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  • LEED: Water Efficiency

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    This 1-hour course introduces you to the LEED rating systems - water efficiency and innovation and design sections.

    What do you know about getting LEED certified in water efficiency? This course introduces you to the LEED rating systems - water efficiency and innovation and design sections. This webcast gives you an overview of the rating system, the prerequisite for Water Use Reduction and descriptions of the available credits. (Intermediate - 1 hour).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Define the goal of the water efficiency section of the LEED rating system.
    • Explain the Water efficient landscaping credit intent and how to comply.
    • List methods to comply with water efficiency certification.
    • Discuss the LEED innovation in design section.

    Stacey Wehe

    Since joining Mackey Mitchell Architects Stacey has been an advocate for sustainable design both within the firm and the greater community. Most notably, she was appointed to the City of St. Louis’ Vanguard Cabinet, as an advisor to the Mayor’s office on green building and sustainable initiatives throughout the city. Stacey is a frequent guest lecturer at local colleges, speaking on sustainability and the LEED rating system. After working on the Maryland School for the Deaf’s new elementary school building, she became increasingly interested in the positive correlation of sustainable building techniques and special needs populations. In 2009, Stacey lectured across the country on those very topics. Stacey is a LEED Accredited Professional. Her work experience on LEED projects includes the Wohl Phase 2 Residence Hall at Washington University (LEED Gold), Student Success Center at Southern Illinois University (LEED Certified), Bick-I Building (LEED Gold), Station #4 for the Monarch Fire Protection District (LEED Certified), and LEED prototype designs of retail facilities for two major national retail chains. Stacey also worked with a team of professionals on a brownfields revitalization, the first proposed LEED ND project in the state of Illinois, that received national recognition from the Illinois EPA. Her ‘GRoW Home’ design for sustainable, affordable housing won an AIA St. Louis Design Award and first place in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Natural Talent Design Competition.

  • 2011 NEC Code Changes - Chapter 6, Chapter 7 and Chapter 8

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    This interactive 8-hour online course provides you with everything you need to be familiar with Chapters 6, 7, and 8 of the NEC Code – specifically the 2011 version.

    The NFPA® updates the NEC Code periodically – you need to know the latest updates and the reasons for them. This interactive 8-hour online course provides you with everything you need to be familiar with the NEC Code – specifically the 2011 version. For all of the major Code changes covered, you'll get: (1) a summary addressing each relevant Change; (2) excerpts of actual 2011 National Electrical Code® text with relevant staff comments and illustrations; (3) first-time articles; (4) usability improvements; and (5) revisions that boost electrical safety making the 2011 National Electrical Code® essential. (Intermediate - 8 hours).

    LEARNING OJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify the various significant changes in Chapter 6, 7, and 8 of the NEC®.
    • Recognize the reasons for changes to existing Code.
    • List new articles in the Code.
    • Describe deletions in some existing requirements.

    Joe Crump

    Electrical Contractor

    Joe Crump is a Florida Certified Electrical Contractor with over 32 years of experience in the electrical industry. Joe Crump is the owner and CEO of L. Crump Electric which has 75 employees. Joe has also been an electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineering and has an MBA from Florida Metropolitan University.

  • 2011 NEC Code Changes - Chapter 5

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    This interactive 6-hour online course provides you with everything you need to be familiar with Chapter 5 of the NEC Code – specifically the 2011 version.

    The NFPA® updates the NEC Code periodically – you need to know the latest updates and the reasons for them. This interactive online course provides you with everything you need to be familiar with Chapter 5 of the NEC Code – specifically the 2011 version. For all of the major Code changes covered, you'll get: (1) a summary addressing each relevant Change; (2) excerpts of actual 2011 National Electrical Code® text with relevant staff comments and illustrations; (3) first-time articles; (4) usability improvements; and (5) revisions that boost electrical safety making the 2011 National Electrical Code® essential. (Intermediate - 6 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify the various significant changes in Chapter 5 of the NEC®.
    • Recognize the reasons for changes to existing Code.
    • List new articles in the Code.
    • Describe deletions in some existing requirements.

    Joe Crump

    Electrical Contractor

    Joe Crump is a Florida Certified Electrical Contractor with over 32 years of experience in the electrical industry. Joe Crump is the owner and CEO of L. Crump Electric which has 75 employees. Joe has also been an electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineering and has an MBA from Florida Metropolitan University.

  • 2011 NEC Code Changes - Chapter 3 and Chapter 4

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    This interactive 7-hour online course provides you with everything you need to be familiar with Chapters 3 and 4 of the NEC Code – specifically the 2011 version.

