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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
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
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
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
Designing to Mitigate Flood Damage to Residential and Commercial Structures
Floods are currently the most common and costly of all-natural disasters in the US and they continue to increase in frequency, severity, location, and cost...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Architecture to Calm the Unseen Trauma of Combat Veterans
The way in which combat veterans perceive their postdeployment environment is impacted by their training and military experiences...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
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
Designing to Mitigate Wildfire Damage to Residential and Commercial Buildings
Wildfire damage mitigation has become increasingly important as wildfires themselves steadily increase in frequency, size, and ferocity, putting more communities, buildings, and lives at risk...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h
Designing to Model Nature: Applying the Concepts of Biomimicry
As design professionals seek more creative and effective solutions to new challenges that arise as the world continues to change and evolve, biomimicry can be the source of inspiration to inform and expand the design process...
Level: Introductory 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
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
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
Getting to Yes: Making Effective Use of the Alternate Means Process
The building code is a tool used by designers and authorities with the objective of protecting the public and emergency personnel...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 15m
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Pitfalls during Construction Contract Administration
The construction phase is a dynamic time for the project, where the architect has less control, is still required to fulfill their primary duty to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and must navigate potential pitfalls of construction contract administration (CCA)...
Level: Introductory Format: Text-based Duration: 1h 30m