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Sustainable Design Part 5: Trends in the Profession, Performance, and Practice
This course provides an introduction to and overview of the advancements, trends, and predictions for the world of sustainable design, relying on studies, reports, and analyses from a variety of trusted sources...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
Historic Preservation Part 2: What Is Historic?
We preserve buildings to tell our stories, provide continuity in our culture, and stabilize our structures for public safety...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 45m
Seismic Mitigation Part 6: Managing Design and Construction, and Design Resources
The design of complex objects involving many people and functions requires careful management if progress is to be made toward a successful conclusion...
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
Seismic Mitigation Part 5: Improving on Existing Construction & Mitigation of Seismic Forces
Ongoing research and experience from recent seismic events have added to the store of knowledge that allows architects to address problems in the design of new buildings...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Fire Safety in Buildings Part 3: Managing the Fire
This course investigates how architects can influence one aspect of the fire safety concepts tree: managing the fire...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Fire Safety in Buildings Part 4: Managing the Exposed
This course explores fire safety in buildings by investigating one aspect of the fire safety concepts tree: managing the exposed...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Why Buildings Fail Part 1: Forces & Destructive Agents
Even the most successful individuals keep in mind that failure is a possibility...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 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
Sustainable Design Part 2: Integrated Design
The integrated design process is a key strategy in designing and constructing buildings that are healthier for occupants, have a lower impact on the environment, and protect public welfare...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Fire Safety in Buildings Part 5: Case Studies
This course presents case studies analyzing the causes and factors in the severity of fires in three different types of buildings: the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, a New York City apartment building, and The Station nightclub in Rhode Island...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Building Envelopes Part 2: Design Perception and Construction Methods/Systems
This course is one of a series of eight CE courses on building envelopes that offers a critical framework and vocabularies for architectural technology, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of the building envelope...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Planning for Sustainable Development Part 2: Case Studies
To effectively plan for and implement sustainable development requires a clear understanding of the organizing principles for meeting human development goals while sustaining the natural systems and resources of the environment...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Subsurface Conditions Part 4: Site Development Considerations & Management of Site Materials
Soil and subsurface water conditions affect the design and performance of building projects...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Sustainable Design Part 3: Performance Metrics (Part A)
The primary purpose of “Performance Metrics for Sustainable Design” is to explore what building designers can do to reduce the impacts of building construction and operation on the environment...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
Wind Forces Part 1: The Nature of Wind & Its Implications for Buildings
While advances in technology have led to expanded code requirements and greater client expectations for building performance, the unexpectedly high pressures associated with wind forces often result in extensive building failures...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Professional Conduct Part 1: Registration
This course provides an overview of registration rules for architects, with a discussion of the meaning of the practice of architecture and the design professional...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Security Planning and Design Part 2: Understanding Threats, Hazards, and Security Design Concepts
Part 2 of this series examines threats driving the need for security planning and design in buildings...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Why Buildings Fail Part 2: Fundamental Errors at the Outset of a Project
The design professional is faced with the tremendous challenge of anticipating, predicting, and mitigating against all possible modes of failure...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Why Buildings Fail Part 5: Errors During the Construction Phase
Failure is an always present possibility, especially when the potential for failure is not fully considered by design professionals...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
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
Why Buildings Fail Part 4: Material Selection & Detailing Errors During the Design Phase
Failures seldom result from a single error made by an individual; they more often result from a combination of interrelated factors involving both technical and human (procedural) deficiencies...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Why Buildings Fail Part 6: Operational Errors; Failure Avoidance & Dispute Resolution
The study of failures equips the competent design professional with increased knowledge that leads to more successful achievements...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 15m
Professional Conduct Part 3: Accountability
This course provides an overview of the Model Rules of Conduct as applicable to accountability, with actual and hypothetical cases illustrating the importance of the designer having detailed knowledge of the content of the plans during their preparation as a means of exerting accountability in the practice of architecture...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
