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Current Continuing Education Courses

Rainscreen Systems and the Building Code

A rainscreen is a type of assembly applied to an exterior wall consisting of an outer layer, inner layer, and a ventilated cavity between the two. These systems have been used extensively in other markets but are relatively new to the US. As codes evolve, and building science advances, rainscreens are becoming a popular way of enclosing buildings. They greatly increase performance while simultaneously enabling designers to achieve new and striking designs.

Course No: STO2023RAIN1 – 1 LU / HSW credit

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Rainscreen Systems Made Easy

This course presents the History of Rainscreen design and explains why rainscreens are an important topic for the building envelope and enclosures. This course enforces the use of control layers to maximize the use of a drained, backed ventilated rainscreen system performance for both new and existing buildings. The audience will learn and be able to identify different rainscreen technologies and how a complete approach is beneficial to a building’s performance, by ensuring compatibility among components and understanding the relationship of control layers of the exterior wall assembly for the health and safety of occupants. Lastly, the course will review this approach using real-world rainscreen systems. 

Course No:  STO230201RAIN  – 1.0 hour (1.0 LU/HSW)

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Next Level Cladding with Resin Cast Shapes

Designers, owners, and occupants all value the appeal of natural brick and wood for exterior cladding and interior surfaces. But these natural materials come with drawbacks. Wood can split, warp, cup, mold, and attract insects. Brick is heavy and susceptible to efflorescence. Quality control is not assured. The fresh alternative is resin cast shapes that mimic wood and brick, delivering the benefits of biophilia and a sense of connection with the natural world, but without the problems. This course examines the wood and brick aesthetic of resin cast shapes and demonstrates their sustainability and performance qualities. They are durable, lightweight, easy to install, and contribute to a continuous building envelope. Case studies of noteworthy projects illustrate the superior form and function of this next-level cladding alternative. 

Course No:  STO230801RAIN  – 1.0 hour (1.0 LU/HSW)

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EIFS – Combining Performance and Aesthetics

This course explains how EIFS provides ultimate performance and aesthetic versatility. We will demonstrate how EIFS offers superior moisture protection, thermal properties, and durability and meets the most stringent energy codes. When other claddings claim to be full systems, they only offer one or two layers of the building enclosure. EIFS is the only system that incorporates all the control layers of the building envelope while allowing the architectural community to custom design the final look of the project.

Course No: STO23101EIF – 1 LU / HSW credit

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Simplify Multi-Aesthetic Façade Designs with Engineered Building Enclosures

Today’s building facades combine a variety of materials to produce a unique, multi-cladding aesthetic. This leads to increased complexity, including designing for transitions, testing for compatibility of materials, and coordinating orders from multiple suppliers and installation by multiple trades. This course describes how engineered building enclosure systems can provide continuous control layers and connectivity while achieving multiple cladding aesthetics, resulting in simplified design and construction processes, and better performing building enclosure.

Course No: STO202211BES – 1 LU / HSW credit

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Prefabricating Architectural Elegance Nano Module #1: Aesthetic Versatility and Schedule Certainty

This quarter-credit course demonstrates the aesthetic possibilities offered by prefabricated exterior walls, and the benefits that prefabrication brings to construction schedule certainty. It also illustrates improvements to jobsite safety and construction waste management made possible by prefabrication

Course No: STO21901NAN1 – 0.25 hour (0.25 LU/HSW)

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Prefabricating Architectural Elegance Nano Module #2: Aesthetic Versatility and Construction Economics

This quarter-credit course builds on the concepts shown in Nano Module #1. It describes how diverse constructability challenges can be uniquely and effectively solved using prefabricated exterior walls. Through a case history approach, it shows how construction projects ranging from health care, hospitality and student housing to retail development and restoration can benefit from prefabrication.

Course No: STO21922NAN2 – 0.25 hour (0.25 LU/HSW)

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Prefabricating Architectural Elegance: Design for Prefabrication

This quarter-credit course is focused on stages within the architectural process where the decision to prefabricate is relevant. Using a case history approach, it describes projects where design-build teams identified the benefits of prefabricated exterior walls in Design Development, then successfully redesigned the project to realize these benefits. It contrasts this with projects where prefabricated exterior walls were considered in Schematic Design, then incorporated into the original design process.

Course No: STO2109NANO3 – 0.25 hour (0.25 LU/HSW)

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Prefabricating Architectural Elegance

This full-credit course uses a case history approach to provide a comprehensive overview of prefabricated exterior walls.  It illustrates the aesthetic possibilities that are available, and describes unique constructability solutions that prefabricated walls provide.  Improvements to construction schedule certainty, jobsite safety and construction waste management are specifically considered.

The presentation concludes by contrasting successful projects that were redesigned for prefabrication with projects designed with prefabrication in mind.

Course No:  STO21901PNL – 1.0 hour (1.0 LU/HSW)

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The ART of Facade Restoration

We tend to connect architects with aesthetics. But they are increasingly becoming so much more. It is paramount for today’s architect to have a strategic mindset when approaching a restoration project, from the look to its performance. This course presents all things to consider when restoring building façades. The audience will learn the importance of function and compatibility among each component of a façade and how attention to detail can impact human health and safety.

Course No: STO23501RST1 – 1 LU / HSW credit

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The ART of Facade Restoration

Course No: STO23501RST1 – 1 LU / HSW credit
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EIFS – Combining Performance and Aesthetics

Course No: STO23101EIF – 1 LU / HSW credit
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Simplify Multi-Aesthetic Façade Designs with Engineered Building Enclosures

Course No: STO202211BES – 1 LU / HSW credit
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Benefits of Opaque Glass and Back Ventilated Complete Rainscreen Systems

Course No: STO210801RNS – 1 LU / HSW credit
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Prefabricating Architectural Elegance

Course No: STO21901PNL – 1 LU / HSW credit
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Prefabricating Architectural Elegance Nano Module #1: Aesthetic Versatility and Schedule Certainty

Course No: STO21901NAN1 – 0.25 hour (0.25 LU/HSW)
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Prefabricating Architectural Elegance:
Design for Prefabrication Module 3

Course No: STO2109NANO3 – 0.25 hour (0.25 LU/HSW)
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Prefabricating Architectural Elegance: Aesthetic Versatility and Construction Economics Module 2

Course No: STO21922NAN2 – 0.25 hour (0.25 LU/HSW)
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Rainscreen Systems Made Easy

Course No: STO230201RAIN  – 1 LU/HSW credit
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