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Distance Learning

AEC Daily: Current Approaches to Sustainable Community Planning Part 2

ON-GOING 1.5 HRS

The principles, tools, and techniques for sustainable community planning (SCP) outlined in Part 1 of this course have evolved into various approaches to the actual implementation of SCP around the world. These approaches have been developed in response to local context and in communities ranging in size and form from large cities to small ecovillages and housing clusters. Part 2 of this course describes a number of these approaches for both land and water and also suggests a means of integrating them into a single, comprehensive planning model. The course concludes with case studies of a range of built sustainable community examples and planning exercises and includes some of the lessons learned.

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AEC Daily: Daylight and Window Management with Automated Controls

ONGOING - 1 HOUR - FREE

Automated shading systems are designed to maximize natural daylight, increase building energy efficiency, and ensure occupants have a comfortable environment with views to the outside. This course explains how an automated shading system predicts, monitors, and responds to the daily microclimate surrounding a building to effectively manage daylight, solar heat gain, occupant comfort levels, and energy use demands.

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AEC Daily: Decorative Beams, Panels, Truss Systems, Mantels, and Column Covers

ONGOING - 1 HOUR - FREE

Adding wood, stone, or masonry accents can dramatically change the look of a space, but time, cost, or even structural requirements can interfere. This course reviews the use of realistic, lightweight, cost-effective, and easy-to-install options for decorative faux elements. The performance, design options, and installation of high-density polyurethane panels, beams, truss systems, mantels, and column covers are examined.

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AEC Daily: Designed to Protect: Security Bollard Solutions

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Site security is a major concern in today’s unpredictable world. Public and private buildings, government facilities, campuses, and public parks are all susceptible to both accidental and deliberate vehicle infringement. This course examines how security bollards create safeguards for structures and people while adding to the aesthetics of a project.

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AEC Daily: Designing a Sustainable Masonry Cavity Wall Building Envelope

ONGOING - 1.5 HOURS - FREE

Masonry is an ideal sustainable building construction material as it is extremely durable, recyclable, and reusable. It allows for extraordinary design versatility, so it can meet both aesthetic and functional requirements. This course looks at the design elements, components, and construction techniques that characterize sustainable masonry cavity wall building envelopes.

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AEC Daily: Designing Architectural Shade Structures

ONGOING - 1 HOUR

In commercial, multifamily, and mixed-use applications, outdoor living spaces are a key amenity. Adding depth to storefronts, expanding outdoor services, or improving the comfort of a patio space can be attained with a functional shade structure. This course discusses the types and features of open-frame structures manufactured off-site, their recommended detailing and applications, and the key design considerations for safe and effective installations.

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AEC Daily: Designing Effective Public Queuing & Pedestrian Flow Systems

ONLINE - 1.25 HR - FREE

A well-designed queuing system not only offers structure, efficiency, safety, and accessibility but also can enhance the aesthetics and visual appeal of an environment. This course presents an overview of the important factors that need to be considered when designing and specifying public queuing and pedestrian flow systems to facilitate a positive and orderly waiting experience.

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AEC Daily: Designing Metal Wall and Roof Systems

ONGOING - 1.25 HOUR - FREE

Metal roof and wall systems have long been specified for commercial, residential, and industrial buildings because they have a lengthy history of durability, reliability, and resilience. This course examines the attributes of metal panel systems and the design options that make metal-clad buildings sustainable, attractive, and suitable for a variety of applications and environmental conditions.

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AEC Daily: Designing Sustainably with Redwood Timbers

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Redwood Timbers are a safe, strong, and sustainable option for exterior and interior building projects where natural wood is desired. This course provides an overview of the properties of Redwood Timbers including insulation properties, grades, dimensions, fasteners, finishing options, and strength. It concludes with numerous case studies exploring the use of Redwood Timbers for post and beam construction, decorative elements, deck posts, and outdoor living structures. 

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AEC Daily: Designing Wind Uplift Resistant Roof Paving Systems

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Wind forces always influence building design and detailing. This course focuses on one particular force, wind uplift, and its influence on roof paving system design and selection. It examines how wind loads and building configuration affect the design of roof paving systems; the codes, regulations, and calculation approaches that inform and control such designs; and the various options designers can use to design safe, appealing outdoor roof paving systems that will withstand even the strongest winds.

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AEC Daily: Designing with Architectural Insulated Metal Wall Panels

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Insulated metal wall panels (IMPs) offer a sleek, modern, and light-weight envelope system that is highly customizable. This course explores the characteristics of IMPs, including how they can offer a five-in-one design solution that provides the exterior finish, as well as the air, vapor, water, and thermal control layers. Discussions will also include design options, installation processes, code compliance, sustainability, and available warranties.

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AEC Daily: Digging into trench

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Changing climate and land use patterns have necessitated a greater focus on stormwater management. The trench drain industry has developed in a rather fragmented way over the decades, with each manufacturer using their own unique reference points for dimension, load rating, and other criteria. The purpose of this course is to clear up the resulting confusion and provide best practices and a real-world understanding of the multiple variables at play on the project level.

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AEC Daily: Discreet Heat When and Where Needed

ONGOING

Highly customizable electric heating solutions can provide either the main or supplemental heat for most indoor and outdoor spaces. Such solutions can harmonize beautifully with every architectural context and building configuration while addressing the full range of health, safety, comfort, and energy efficiency issues facing contemporary designers. This course examines the many supplemental electric heating solutions and devices available, their capabilities and configuration options, and how they can be customized to suit every unique architectural and engineering demand. It concludes with several illustrated cases.

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AEC Daily: Drainage-Vertical and Horizontal Building and Sitework Applications

ONGOING - 1 HOUR - FREE

Building science experts acknowledge the need for drainage in both vertical and horizontal applications in order to eliminate moisture issues and extend the life of the building. This course examines foundation wall, green roof, and plaza deck applications and discusses the factors that impact drainage, including soil permeability, saturation, land cover, and loading. Flow rate standards are discussed, and drainage composite mat installation is explained.

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AEC Daily: Dynamic Air Cleaners: Improving IAQ While Reducing Costs

ONGOING - FREE

Today’s architects are faced with a difficult task: how best to design buildings that meet up-to-date energy codes while keeping costs down and clients happy. Developments in filtration technology make it possible to conserve energy, improve indoor air quality (IAQ), and dramatically reduce ongoing utility and operating costs. This course reviews advanced engineered solutions for energy savings and air quality for commercial, institutional, medical, pharmaceutical, and other critical applications.

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