EDUCATION PROVIDER PROGRAM (EPP)

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Distance Learning

AEC Daily: Top-Down Design for Green Streets

ONGOING

Trees are essential for the health of the urban environment, mitigating the heat island effect, cleaning the air, reducing stormwater runoff, and improving residents’ health and well-being. But cities are often inhospitable to trees, where their growth may be stunted or their roots may damage surrounding infrastructure. This course explores ways to design successful projects incorporating green infrastructure by understanding the principles behind tree growth, proper type and amount of soil, water management, and the role of soil vault systems in helping urban trees thrive.

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AEC Daily: Uniting Sustainability and Aesthetics: Wood-Plastic Composite Cladding for Rainscreen Assemblies, Decks, & Railings

ON-GOING  1 HR

Today’s building professionals seeking better moisture management and energy efficiency from the exteriors of their projects are turning to rainscreens as a solution to both. Wood-plastic composite (WPC) provides a durable and long-lasting material suitable for use in rainscreen systems, decks, railings, and more. Reviewed in this course are the manufacturing process, performance and green benefits, and installation of WPC cladding that is fully capped with a polymeric plastic “shield,” providing long-term resistance to moisture, staining, and fading.

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AEC Daily: Vector Graphics in Architectural Laminated Glass

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HR

Architectural laminated glass has become an increasingly desired material for indoor and outdoor projects, and digital imagery is a popular method of incorporating design elements. This course describes how vector graphics can be used in architectural design, what vector graphics are, and how they differ from raster images. It also examines in detail how vector graphics are used in architectural laminated glass.

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AEC Daily: Vinyl: The High-Performing Choice for Healthcare

ONGOING

Healthcare environments require high-performance, durable, and sustainable materials to meet the ever-increasing demands for the health and safety of patients and staff. Vinyl provides a reliable and proven solution that supports infection control measures, the need for long-lasting products, and the replacement of infrastructure that supports health and wellness, clean water, reduced carbon footprint, and long product service life. Vinyl is a material of choice for interiors as well as the core and shell of healthcare buildings. Chemistry and formulations are part of successful product performance; utilizing life cycle approaches to product selection, meeting owner project requirements, and supporting criteria within green building certifications are all part of the vinyl story.

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AEC Daily: Wall Protection

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Commercial building interiors see all kinds of wear and tear on a daily basis. Various forms of wall protection can combat this wear and tear to help extend the longevity of a space, maintain a clean look, and cut down on maintenance costs. This course discusses the different wall protection products available, how to identify which wall protection products fit certain applications, and which building codes apply to these products.

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AEC Daily:Technology and Trends in Sustainable Tropical Hardwoods

ONGOING

There is no substitute for the natural beauty of newly installed tropical hardwood, but keeping it looking great and achieving the desired performance over time require careful attention to detail. Choosing the best hardwood species and specifying the appropriate fastening and finishing systems will ensure an aesthetically pleasing, low-maintenance, and successful design in terms of installation, performance, and appearance. This course discusses wood species specification, installation techniques, and finishing methods for tropical hardwoods in conventional and sustainable buildings. As well, international programs that are used to successfully determine sustainability are examined.

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America Training Solutions: 3D ACOUSTICS: The critical component to a successful design (ON DEMAND)

ON DEMAND (PRE-RECORDED) - 1.5 HRS

This course discusses the difference between NRC and STC as well as absorption, diffusion, and reflection and how it relates to echo, reverberation and speech intelligibility in architectural spaces and the importance of using the 3D design concept to maximize the acoustical performance of their room.  

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America Training Solutions: Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable & Sustainable

FREE - ONLINE - 1 HOUR

Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood

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America Training Solutions: Acoustic Door Assemblies and Their Role in Sound Control

FREE - ONLINE

This course will review healthy sound levels and how to test and identify target STC ratings. We’ll discuss the elements of the acoustic-door assembly and how the assembly addresses fire-ratings and ADA compliance, contributes to LEED certification and green building, and provides security for classified files and electronic data.

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America Training Solutions: Aging in Place - Eliminating Traps

ONLINE - 1.5 HOURS

It is possible to remain at home as physical and/or mental deterioration makes doing so more challenging. Given the amount of research that preceded establishing design standards to accommodate the handicapped, new structures can be designed which are far more user friendly to the elderly. Changes to existing homes can also be made in incremental steps as needs arise, just not as efficiently as doing so from scratch.

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America Training Solutions: American Hardwoods and their Role in Carbon Neutral Design

FREE - ONLINE - 1 HOUR

This course begins with a look at Hardwoods' basics. It then presents the science surrounding hardwoods; the significant role they play in the environment and finally, as a material choice, discusses their importance in sustainable building. At the conclusion of the session attendees can be confident knowing that when they choose North American hardwoods, they are selecting a quintessentially green material that is ever-renewing, abundant and sustainable.

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America Training Solutions: Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

FREE - ONLINE - 1 HOUR

This course provides an overview of aluminum extrusion coatings and includes discussions on the aluminum extrusion process; a comparison of powder and liquid coatings; an overview of the chrome and the chrome-free pretreatment processes; and, the performance objectives of AAMA testing standards.

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America Training Solutions: Compatibility and Adhesion Problems Between Sealants and Substrates

Participants will learn what can result from incompatibility and adhesion problems between various sealants in contact with different substrates. 

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America Training Solutions: Continuous Insulation vs. Cavity

FREE -ONLINE - 1 HOUR

This course will review an in-depth breakdown of the current uses of insulation in wall assemblies. The attendees will learn more about the differences in the use of cavity insulation versus the use of continuous insulation installed on the exterior of the building sheathing. Discussion points to include the changes of the current energy codes and the requirements for the use of continuous insulation in the majority of future projects. The participant will be able to better evaluate their current wall assemblies and understand the requirements that are dictated by current codes.

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America Training Solutions: Daylight and Energy: Designing with insulated glass units (IGUs) with integrated cord-free louvers

FREE - ONLINE - 1 HOUR

The designer will have a better understanding of day-lighting design and will be able to properly select the Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) with integrated cord-free louvers that is right for their project. Through case studies and design strategies, the designer will walk away from this course with a better understanding of designing for improved daylight and energy efficiency.

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