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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. Building Design Refresher identifies and explains the core elements of the design of a safe and healthy building with a low environmental impact. At the same time, it suggests how to invoke the intangibles that make projects truly delightful and consequential. The course work is illustrated by three extensive case studies of buildings that achieved sustainable design goals while working with sensitive sites, urban design, local climate, and passive energy technologies.
Format: CE Course Pages: 128 Score: 3.310104
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. In the past century, scientific and historical methodological approaches have been developed through national and international policies and legislation to effectively preserve and reuse existing and historic buildings. The primary purpose of “What Is Historic?” is to discuss how to determine what makes a building or site historic, how to evaluate historic and existing buildings, how to evaluate their conditions, and how to develop their design and preservation approaches and processes. This course is the second of the five-part Historic Preservation series. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 204 Score: 3.310104
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. Specifically discussed are architectural styles, the history of preservation, questions of authenticity, preservation policies, documentation and planning, preservation organizations, and professions involved in the field. This course is the first of the five-part Historic Preservation series. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 220 Score: 3.310104
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. It covers predesign plan format, content, preliminaries, and executive summary before extensive discussion and illustration of how to present values, goals, facts, needs, and ideas in either a paper or electronic format. Space identification and allocation, relationship matrices and diagrams, space planning sheets, budget and cost analysis, project schedule, and design ideas are all discussed and illustrated. Exercises and references allow the reader to gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop and present a predesign plan. Each part of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 207 Score: 3.2476637
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. This course covers the techniques and tools needed to plan and conduct client, user, and executive work sessions to refine the values, goals, needs, and ideas for a proposed facility. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge and skills in planning and conducting effective work sessions. Each course of this ten-part series can be taken individually.
Format: CE Course Pages: 165 Score: 3.2476637
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. Through the use of case examples, the seismic vulnerability of a range of common building types and the underlying causes of their failures in the event of an earthquake are reviewed. This course is the second of a series of six courses that focuses on seismic mitigation. Each part may be taken as an individual course. This 2021 edition is a substantial update of the original Seismic course first published in 2017.
Format: CE Course Pages: 232 Score: 3.2476637
Preventing Suicide Falls: A Primer for Architects
The structures architects design and bring to life offer joy to clients, building occupants, and the public. However, for a small number of people, these structures become a place to end their pain. This course is a primer for architects in preventing suicide falls. By the end of this presentation, we hope you will have a better understanding of how architects can play a role in preventing suicide.
Format: CE Course Pages: 100 Score: 1.4558183
AXP Supervisor Training
Work experience under supervision is a requirement for architectural licensure throughout the United States. This course explains NCARB’s requirements for supervision in the Architectural Experience Program®, as well as practical and ethical considerations for supervisors and mentors. The course explains learning science related to professional training, how to give useful feedback, how to utilize the AXP to provide structured experience, and considerations of unconscious biases which may affect licensure candidates in their professional development. Case study examples help learners to better understand how to apply the concepts described. Anyone who is approving experience or mentoring a licensure candidate will find value in this course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 177 Score: 1.3791229
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. It is possible to create living, regenerative, and adaptive buildings by considering them as dynamic and interactive structures. Their design utilizes inventive approaches and technologies that seek to integrate and restore the natural environment rather than just addressing the building design itself. This course provides an introduction to the concepts and principles of living, regenerative, and adaptive design and helps the learner differentiate between them. The course also offers strategies to consider incorporating into a project, including creating buildings that generate their own energy, recycle their own water, improve the environment and the quality of life for occupants, and adapt to changing weather or conditions. Examples demonstrate how these strategies have been effectively implemented in projects. Case studies offer inspiration and lessons learned from the process.
Format: CE Course Pages: 93 Score: 1.3101038
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. When there are substantial structural design flaws, a failure is quite likely during the construction phase, for this is the first physical test of the adequacy of the design. This course addresses the types of failures that can occur during construction, with examples of past failures and guidance on avoiding them. This course is one of a six-part series that investigates the sources of building failure. Each part can be taken as an individual course. In 2022, this material was reviewed and updated to remain timely but was not extensively rewritten.
Format: CE Course Pages: 100 Score: 1.3101038
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. It focuses on criminal and terrorist threats with respect to their nature, how they are carried out, and how their effectiveness can be reduced. It describes the basic components of security, presents a framework to help designers think about security in a comprehensive way, and identifies approaches for incorporating security concepts, strategies, and measures into the design process. This course is part of an eight-part series that covers concepts, principles, and processes for incorporating enhanced security into the design of new and existing buildings. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2021.