    The NFPA® updates to the NEC Code periodically – you need to know the latest updates and the reasons for them. This interactive 7-hour online course provides you with everything you need to be familiar with Chapters 3 and 4 of the NEC Code – specifically the 2011 version. For all of the major Code changes covered, you'll get: (1) a summary addressing each relevant Change; (2) excerpts of actual 2011 National Electrical Code® text with relevant staff comments and illustrations; (3) first-time articles; (4) usability improvements; and (5) revisions that boost electrical safety making the 2011 National Electrical Code® essential. (Intermediate - 7 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify the various significant changes in Chapters 3 and 4 of the NEC®.
    • Recognize the reasons for changes to existing Code.
    • List new articles in the Code.
    • Describe deletions in some existing requirements.

    Joe Crump

    Electrical Contractor

    Joe Crump is a Florida Certified Electrical Contractor with over 32 years of experience in the electrical industry. Joe Crump is the owner and CEO of L. Crump Electric which has 75 employees. Joe has also been an electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineering and has an MBA from Florida Metropolitan University.

  • 2011 NEC Code Changes - Introduction: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

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    This interactive 7-hour online course provides you with everything you need to be familiar with Chapters 1 and 2 of the NEC Code – specifically the 2011 version.

    The NFPA® updates to the NEC Code periodically – you need to know the latest updates and the reasons for them. This interactive 7-hour online course provides you with everything you need to be familiar with Chapters 1 and 2 of the NEC Code – specifically the 2011 version. For all of the major Code changes covered, you'll get: (1) a summary addressing each relevant Change; (2) excerpts of actual 2011 National Electrical Code® text with relevant staff comments and illustrations; (3) first-time articles; (4) usability improvements; and (5) revisions that boost electrical safety making the 2011 National Electrical Code® essential. (Intermediate - 7 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the scope of the 2011 National Electric Code®.
    • Explain code-wide changes.
    • Recognize the reasons for changes to existing Code.
    • List new articles in the Code.
    • Describe deletions in some existing requirements.

    Joe Crump

    Electrical Contractor

    Joe Crump is a Florida Certified Electrical Contractor with over 32 years of experience in the electrical industry. Joe Crump is the owner and CEO of L. Crump Electric which has 75 employees. Joe has also been an electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineering and has an MBA from Florida Metropolitan University.

  • BIM Use and Risk Management

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    This 2-hour online interactive course gives you the definitions of BIM and teaches you to see and prepare for any risks that using BIM could raise.

    There is a tool that can improve design quality, increase efficiency and productivity in design and construction, and detect potential clashes. That tool is BIM (Building Information Modeling). Be among the first to realize the potential from design concept to building operation and to recognize and mitgate the risks. This online interactive course gives you the definitions of BIM and teaches you to see and prepare for any risks that using BIM could raise. You'll be ready to put a great tool to use and protect yourself and your clients as well. (Intermediate - 2 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Define BIM.
    • Name the benefits of BIM.
    • List the uses of BIM.
    • Discuss the Spearin Doctrine.
    • Describe the modeling protocol.
    • Recognize the AIA contract documents addressing reliance on electronic data.
    • Identify insurance carrier concerns regarding BIM.

    J. Kent Holland

    J. Kent Holland is a construction lawyer located in Tysons Corner, Virginia, with a national practice (formerly with Wickwire Gavin, P.C (1986 – 2007), and now with Construction Risk Counsel, PLLC) representing design professionals, contractors and project owners. He is founder and president of a consulting firm, ConstructionRisk, LLC, providing consulting services to owners, design professionals, contractors and attorneys on construction projects - including assistance with contract drafting, review and negotiation; change order and claims analysis (preparation or defense); risk management advice concerning insurance coverage – including assistance with negotiating and drafting the terms and conditions of policies and endorsements, advice to insurance underwriters; guidance to those procuring insurance; change order and claim preparation, analysis and defense; contract preparation; contract review and contract negotiation.

    From 1982 through 1986, he was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with responsibility for assisting the Agency in deciding wastewater treatment construction grants disputes, contractor claims, bid protests, suspension and debarment matters and minority business enterprise matters.
     
    Mr. Holland is a frequent speaker for groups such as the American Bar Association and the International Risk Management Institute on the subjects of construction, environmental and insurance law and risk management. He has written several books, including “Contract Guide for Design Professionals,” (2012); “Working on Purpose,” (2011); “Risk Management for Design Professionals in a World of Change,” (2010); Risk Management & Contract Guide for Design Professionals (2006); Construction Law & Risk Management - Case Notes and Articles, (Vol. I. 2003 and Vol. II. 2006)); Architectural/Engineering Contracts Risk Management Guide (1997); and EPA Construction Grants Disputes: Surviving the Audit (1990). He has also has written chapters in several manuals and books for publishers including, Wiley Law, Aspen Law, and International Risk Management Institute (IRMI). He is publisher of a web-based construction risk management library and legal newsletter at http://www.ConstructionRisk.com, where he can be reached at Kent@ConstructionRisk.com. His free monthly electronic newsletter by the same name, analyzing recent legal cases and risk management issues impacting design professionals and design-builders.
     
