EDUCATION PROVIDER PROGRAM (EPP)

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Distance Learning

AEC Daily: Sustainable High Pressure Decorative Laminate

ONGOING - FREE - 1 hour

Understanding a product’s life cycle impact is central to the selection of materials for any green building. High pressure decorative laminate (HPDL) manufacturers have initiatives in place to reduce waste, energy, and virgin materials in its production. This course introduces HPDL, its performance characteristics, fabrication techniques, and manufacturing processes and the processes and ingredients that make it a sustainable decorative surfacing solution for commercial and residential applications.

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AEC Daily: Synthetic Surfacing Design & Performance

ONGOING - 1 HOUR - FREE

The implementation of synthetic surfacing for leisure and performance applications is rapidly growing. Artificial materials such as synthetic turf (grass), synthetic green walls, and poured-in-place and court surfacing often outperform their natural counterparts. Additionally, increased safety standards and design expectations have accelerated innovation in the materials available to designers. This course outlines synthetic surfacing options and examines synthetic turf systems, detailing their design considerations, performance features, sustainability and health benefits, and associated return on investment (ROI).

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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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AEC Daily: Terrazzo Flooring Systems

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

For generations, designers have turned to the beauty and functionality offered by terrazzo. In recent years, new technologies and materials mean terrazzo can respond to the needs of the most modern buildings. This course covers the evolution of terrazzo, terrazzo flooring systems, and the environmental advantages of terrazzo and how they apply to sustainable initiatives for indoor air quality, recycling, and resource efficiency. 

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AEC Daily: The ABCs of EPDs: An Introduction to Environmental Product Declarations for Building Designers and Managers

ONGOING

The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is not just an idea about how to “grade the greenness” of products; it is a well-developed, globally recognized way to make responsible comparisons and decisions regarding sustainable material design and continuous improvement. This course discusses the concept of the EPD as applied to building materials and how to integrate EPDs into design and product selection decisions. Detailed information from different thermal insulation EPDs is used to demonstrate how thermal insulation provides a unique and significant payback in terms of energy and environmental impacts.

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AEC Daily: The Benefits of Glass-Reinforced, Graphite-Infused Composite Cladding

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Exterior cladding must be long lasting, maintenance-free, and aesthetically pleasing to meet the design demands of property and homeowners. An innovative composite cladding solution, developed with a patented technology that incorporates glass-reinforced polymers and graphite-infused polystyrene, meets and exceeds these requirements. This course describes the design challenges property and homeowners often face when selecting cladding, and it offers a solution. Performance characteristics such as thermal resistance, wind load resistance, and fire ratings are discussed. Installation techniques and a case study are also examined.

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AEC Daily: The Benefits of Implementing Water Conservation Standards by Building beyond Code

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HR

The planet is currently in a water scarcity crisis, which is significantly affected by toilet water usage. This course examines the current plumbing codes, standards, and regulations that address toilet water usage, the need for and benefits of going beyond current standards, and the goals of a variety of beyond-the-code voluntary standards and rating systems, such as LEED v4 BD+C and ICC 700 National Green Building Standard®. It explains the various types of low-flow and ultra-low-flow toilets, their pros and cons, and their selection criteria. It concludes with a sampling of successful cost- and water-saving installations.

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AEC Daily: The FRESH Approach to Choosing Exterior Colors

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

For the typical homeowner, choosing exterior color can be a daunting task; however, there is guidance available to help choose color palettes that complement the exterior of the home. This course presents the FRESH approach: a strategic method used for the selection of colors for the exterior of buildings. The course focuses on both residential and commercial design considerations and details the steps to follow in the color selection process to achieve a harmonious design.

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AEC Daily: The Importance of Space: Rainscreen Technology in Residential Building Design

ONGOING

Building science experts have acknowledged the need for both drainage and ventilation in exterior wall systems in order to eliminate moisture issues and extend the life of buildings. This presentation reviews the concepts of rainscreen technology and the solutions for compliance with a focus on engineered rainscreen drainage and ventilation mats used in direct-applied and ventilated wall designs.

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AEC Daily: The Importance of Ventilation in Residential Metal & Cedar Roof Design

ONGOING - FREE

The primary purpose of a roof is to provide shelter and protection; to do so effectively over the long term, proper drainage and ventilation are required. Presented here are the categories of metal roofing, the moisture- and noise-related issues associated with architectural metal roofs, the use of a three-dimensional drainage and ventilation mat as a solution to these issues, and best practices for incorporating a mat in metal and cedar roof assemblies.

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AEC Daily: The Next Generation of Concrete Masonry

ONGOING - 1 HOUR - FREE

The inherent properties of concrete masonry, including strength, durability, and fire safety, have been well documented, though a perception of high cost persists. Due to significant changes to codes and standards that increased the flexibility of concrete masonry structural design, this construction method may also offer cost-effective and energy-efficient alternative solutions. This course reviews changes to ASTM C90 and the masonry design standard and includes a discussion on the benefits and opportunities these requirements bring. 

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AEC Daily: The Possibilities of Acoustics

ONGOING - FREE 

When you think of acoustics in the built environment, you may think of something…precise, like a sound rating, mathematical equation, or acoustic test report. Or perhaps you think of acoustical products that help create soft, sound-absorbing surfaces. But I bet you don’t think of the word "blurry."

In this course, we’ll dive into the blurry, gray, area of acoustics. Our guest is an expert in acoustic architecture who will open our minds to the possibilities of acoustics and take us on a journey with sound that will spark new thinking about acoustics.

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AEC Daily: The Role of Commercial Steel Doors in Resilient Design

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HR

Resiliency is a growing necessity. It is important to understand the impacts on the built environment resulting from natural and manmade disasters and disturbances and to design for those impacts now. Presented in this course is an overview of the benefits of using steel doors as part of a resilient design strategy for applications requiring resistance to blasts, tornadoes, and ballistics.


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AEC Daily: The Who, What, When, and Why of Submetering

ONLINE - ONGOING - FREE 

Building designers, property managers, and tenants increasingly focus on lowering their energy and utility consumption and its accompanying costs. To effectively reduce usage and costs, monitoring energy consumption in detail is necessary, especially in buildings and facilities with multiple tenants, end users, and processes. This course explains how utility submetering identifies usage quantities and issues, facilitates smart metering, helps meet or exceed code and building rating system requirements, and accurately allocates utility charges, all of which contribute to users’ lowering their utility consumption and costs. 

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AEC Daily: Thermal Bridging: Small Details with a Large Impact

ON-GOING 1.25 hrs

Uncorrected thermal bridging can account for 20–70% of heat flow through a building's envelope. Improving details to mitigate both point and linear thermal bridges will significantly improve energy performance. This course reviews types of thermal bridges, examines how they appear in codes and standards, and explores some mitigation concepts and principles. Calculation methods to account for thermal bridging in your projects are introduced, and a sample design project is used to demonstrate code compliance.

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