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
Subsurface Conditions Part 3: Foundations & General Site Development
Soil and subsurface water conditions affect the design and performance of building projects...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Why Buildings Fail Part 3: Engineering Errors During the Design Phase
Architects face countless challenges in the performance of their work, including the obligation to anticipate all reasonably predictable sources of failure and to provide a design that successfully lessens the likelihood of any kind of failure...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Fire Safety in Buildings Part 1: Fire Behavior and Fire Department Operations
This course introduces the topic of fire safety in buildings by explaining the fire triangle, transfer of heat, and fire development in an enclosed space...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Professional Conduct Part 2: Competence
This course provides an overview of NCARB’s Model Rules of Conduct as they apply to competence, with actual and hypothetical cases illustrating the importance of attention to detail, listening carefully, and thinking like an engineer as a means of ensuring competence in the practice of architecture...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 3h
Security Planning and Design Part 8: Putting Security into Practice
This course provides practical advice about security considerations in both the business operations and project delivery aspects of architecture practice...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 15m
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
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
Sustainable Design Part 4: Performance Metrics (Part B)
The primary purpose of “Performance Metrics for Sustainable Design” is to explore what building designers can do to reduce the impacts of building construction and operation on the environment...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
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
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
Professional Conduct Part 4: Honesty
This course provides an overview of the Model Rules of Conduct pertaining to honesty, with actual and hypothetical cases illustrating the issues related to corruption and bribery in the practice of architecture...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 15m
Mold and Moisture Prevention Part 2: Schematic Design
The schematic design phase is generally considered to include approximately 30 percent of the project design and offers the best opportunity to prevent future moisture and mold problems...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Security Planning and Design Part 3: Security Planning and Evaluation
This part of the series highlights the assessment process used to define security needs...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Security Planning and Design Part 4: Building Hardening
This course explains concepts for making buildings more resistant to the effects of ballistic attacks, forced entry, and explosions...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Wind Forces Part 3: Concepts & Descriptive Examples of Building Design for Wind
Buildings can be considered an assembly of parts or components...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Security Planning and Design Part 5: Building Security Techniques
This course profiles available security equipment and systems for surveillance, detection, and access control functions in buildings...
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
Seismic Mitigation Part 4: Design for Better Seismic Response
While the traditional approach to seismic mitigation focused on strengthening building resistance, in recent times more advanced techniques have tended to focus on reducing the level of earthquake-related stress placed on buildings...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
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
Seismic Mitigation Part 1: Earthquakes and Their Effects
Earthquakes can cause immense structural and nonstructural damage to buildings and injury to the occupants of these buildings...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Improving Building Performance Part V: Investigative Post-Occupancy Evaluation Case Study
By relying on building performance evaluations as the basis for programming and design, architects can create facilities that will deliver the quality expected of them. This benefits the public’s health, safety, and welfare as architects continue to improve the buildings that they design...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
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
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
Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness, Course 4: IAQ in Practice - Building Materials and Finishes
The course “IAQ in Practice – Building Materials and Finishes” is the fourth of six courses in the course series, “Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness.”...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h
Right to the City: Equity, Sustainability, and Single-Family Zoning, Part 1
Growing US cities face escalating housing costs, residential and commercial displacement, homelessness, and the suburbanization of poverty...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Security Planning and Design Part 6: Biochemical and Radiological Building Protection
This course presents concepts and technologies for protecting people in buildings from the effects of chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) contamination, including response strategies for HVAC and potable water systems...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part II: Room Acoustics Qualities
The study of architectural acoustics is a three‐dimensional endeavor. Presented here are the qualities of room acoustics that are essential to understand and address from the earliest stages of design, for optimal speech intelligibility and music listening...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
