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Wind Forces Part 5: Wind Pressure Analysis, Strengthening Buildings, & Practical Considerations
For existing buildings that are found to have wind resistance deficiencies, there is often no easy way of correcting the deficiencies without damaging finishes...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Predesign Planning Part 10: Predesign Plan
One of a series of ten courses about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture, this course discusses how to develop and present a final predesign plan...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 3h 15m
Predesign Planning Part 7: Questionnaires and Surveys
This is the fourth of five courses focusing on methods used in predesign planning...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 15m
Predesign Planning Part 9: Site and Climate
One of a series of ten courses about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture, this course shows how to use the value-seeking and information-gathering methods described in the previous courses to conduct a comprehensive analysis of site and climate for a project...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Sustainable Design Part 1: Green Building Standards and Certification Systems
This course provides an introduction to green building standards and certification systems in use around the world with an emphasis on differentiating between single-attribute and multiattribute programs...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
Predesign Planning Part 5: Diagnostic Interviews
This is the second of five courses focusing on methods used in predesign planning...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Predesign Planning Part 4: Publications and Records
This course covers the techniques and tools used to gather information from publications and records to identify the values and needs pertinent to the building design...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Predesign Planning Part 2: Values and Architecture
One of a series of ten courses about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture, this course discusses the importance of discovering strongly held values as a beginning point for predesign planning...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
Security Planning and Design Part 1: Security in the Built Environment
This course explores contextual issues for security at regional, community, and local levels...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Predesign Planning Part 3: Project Planning
This course is one of a series of ten courses about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture to identify client goals, user and community needs, and codes and regulations...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Predesign Planning Part 6: Diagnostic Observation
One of a series of ten courses about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture, this is the third of five courses focusing on methods used in predesign planning...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Sustainable Design Part 6: Economic Analyses
Sustainable design provides not only improved indoor environmental quality for building occupants and reduced environmental impact on the earth, but also financial benefits to building owners...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part I: Basic Theory & Sound Absorption
Better building acoustics makes better buildings; architectural acoustics needn’t be a mystery. This course introduces the basic theory of sound with discussions on sound level, propagation, and frequency, followed by an overview of sound absorption materials and calculations...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Predesign Planning Part 1
One of a series of ten courses about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture, this course discusses the various approaches to predesign planning used over the years...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Predesign Planning Part 8: Work Sessions
This course is one of a series of ten courses about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture to identify client goals, user and community needs, and codes and regulations...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 30m
Wind Forces Part 2: Wind Effects & Procedures for Wind-Resistant Design in Practice
While wind pressure typically develops on the surfaces of any obstruction placed in the path of the flow, the distribution of pressure on any surface of the obstruction varies, and the variation depends on the size, shape, and proportion of the obstruction...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part 4: Courthouse POE Toolkit Pilot Study
Compared to indicative and investigative postoccupancy evaluations (POEs), diagnostic POEs tend to provide more comprehensive and in-depth evaluations, especially for large-scale projects...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part 3: Deer Park Junior/Senior High School Career Academy
While investigative postoccupancy evaluations (POEs) tend to require more planning and resource allocation than indicative POEs, they often provide a more detailed and comprehensive approach to evaluating building performance...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Seismic Mitigation Part 3: Design for Better Seismic Response
The forensic investigation of buildings and infrastructure has been extensively conducted by engineers, architects, and scientists after every recent major earthquake that has impacted the built environment...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part 1: The Alfred Newton Richards Medical Laboratory Building
While postoccupancy evaluations (POEs) can be used to measure the overall performance of a building in relation to its intended use, other building performance evaluation (BPE) methods can also be used over the lifetime of a building...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part 2: New Mexico K‒12 Public School Districts
Although cursory in nature, an indicative postoccupancy evaluation (POE) provides an indication of the major failures and successes in a building’s performance and points to issues that deserve further, more in-depth investigation...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Improving Building Performance Part IV: Indicative Post-Occupancy Evaluation Case Study
In a world driven by consumer demand, continuous and systematic feedback and analysis of the performance of facilities is a necessity that yields multiple benefits. A post-occupancy evaluation (POE) is a process that provides this feedback and analysis to help identify problems and make improvements...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Wind Forces Part 4: Improving Building Wind Resistance & Stabilization
While architects cannot alter unexpectedly high wind pressures, building connection details and their strength can be considered within the architect’s scope and control...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Designing to Mitigate Wildfire Damage to Residential and Commercial Buildings
Wildfire damage mitigation has become increasingly important as wildfires themselves steadily increase in frequency, size, and ferocity, putting more communities, buildings, and lives at risk...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h