    Mr. Holland has served as a risk management consultant for the Design Professional Liability units of Zurich North America Insurance and Arch Insurance Group, and currently provides risk management services for those and other insurance carriers and insurance brokerage firms, as well as for design professional firms. In that capacity he has reviewed thousands of contracts of design professionals to comment on risk allocation and insurability of risks. He has assisted in drafting several unique insurance policy forms, including Owner's Protective Professional Indemnity Insurance (OPPI), and Contractor's Protective Professional Indemnity and Liability Insurance (CPPI) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Professional Liability Insurance.
     
    He is active in the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and the Construction Forum of the American Bar Association (ABA). Mr. Holland is a 1979 graduate of the Villanova University School of Law.

  • Green Building with Steel - Part 5: Erecting An Engineered Red Iron Steel House

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    This interactive 4-hour online course - part of the "Green Building With Steel" series - provides you with the benefits of building with red iron steel as well as instructions for constructing floors, walls, and roofs.

    Steel as a primary structural building material with its inherently recyclable nature and its efficiency of assembly is the logical and responsible choice for Green Building. You can become an expert in erecting a Red Iron steel frame house and you can learn how to earn the coveted LEED points for your project. This interactive 4-hour online course provides you with the benefits of building with red iron steel as well as instructions for constructing floors, walls, and roofs. You also get information on secondary framing and finishing. Lastly, you receive what you need to qualify for LEED certification. (Intermediate - 4 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • List the benefits of red iron steel framing.
    • Recognize typical steel components for framing.
    • Explain the pre-construction process.
    • Understand common steel framing terms.
    • Discuss proper steel construction methods and details of assembly.
    • Describe roof and floor construction.
    • Name the proper fasteners for steel framing.

    Other courses in this "Green Building With Steel" series provide additional information on the application and technical aspects of steel design and construction, including:

    • Material Attributes, Applications and LEED Ratings
    • Guidelines for Builders, Trades and Inspectors
    • Light Gauge Metal Components for Framing
    • Framing With Steel Studs 

    Andrew Manzini

    Andrew Manzini is Vice President, National Green Building, Inc. He is also a Florida Certified General Contractor, NAHB Certified Green Professional, and NAHB National Green Building Standard Verifier. Andy’s previous experience includes executive positions at Architect/Engineering firms in the fossil and nuclear power industry. He is also a management consultant, instructional designer and published author of three management books and dozens of articles. His education includes a BA and MA from Boston University and post-graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management.

  • Green Building with Steel - Part 4: Framing With Steel Studs

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    This interactive 3-hour online course - part of the "Green Building With Steel" series - gives you green building with a particular focus on framing with steel studs using Cold Formed Steel (CFS) and the various methods of building exterior and interior frames.

    It makes more sense than ever to use steel as a primary structural building material. It is inherently recyclable and efficient to assemble. That makes it your best choice for sustainable building material. In no time you can be the local expert in green building with steel. This interactive 3-hour online course gives you green building with a particular focus on framing with steel studs using Cold Formed Steel (CFS) and the various methods of building exterior and interior frames. This is the fourth course in the "Green Building With Steel" series. Additional courses are: (1) Material Attributes, Manufacturing, Applications and LEED Ratings; (2) Guidelines for Builders, Trades and Inspectors; (3) Light Gauge Metal Components for Framing; (4) Insulation and Waterproofing; (5) Erecting an Engineered Steel House; and (f) Commercial Applications It is helpful to you to take the first three courses in the "Green Building With Steel" series before beginning this one. (Intermediate - 3 hours). 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • List the advantages of Cold Formed Steel (CFS) framing.
    • Recognize typical cold-formed steel sections for framing.
    • Understand common steel framing terms.
    • Name the basic steel framing components.
    • Explain how to build an interior non-structural wall.
    • Describe proper steel construction methods and details of assembly.
    • Define proper insulation on steel structures.
    • Discuss the proper tools, screws and fasteners for steel framing.
    • Address how to approach pressure treated wood and steel framing.

    Andrew Manzini

    Andrew Manzini is Vice President, National Green Building, Inc. He is also a Florida Certified General Contractor, NAHB Certified Green Professional, and NAHB National Green Building Standard Verifier. Andy’s previous experience includes executive positions at Architect/Engineering firms in the fossil and nuclear power industry. He is also a management consultant, instructional designer and published author of three management books and dozens of articles. His education includes a BA and MA from Boston University and post-graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management.