Professional Conduct Part 5: Conflicts of Interest
This course provides an overview of the Model Rules of Conduct pertaining to conflicts of interest, with actual and hypothetical cases illustrating the issues of compensation and disclosure, as well as a discussion of how to best understand the concept of a conflict of interest...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Security Planning and Design Part 7: Security and Emergency Operations
This course looks at both security and emergency preparedness in building operations so that design professionals can better anticipate the implications of design decisions on these aspects of building use...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Fire Safety in Buildings Part 2: Preventing Ignition
This course describes the fire-safety concepts tree and zeros in on one branch: preventing ignition...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part VII: Noise Control: Mechanical System Noise
If there were one rule that would net the greatest acoustical yield in the built environment, it might well be, “Maintain ample separation between machines and occupied spaces.” Not only mechanical noise, but plumbing noise, as well, can create a high degree of annoyance to occupants...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Subsurface Conditions Part 1: Basic Concerns, Design Information, & Division of Responsibilities
Soil and subsurface water conditions affect the design and performance of building projects...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Subsurface Conditions Part 2: Soil Properties, Behaviors, Classification, & Identification
Soil and subsurface water conditions affect the design and performance of building projects...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
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
Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part III: Room Acoustics
The study of architectural acoustics is itself an act of architecture. This course addresses the priorities necessary to design good rooms for listening, including considerations to avoid acoustic defects and design checklists for unamplified music halls as well as other room types where good acoustics are essential...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
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
Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part IV: Noise Control: Sound Isolation Principles & Airborne Measures
Airborne sound transmission between rooms or from outside of a building is often perceived as unwanted noise. The principles of sound isolation are introduced here, with a focus on techniques to reduce flanking noise and achieve higher acoustical privacy...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part V: Noise Control: Background Noise & Door and Window Sound Isolation
A century’s worth of research into the effects of noise has found that long‐term exposure to loud sounds contributes to hearing loss; those who sleep in noisier environments are more prone to heart disease; and subjects suffer cognitively when assigned to tasks that involve careful listening in noisy environments...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part VI: Noise Control: Impact Noise & Community Noise
Impact noise transmitted directly to the building structure is particularly annoying to building occupants, and unless it is accounted for in the initial design, is difficult to correct. Excessive community noise is common, a source of great annoyance, and a danger to human health, ranking as the greatest single source of dissatisfaction related to where people live...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Building Envelopes Part 1: History and Types
This course is one of a series of eight CE courses on building envelopes that offers a critical framework and vocabularies for architectural technology, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of the building envelope...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Building Envelopes Part 3: Material Selection
This course is one of a series of eight CE courses on building envelopes that offers a critical framework and vocabularies for architectural technology, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of the building envelope...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Building Envelopes Part 4: Envelope Performance
This course is one of a series of eight CE courses on building envelopes that offers a critical framework and vocabularies for architectural technology, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of the building envelope...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 15m
Building Envelopes Part 5: Advanced Energy Strategies
This course is one of a series of eight CE courses on building envelopes that offers a critical framework and vocabularies for architectural technology, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of the building envelope. The goal of this series is to develop a means by which designers can create and innovate building envelopes and energy-efficient buildings...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Building Envelopes Part 6: Complex Geometry and Fluid Forms
This course is one of a series of eight CE courses on building envelopes that offers a critical framework and vocabularies for architectural technology, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of the building envelope...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Building Envelopes Part 7: Building Envelope Case Studies
This course is one of a series of eight CE courses on building envelopes that offers a critical framework and vocabularies for architectural technology, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of the building envelope.
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
Building Envelopes Part 8: Responsive Building Envelopes
This course is one of a series of eight CE courses on building envelopes that offers a critical framework and vocabularies for architectural technology, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of the building envelope.
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
Historic Preservation Part 1: What Is Historic Preservation?