Format: CE Course Pages: 95 Score: 1.3101038
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. If designs are to be successful over time, all sources of failure must be considered, including the potential for misuse, neglect, and other operational errors. This course presents examples of operational errors that led to failure and offers guidance on how to avoid them. This course is one of a six-part series that investigates the sources of building failure. Each part can be taken as an individual course. In 2022, this material was reviewed and updated to remain timely but was not extensively rewritten.
Format: CE Course Pages: 95 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course addresses the social well-being fostered by preserving and revitalizing the existing urban fabric, understanding the intent of and complying with regulatory challenges unique to adaptive reuse, and supporting sustainability through reuse and systems upgrades while improving accessibility to existing buildings. In addition, guidelines are presented to assist in navigating the process of engaging adaptive reuse projects. Case studies are woven throughout the course to illustrate strategies and ideas that are generalizable to successfully repurposing many different types of buildings.
Format: CE Course Pages: 102 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course presents examples of structural engineering errors during the design process and offers guidance on how to avoid them. This course is one of a six-part series that investigates the sources of building failure. Each part can be taken as an individual course. In 2022, this material was reviewed and updated to remain timely but was not extensively rewritten.
Format: CE Course Pages: 81 Score: 1.3101038
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. The debate rages on as to why some buildings fail and others do not, who is responsible for these failures, and how to fix them. This course looks at the key causes of mold and moisture intrusion, with discussions of important climate considerations and design and construction procedures to prevent future problems. This course is part of a four-part series that discusses how to improve building performance related to mold and moisture issues. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 107 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course is part of a seven-part series that translates the quantitative and qualitative content of acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 73 Score: 1.3101038
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. Discussions and case studies clarify the use of the 2010 Standards and highlight common mistakes found in their application in new construction and renovation. Finally, the course highlights elements of design that are now part of the 2010 Standards but were not addressed by earlier Standards. This course was last revised in 2022.
Format: CE Course Pages: 90 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course addresses the best design methods to mitigate both impact and community noise. This course is part of a seven-part series that translates the quantitative and qualitative content of acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 78 Score: 1.3101038
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. Hypothetical design examples are presented to demonstrate the application of security strategies and measures to selected building functions. This course is part of an eight-part series that covers concepts, principles, and processes for incorporating enhanced security into the design of new and existing buildings. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2022.
Format: CE Course Pages: 133 Score: 1.3101038
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. The emphasis on public welfare is critically important because architects, as professionals and service providers, must prefer client interests over their own, and when the issues are clear, they must prefer public interests over both. This suggests that, if circumstances warrant, architects must raise client values to align them with public values. Indeed, the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct implores members to “promote and serve the public interest.” So how can architects and their practices best operationalize professional obligations to clients and the public? They can engage in the following strategies that are discussed in the course: Provide public interest professional services. Share practice knowledge and experience with colleagues and the public. Conduct practice-based research. Investigate emerging technologies. Cultivate firm culture that supports learning and innovation and includes justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) initiatives. Collaborate effectively to facilitate client and stakeholder relations.
Format: CE Course Pages: 105 Score: 1.3101038
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. The important architectural and mechanical design decisions that are required during this phase are addressed here, with the intention of protecting public health, safety, and welfare. This course is part of a four-part series that discusses how to improve building performance related to mold and moisture issues. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 125 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course addresses the considerations necessary in the final design, construction, postconstruction startup, and system commissioning phases. Ensuring that steps are taken toward mitigating mold and moisture during these final phases will help protect public health, safety, and welfare. This course is part of a four-part series that discusses how to improve building performance related to mold and moisture issues. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 122 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course addresses the architectural and mechanical considerations for making the critical design decisions during this phase. Mitigating moisture and mold problems will protect the public health, safety, and welfare in our buildings. This course is part of a four-part series that discusses how to improve building performance related to mold and moisture issues. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 110 Score: 1.3101038
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. The goal of this series is to develop a means by which designers can create and innovate building envelopes and energy-efficient buildings. These means shall include both an understanding of the forms and components of a building that provide efficiency and comfort, and processes for use in design that will encourage the selection of the proper physical responses and facilitate the investigation of the likely performance of these selections. This third course analyzes the building envelope performance specifications for several building materials, considering performance, cost, aesthetics, and environmental impact. Each part of this CE series can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 146 Score: 1.3101038
