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New Online Courses added, effective April 15, 2015 you need to register(FREE) with Hanley Wood University: http://www.hanleywooduniversity.com/ select a course listed below & go to the Hanley Wood University "Continuing Education" pages to find these courses, Click on the course, fill in the form & take the course

New Courses available:

COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU/HSW
AVERAGE RATING

Specifying Door Systems with Increased Energy Efficiency
Integrated door components are design to work together as a complete system. They help to reduce the risk of air and water infiltration, while improving performance and energy efficiency. By using an integrated door system, it helps to minimize callbacks and makes handling any warranty issues easier. Finally, using an integrated door system allows for a true "system warranty" instead of individual component warranties.


COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

How have LEDs changed the way we work with light?
Today, LEDs can be used for almost all architectural lighting. This course will explore what makes LEDs unlike traditional light sources, specifically in regards to their micro optics, miniature size, light quality, precise controls, versatility and long lifespan. LEDs are in fact so different, the technology has opened up entirely new approaches to using light for architectural lighting, both inside and out.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU/HSW
AVERAGE RATING

The Design Advantages of Engineered Polymer Roofing (Print)
This course will demonstrate the design advantages of using polymer roofing solutions in place of natural mate¬rials. We’ll examine the features of synthetic roofing materials and discuss the design and architectural benefits of polymer roofing materials and compare them with other roofing materials. Finally, we’ll explore the testing and documentation on why engineered polymer roofing materials serve an architect’s need to specify materials that serve form and function.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

Cable Railing Assemblies: Prefabricated Kits and Custom Design Options
This course starts off with an overview of cable railing assemblies, and goes on to describe the different types available and the advantages. The course will also take a closer look at how the use of cable infill will affect the design of the railing frame while addressing the different end and corner post and frame design requirements. This course also looks at prefabricated cable assembly kits and all of the different components and installation ideas. Also, it takes a closer look at the idea of custom cable installations.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

Solving Moisture Issues with Rapid Drying Concrete
This course will discuss the science behind moisture transmission and emission in concrete slabs and solutions to end slab moisture issues such as flooring failures, mold, curling/warping, exposed slab and excessive drying times. One solution to these moisture related problems is rapid drying concrete, a ready-mix concrete solution for preventing moisture-related floor covering failures, an industry-wide problem that costs millions of dollars annually in damage, downtime, repair and replacement.




COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
• IDCEC 0.1 CEU
AVERAGE RATING

Luxury Outdoor Kitchens: Design, Specify, Install and Use
This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Luxury Outdoor Kitchens and options for design and layout, for product specification, installation and proper use. By understanding these topics, building professionals will be in a better position to serve their clients and help create upscale outdoor spaces that greatly enhance a home's functionality, enjoyment and value.




COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
• GBCI 1.5 CE Hour
AVERAGE RATING

Building Green with Metal Roofs and Walls
This course will explore in depth the concept of cool metal roofs and walls while explaining their relationship to current energy code and guideline compliance. The environmental benefits of metal roofs and walls will also be explained, including contributions to numerous LEED® points. Additional case studies of various cool metal roof materials will be presented to illustrate how they can help lower energy use in a building.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

Breakthrough Decking: Latest Developments in Wood-Alternatives (Print Version)
Wood-alternative decking materials have undergone a major transformation since first introduced in the 1990s. But homeowners and even industry professionals are not always aware of these advances. This course examines the wood-alternative decking materials presently available and provides information about the evolution of decking materials, the differences among wood and various alternative decking materials, and the enhanced capability for building design and aesthetics offered by wood-alternative decking.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
• IDCEC 0.1 CEU
AVERAGE RATING

Interior Sliding Door Systems for Single Family, Mid-Rise and High-Rise Buildings
Sliding doors are not only used for exterior accesses to balconies, decks and courtyards, but are increasingly being specified in residential interior design. This course is going to discuss interior sliding door systems for rooms, closets and utility spaces in single family, mid-rise and high-rise buildings. Interior sliding door system benefits, design options, ADA compliance and installation requirements will be reviewed.





COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU/HSW
AVERAGE RATING

Building Retrofits: Getting the Whole Picture on Window Replacement (Print Version)
When undertaking a significant energy retrofit project, architects employ various tools to help them successfully identify potential areas for improvement. Some of the most valuable assets in an architect’s toolbox are companies that provide building analysis. A building analysis service team that can completely test, measure, and document the gaps and opportunities for energy savings in a building will provide the architect with a wealth of information and resources needed to successfully complete the project. However, when it comes to windows, traditional building analysis services often fail to deliver a complete evaluation of the building, and miss several of the key components that can impact energy use. Besides the energy efficiency rating of the window - other considerations like occupant comfort and air tightness should be included when designing a window replacement strategy during a retrofit project. Architects who choose a building analysis service that provides a complete evaluation of the windows and fenestration in the building will have better information, more options, and a greater chance of creating a successful energy efficient design that provides a faster return-on-investment for property owners.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
• IDCEC 0.1 CEU
AVERAGE RATING

