EDUCATION PROVIDER PROGRAM (EPP)

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New Course Providers are required to submit the following completed documents for review:

Please download the appropriate form(s) for completion and send to EPP@aanb.org

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  • Please contact EPP@aanb.org if you have questions regarding the Program.
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Distance Learning

AEC Daily: Interior Doors: Improving Durability Through Design

ONGOING - FREE - 1.25 HOURS

Specifying door products that are durable enough to withstand the rigorous demands of high-traffic applications in the healthcare and hospitality industries is crucial to the long-term success of each installation. This course reviews traditional doorway materials and doorway protection options, and provides design solutions that utilize engineered polyethylene terephthalate (PETG) components that extend the life of the door assembly and minimize health and safety issues for the building occupants.

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AEC Daily: International Code Requirements for Reroofing Commercial Buildings

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Roofing is one of the most common renovation projects on commercial buildings. Upgrading a roof assembly to meet current building standards provides an opportunity to save energy and maintain the necessary fire and structural performance. This course reviews the code requirements for commercial reroofing and discusses how reroofing can improve a building’s energy efficiency.

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AEC Daily: Introduction to Architectural Fire-Rated Glazing

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Health, safety, and welfare remain fundamental aspects of building design practices. The principles of limiting risk through openings and the creation of safe separation distances remain fundamental to fire-resistive building design practices and the basis for modern model building codes. Incorporating fire-rated glazing products provides creative design options that adhere to current code. This course establishes the differences between fire-protective and fire-resistive glazing products and their proper applications, as well as the related test standards and current building code requirements for specifying architectural fire-rated glazing.

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AEC Daily: Introduction to Architectural Paving & Segmental Retaining Walls

ONGOING - FREE

Paving products comprise an important part of both the functionality and aesthetic of exterior spaces, including urban plazas, streetscapes, walkways, patios, and amenity spaces. This course provides an overview of architectural paving and segmental retaining walls (SRWs) as two primary applications of hardscaping products in these spaces. The course introduces architectural paving and its components, manufacturing, and products and then focuses on the benefits, construction, and available types of SRWs. Case study examples of both architectural paving and SRWs are provided to engage and inspire learners as to the applications, functionality, and aesthetic possibilities of hardscaping products.

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AEC Daily: Introduction to Commercial Graphics

Designers, architects, and general contractors are finding innovative ways to use various types of commercial printed graphics to creatively enrich the aesthetics of buildings, promote company branding, and provide signage and wayfinding. This course discusses the uses, applications, materials, installation, and printer options of graphics designed to enhance commercial interior and exterior spaces.

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AEC Daily: Introduction to Existing Building Retrofits

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

This program introduces building retrofits as a method to achieve green building standards by adapting existing structures. While a building retrofit may have several types of interventions, effective air sealing improves the durability of the structure and occupant comfort, health, and safety. This course includes a detailed look at sources of air leakage and the various methods available to address this infiltration. Several real-world examples demonstrate the importance of identifying the source of air leakage, investigating existing conditions, and proper detailing.

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AEC Daily: Introduction to High-Density Parking Systems

As urban areas become denser, land values increase, and the demand for space becomes more challenging, developers are seeking alternative, innovative approaches to parking cars that allow a project to proceed while meeting all parking and sustainability requirements. Automated parking systems, parking lifts, and multilevel car stackers provide multiple benefits for developments, car parking operations, and vehicle storage facilities. High-density parking systems can help to maximize ROI with a reduced parking footprint and better building flow; reduce construction costs and operational overheads; and improve safety, security, and sustainability. This course explains the types of high-density parking systems, their sustainable advantages, and design considerations.

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AEC Daily: Invisible Hinges: Innovations in Door Hardware

Considering door hardware early in the design process enhances the aesthetics and functionality of a space. Invisible hinges balance durability, security, and ease of use without detracting from the design. This course examines standard invisible hinges as well as those for fire-rated and closer doors, and offers guidance on specification and installation. Case studies demonstrate the array of invisible hinge applications, and innovative door hardware solutions for powered entry and ADA compliance are presented.

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AEC Daily: Keeping It Secure: In-Room Safe Solutions

Safety and security are top priorities for travelers. The safeguarding of valuables provides guests with peace of mind that their items are secure and helps to protect a hotel’s reputation. This course reviews the features, types, and installation options of battery-operated, digital safe solutions designed to protect against theft without the need for keys or cards.

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AEC Daily: Laminated Rigid PVC Exterior and Interior Panel Systems for Sustainable Design

Vinyl has long been a material of choice for construction products for interiors and exteriors because of its durability, cleanability, affordability, and suitability for a vast range of applications. This course furthers the conversation by discussing vinyl’s recyclability and sustainability and the attributes of laminated rigid PVC exterior and interior wall panels and siding and soffit products.

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AEC Daily: Lawns & Beyond: The Creative Possibilities of Synthetic Grass

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

The enhanced need for water conservation and a decrease of harmful runoff resulting from lawn maintenance has pushed the demand for environmentally-friendly alternatives for landscaping and recreational areas. Explored in this course are the uses, benefits, and specification and installation considerations of artificial turf products that replicate a natural grass look and feel in any environment.

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AEC Daily: LEED® Implementation for Contractors Part 1: Pre-Construction Processes LEED 2009

ONGOING - FREE - 1.25 HOURS

This course is Part 1 of two courses aimed at helping contractors get organized, be proactive, and to work efficiently on LEED projects. Part 1 covers proposal preparation for LEED projects and general documentation principles, and also provides some recommendations and best practices for bidding and award during preconstruction.

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AEC Daily: Lessons in Paint Technology, and LEED® Requirements for a Sustainable Future

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Sustainable design and green practices have raised consumer awareness about the potential dangers lurking in buildings and homes from products such as paints and coatings. Environmental sustainability has influenced architects and interior designers to approach their projects in ways that boost health, lower consumption of nonrenewable resources, and minimize waste. This course looks at the evolution of sustainable design, ways to measure the environmental impact of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), how paints and coatings can contribute toward satisfying LEED® credits, and how these products may play a role in designing for well-being.

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AEC Daily: Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Interlocking Concrete Pavements

ONGOING - 1 HOUR - FREE

This presentation provides a review of life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA), a process increasingly conducted by road agencies for pavement projects. LCCA enables and, in some cases, justifies a pavement type that best meets an agency’s needs and budget. This presentation emphasizes the whole-life costs for interlocking concrete pavements (ICP), which combine the performance advantages of conventional concrete and asphalt with potentially lower life-cycle costs compared to other pavement materials.

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AEC Daily: Ligature-Resistant Patient Safety Hardware

ONGOING - FREE - 1.0 HOUR

Risks of self harm and suicide are inherent in behavioral health facilities. The common areas for concern in psychiatric inpatient units are ligature attachment points that present a hanging risk. In this course we review the evolution of patient safety hardware with a focus on ligature-resistant hardware designed to prevent the opportunity for self harm.

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