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. This mini-monograph describes the steps and considerations required in the three phases of POE: planning, conducting, and applying. This course is part of a six-part series that explores the growing use of post-occupancy evaluations and their long-term significance in the design process. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 193 Score: 1.3101038
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. This mini-monograph introduces POE with a discussion on the history and benefits of POEs, as well as how the performance concept is used in conducting POEs. The three levels at which a POE may be undertaken are also addressed. This course is part of a six-part series that explores the growing use of post-occupancy evaluations and their long-term significance in the design process. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 174 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course provides design guidance to minimize mechanical and plumbing noise; it concludes with examples of built spaces that illustrate effective acoustic design. This course is part of a seven-part series that translates the quantitative and qualitative content of acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 84 Score: 1.3101038
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. This benefits the public’s health, safety, and welfare as architects continue to improve the buildings that they design. Presented here is a case study of a medical center POE conducted at the indicative level. This course is part of a six-part series that explores the growing use of post-occupancy evaluations and their long-term significance in the design process. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 139 Score: 1.3101038
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. It is as important to understand a building’s significance and authenticity as it is to be able to identify the existing materials and conditions of the building envelope, structural system, and mechanical systems. Once these issues, features, and significance are understood, a team can be created who will work with the owner to identify what planning documents are appropriate to meet the needs of the project. The primary purpose of “How to Plan, Design, & Construct the Preservation Project” is to discuss how to develop and plan the design and preservation approach and process for historic buildings. This course is the third of the five-part Historic Preservation series. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 122 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course is part of a seven-part series that translates the quantitative and qualitative content of acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 91 Score: 1.3101038
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. Presented here are two POE case studies, one conducted at the investigative level and the other at the diagnostic level. This course is part of a six-part series that explores the growing use of post-occupancy evaluations and their long-term significance in the design process. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 150 Score: 1.3101038
Building Envelopes Part 6: Complex Geometry and Fluid Forms
This course is one of a series of eight mini-monographs 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. These means shall include both an understanding of the forms and components of a building that provide efficiency and comfort, and processes for use in design that will encourage the selection of the proper physical responses and facilitate the investigation of the likely performance of these selections. This sixth course investigates computer-generated complex geometry and fluid forms that can be applied to varying degrees to the design of the building envelope. Each mini-monograph of this eight-part series can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 132 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course was last revised in 2021.
Format: CE Course Pages: 78 Score: 1.3101038
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. The goal of this series is to develop a means by which designers can create and innovate building envelopes and energy-efficient buildings. These means shall include both an understanding of the forms and components of a building that provide efficiency and comfort, and processes for use in design that will encourage the selection of the proper physical responses and facilitate the investigation of the likely performance of these selections. This fourth course investigates the building envelope as a critical zone that must be properly designed and detailed to address the multiple and complex tasks it is required to perform while mitigating environmental performance problems. Each part of this CE series can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 153 Score: 1.3101038
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. This course focuses on how architects can use the analysis and documentation of the effects of seismic movements to design for better seismic response. Included is a discussion of a general design approach for improved seismic response and a review of various design improvements using building design cases. This is the third course in a series of six courses on seismic mitigation. Each part may be taken as an individual course. This 2021 edition is a substantial update of the original Seismic course first published in 2017.
Format: CE Course Pages: 127 Score: 1.2476637
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. This course provides an introduction to the principles and application of integrated design to projects in order to achieve high performance. You will gain an understanding of how integrated design differs from traditional design and how important the role of the integrated design team is in the process. Case study examples demonstrate a wide range of approaches and outcomes using the integrated design process to address the goals of various types of projects. This course is part of a six-part series that presents practical guidelines for designing sustainable buildings. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2022.
Format: CE Course Pages: 89 Score: 1.2476637
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. This course introduces the learner to the fundamental concepts and vocabulary associated with wind forces. The technical aspects of wind forces are also reviewed, with particular emphasis on how buildings behave when subjected to wind and the structural aspects of building behavior. This is the first in a series of five courses on wind forces. Each part may be taken as an individual course. This 2022 edition is a substantial update of the original Wind Forces course first published in 2017.
