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  • IMP 011 – Designing with Architectural Insulated Metal Wall Panels

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    Credit: 1 AIA LU Sponsored by: METL SPAN We review the characteristics that best describe architectural IMPs including the myriad design options available. Topics such as finishes and coatings, trimless ends, folded corners, variable reveals, segmented curves, running bond patterns, sunscreens and integrated windows are reviewed. Structural support considerations including stud walls and tube steel […]

  • Prefabricating Architectural Elegance

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    Credit: 1 AIA HSW LU Sponsored by: Sto Corp. This presentation uses a case history approach to provide an in-depth look at the benefits prefabricated exterior walls bring to construction projects. Effects on aesthetics, constructability, schedule, cost, and design practices are covered. This presentation also outlines how construction teams can optimize job site safety and […]

  • Daylighting and Sustainable Design

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    Credit: 1 AIA LU|HSW Sponsored by: Kalwall Topics discussed include the origins of translucent daylighting with the structural sandwich panel, considerations in design, enhancement of daylighting techniques, real energy conservation, the eight systems, and opportunities offered in contrast, design, form, and aesthetics. The benefits of diffused natural daylighting on performance, health, productivity, safety, and sustainable […]

  • The ABC's of Roller Shade Fabrics

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    Credit: 1 AIA HSW LU Sponsored by: Hunter Douglas Architectural This course gives designers and architects the ABCs of roller shade fabric and outlines how choosing wisely can improve a buildings’ overall performance as well as enhancing occupants’ comfort and productivity. Learn best practices for choosing materials that impact occupant well-being by optimizing daylighting, reducing […]

  • Holistic Firm Management: Operational Insights in Service Towards a Work-Life Balance

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    Credit: 1 AIA LU Sponsored by: BQE Software What if you had the tools to understand where you are with regard to all aspects of your firm? Key Performance Indicators can be defined and implemented to guide you towards both professional and personal success. If you can’t measure it, you can’t track it, and you […]

  • Bird-friendly Glazing Solutions: Understanding the Fundamentals of Safe Design

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    Credit: 1 AIA HSW LU Sponsored by: Guardian Glass Architecture tells us a great deal about society. In fact, glass and glazing are used to blur the lines between inside and out, helping elevate performance and the experiences of people. Yet while humans can use environmental cues to identify glass as a barrier, there is […]

  • 5 Common Design Questions for Balancing Sustainability and Cost

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    Credit: 1 AIA LU Sponsored by: Covetool Architects of today face a common task that defies intuition – how to balance building performance and strict carbon targets against cost. Sustainability in design is certainly a worthy and necessary goal, but the amount of options can be overwhelming and the costs prohibitive, especially in the eyes […]

  • Spinach Ice-Cream for Architects - How to Have Fun while Keeping Your Firm Healthy

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    Credit: 1 AIA LU Sponsored by: BQE Software Who doesn’t love design? It’s like a bottomless bowl of chocolate ice-cream. Just like our bodies can’t survive merely on sweet desserts, your firm needs vegetables and protein too. Most firms struggle with maintaining the proper balance between the fun side of our practice and the necessary […]

  • Designing with GFRC in the Modern Space

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    Credit: 1 AIA LU Sponsored by: Trueform Concrete The purpose of this presentation is to give an introduction to GFRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete), including the virtues and benefits seen when choosing to work with this material for the fabrication of residential or commercial furnishings. The course does this by exploring a common GFRC application – […]

  • Achieving Performance and Aesthetics with Engineered Building Enclosure Solutions

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    Credit: 1 AIA HSW LU Sponsored by: Sto Corp. This course presents a unique approach to designing for performance while achieving aesthetic goals, focusing on engineered systems that provide continuous control layers and connectivity between multiple claddings, and resulting in simplified design and construction processes.   Learning Objectives Describe the challenges of designing building enclosures. […]