Nebraska Online 8-Hour Package

AIA Approved
6 HSW / 2 LU Credits



This 8-hour package contains:

4 Hr Video Course: Fire Suppression Sprinklers, Valves, and Hydraulic Calculations | AIABLTI501
2 Hr Narrated Course: Nebraska Required: Ethics & Morality | AIABLTI456.22
2 Hr Narrated Course: Starting from the Bottom | #AIABLTI509.20


Fire Suppression Sprinklers, Valves, and Hydraulic Calculations

Course Instructor:  Karl Wiegand

This course is an introduction to the basics regarding fire sprinklers, valves and hydraulic calculations. Students will become familiar with the parts of a sprinkler assembly and the significance of sprinkler orientation. Next they will learn the basics of sprinkler system valves and the types of systems they service. Finally, hydraulic calculations are discussed as they relate to water supply, water flow and friction loss.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of sprinkler components, types of systems, and orientation
  • Be better equipped to provide fire suppression systems to their design
  • Determine fire suppression system valves and the types of systems they service
  • Be able to calculate hydraulics within these systems for ensured water and timing requirements

This Course Covers:

  • Sprinkler basics
  • Parts of the sprinkler
  • Sprinkler orientation
  • Types of sprinklers
  • Types of valves
  • Types of sprinkler systems
  • Setting air pressure
  • Water delivery
  • Water pressure, supply and flow
  • Friction loss
  • Internal pipe diameter
  • Examples of calculations


Ethics & Morality

Instructor:  Joshua Francis 

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.

This Course Covers:

  • Ethics vs. Morals
  • Social Norms
  • Ethics, Values, and Your Business
  • Stakeholders
  • Introduction to Ethical Theory – (Duty, Consequence, and Virtue)
  • Duty Based Ethics
  • Consequence and Virtue Based Ethics
  • Basic Code of Ethics / Code of Conduct
  • Simplified and Comprehensive Code of Ethics


Starting From the Bottom

Instructor: Paul Spite

When a floor collapses or when mold appears on it, we can be sure of one thing. Such problems likely began when poor choices were made selecting materials, from the level of the grade to the level of the finished floor. Like the problems they spawn, choices made in proper or improper floor design, begin at the bottom and work their way upward.

This course takes a systematic look at decisions made in choosing specific components of construction, from the ground to the top of the first finished floor. Those choices need to be sound and dependable, since the top of that floor is the base upon which the rest of the enclosure will rest.

This design process includes an analysis of water attacking the structure, why specific foundation options are selected, what framing members will support the floor, how vapor drive will be controlled, what insulation will be installed to isolate climates, the subflooring that will be the primary barrier between the inside atmosphere and any space below, and the underlayment and finish flooring that will be placed above.

If we do our job well as designers, that last component will be the only part of everything chosen, to ever need further attention or consideration from our clients.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand building science principles relevant to floor system design and moisture intrusion issues that affect indoor air quality, as well as structural integrity
  • Readily identify system components in a high-performance floor assembly, such as grade, crawl space, vapor retarder, framing systems, insulation, sub-floor, underlayment and finish flooring.
  • Be able to explain how the changing codes and evolving building materials are impacting and influencing sub-flooring system design
  • Realize the principles behind the vapor drive in operation below floors, and how to anticipate and prevent the movement of moisture into flooring components.
  • Develop a solid rationale for fastener types chosen and implemented to combine flooring assembly components.
  • Have a grasp of recommended design methodology incorporating building science principles and code requirements, to ensure a designed floor assembly provides durability and increases occupant well-being

This Course Covers:

  • Exterior & Interior Parameters Affecting Performance
  • Managing Incoming Moisture
  • Foundation Considerations
  • Moisture and Vapor Control Measures
  • Framing System Choices
  • Climate Separation via Insulation
  • Fastener Selection
  • Choosing Subflooring
  • Underlayment
  • Finish Floor Coverings
  • Applying Design from the Ground Up
  • Problematic Design Scenario
  • Floor Assemblies in Hot Humid Climates
  • Experimental Study
  • General Design Recommendations


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.

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