Iowa Interior Designer 10 HSW Package #2

 

Ten hour course package contains 3 courses that will meet the 2 year requirements for Iowa Interior Designers:

  • (4 hour HSW) Acoustical Design In Modern Architecture #AIABLTI342
  • (4 hour HSW) Weatherization and Energy Efficient Building #AIABLTI306
  • (2 hour HSW) Ethics and Morality in the Professional Setting #AIABLTI456

10 HSW Credits 

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Iowa Interior Designer 10 HSW Package #2

This 10-hour package contains:

Course #1 — (4 hour HSW) Acoustical Design In Modern Architecture #AIABLTI342
Course #2 — (4 hour HSW) Weatherization and Energy Efficient Building #AIABLTI306
Course #3 — (2 hour HSW) Ethics and Morality in the Professional Setting #AIABLTI456

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 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.

SOUND ADVICE FOR ACOUSTICS

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

 


 Weatherization and Energy Efficient Building


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Building homes that are well protected from the weather should be a priority for any building professional.  The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship, but often the problem is found in the design of a home.  This four hour video course will explore factors that contribute to exterior shell failure, and identify practical solutions that will preserve the integrity of the building envelope.

Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment.  A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building.  This course will help professionals identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the building as a system, its performance requirements, and how these features must be integrated to prevent building envelope failure.
  • Describe how a properly constructed building envelope will keep out weather related moisture and stop uncontrolled movement of energy due to loss of conditioned air.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on “best practices” for the construction of buildings in areas with relatively high humidity.
  • Evaluate site and remediation strategies through building orientation, erosion, water management.

Weatherization I

*Learning Objectives:  1) Understand cause and effect of weatherization problems within the construction industry. 2) Understand contractor responsibilities, what to avoid and what to embrace. 3)  Recognize the cause of most below-grade moisture issues and the remedies that should be taken.

Why is There a Problem?

1.  Rationale
2.  Primary Warranty and Insurance Claims

3.  Solutions
4.  Experience
5.  Contractor Responsibilities
6.  Insurance Availability and Affordability

The Building Envelope System

1.  Building Envelope System
2.  Performance Objectives

3.  Physical Components
4.  Sources of Moisture Intrusion
5.  Results of Failure

Foundation Construction

1.  Thermal and Moisture Protection
2.  Groundwater

3.  Gutters
4.  Crawl spaces
5.  Damp proofing and Waterproofing
6.  Girders and Beams

Assessment


Weatherization II

 *Learning Objectives:  1)  Recognize the causes of high humidity in homes and how housewraps and flashings work. 2)  Describe some of the steps and terminology for installing flashings and code minimums. 3)  Know how to prepare window and door openings for proper installation.

Wall Construction 

1.  Wall Framing
2.  Vapor Diffusion Problems

3.  Recommendations
4.  House Wrap and Underlayment
5.  Window and Door Openings
6.  Flashing and Caulking
7.  Siding

Roof Construction

1. Skylights
2. Moisture Penetration
3.  Roof Valleys
4.  Shingles and Shakes
5.  Roof Sheathing
6.  Repairs
7.  Flashing

Window and Door Installation

1. Windows, Doors and Skylights
2. Proper Flashing
3. Door and Window Installation

Assessment


Weatherization III

*Learning Objectives:  1)   Recognize the purpose of ventilation and ventilation requirements. 2)  Understand how a capillary break works with other components to prevent moisture intrusion. 3)  Be aware of consumer remedies and contractor responsibilities.

Ventilation System Installation and Requirements

1.  Code
2.  Attic Ventilation

3.  Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Building Envelope Best Practices

1. Moisture Retarding Construction
2. Capillary Breaks

3.  House Wrap Installation
4.  Window and Door Installation
5.  Siding Installation
6.  Roofing Best Practices

Consumer Remedies

1.  Common Mistakes
2.  Preventative Measures

3.  Warranties
4.  Complaints
5.  Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Assessment


Energy Efficient Building

*Learning Objectives:  1)  Have an appreciation for energy consumption and healthy, “green” energy.
2)  Understand the importance of building placement on the lot, “Brownfield” site clean-up methods and the need for soil erosion control and basic methods. 3) Have an understanding of material properties, recycling and finally, some of the process for LEED certification.

1.  Implications of green building
2.  Site remediation strategies

3.  “Green” power generation
4.  LEED rating system

Assessment

 


Ethics and Morality in the Professional Setting
2HR CE


Course Description

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 that will ultimately serve the needs of the customer.
  • 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.

Lesson 1

  • Ethics vs. Morals
  • Social Norms
  • Ethics, Values, and Your Business

Lesson 2

  • Stakeholders
  • Introduction to Ethical Theory – (Duty, Consequence, and Virtue)
  • Duty Based Ethics

Lesson 3

  • Consequence Based Ethics
  • Virtue Based Ethics

Lesson 4

  • Basic Code of Ethics / Code of Conduct

Lesson 5

  • Simplified Code of Ethics
  • Comprehensive Code of Ethics

Lesson 6

  • Comprehensive Code of Ethics (cont.)

  • 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 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content. 
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