AIA CES Virtual Courses

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All of the following programs are now offered virtually. Each is free of charge and includes a $10 Starbucks giftcard* for each participant.

Each one-hour presentation offers 1.0 AIA LU or AIA LU-HSW continuing education credit.

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*Limited time offer. Giftcard sent after course completion.

Program CMD 215 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Concrete Masonry Construction

  • Identify cost-effective construction details and practices for masonry commercial projects.
  • Apply construction knowledge and experience to develop design alternatives and facilitate more informed decisions when using masonry materials.
  • Design current projects to achieve overall objectives while maximizing ease and speed of masonry construction.
  • Produce construction documents for masonry commercial buildings allowing efficient, quality construction considering site conditions and code restrictions.

Program CMD 225 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Codes and Standards Compliance with Concrete Masonry

  • Clearly specify the concrete masonry units selected for a construction project.
  • Utilize masonry’s thermal mass properties to analyze energy code compliance.
  • Comprehend the changes to the latest TMS 402/ACI 530 masonry code.
  • Evaluate the need for joint reinforcement in masonry veneer.

Program CMD 300 (1.0 LU-HSW)
CMU Wall Performance: Crack Control & Water Resistance

  • Identify sources of movement which can cause cracking and water penetration of exterior building walls.
  • Determine methods of controlling cracking in concrete masonry walls.
  • Compare fire safety performance between two assemblies with the same fire ratings under the building code.
  • Comprehend the equivalent thickness fire rating calculation method for concrete masonry products.

Program CMD 320 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Fire Safety With Concrete Masonry

  • Describe three necessary elements of balanced design for fire safety of commercial buildings.
  • Determine the difference between active and passive fire protection systems.
  • Compare fire safety performance between two assemblies with the same fire ratings under the building code.
  • Comprehend the equivalent thickness fire rating calculation method for concrete masonry products.

Program CMD 345 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Northwest Energy Code Compliance with Mass Wall Assemblies

  • Identify wall properties required to utilize alternative mass wall provisions.
  • Comprehend the optional code compliance paths and determine when they are most appropriate.
  • Evaluate design options available with masonry wall systems and understand their benefits.
  • Utilize masonry’s thermal mass properties to analyze energy code compliance.

Program CMD 350 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Designing Resilient Buildings and Communities

  • Understand the concept of resilient building design.
  • Recognize the attributes and advantages of concrete masonry construction for resilient design.
  • Evaluate current building codes’ impact on life-safety versus protection of property.
  • Identify steps that can be taken to improve building and community resilience.

Program CMD 405 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Overview of Concrete Masonry Design and Construction

  • Comprehend the concrete masonry unit (cmu) manufacturing process understanding the available options and limitations and clearly be able to specify the masonry materials selected for a current design.
  • Mortar and grout specification.
  • Evaluate the design options available to control cracking and to construct water resistant exterior walls for commercial buildings.
  • Utilize masonry’s thermal mass properties to analyze energy code compliance.
  • Calculate fire resistance ratings and sound transmission values of cmu walls to determine appropriate levels of safety, sound control, and code compliance.

Program CM 6100 (1.0 LU)
Masonry Solutions for BIM

  • This presentation will give a practical overview of BIM and its impact on the construction industry. In this presentation, specific attention will be given to what BIM can and can’t do for the masonry industry.
  • It discusses objects and assemblies within the BIM environment and how modeling of masonry for BIM can be successfully achieved.
  • It also pays attention to the value of having accurate modeling for masonry at the design phase and how Masonry iQ can help achieve that.