EDUCATION PROVIDER PROGRAM (EPP)

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Distance Learning

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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AEC Daily: Eastern White Pine: Sustainable Versatility

ONGOING - FREE - 1 CORE HOUR

Through sustainable management, the forests of New England have had a remarkable comeback since the 1830s, with eastern white pine being the most represented softwood in these forests. This light, yet strong wood species has been used for generations and today, meets the requirements of a renewable and sustainable building material. This course reviews eastern white pine’s contribution to sustainability, its grading rules, wood products, and many applications.

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AEC DAILY: Electric Fireplaces: A Stylish, Simple, and Safe Alternative

ONGOING - FREE

Fireplaces remain one of the most desirable household features for homeowners, complementing a range of different lifestyles and appealing to a range of demographics. This course provides an overview of electric fireplaces, focusing on their design possibilities, flame technologies, ease of installation, environmental efficiency, cost-saving benefits, and advantages over gas and wood-burning fireplaces.


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AEC Daily: Embodied Carbon and the Building Envelope

ONGOING - 1 HOUR

In the fight against climate change, efforts intensify against the planet’s number one enemy—carbon dioxide. The building industry will play a significant role in these efforts. Embodied carbon—the global greenhouse gas emissions generated from sourcing raw material and processing, manufacturing, transporting, and installing building materials—will be the target over the next decade. This course will define embodied carbon, its impact on greenhouse gas emissions, the construction industry’s impact, and the methods and tools that building designers can employ to limit embodied carbon.

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AEC Daily: Engineered Nonproprietary Elevator Solutions

ONGOING - 1 HOUR

Elevators are integral to accessible, smooth, and efficient operations in many applications. For low-rise buildings, hydraulic elevators or gearless machine room-less (MRL) elevators are most common; this course compares the two in terms of sustainability and cost. Also presented are the history of the elevator, types of elevators suitable for installation in a range of buildings, the distinctions between proprietary and nonproprietary elevator systems, and recommendations on how to specify a nonproprietary system to maximize its long-term benefits.

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AEC Daily: Engineered Wood Siding: Benefits for Sustainable Design

ONGOING

Siding adds to the attractiveness of a residence while protecting the home from damage by the elements. Options for siding and trim encompass a variety of materials, including engineered wood, natural wood, fiber cement, and vinyl. This course reviews the features, performance characteristics, styles, and installation considerations of engineered wood siding and trim products. 

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AEC Daily: Enhanced Performance Installation Systems for Thin Adhered Masonry Veneers

ONGOING - FREE -1 HOUR

In response to the issues associated with the traditional lath and scratch method, new masonry veneer installation technologies have been developed that comprise polymer-modified adhesive mortars and innovative waterproofing air and water barrier membranes to deliver superior long-term performance for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. This course reviews the traditional lath and scratch method and then discusses enhanced masonry veneer installation systems (EMVIS) that are engineered to provide a permanent, high-strength installation for thin brick manufactured stone and natural cut stone veneers.

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AEC Daily: Exploring the Possibilities of Solid Surface

ONGOING

Acrylic solid surface is an attractive design solution, delivering enhanced aesthetics combined with superior performance properties. This course compares the characteristics of 100% acrylic solid surface to other surface materials and reviews the driving factors that contribute to its growing role in sustainable design strategies. Also discussed are the manufacturing, fabricating, and thermoforming processes of acrylic solid surface and the related green standards and certification programs.

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AEC Daily: Extending the Life of the Roofing Assembly

ONGOING

Some roof underlayments can trap moisture, degrade insulation performance, and create excessive condensation accumulation. Breathable, self-adhering roof underlayments enhance the drying capacity of the roofing assembly and therefore improve roofing performance. This course investigates current developments in these easy-to-install, vapor-permeable roof underlayments that mitigate water intrusion, reduce long-term exposure to wetted substrates, and extend the life of the overall structure. The course concludes with several sample installations.

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AEC Daily: Extrusion Matters: XPS vs. EPS

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) are both types of rigid foam plastic insulation. Their different manufacturing processes produce wide-ranging performance attributes, especially in water absorption and R-value. This course discusses the negative impact of water absorption on R-value and structural integrity, explains why codes and standards are sometimes specific in requiring XPS in applications where prolonged exposure to water occurs, and concludes with a look at best specification practices for accurate bids.

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AEC Daily: Fiberglass Doors: Gateway to Comparison

ONGOING - 1 HOUR

Fiberglass doors offer design professionals beautiful and durable options for their projects. This course discusses the physical and structural components of fiberglass entry doors and compares their performance to that of wood and steel doors. Described here are the National Fenestration Rating Council rating system, the North American Fenestration Standard, and the use of fiberglass entry doors to fulfill guidelines relating to ENERGY STAR® and LEED®. 

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AEC Daily: Furniture Power for the Hospitality Market

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Power and charging requirements for hospitality facilities are changing radically and rapidly. This course examines the options for and benefits of supplying power and charging outlets in walls, furniture, headboards, nightstands, public seating, and public gathering spaces, including outdoor areas, as well as the applicable codes for furniture-based power outlets. The course concludes with an overview of the benefits of occupancy sensors and auto-off switches in guest rooms and the installation requirements to comply with energy and electrical codes. 

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