Four lunchtime Continuing Education Courses

Upcoming Events:

December 5, 2019
Architect’s Black Friday 

December 4, 2020 – 7 HSW/LUs

Spectrum Lights the Way to Our First Virtual 4X4 CE

July 21st | Noon – 1 PM
LED OPTICAL DESIGN Advantages, Opportunities and Challenges  
This learning unit provides a general overview of the importance of Optical Design using LED light sources. We will review the basic Principles of Optics, LED technologies, Optics for LEDs and the successful integration into luminaire designs. The focus of this presentation is towards interior applications, but many of the principles and concepts carry over to exterior luminaire designs. 1 HSW/LU

July 22nd | Noon – 1 PM
Rethinking Light, Design + Human Experience in a Solid State World of LEDs
Light plays a critical role in the spaces we construct and for the people who ultimately inhabit them. As the built environment transforms from the assembly of inanimate materials crafted by a series of independent trade artisans to a world of intelligent, interconnected solid state electronic devices throughout a facility that embraces the Internet of Things (IoT), new methodology is the imperative. 1 HSW/LU

July 28th | Noon – 1 PM
Linear Lighting

Aspirational innovators at heart, we in the lighting industry continue to seek inventive ways to make light more efficient, but ultimately more appealing, vastly improving the user experience. Inspiration can come from many places, and for lighting, it only makes sense that those seeking new revelation would turn to the sky. Consider the work of American artist James Turrell, globally renowned for his interpretation of light and space and playfulness in terms of perceived reality. He fancies the sky his studio, material and canvas creating a trompe effect where he figuratively drops the bass on depth perception. As Calvin Tomkins of the New Yorker once said, His work is not about light, or a record of light; it is light the physical presence of light made manifest in sensory form. 1 HSW/LU

July 30th | Noon – 1 PM
Creating Inspired Architectural Downlighting 

This presentation provides an overview of lighting design techniques and how to assess and compare luminaire performance characteristics to create inspired architectural downlighting in commercial interiors. 1 HSW/LU

August 23, 2019 – for your reference
Increasing School Safety Through Design – Pfluger Architects
Innovations in Window Films – Eastman
Active Shooter: A Layered Approach, A Complete Security Strategy – Johnson Controls

July 26, 2019   – for your reference
Composite Sub Framing and It’s Contributions to Sustainability – Advanced Architectural Products
Vertical Design and Construction – SpawGlass
Translucent Daylighting – Kingspan Light + Air | CPI Daylighting
New Tall Wood Code Provisions: Understanding Advanced Design Topics – WoodWorks

May 31, 2019  – for your reference
Treat Your Building as a Patient – Kenall
Moisture Mitigation: Planning for Success – Shonox
Surface Protection and Graffiti Abatement Solutions – Grafitti Shield
Do Buildings and Spaces Cause Health? – Bell Structural

February 15, 2019  for your reference
The Energy Code in New Construction Residential Applications – CES
The Energy Code in New Construction Commercial Applications – CES
Vitro Architectural Glass Solarban® Low-E Coatings- Vitro Architectural Glass
Locally Approved Earthen Construction Modifications to the 2018 IBC – ECI

January 25, 2019 – for your reference
Marble Use in the Kitchen – Delta Granite
The Importance of Correct Subfloor Preparation  – Uzin-Utz
Extruded Aluminum Trim Products: Innovative Solutions for Interior Application – Xtreme Interiors
Masonry Specifications and Detailing For Problem Free Projects – Best Block

October 26, 2018 – for your reference
Designing with LEDs – Spectrum
Convergence:  The Integration of Lighting and Micro Processor Technology – Sternberg Lighting
Understanding and Applying the IES Luminaire Classification System Sternberg Lighting
Lighting Control Technology for Digital and Dynamic Luminaires Spectrum

September 28, 2018 – for your reference
Planning for the Business Owner – New York Life
R&D Tax Credit for Architects and Engineers – Engineered Tax Services
Insurance – Wortham Insurance & Risk Management
Managing Risk Before, During and After Contracting – Benjamin, Vana, Martinez & Biggs, LLP 

August 24, 2018- for your reference
Specifying Fixtures & Fittings for the Bath – Waterworks
Cellular PVC and the Changing Face of Trim Products – Azek
Specifying Glass Tile with Confidence – Oceanside Glass & Tile
Designing and Specifying Custom Windows Luxury Residences  – Pella 

July 20, 2018- for your reference
Weather Resistant Barriers in Exterior Vertical Wall – Typar
Advanced Topics in Glued-Laminated Timber (GLULAM) – Bell Structural
Multigenerational Public Restroom Design – Bobrick
Sustainable Design / Green Roofing – Garland Co.

September 15, 2017 – for your reference
Understanding Poly-Ash Siding and the Other Categories of the Siding Market – Boral
Spray Foam in Commercial Design- Demilec
TDLR Update – Accessibility Unlimited
Benefits of Daylight and Fresh Air in Residential Design – Velux

June 9, 2017 – for your reference
Sustainable Forestry – Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Code Compliant Exterior Systems for Wood Framed Building Envelopes – Huber Engineered Woods
Introduction to Wood I-Joists and Laminated Veneer Lumber  – Boise Engineered Wood
Composite Decking and Sustainable Design – MoistureShield
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February 17, 2017 – for your reference
Understanding Chemistry in Building – The American Chemistry Council
Commercial Design with Structured Insulated Panels – Structural Insulated Panel Assn
Residential Design with Structural Insulated Panels – Structural Insulated Panel Assn
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