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      The ABC's of Roller Shade Fabrics

      Course description:

      • Discuss building characteristics that affect shade fabric selection
      • Identify key considerations for roller shades to ensure occupants' well-being and effective use of interior spaces
      • List several ways that the five main types of roller shade fabrics differ and how such differences relate to the soundness of the shade strategies
      • Match various types of roller shade fabrics to the most appropriate applications, based on building structure, use and shading objectives

      This one-hour course is approved for AIA members. Credits: AIA (1 LU/HSW).

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      Considerations and Challenges in Ceiling Design

      Course description:

      • Outline factors to consider when designing a ceiling
      • Understand material and design choices for commercial ceilings
      • Compare the performance and aesthetic qualities of various ceiling types
      • Review a selection of project examples to illustrate architects' design decisions

      This one-hour course is approved for AIA members. Credits: AIA (1 LU).
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      Requirements and Solutions for Automating Shades and Window Coverings

      Course description:

      • Understand shading automation objectives to optimize performance for various types of shading applications and site locations
      • Be able to discuss shading automation objectives so all building users - including those who require ADA accommodation - will be safe and comfortable
      • Identify elements of automated shading systems, and discuss tradeoffs among three main system designs for a range of structure types
      • Create a basic automation specification that meets a number of the identified objectives

      This one-hour course is approved for AIA members. Credits: AIA (1 LU/HSW).

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      Shading Controls: Solutions for ADA Compliance and Cord Safety

      Course description:

      • Appreciate challenges and risks that may be present in commercial and hospitality shading applications
      • Understand the 3 main requirements of ADA codes as they relate to window coverings
      • Recognize the 4 main items shades must have to meet the most current ANSI standards for cord safety
      • Be able to compare the operating hardware of various shading solutions, including drapery, shades, and blinds
      • Know a number of different control/operation options for shades in commercial and/or hospitality applications

      This one-hour course is approved for AIA. Credits: AIA (1 LU/HSW).

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      Design Considerations for Terracotta Rainscreen Systems

       

      Course description:

      • Understand the concept of the rainscreen principle for moisture control and differentiate between the 2 types of rainscreen implementations
      • Identify the main components of a rainscreen facade system, and their roles in the building envelope
      • Describe the 6 main processes in manufacturing terracotta facade panels
      • Explain the aesthetic effect that various terracotta elements, color, and texture have on the appearance of a building exterior

      This one-hour course is approved for AIA members. Credits: AIA (1 LU/HSW).

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