Format: CE Course Pages: 106 Score: 1.2476637
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. This CE course discusses specific metrics to evaluate the individual facets of design. This course is part of a six-part series that presents practical guidelines for designing sustainable buildings. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was reviewed in 2023 and no changes were made
Format: CE Course Pages: 107 Score: 1.2476637
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. The requirement for state-by-state registration, the reason for registration, and penalties for failing to do so are also addressed. This course is part of a five-part series that reviews and discusses the standards all architects are legally obliged to follow. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 100 Score: 1.2476637
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. However, it is also essential to address problems in existing buildings that will behave predictably in a major seismic event. This course examines the factors that must be considered when retrofitting existing buildings. In addition, the course reviews seismic design strategies that can be used for mitigating earthquake forces on building structures. Particular attention is paid to the use of base isolation, damping systems, and aseismic design as tools for seismic mitigation. This course is the fifth in a series of six courses on seismic mitigation. Each part may be taken as an individual course. This 2021 edition is a substantial update of the original Seismic course first published in 2017.
Format: CE Course Pages: 127 Score: 1.2476637
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. This course presents examples of how to fund preservation work and addresses the complexities and considerations for doing such work in an environmentally sustainable manner. This course is the fourth of the five-part Historic Preservation series. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 135 Score: 1.2476637
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. This CE course discusses specific metrics to evaluate the individual facets of design. This course is part of a six-part series that presents practical guidelines for designing sustainable buildings. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2020.
Format: CE Course Pages: 107 Score: 1.2476637
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. This course reviews the methods that can be used to improve building resistance against overturning, uplift, and sliding. Also reviewed are the use of horizontal and vertical wind collectors to distribute surface pressures and mechanical dampers to decrease lateral movement caused by wind pressures. Using the directional procedure specified in the ASCE 7-16 standard, the course also presents a wind pressure analysis for an example building type. This is the fourth in a series of five courses on wind forces. Each part may be taken as an individual course. This 2022 edition is a substantial update of the original Wind Forces course first published in 2017.
Format: CE Course Pages: 116 Score: 1.2476637
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. This course reviews the relationship between stream flow and pressure development, with particular emphasis on the nature and distribution of pressures developed on building surfaces. Also reviewed are pressure coefficients, the effects of internal and external pressures on buildings, and some general considerations of standard procedures for wind force analysis. This is the second in a series of five courses on wind forces. Each part may be taken as an individual course. This 2022 edition is a substantial update of the original Wind Forces course first published in 2017.
Format: CE Course Pages: 116 Score: 1.2476637
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. This course is part of a five-part series that reviews and discusses the standards all architects are legally obliged to follow. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 59 Score: 1.2476637
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. It discusses site and climate considerations and techniques and tools used in site and climate analysis. It includes case studies of two projects in very different site and climate situations to demonstrate how site and climate impact architectural design. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge and skills in site and climate analysis and how to incorporate them into a predesign plan. Each course of this ten-part series can be taken individually. This course was last revised in 2022.
Format: CE Course Pages: 156 Score: 1.2476637
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. Also included is a discussion of the difficulties in applying the rule forbidding the wanton disregard of the rights of others. This course is part of a five-part series that reviews and discusses the standards all architects are legally obliged to follow. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 102 Score: 1.2476637
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. It shows how the three enduring values of architecture first expressed by the Roman architect Vitruvius are relevant for today’s architecture. It also shows how many other values impact contemporary architecture and discusses in detail eight value areas under the acronym HECTTEAS (TEST EACH). The course demonstrates at length how these values become issues that architects must address in design. Three case studies show how values uncovered in three very different predesign plans influenced the resulting architecture. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge about value-based predesign planning. Each part of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 173 Score: 1.2476637
Predesign Planning Part 5: Diagnostic Interviews
This is the second of five courses focusing on methods used in predesign planning. Like the doctor trying to make a medical diagnosis by talking with the patient, the predesign planner makes an architectural diagnosis by interviewing stakeholders in a project. A successful diagnostic interview identifies the primary values and goals of the client(s), staff, and users of a proposed facility. This course covers the techniques and tools required to conduct successful diagnostic interviews. It shows how to plan and conduct these interviews both in person and online. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge and skills about diagnostic interviewing. Each course of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2022.
Format: CE Course Pages: 115 Score: 1.2476637
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. It includes various terms and definitions for predesign planning and covers in detail client-based, design-based, knowledge-based, and consensus-based predesign planning. It advocates for value-based predesign planning, beginning with a deep search for the important values relating to a project. It then utilizes the best aspects of the other approaches to predesign planning to produce predesign plans. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge about value-based predesign planning. Each part of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 112 Score: 1.2476637
Predesign Planning Part 7: Questionnaires and Surveys
This is the fourth of five courses focusing on methods used in predesign planning. This course covers the techniques and tools required to develop useful questionnaires and conduct successful surveys. It discusses the relationship with other methods, when to use a questionnaire, and the importance of planning. It covers the steps to prepare a questionnaire and discusses the logical order of questions. It covers question types, sampling, bias, data analysis, cost of error, and how to conduct a survey. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge and skills in developing questionnaires and conducting surveys. Each course of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2022.