  • Going Green with BIM and GIS

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    This interactive 2-hour online course will expose planning, design, and construction professionals to the importance of using BIM and GIS to work collaboratively throughout projects and to help professionals develop a thorough understanding of how these technological tools provide critical information when making sustainability decisions.

    The goal of sustainable design is to create healthy environments through environmentally responsible planning and development. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Building Information Models (BIM) are both sophisticated technological tools that provide information in a more efficient and readily available manner than traditional design tools (e.g., CAD, maps). Traditional tools prove too costly, too time-consuming, and do not contain sufficient information for environmentally focused assessments and performance analysis. This interactive 2-hour online course will expose planning, design, and construction professionals to the importance of using Building Information Models (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to work collaboratively throughout projects and to help professionals develop a thorough understanding of how these technological tools provide critical information when making sustainability decisions. GIS and BIM allow project team members to answer questions and solve problems by warehousing data that can be quickly analyzed and easily shared. Both GIS and BIM allow for providing consistency in coordinating changes for the design team and allow advanced visualization before project siting (GIS), design, or construction (BIM) has taken place. (Intermediate - 2 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the origins of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
    • Recognize the benefits of using BIM and GIS for environmental consideration during the planning, design, construction, and operation processes.
    • Identify the critical role BIM and GIS play to provide critical information when making sustainability decisions.
    • Discuss some of the potential benefits for using BIM and GIS.
    • Explain the current limitations of BIM and GIS.
    • Recognize who benefits from the use of BIM and GIS.

    Rumanda Young, Ph.D.

    Dr. Young is a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) in the state of Texas and a Certified Planner (AICP).  She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture (BLA) from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in city and regional planning (MCRP) with environmental planning emphasis from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in urban planning and public policy. Dr. Young also spent time abroad in Cheltenham, England at the University of Gloucestershire focusing on sustainable development practices, environmental planning, and resource management.

    Dr. Young has eight years of private practice experience, six of which working with the firm Carter & Burgess, Inc. She was involved in a variety of work including a wide range of park and recreational planning and design projects. Landscape Architectural experience ranges from preparation of detail site design plans, inventory and analysis documents, park, recreation and open space master plans, city-wide comprehensive plans, interpretive prospectus documents, construction document preparation, and preparation of grant applications and rezoning applications for cities throughout Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

    Dr. Young currently works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch.  Dr. Young is involved in a variety of work including a wide range of military planning, programming, and design projects. Project Management experience ranges from installation design guides to campus master plans. Projects also focus on the impacts of development on human health and the environment, and improvements through better siting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of military projects.

    Dr. Young is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture.  She teaches master’s level landscape architecture design studio course(s).

  • Green Building with Steel - Part 2: Guidelines for Builders, Trades and Inspectors

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    This interactive 2-hour online course - part of the "Green Building With Steel" series - will teach you green building using steel, with a focus on Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) framing.

    Green Building is rapidly becoming mainstream. Are you ready to meet the demands? Are you recommending and using steel as a primary structural building material? Do you know steel's level of recyclability and efficiency of assembly. This interactive 2-hour online course will teach you green building using steel, with a focus on Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) framing. You'll get what you need to know the key elements that make up steel framing; plus you'll get techniques to fit plumbing and electrical components. This is the second course in the "Green Building With Steel" series. Additional courses are: (1) Material Attributes, Applications, and LEED Ratings; (2) Light Gauge Metal Components for Framing; (3) Framing With Steel Studs; (4) Insulation and Waterproofing; (5) Erecting an Engineered Steel House; and (6) Commercial Applications. (Interactive - 2 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Explain the characteristics of Steel in construction.
    • Discuss the difference between steel framing and conventional framing.
    • List the basic steel framing components.
    • Relate how steel framing affects the work of framers, plumbers, and electricians.
    • Describe steel framing tools and their proper application Identify the proper fasteners for the job.
    • Articulate proper steel construction methods and details of assembly.
    • Recognize the Plumbing and Electrical considerations in steel framing.
    • Name sources for the appropriate codes as they pertain to steel framing.

     

    Andrew Manzini

    Andrew Manzini is Vice President, National Green Building, Inc. He is also a Florida Certified General Contractor, NAHB Certified Green Professional, and NAHB National Green Building Standard Verifier. Andy’s previous experience includes executive positions at Architect/Engineering firms in the fossil and nuclear power industry. He is also a management consultant, instructional designer and published author of three management books and dozens of articles. His education includes a BA and MA from Boston University and post-graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management.