12-hour – $149 (Save $31)
Starting from the Bottom (AIAPDH194): 3 HSW Hours
When designing floor systems, the best approach is one that is systematic. It begins with consideration of the project climate and moves all the way through selection of the finished flooring materials.
As with any other design problem, flooring design includes analysis of the principles, codes, construction methods and available products that will affect the desired outcome. Risks are acknowledged and choices are made to lower those to acceptable levels. In other cases, choices are made to prevent foreseen problems from even occurring.
Simplifying the ADA (AIAPDH189): 5 HSW Hours
In September of 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice published a comprehensive set of standards on designing buildings to facilitate their use by the handicapped. The regulations were titled “2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.” The anacronym referred to the “Americans with Disabilities Act,” previously passed in 1990. The publication clarified what was being requested from designers by the earlier legislation. It included 275 pages of suggestions, including some graphic illustrations showing how to meet requested design goals.
We will look at those ADA standards and illustrations, and summarize as best as possible how to meet their intent.
Healthy and Productive Workspaces and Buildings (AIAPDH200): 3 HSW Hours
This course will look at physical factors in a workspace or building which when optimized – per research – are associated with a healthier and productive workspace or building. Some optimized factors are associated with increases in cognition, productivity, improved health and mood and decreased sick days and associated costs. The factors include Air Quality, Water Quality, Thermal Conditions, Dust, Lighting quality, Views, Noise levels, Biophilic Environment, EMF Exposure and Covid 19 transmission factors. This course includes a sample audit of a workspace including: Air Quality: Formaldehyde in air, Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs) in air, Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 and 10 micron in the air. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the air, Daylight level and Melanopic Lux, Identification of Electromagnetic field Hot Spots, Sound level and Covid 19 transmission factors.
Energy Concerns: Roofs, Windows, Doors, and Skylights (AIAPDH199): 1 HSW Hours
Many steps can be taken, both during the design process and after structures are completed to reduce the use of energy. These include passive steps like insulating and tightening the building envelope. In line with this is installing more efficient doors, windows and skylights which are normally holes in those envelopes. This course will explore the general energy concerns to think about when deciding what type of roof, doors, windows, and skylights to use in your design and also encourages and examines the impact of decisions and methods to conserve energy. All such actions ultimately result in a desirable preservation of natural resources for the security of generations to come.