Florida Architects 12 Hour Online Continuing Education Course Package
Meets state continuing education requirements
This 12-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 – (1 hour Online Video) AIA 2010 ADA Standards: Accessible Routes #AIABLTI316.20
Course #4 – (3 Hour HSW) Successful Renovations and Additions 3HR CE AIABLTI341.5
Course #5 – (3 hour Narrated Course) Getting Decked: And Choosing How That Happens 3HR CE AIABLTI451
Course #6 – (3 Hours HSW) Construction Documents For Successful Projects 3HR CE AIABLTI450
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.
2017 Florida Gable End Anchoring & Framing
in High Velocity Hurricane Zones
Advanced Internet Module 817.1/612574/9878674
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
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)
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
4. Assessment–10 minutes
a. Ten question quiz
2017 Thermal and Moisture Protection:
Keeping the Weather Out
Florida Building Code 6th Edition (2017) Residential
1 Hour Credit
Advanced Internet Module 635.2/0612612/9878673
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.
Keeping the Weather Out (3 minutes)
2. Performance Objectives
Foundations (6 minutes)
1. Ensuring a Dry Foundation
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)
3. Windows and Installation
4. Doors and Installation
Roofs (11 minutes)
1. Moisture Penetration
2. Weather Protection
3. Roof Valleys
5. Sheathing and Built up Roofs
Ventilation (7 minutes)
1. Code Requirements
2. Natural Attic Ventilation
3. Doing the Job
4. Installing Rafter Vents
Final Assessment 10 Questions
2010 ADA Standards:
Chapter Four: Accessible Routes
Course #AIABLTI316 / FL 9878695
Architects Training Institute
A Division of Certified Training Institute
Provider # 50119841
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.
Lesson One 401-404.2.11 (35 minutes)
2. Accessible Routes
3. Walking Surfaces
4. Doors, Doorways, and Gates
Lesson Two 404.3 -407.4.1 (30 minutes)
2. Curb Ramps
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.
Pre-Design: Existing Conditions
1. Available Drawings
2. Building Survey and Measurement
1. Layout and Appearance
2. Basement Walls
3. Fire Suppression
3. Chemical Company/Concrete Materials
1. Existing Conditions
2. Underground Structures
2. Master Planning
3. Sistering and Floor Diagram
5. Scissor Trusses
6. Snow Load
2. Zoning Restrictions
3. Fire Separation
4. Flood Plain
5. Which code
6. Separation Distance
7. Fire Lane
9. Quality Control on Documentation
GETTING DECKED: AND CHOOSING HOW THAT HAPPENS
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
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
Decking / Balconies Made of Wood cont.
- 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
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
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
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?
FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS
A well prepared and accurate technical specification can be easily undone if Divisions 00 and 01 of the project manual are deficient. The ‘front-end’ specification, or general conditions, is the tool that directs the contractor from the day he is introduced to the project through to completion. Without it, the architect, the client, and the builder are vulnerable to being sadly surprised. A well written ‘front-end’ can protect the architect and the builder from accusations of neglect, cost over-runs, demands for an expansion of the scope and much more. This course will teach the many elements of the front-end specification that are essential to success.
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.
- Understand and be able to comply with federal laws if the project is paid for with governmental funds.
- Specify and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.
Chapter 1 (25 minutes)
2. Division 00
3. Site Visit
6. Document Distribution
8. Bid Forms
Chapter 2 (25 minutes)
1. Division 01
4. Unit Pricing
5. Liquidated Damages
7. Damage to Structures
Chapter 3 (25 minutes)
1. Notice of Commencement
2. Notice of Substantial Completion
5. Pay Applications
Chapter 4 (25 minutes)
1. Occupational Requirements
2. Storage of Materials
6. Obsolete Materials
Chapter 5 (25 minutes)
2. Electronic Use of Drawings
3. Quality Assurance
4. Contractor’s Use of Site
5. Owner Furnished Products and Labor
6. Sustainable Design
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone (800-727-7104) between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.