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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part 4: Courthouse POE Toolkit Pilot Study
Compared to indicative and investigative postoccupancy evaluations (POEs), diagnostic POEs tend to provide more comprehensive and in-depth evaluations, especially for large-scale projects...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Improving Building Performance 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Effective Termite Protection for Multifamily & Commercial Wood Buildings: Techniques for Keeping Wood-Frame Buildings Pest-Free
Worldwide, there are more than 2,000 termite species, and forty-five can be found in the US...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
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
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
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