Specifying for Custom Luxury Kitchens: Appliances, Options and Accessories
For most designers, architects and contractors, specifying for a luxury kitchen is a pleasure. With an expanded budget, savvy clients and continual innovation by appliance makers, upscale kitchens can reach toward perfection. However, keeping up with new and innovative kitchen features can be daunting. This course explores how to determine client needs and wants for a custom luxury kitchen, and then expands into products on the market, some new, some continually useful, that can truly customize the highest-functioning luxury kitchen for the each owner.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

Architectural Alternatives for Post-Frame Building Systems
Post-frame buildings are highly engineered wood building systems that have expanded over the years from use in the agricultural sector to encompass many commercial, residential and institutional applications. Modern post-frame systems have a limitless range of interior and exterior appearances. In addition to functional and architectural flexibility, they also have excellent economic and performance benefits.
This course will examine post-frame building systems including their versatility, range of applications, structural features and key performance characteristics. The course will also present numerous case studies that demonstrate cost and time of construction for typical post-frame building projects.


COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU/HSW
AVERAGE RATING

Specifying Sustainable Insulation for Thermal and Acoustic Control (Print Version)
Archeological research reveals that insulating our homes using natural, renewable materials like fiber, wool, straw and cork, is actually as old as human history. And with good reason. Insulation is perhaps the most cost effective, straightforward path to peak functionality in the design and construction of buildings. And while many petroleum and chemical-based insulation strategies have risen up over the decades, we may be circling back around in a post-petroleum world to prefer insulation made from renewable, recycled and recyclable materials. This course describes the specification and use of these insulation materials.

COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

Revolutionary Wood Products: A Closer Look at Acetylated Wood (PRINT VERSION)
Acetylation has been studied by scientists around the world for more than 90 years. This course will take a closer look at acetylated wood and the acetylation process that it goes through. This course will then explain the benefits and key characteristics of acetylated wood. We will look at the different testing done on the acetylated wood, such as durability, joints, canal lining, and termite testing. This course will then take a look at the use of acetylated wood in different case studies to show real world applications.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU/HSW
• IDCEC 0.1 CEU
AVERAGE RATING

Luxury Kitchen Ventilation: Healthy Indoor Air With Style
This course discusses the impacts of cooking on indoor air quality, and how those negative impacts can be lessened by proper ventilation. We’ll discuss what to look for in specifying a ventilation system, and how to specify the best system for the situation. And then finally, we’ll take a look at the design options available. The latter topic, the design factor, is sometimes the only thing considered. In this course, it’s the final issue we look at.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

Concrete Solutions: Specifying Concrete Coatings
Concrete is an exceptionally versatile and popular choice in residential and commercial construction, and modern coating systems allow for a wide range of colors, styles, and applications. When selecting concrete it is important to understand the advantages both aesthetically and structurally. The ability to recognize where concrete coatings are best suited and which application process to choose will help you achieve the quality and durability goals of the project.

This course will help educate architects on high quality concrete coatings available for use in new construction and existing projects. Take the course to learn more.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

Re-Thinking Steel - A Logical Choice for High-Rise Residential Design (PRINT)
For those involved in the design and construction of high-rise residential buildings, it is clear that fundamental design decisions need to be made in order to address a range of building criteria. A design program is defined in consultation with the owner or developer of the property to determine the intended market or occupancy mix. That feeds into the overall design of the individual living units, including features and amenities to be preferred or avoided. With this conceptual framework in hand, the design team can then start to shape and define the appropriate building.


COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

Spot Cooling: Performance Attributes and Applications (Print Version)
This course provides an overview of spot cooling and its appropriate uses and benefits, including the cooling of people, equipment, and processes. The course describes various spot cooling options, compares air-cooled and water-cooled units, and discusses the advantages of portable and ceiling-mount spot cooling.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU/HSW
AVERAGE RATING

Understanding the Benefits of Non-Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Wall Panels
Traditional fiberglass reinforced plastic wall panels (FRP’s) have been used since the 1960’s as interior wall and ceiling panels. A newer product, non-fiberglass reinforced plastic wall panels, improves on the benefits of FRP’s such as mold, bacteria, moisture, chemical and stain resistance, and is also a sustainable product with fewer health hazards. This course will compare the two products, as well as describe the importance of using non-fiberglass reinforced plastic wall panels to mitigate moisture issues. The course will also cover appropriate applications for the material.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
AVERAGE RATING

Managing Concrete Subfloor Moisture With Wood Flooring
This course will look at the importance of managing concrete subfloor moisture to prevent wood flooring issues and will cover some flooring issues related to excess moisture, from the subfloor to the flooring itself.



COURSE CREDITS
• AIA 1 LU
• GBCI 1 CE Hour
AVERAGE RATING

Contributing to Sustainable Design with Solid and Quartz Surfaces
There is an increasing awareness of the impact of buildings on the environment and the need to drive innovation and design to create higher performing living spaces. Individuals and the community in general must take a leadership role in demanding and/or creating solutions that reduce or eliminate the environmental footprint on our planet.

High performance buildings are designed to make an efficient use of natural resources, lessen and control environmental loadings, and improve the indoor environment by choosing the right materials that will enhance comfort and indoor air quality while proving to be designed with the environment in mind.

Solid surfacing and quartz materials provide functionality, performance, and aesthetics that enhance buildings and homes.