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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
Spotlighting Social and Environmental Attributes to Enhance Preliminary Design
This course explores and illuminates the design process, from orchestrating stakeholder participation to finalizing schematic designs...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h 30m
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 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
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
Preventing Suicide Falls: A Primer for Architects
The structures architects design and bring to life offer joy to clients, building occupants, and the public...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h 30m
Living, Regenerative, and Adaptive Building Design Strategies
Living, regenerative, and adaptive design incorporates interrelated, innovative concepts that challenge traditional building paradigms and even standards for sustainable design...
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Adaptive Reuse: An Environmentally and Socially Beneficial Alternative to New Construction
Adaptive reuse is becoming increasingly common because it not only preserves important historical features of existing buildings but is also inherently sustainable...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
Understanding the Architect’s Standard of Care
This course addresses those elements that comprise the standard of care and the linkage to liability that an architect faces during a project’s pursuit, negotiation, design, and construction document production and the construction administration process that affects the architect’s standard of care.
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
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
AXP Supervisor Training
Work experience under supervision is a requirement for architectural licensure throughout the United States...
Level: Introductory Format: Multimedia Duration: 1h 30m
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
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
Barrier-Free Design and the 2010 ADA Standards
The reader of this course receives a quick refresher on the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the current 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, as well as the approach for the design professional to use in meeting the requirements of the 2010 Standards in any given project...
Level: Intermediate Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
Practice Management: Strategies for Enhancing Public Welfare and Service Delivery
This course focuses on practice management from the perspective of supporting both public welfare and client interests through enhanced service delivery...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 2h
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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