Architects 12 Hour Online Continuing Education Course Package

Meets state continuing education requirements


This 12-hour package contains:

Course #1 – (2 hour Online Video) AIA Ethics and Professional Development #AIABLTI308
Course #2 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out | #AIABLTI453
Course #3 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold | #AIABLTI454
Course #4 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Getting Decked: And Choosing How That Happens | #AIABLTI451
Course #5 – (1 hour Online Video) 2010 ADA Standards: Plumbing Elements and Facilities | #AIABLTI317 / FL #9878699

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

Course Description

Ethics is the study and practice of making judgments 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.

Course Syllabus

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 Theories

a.  Duty Based Ethics
b.  Consequence Based Ethics
c.  Virtue Based Ethics

4.  Moral Values vs. Ethical Issues in Business

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

a. Statement of Policy
b.  Definitions
c.  Standard of Conduct
d.  Obligation to Report Violations and Cooperation
e.  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 Accounts

a.  Consequentialist Ethical Theory
b.  Duty Based Ethical Theory
c.  Virtue Ethical Theory

2.  Theoretical Questions

Assessment


Course #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 2010 ADA Standards:  Plumbing Elements and Facilities

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 sixth chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible DesignPlumbing Elements and Facilities. 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 plumbing elements and facilities for disabled persons.
  • Identify the ADA requirements for drinking fountains, toilet facilities, bathtubs, showers, and applicable hardware.
  • 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 601-604.96 (35 minutes)

1.  Drinking Fountains
2.  Toilet and Bathing Rooms
3.  Water Closets and Toilet Compartments

Assessment

Lesson Two 605- 612.3 (35 minutes)

1.  Urinals
2.  Lavatories and Sinks
3.  Bathtubs
4.  Shower Compartments
5.  Grab Bars
6.  Seats
7.  Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers
8.  Saunas and Steam Rooms

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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