Format: CE Course Pages: 144 Score: 1.2476637
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. This course covers the techniques and tools required to conduct successful diagnostic observations of people, places, objects, and their interactions to uncover how the environment influences human behavior. The differences with diagnostic interviewing are covered and the need to develop understanding, not just description, is emphasized. Several types of observation and observation formats, including photographic documentation, are included. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge and skills in diagnostic observation. Each part of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 100 Score: 1.2476637
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. The various phases of architectural projects are described and the information the predesign planner must develop for project feasibility, site suitability, master planning, and predesign planning are discussed. The course focuses on predesign planning for schematic design, design development, and construction drawings. It stresses the importance of discovering the values that become critical issues for each phase of predesign planning. A case study shows how predesign planning impacts the various phases of project planning. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge about and skills in project planning. Each course of this ten-part series can be taken individually. This course was last revised in 2022.
Format: CE Course Pages: 114 Score: 1.2476637
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. This course introduces seismic mitigation with an overview of earthquakes and their effects. This course is the first of a series of six courses that focuses on seismic mitigation. Each part may be taken as an individual course. This 2021 edition is a substantial update of the original Seismic course first published in 2017.
Format: CE Course Pages: 139 Score: 1.2476637
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. This course is part of a six-part series that presents practical guidelines for designing sustainable buildings. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2021.
Format: CE Course Pages: 119 Score: 1.2476637
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. In Part I of this two-part series, an introduction to the principles and concepts of sustainable development and an overview of respected programs, initiatives, and resources to guide current projects are provided. The interrelationships between and integration of issues to plan for and resolve using the sustainable development process are presented with an emphasis on various models for effectiveness. Approaches to engaging and educating the development team and community on the value of sustainable development are also presented. In Part II, examples and case studies demonstrate how different sustainable development programs and strategies have been implemented in projects, and their rationale and effectiveness is discussed based on initial goals and outcomes. Author Information: Stephanie Vierra Publication Date: December 2, 2020 AIA Registration Date: November 29, 2026
Format: CE Course Pages: 109 Score: 1.2476637
Why Buildings Fail Part 1: Forces & Destructive Agents
Even the most successful individuals keep in mind that failure is a possibility. To properly anticipate failure, the architect must be aware of the many potential sources of errors. Presented here are explanations of how environmental and human-caused forces and agents can cause building failure, along with design and construction recommendations to prevent such failures. This course is one of a six-part series that investigates the sources of building failure. Each part can be taken as an individual course. In 2022, this material was reviewed and updated to remain timely but was not extensively rewritten.
Format: CE Course Pages: 118 Score: 1.1909046
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. Following green building standards and certification system guidelines leads to buildings that are healthier for their occupants, have a lower impact on the environment, and protect public welfare. The development, benefits, and application of the certification and rating systems are also discussed in order to effectively select and apply the appropriate ones to a project. This course is part of a six-part series that presents practical guidelines for designing sustainable buildings. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2022.
Format: CE Course Pages: 126 Score: 1.1909046
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. However, the perception is that doing the right thing for the environment will cost more. This course focuses on the economic principles used to evaluate and deliver a more sustainable building solution. We will review evaluation of capital investments in equipment, system upgrades, and building maintenance and operations that support buildings with a reduced environmental impact. This course is part of a six-part series that presents practical guidelines for designing sustainable buildings. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2021.
Format: CE Course Pages: 112 Score: 1.1909046
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. “Modern Heritage, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion” examines 21st century preservation and addresses the complexities that modern heritage, intangible heritage, and social justice have added to preservation. This course is the last of the five-part Historic Preservation series. Each section can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 130 Score: 1.1390852
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. As increasing numbers of households are pushed out of the city by rising housing costs, they are burdened with long commutes and increased transportation costs while their carbon emissions escalate. These challenges are exacerbated by a deeply embedded policy—single-family zoning—that accounts for 75% or more of the land area allotted for housing in many fast-growing US cities. In this first of a two-part series, the history, evolution, and social equity and environmental impacts of single-family zoning policy in one city, Seattle, serve as an example of conditions in a number of fast-growing cities around the country. It also outlines the aggressive resistance to change and strategies architects can employ to address this. Each part of Right to the City can be taken as an individual course.
Format: CE Course Pages: 82 Score: 1.1390852