The primary purpose of “What Is Historic Preservation?” is to discuss the history of the historic preservation movement in the United States and present an overview of the processes and programs that have been developed over the years to integrate historic and existing buildings into the architectural field...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 3h
Historic Preservation Part 3: How to Plan, Design, & Construct the Preservation Project
Whether it is a house museum, a residence, a courthouse, or a church, every building must be safe to enter, use, and exit...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
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 I: Building Performance and Post Occupancy
Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) examines the performance of a building in a comprehensive manner and can help architects understand and correct problems on recently completed projects and make better decisions in future projects. POEs contribute to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare as a continuous improvement tool for the built environment...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 15m
Seismic Mitigation Part 2: Seismic Vulnerability of Buildings and Sites
Earthquakes can cause immense structural and nonstructural damage to buildings and injury to the occupants of these buildings...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 3h
Improving Building Performance Part II: Planning, Conducting, & Applying the POE
Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) examines the performance of a building in a comprehensive manner, addressing health, safety, security, and functionality, as well as social, psychological, and cultural appropriateness. POEs contribute to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare as a continuous improvement tool for the built environment...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 45m
Improving Building Performance Part III: Major Trends & Their Implications for the Future
The idea that every completed building is an experiment with potential surprises can now be replaced with the knowledge that architects can create facilities that will deliver the quality expected of them by relying on building performance evaluations (BPEs) as the basis for programming and design. This benefits the public’s health, safety, and welfare as architects continue to improve the buildings that they design...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
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
Improving Building Performance Part VI: Investigative Post-Occupancy Evaluation & Diagnostic Post-Occupancy Evaluation Case Studies
To help architects understand and correct problems on recently completed projects and make better decisions in future projects, post-occupancy evaluation (POE) examines the performance of a building in a comprehensive manner. This benefits the public’s health, safety, and welfare as architects continue to improve the buildings that they design...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness, Course 6: IAQ in Practice - Building Case Studies
The course “IAQ in Practice - Building Case Studies” is the final of six courses in the learning program, “Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness.”...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h
Mold and Moisture Prevention Part 1: Key Issues Related to Mold and Moisture Intrusion
An alarming number of new buildings suffer from moisture and mold problems, which are a risk to occupants’ health, safety, and welfare...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Mold and Moisture Prevention Part 3: Design Development
During design development, building systems that can help avoid mold problems are selected, construction moisture control guidelines for the builder are provided, and operational requirements to minimize mildew potential are determined...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Mold and Moisture Prevention Part 4: Final Design, Construction, Postconstruction, and Assessment
The importance of decisions that can help prevent future mold and moisture problems extends through all stages of building design and construction...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Planning for Sustainable Development Part 1
To effectively plan for and implement sustainable development requires a clear understanding of the organizing principles for meeting human development goals while sustaining the natural systems and resources of the environment...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 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
Right to the City: Equity, Sustainability, and Single-Family Zoning, Part 2
Growing US cities face escalating housing costs, residential and commercial displacement, homelessness, and the suburbanization of poverty...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
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
Historic Preservation Part 4: Economics & Sustainability
The primary purpose of “Economics and Sustainability” is to examine preservation in the 21st century as it becomes more relevant and mainstream...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
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
Historic Preservation Part 5: Modern Heritage, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion
The past several decades have seen discussions of why preserving modern heritage is different from traditional heritage and how addressing systemic racial and social injustices is key to telling the full American story...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 45m
Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness, Course 2: Building Design
The course “IAQ & Building Design” is the second of six courses in the learning program, “Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness.”...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h
Why Ethics Matter and How to Apply Them in Practice
Ethics provide a method for architects to deal with the dilemmas they often encounter in practice...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Pursuing Work in New Places
Transitioning from employee to sole proprietor of an architecture firm is the dream of many architects, but it comes with a need to understand licensing laws more fully and have a good grasp of acceptable rules of conduct for the profession...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 30m
The Architect’s Seal: An Ethical and Legal Obligation
Some of the most common disciplinary actions against architects consist of those related to the use of the architect’s seal...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h
Client Pressure and the Duty of the Architect
This course is intended to prepare the architect to recognize and respond appropriately to ethical dilemmas encountered at work, especially when engaging with forceful clients or clients with differing values...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h
Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness, Course 5: IAQ in Practice - Building Moisture
The course “IAQ in Practice - Building Moisture” is the fifth of six courses in the learning program, “Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness.”...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h
Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness, Course 1: Indoor Air Quality Overview
The course “Indoor Air Quality Overview” is the first of six courses in the learning program, “Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness.”...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h
Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness, Course 3: IAQ in Practice - Building Systems and Activities
The course “IAQ in Practice – Building Systems and Activities” is the third of six courses in the learning program, “Indoor Air Quality for Architects: Design Buildings to Promote Health and Wellness.”...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h