12 top picks for continuing education from BD+C University

A roundup of top AIA CES Discovery courses from BD+C University. All courses are free and worth at least 1.0 AIA CES HSW learning unit.

August 06, 2014 |

WORKPLACE DESIGN: Make Way for the MILLENNIALS! Driven by changing work styles, mobile technology, and the growing presence of people born between the early 1980s and 2000, today’s workplaces are evolving. Examine appropriate design strategies, as well as pitfalls. www.BDCuniversity.com/workplace-design-make-way-millennials


EIFS: Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems. Learn the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly. Understand common EIFS failures and how to prevent them, as well as sustainability aspects of EIFS. Provided by experts at Hoffmann Architects. www.BDCuniversity.com/eifs-exterior-insulation-and-finish-systems


Using ENERGY MODELING To Increase Project Value. How to conduct quick payback and net present value studies to identify which energy strategies are most viable. Provided by experts at Paladino and Company. www.BDCuniversity.com/using-energy-modeling-increase-project-value


Getting to NET-ZERO Energy With BRICK MASONRY. Practical advice for using brick to reduce buildings’ energy consumption in the quest for net-zero. Learn how to exploit the thermal properties of brick walls and avoid undesirable thermal bridging. www.BDCuniversity.com/getting-net-zero-energy-brick-masonry

PAINTS, COATINGS + SEALANTS: Choosing Products and Procedures for Best Performance. Life cycle assessment, color selection, emissions, durability, resilience, corrosion resistance, specification standards, and other critical aspects of choosing coatings for interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and roofs. www.BDCuniversity.com/paints-coatings-sealants


K-12 SCHOOL Design. The Reggio Emilia approach to pedagogy treats the environment as a third teacher, inspiring Building Teams to pay even closer attention to student needs. Understand new ways to foster sustainability, occupant health, and educational effectiveness. www.BDCuniversity.com/k-12-school-design


New Trends in CEILING DESIGNS and Materials. New and improved ceiling products that offer superior acoustics, closed-loop recycled content, and easy integration with lighting, HVAC, fire sprinklers, and overhead infrastructure. www.BDCuniversity.com/new-trends-ceiling-designs-and-materials


Emerging Trends in COMMERCIAL FLOORING. Aesthetic, sustainability, and life cycle performance of commercial flooring, including hardwood and substitutes, carpeting, resilient, terrazzo, and polished concrete. www.BDCuniversity.com/emerging-trends-commercial-flooring

Sustainable Design Trends in WINDOWS, DOORS + DOOR HARDWARE. The demand for economical solutions that do not sacrifice quality or performance play a significant factor when selecting windows, doors, and door hardware. This course reviews many new options. www.BDCuniversity.com/sustainable-design-trends-windows-doors-door-hardware


CLADDING and EXTERIOR INSULATION. Learn about new requirements in the 2012 IECC, the IgCC, and ASHRAE 189.12 for continuous insulation, maximum fenestration area, and air and moisture barriers. www.BDCuniversity.com/cladding-and-exterior-insulation


PLUMBING TECHNOLOGIES: New Ways to Improve Water Efficiency. Understand the applications of rainwater harvesting, graywater systems, and water metering and monitoring. Learn benefits and drawbacks of tankless water heaters and waterless restroom fixtures. www.BDCuniversity.com/plumbing-technologies-new-ways-improve-water-effic...


Advanced Controls and Exterior Tactics for BETTER ILLUMINATION. Lighting control strategies that contribute to energy-efficient buildings and occupant well being, plus tips for lighting exteriors. www.BDCuniversity.com/advanced-controls-and-exterior-tactics-better-illu...

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