Architecting Change: Design Strategies for a Healthy, Resilient, Climate Smart Future (Print Course)

Over the past decade, the architectural, construction and engineering (AEC) sector has grappled with unprecedented technological and socioeconomic changes along with an unprecedented confluence of challenges to the health of our communities, our cities and our planet. Climate change is accelerating—the 10 years leading up to 2020 was the warmest decade on record. Buildings and their construction account for 39% of global carbon dioxide emissions.

At the same time, the built environment is growing at a record pace in the US. It is estimated that 2.5 million new housing units are needed to make up for the nation’s housing shortage, a trend that has not abated in the face of a global pandemic. Technological gains within the built environment are making zero-carbon construction attainable, dramatic energy savings achievable and taller mass timber construction possible. Industry research, along with bold demonstration projects, is expanding the sector’s understanding of carbon sequestration, life cycle assessment (LCA), Passive House principles, and biophilic and health-centered design. In this course you’ll learn from design teams who are embracing these strategies and delivering solutions that begin to address some of the most pressing global challenges of our times.

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Effective Waterproofing

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course explains some of the issues relating to concrete deterioration as a result of water penetration. The course also describes the different methods of dampproofing, waterproofing, and vaporproofing and differentiate between positive- and negative-side waterproofing. The course also identifies the various types of waterproofing systems and differentiates between them.

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Multifamily Metrics that Matter

To stay ahead in a rapidly-changing industry, multifamily professionals need to stay nimble and be able to adjust on the fly. This becomes possible when you are making actionable decisions based on data.

Hear what Jennifer Staciokas, 20+ year industry veteran, has to say about learning to master the “pivot”. Something she did with her own work this year building a team and a business in the middle of a pandemic.

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Propane Micro-CHP for Homes and Commercial Buildings

Micro-Combined Heat and Power (Micro-CHP) technology brings onsite power generation to homes and businesses. Local generation means convenient, high-efficiency energy at a low cost with minimal waste. Thanks to propane fuel, micro-CHP brings these advantages to locations that have limited access to natural gas, such as rural communities, and areas with poor power supply.

Using multiple case studies, this course covers the hows and whys of micro-CHP systems. We'll detail how power is generated, the best uses for it, and why it makes sense in a wide range of locations and situations. We'll also include limitations and how they are overcome.

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How to Calculate the Wood Carbon Footprint of a Building (Print Course)

Are we able to dive deeper into these numbers to find ways to reduce a building’s carbon footprint in meaningful ways? What are the methods used to measure building material carbon footprint and do they tell the whole story? Are there simple tools to assess material choices? This course seeks to address these and other questions by explaining the principal methods and tools that are used to assess carbon footprint in the context of building materials.

It includes a primer on product terminology, including life cycle assessment (LCA), environmental product declarations (EPDs), carbon footprint, embodied carbon, and whole building LCA (WBLCA) tools. It explains how biogenic carbon is treated in standard LCA methodology and dives into the forest side of the equation, explaining basics of the sustainable forestry cycle. This course also highlights some ways to track and assure wood comes from sustainable forests in North America and why demand for wood products supports investment in forest management.

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Intelligent Enclosure Solutions: An Introduction to Ventilated Facades

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will cover the components and terminology associated with ventilated facades. During the course learners will explore the major types of façade claddings and assemblies including their benefits and challenges, as well as the opportunities.

Finally, this course will examine the benefits of a ventilated façade and understand the positive contributions to our environment and architecture.

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Designing Touchless Solutions for Proper Hand Hygiene in Commercial Restrooms

This course will begin with the broad concepts of hygienic restroom design and hand hygiene, then focus in on the role of hand dryers and the future of commercial restroom design.

The course will discuss how bathroom design supports health and wellbeing and contributes to sustainability in the commercial restroom environment.

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Using Technology for the Small Builder

Understanding the profit cycle is the first step to increasing your profitability. This brief webinar provides best practice guidance on how to implement a construction management solution that aligns with your profit cycle and improves efficiency, ultimately increasing your profitability.

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Keeping Tradition Alive: Resilient Benefits of Polymeric Exteriors

The session involves a brief discussion of the basic how-and-why of traditional neighborhoods, including iconic platting elements like small front yards and public spaces, and the design of individual units with an eye on the block-face to achieve harmonious streetscapes. This program will touch on various elements of sustainability, Green, OSHA requirements, fire safety, wind load, and other general code matters associated with vinyl siding and trim.

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Google My Business for Apartments: How to Dominate a Local Search

The steps to finding your website at the top of the search engine are not complex, but if you don't know where to start they may seem to be. This paper breaks it down into easy action items that will help you make the most of this valuable lead source.

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