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AIA-approved CEU classes (AIA Provider E240)

* Each class is worth 1 LU/HSW, unless otherwise noted.

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  • AIA 2030 Challenge (2030C)

    This course provides an in-depth overview of the 2030 Challenge, asking the global architecture and building community to adopt design and construction practices that will lead to net-zero energy buildings by the year 2030.

  • Air, Water, Light, Sound: Essentials for a Healthy Building (AWLEHB)

    This course provides an overview of the current healthy building movement as well as an in-depth study of the air, water, light and acoustical requirements / portions of the WELL Certification process.

  • AR, VR and AI -Acronyms that Will Change Healthcare and your Design (ARVRAI)

    Advanced technologies are driving healthcare to new solutions; facilities need to adapt to meet these needs. Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 3D printing will dramatically change healthcare. The convergence of AR, VR, AI, and 3D printers with medical devices, building systems, electronic medical records, and infrastructure requires new design considerations. These items create workflow challenges, system integration and a need for changes in our healthcare design solutions.

  • ASHRAE Standard 209-2018 – A New Energy Modeling Framework For Building Design

    Incorporating an integrative approach into the design process is one of the best ways to optimize the energy performance of a building project. This presentation will introduce the audience to the new ASHRAE Standard 209 and discuss how the new framework facilitates an integrative design process and can improve the energy performance of building design projects. This offering is an on-demand webinar hosted by the AIA Codes Network. Click here to go to the AIA webinar host. To receive CE credit from AIA, please follow the instructions in the webinar.

  • Building to Last: The Relationship Between Resiliency and Sustainability (BTL)

    This presentation covers the top resilient design strategies for buildings, lessons learned and how to create buildings that last and continue to function even in the most extreme circumstances. The presentation will identify how resilient designs begin with strategies for identification of risks, then design of building elements that minimize those risks.

  • Can You Hear Me Now – Distributed Antennae Systems (CYHMN)

    This class focuses on Distributed Antenna Systems and how they address two very important needs for a facility. First they improve the quality of cell phone signals inside the facility which increases user satisfaction and productivity. Secondly they improve the radio reception for first responders during an emergency.

  • COVID and Healthcare Facilities (C2020)

    This course addresses HVAC ventilation measures for present state operation of systems serving hospital and administrative office occupants in a COVID-19 environment. It covers the latest information on viral transmission, as well as guidance on implementing facility adaptations for housing and treating COVID-19 patients. We also touch on alternate care sites and surge planning as well as some non-traditional air cleaning technologies.

  • Energy Benchmarking, Goal-Setting and Energy Modeling During Design (ENERGY400)

    The AIA’s Framework includes for Design Excellence includes 10 different measures, including “Designing for Energy”. These 10 measures were formerly known as the COTE Top Ten. The Designing for Energy measure organizes our thinking, facilitates conversations with our clients, and sets meaningful goals and targets for climate action and building performance. This presentation focuses on engaging the participants in energy benchmarking, goal-setting and energy modeling during design. Benchmarks and goals are shared with the design team and owner, and are a basis for a deeper conversation about how the building is intended to work. Energy modeling is a fundamental design tool to help projects meet their goals – it is key to understanding conceptual design choices, and essential to the design team for meeting its energy goals. As with many decisions made during design, the earlier the project team uses benchmarking, goal-setting and energy modeling as a design tool, the lower the cost, and the greater the benefit to the building owner.

  • Energy Gremlins in Lab and Healthcare Projects (Gremlins)

    Science & Technology and acute care Healthcare projects have specific energy signatures that separate them from other project types due to internal, process-related loads (equipment of laboratory support and diagnostic and treatment) that they are largely self-heating, even at very low outside temperatures. These projects are also characterized by health and safety concerns that mandate air exchange rates that are well in excess of that required to handle the peak thermal loads of the spaces, leading to a simultaneous heating and cooling approach to space temperature and humidity control.

  • Energy Wizard Energy Modeling with IESVE for Engineers (WIZPRO)

    Energy modeling is an important function that can influence design choices on projects, both LEED and otherwise. Owners see the value of energy efficient design, whether they plan to pass the property onto tenants or occupy the building themselves. The SD Wizard Show is a lively and interactive game-based demonstration of how architects can integrate energy modeling into the early design process to inform their schematic phase decisions. The presenter divides the audience into competitive teams and engages them as participants in the design process, demonstrating how software can influence building geometry, orientation, daylighting, insulation, glazing, etc. and lay the foundation for truly low energy intensity, high performance green buildings. The winning team will almost certainly conclude the session with a design that exceeds today's codes by at least 20 percent before ever modifying any of the mechanical systems.

