Wearing the hat of Architect, salesperson, project manager and bill collector are essential parts of running your architecture firm. This guide provides proven tactics that architects and design professionals can use to leverage modern payment solutions to help run and grow your successful business—all the while delivering exceptional client service.
Getting Paid Today: What Building and Design Professionals Need to Know
With the onset of the Digital Revolution, technological growth brought change to entire industries. How people communicate, how they shop, and how they pay for services has evolved. As a business owner, know that clients prefer easy and efficient ways to pay by card or online.
By accepting electronic payments, show the world you’ve kept your finger on the pulse of advancement and convenience. Let's break down how online payments allow you to create a modern client experience - and how they, in turn, benefit your bottom line.
Western Red Cedar Finish Options Maximize Versatility (Print Course)
Western red cedar is a wood prized for its beautiful color and grain, natural insect and moisture resistance, and durability. It is an extremely versatile building product that can be used both indoors and out and can be finished in myriad ways to complement a building’s aesthetic.
This course will discuss best practices for finishing, care, and maintenance of western red cedar that will ensure a long-lasting finish in both exterior and interior applications.
Resilience has become a central idea for assessing how our social, economic, technical, constructed, engineered, and ecological systems can withstand and bounce back from a man-made or weather- and climate-related disaster. Globally, wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, typhoons, high winds, hail, coastal and valley flooding, sea level rise, heat waves, seismic activity, extreme cold, ice storms, and snow melt have destroyed ecosystems, caused loss of life, damaged property, disrupted healthcare and financial networks, and in some cases, brought essential services to a halt. During this presentation, we’ll discuss the composition, performance, and application of engineered polymer siding and trim and capped polymer cladding to illustrate the benefits to home and building owners when construction materials are selected with resilience and sustainability in mind.
2021 IBC: Building Bigger and Taller with Low Carbon Wood (Print Course)
In this course, you’ll learn about the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) changes related to tall wood construction, including three new building types that allow for wood buildings up to 18 stories and even taller using an Alternate Materials and Methods Requests (AMMR). Rigorous fire testing was conducted as part of these code changes to validate the safety of tall mass timber construction. Along with advancements in tall mass timber construction, the course explores design tactics and relevant code applications used to boost the density of light-frame wood construction.
Finally, this course will review the science related to wood’s embodied carbon and life cycle assessment in the context of curbing a building's impact on climate change, including a growing body of research demonstrating how building with timber represents an opportunity to increase the long-term storage of carbon in today’s built environment.
Comparing the Performance of Wood Polymer Composite Windows and Patio Doors to Alternative Materials
Wood polymer composite fenestration products are next-generation composites that offer slimmer sightlines, architecturally correct design, and co-extruded pigment to meet the high demand for contemporary, sustainable, and durable windows and patio doors. This course will compare wood polymer composite to alternative materials and will discuss the performance benefits of composite windows and doors, including thermal and energy efficiency, water resistance, and recyclability. The course will also cover style, glazing, and finish options, as well as maintenance and installation considerations.
Moisture Management & Sustainable Rainscreen Wall Systems
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Rain is one of the most important things to control in wall construction for both a building’s structural integrity and the occupants’ health. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the aesthetic, performance, and sustainable attributes of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) for use in rainscreen applications. Participants will gain a new understanding of how WPC cladding should be applied and fastened in rainscreen systems.
Expanded Applications and Specification Considerations for Aluminum Clad-Wood Windows and Doors
Aluminum clad-wood windows and doors offer the beauty and warmth of wood in the interior, coupled with aluminum's durability and weather resistance on the exterior. Versatile aluminum clad-wood windows and doors have various applications in all types of commercial and residential projects. Restaurants, offices, mixed-use projects, and multifamily and single-family residential are examples of good uses for aluminum clad-wood windows and doors. This course will discuss expanded, specialized applications for aluminum clad-wood windows and doors in commercial and residential markets, including coastal, mountain, and historic projects.
Innovations in Wood: Understanding the Latest Advances in Wood Research and Design
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation with ARCHITECT's Editor in Chief. Specifying wood in building design has a multitude of benefits, including elevating the design of the project, enhancing sustainable initiatives, and incorporating mixed materials for innovative buildings.
In this session, ARCHITECT explores the work and research of several firms using wood for innovative designs.
Design Inspiration for Architectural Metal Roof and Wall Panel Systems
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Architectural metal wall and roof panel systems lend themselves to practically unlimited applications in almost any climate or environment. Residential, institutional, commercial, retail, recreational, industrial, hospitality, multifamily, and mixed-use structures all are ideal applications for architectural metal wall and roof products.
This course provides design options for metal roof systems and metal architectural wall panels for numerous applications and examines case studies in which these products have been innovatively used.