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Apprentissage à distance

AEC Daily: Touch-Free, Hygienic, and Sustainable Hand-Drying Solutions for Commercial Restrooms

ONGOING - FREE - 1.25 HOURS

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing is one of the best and easiest ways to prevent the spread of germs. However, drying hands is just as important as washing them. This course introduces the reader to the main features of air knife hand dryers and discusses how their technical components, such as high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) filtration, touch-free operation, and fast dry times, contribute to their hygienic performance.

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AEC Daily: Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future: Part 1

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Energy creation, distribution, and consumption are all in a period of transition. Understanding this transition and its various aspects is critical to sustainable transitional energy planning (STEP). This course delves into the reasoning behind the STEP approach and its contributions to creating resilient communities and explores available exhaustible and renewable energy resources and innovations in the energy sector that can be leveraged by STEP.

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AEC Daily: Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future: Part 3

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Energy creation, distribution, and consumption are all in a period of transition. Understanding this transition and its benefits is critical to sustainable transitional energy planning (STEP). This course reviews the nature of the transition, the forces driving it, emerging energy systems and sources, and international and national examples. It details the process required for STEP and provides a comprehensive overview of the many renewable energy options now viable for community energy systems. It concludes with a series of illustrated sample plans and projects.

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AEC Daily: Trench Drain Systems: Fundamentals, Aesthetics, and Sustainability

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

Buildings, roads, and man-made landscapes can harm the natural environment with their effect on the natural water cycle. Architects and designers need to be aware of the best practices and experts’ recommendations to specify the correct type of drainage system that serves users and protects the environment. This course discusses the positive contributions of modern drainage systems to the built environment and their role in improving sustainability. The technical and aesthetic aspects of trench drain design are also covered.

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AEC Daily: Turn Workspaces into Idea Places

ONGOING - FREE - 1.0 HOUR

Even with the profound shifts in how we think about and utilize the office, the essential need to communicate in writing remains unchanged. Creating spaces that foster teamwork and idea sharing rests in the hands of the individuals who design these workspaces. This course discusses the opportunities to establish spaces that invite innovative productivity by reviewing today’s available writing surfaces designed to provide teams with methods to keep up with the pace of collaboration in the new world of work.

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AEC Daily: Turnstiles for Enhanced Access Control & Management

Turnstiles to control employee and visitor access help to enhance safety and security in a wide variety of applications, from corporate offices to healthcare facilities to distribution warehouses. This course presents the benefits and performance features of optical, full-height, and waist-high turnstiles and reviews the many aesthetic and customization options available to install a turnstile system that meets the needs of any facility.

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AEC Daily: Two-Hour Fire-Resistance-Rated Walls

Single-family attached residences (residences that share one or more walls between neighbors) are required to utilize area separation walls between units. A key design criterion of any firewall—besides its fire rating—is that it be structurally independent in a fire. This course evaluates two-hour fire-resistance-rated walls used in single-family attached and multifamily residential construction, the options available in today’s marketplace, firewall installation requirements, and fire-resistance testing.

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AEC Daily: Under-Slab Vapor Barriers: Restricting Moisture and Soil Gas Infiltration

Moisture and soil gas beneath concrete slabs can cause a myriad of problems in both residential and commercial applications. The causes and consequences of these problems are reviewed in this course, along with a discussion on the types and characteristics of under-slab water vapor and soil gas barriers.

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AEC Daily: Understanding Mortarless Stone Veneer & Other Stone Veneer Products

While natural stone veneer has a timeless popularity in commercial and residential applications, its cost, weight, and availability can make it prohibitive for some projects. Natural-looking manufactured stone veneer alleviates those concerns but still requires time and experience in mortared stone installation. This course explores these options and then introduces the latest manufactured stone product, a panelized, mortarless veneer that installs with the ease, speed, and all-weather flexibility of siding. Application examples and case studies present the many options that offer a real stone aesthetic without the time, skill, and constraints required for mortared applications.

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AEC Daily: Understanding Prepainted Metal

The surface coating is the first line of defense in prepainted metal, and one of the most important elements to consider as part of a metal purchase. Selecting the right coating, finish, and paint system can affect product lifespan, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. This course discusses the composition of prepainted metal, its application, and performance, and examines the building and environmental factors that may influence the type of paint system specified.

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AEC Daily: Understanding Special-Purpose Doors and Windows

ONGOING - FREE - 1 HOUR

If a facility experiences an environmental, accidental, or deliberate threat, the safety of the building and its inhabitants is a primary concern. Special-purpose doors and windows can address this concern by providing improved security in various applications. This course discusses the regulations and standards applicable to special-purpose doors and windows, including fire ratings, acoustical ratings, blast and pressure resistance, bullet resistance, and radio frequency shielding.

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AEC Daily: Understanding the Art of Quartz

ON-GOING - 1 HR - FREE

Made from one of the hardest and most abundant minerals in nature, engineered quartz is a beautiful, durable surface solution for a wide range of commercial and residential applications desiring the beauty of natural stone without its drawbacks. The raw materials of quartz surfacing are harvested from the Earth and formed into slabs via an innovative production process, resulting in a homogenous, nonporous material with superior performance and low maintenance requirements. Reviewed in this course are the features, fabrication guidelines, and design trends of quartz surfacing.

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AEC Daily: Understanding Thermoplastics: Why TPO & PVC Are Winning on the Rooftop

Thermoplastic membranes make up a large and growing commercial roofing segment and offer many installation and performance benefits. This course presents the attributes of PVC and TPO roofing membranes and their formulations, installation options, and sustainability benefits. The factors in selecting the type of thermoplastic and the benefits of a single-source system are also discussed.

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AEC Daily: Uniting Hygiene and Design: Clean Kitchens and Bathrooms

Keeping bathrooms and kitchens clean and hygienic is essential to health and well-being but can be challenging in busy family homes. This course introduces some basic principles of home hygiene, provides an overview of the most effective cleaning strategies, and shows how contemporary kitchen and bathroom technology and design innovations can make hygienic cleaning substantially easier. Technologies discussed include touchless activation, intelligent toilets, bidet seats, and antimicrobial surfaces. 

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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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