ON-DEMAND Continuing Education Library
The new ON-DEMAND library gives you a range of free online CE webinars hosted by our Allied Member community. This dynamic resource continues to grow every day, so check back often to stay informed and on top of your annual continuing education requirements.
Powder Coating: Plenty of Durable Options
Powder coating is a dry finishing process known for durability, performance, and a smooth application process on many products from everyday appliances to tough machinery. This learning unit will take an in-depth look at powder coatings while outlining the history of their development. It also illustrates the powder-coating application process, the differences between powder and liquid finishes, and other powder-coating specifications. It concludes with the features and benefits of powder coatings while emphasizing the advantages to health and the environment as VOC free. The benefits of using nontoxic exterior powder coatings with unlimited color options over liquid coatings are also included. (1 LU/HSW)
Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Spaces
In this course we explore the accumulated research that has revealed the adverse impact of enclosed interiors and deep-plan buildings on human performance.
Gain insights into human perception, and how architectural cues can be staged to trigger many of the same beneficial responses otherwise obtained by genuine biophilic elements.
Discover the roles circadian light and perceived open space play in shaping human cognitive function, as well as how our psycho-physiology changes in interior environments.
Uncover a new design framework that proposes the restorative value of perceived open space in its two essential orientations: perceived zenith and perceived horizon line.
In contrast to how we perceive these spatial reference frames outdoors, in enclosed interiors where such reference frames are often not visible, we can stage architectural cues to alter our perception of interior space.
Restoring these spatial reference frames through a valid multisensory illusion restores a range of wellness benefits otherwise associated with interiors applying biophilic design principles.
In this course, we explore our inherent connection and attraction to nature, identified as The Biophilia Hypothesis, and the ways that our lives are dependently and beneficially intertwined with nature.
We look at the growing trend towards Biophilic Design, and how it can integrate therapeutic attributes of nature into interiors and thereby enliven Biophilia’s restorative properties.
In particular optical illusions, illusions of nature, and illusory skies are examined in relationship to architectural design and Biophilic Design. We also delve into the purpose, creation, and applications of multisensory illusions of nature.
Learn how biophilic illusions can be integrated with architecture to infuse the healing, comforting, and refreshing properties of nature into the built environment. (1 HSW/LU)
Developing an Effective Lighting Controls Sequence of Operation
Lighting controls can have a significant impact on energy savings and the owner’s bottom-line in the modern built environment. This course will provide insight into how codes, design trends and system integration influence the design and implementation of effective lighting controls strategies based upon a desired sequence of operation. (1 HSW/LU)
Light for Satisfaction
Light for Satisfaction dives into lighting as a key factor of wellness. Two current building industry trends – Human Health + Wellness and Transparency – are compelling designers to gain a better understanding of daylighting, the impact of light on our circadian rhythms, and related tools available to designers. The course will explore a few of the building standards that take a deeper dive into lighting as it connects to the human being, as well as technology and strategies that allow designers to better mimic the 24-hour circadian clock within the built environment. (1 HSW/LU)
Five Ways LED Lighting is Transforming America’s Downtowns
There are many facets to a vibrant downtown: this course will discuss how exterior lighting may just become the platform for revitalizing your city from the inside. In this presentation, we will walk through five ways that LED Lighting is Changing America’s Downtowns. (1 HSW/LU)