  • Evolving Technologies Impact to Programming – Creating Clinically Adaptable Designs (ET2020)

    Advancing healthcare technologies and integrated building systems are constantly changing clinical operations and the spaces we design. Frequently the impact of technology is missed during master planning, space planning and design. Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing, Remote Monitoring, and Virtual Care are just a few technologies driving operational changes in healthcare that improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes. Developing master plans, space programs, designs, and project budgets that are capable of addressing evolving technologies are key to the success of long-term facility planning. This session will challenge our traditional planning techniques to incorporate the unpredictable technical elements of advanced technologies improving patient care.

  • Finding the Skeletons and Killing the Energy Hogs

    Review of how to reduce energy and water demands, the newly required new building commissioning requirements, how energy auditing improves existing buildings and EbCx to identify and kill energy hogs, as well as how to verify performance improvement.

  • Healthcare 101: Engineering for Healthcare (HC101)

    This course presents a view of how design drives the engineering spaces for a hospital (I-2 occupancy type). Emphasis is placed on how the various departments in the hospital have different space requirements and how a designer can leverage spaces within a building’s total volume. Learn about standard ratios/sf suitable for programming/schematic design efforts and broaden your understanding of engineered system space requirements

  • Healthy Buildings 2020 (HB2020)

    This class focuses on trends in public wellness and how architecture can play a role in improving community health. Heavy discussion on the importance of healthy buildings through the lens of COVID-19.

  • High Performance Healthcare (HPHC)

    This discussion of individual building systems and options helps you to learn more about ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guide for Hospitals and Integrated Design Lab's Targeting 100 as the basis for how energy efficiency may be achieved in medical facilities.

  • Historic Barnett Tower Adaptive Reuse/Renovation and LEED V4 Certification (BT2020)

    Presentation addresses how a 18-story historic building built in the 1920s was adapted to 21st century standards and achieved LEED NCv4 certification.

  • Incorporating Technology in Healthcare Facilities to Improve Patient Safety and Save Lives (ITHC)

    Design teams are missing opportunities to incorporate technologies and building systems solutions that improve patient care and save lives. Predictive fall prevention systems, building systems integrations, infection control dashboards, predictive analytics, remote monitoring, mobile healthcare units, wearable technologies, and virtual care are often viewed outside of the design process in many projects as an owner furnished IT/biomed issue. Helping facilities incorporate these into the design process improves outcomes by capturing proper clinical workflow, real infrastructure needs and space requirements that are often missed. Exposing our healthcare clients to current trends/options helps them think beyond how they are currently delivering care, making informed decisions, and providing comprehensive designs. This session will evaluate varied technologies and building systems being utilized in many facilities that design teams can implement to dramatically improve patient outcomes.

  • Not Even the 3 Little Pigs Built Their Houses of Glass: Impact of IECC Changes on Architecture

    A family of courses developed to educate design teams on changes to IECC code and various state energy code. Courses are specialized to illustrate the impact of code changes on both architectural and engineering elements of building design.

  • Reducing Hospital Security Threats With Attentive Design (HC Threat)

    Active shooters, domestic violence, terrorism, gangs, behavioral patient issues, theft, workplace violence, and abductions are unfortunate realities hospitals must be prepared to face. Virtual fencing, biometrics, video analytics, visitor management systems, access control, emergency notification systems, duress systems, and video surveillance can reduce these risks but must be carefully designed with the built environment as a front line defense. Embracing a holistic design approach that integrates these technologies along with physical barriers, structural resiliency, strategic lighting, incident command centers, and operation needs is a must to address today’s hospital security risks.

  • Resilience: Designing for Extreme Winds at Extreme Heights (EWEH)

    As a profession and an industry, it is critical in a time when the public demands ever-greener construction that we design our buildings to be resilient and durable to be functional over a long period of time in order to be sustainable. Extremely tall buildings subjected to high winds present unique challenges to strength of materials and to occupant comfort, and can only be resilient and durable when all team members creatively apply their expertise to meet the goals of safety and serviceability so that the structure can be built to last.

  • The Lighting Blues (TLB)

    Blue light can have a long lasting effect in productivity, revenue and health for projects and occupants. We dig deep into the source of the issue as well as understand how and why it is a topic needed to be addressed. We will determine different solutions, design concepts as well as new technologies which will ensure that the project and its occupants can perform at its best while creating a better environment which extends beyond the work life.

  • What Can Smart Buildings Do for Me? (SB)

    Overview of smart buildings, discussion of architectural elements, MEP systems, and technology working together to result in buildings that have achieved various third party certification in this area.

  • Wood Basics and Design (Wood)

    Class introduces attendees to wood types and nomenclature, including wood strength resources, framing diagrams, and key coordination items for wood buildings. The remainder of the presentation will dive into the gravity and lateral design of a wood building. Many important references to codes, manufacturers, and websites are provided through-out the presentation for viewers to use for future reference or more information.