12-Hour Architect HSW Variety Package

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This 12-hour course package contains all HSW courses on a variety of topics, featuring RedVector's newest courses. From best irrigation practices to wind power to high speed rail and bamboo floors, there are seven courses included in this HSW variety package. Save money by purchasing the complete package vs. individual courses. (Fundamental – 12 hours).

The courses contained in the 12-Hour Architect HSW Variety Package are:
• Traffic Control Measures Webcast (RV-10321AW) – 2 hours
• Post Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Webcast (RV-10305AW0) – 2 hours
• Ethical Decision Making for Design and Construction Professionals Webcast (RV-10297AW) – 2 hours
• Irrigation Practices for Commercial and Residential Sites Webcast (RV-10300AW) – 2 hours
• Wind Power Today (RV-10310AD) – 2 hours
• Sustainable Urban Design: High Speed Rail (RV-10216) – 1 hour
• Bamboo Flooring and Beyond (RV-10280AW) – 1 hour

  • Sustainable Urban Design: High-Speed Rail

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    This one-hour webcast - part of the 12-Hour Architect HSW Variety Package - discusses key concepts of high-speed rail and compares it with other popular modes of transportation.

    High-speed rail is an increasingly popular means of rapid passenger transit, capable of speeds up to 250 miles per hour. As demand for more efficient, eco-friendly means of mass transit increases, so does the appeal of high-speed rail as a more prominent means of travel in the United States. This one-hour webcast discusses key concepts of high-speed rail and compares it with other popular modes of transportation. (Intermediate – 1 hour).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Explain how high-speed rail can play an integral role in smart growth.
    • Describe the different types of rail.
    • Comprehend the benefits of high-speed rail.
    • Identify what specific geographical regions are doing to have high-speed rail service.

  • Bamboo Flooring and Beyond

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    This one-hour webcast - part of the 12-Hour Architect HSW Variety Package - takes you from how bamboo grows and gets harvested to valuable information about its characteristics, how it compares to wood, and why it’s such an excellent choice for flooring.

    Have you heard about bamboo? It is used for food, clothing, and to build bridges. With its inherent sustainability, it's becoming especially popular as a flooring option. Do you know why? Here's your opportunity to learn about and speak knowledgeably about bamboo. This one-hour webcast takes you from how bamboo grows and gets harvested to valuable information about its characteristics, how it compares to wood, and why it’s such an excellent choice for flooring. You'll get basics, processes, and the many choices that are available whether you are looking for "green" options or simply an attractive flooring material. This course will meet your needs. (Intermediate – 1 hour).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Discuss the growth and harvesting properties of bamboo.
    • Describe the bamboo plant and its parts.
    • Explain the processing of bamboo to use in flooring.
    • List the different options of bamboo flooring.

  • Irrigation Practices for Commercial and Residential Sites

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    This two-hour webcast - part of the 12-Hour Architect HSW Variety Package - is a full-spectrum discussion of irrigation practices, and includes history, fundamentals, proper design, and alternative approaches to traditional irrigation methods.

    This two-hour webcast is a full-spectrum discussion of irrigation practices. We'll start with history, discuss fundamentals, move on to proper design, and finish with alternative approaches to traditional irrigation methods. You'll receive valuable information on effective, efficient irrigation methodology for all residential and commercial needs. (Intermediate – 2 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Comprehend the basic principles of residential and commercial irrigation and drainage.
    • Identify the importance of soil-water relationships; climatic conditions; evapotranspiration and irrigation scheduling; economics and irrigation efficiency.
    • Discuss the importance of proper irrigation system design and installation.
    • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various low-impact development approaches to irrigation.

  • Post Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction

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    In this two-hour webcast - part of the 12-Hour Architect HSW Variety Package - you will learn about strategies for economic rebound, housing recovery, health and social services, infrastructure, land use, and environmental restoration.

    Post-disaster redevelopment is essential to create (or recreate) a disaster-resilient community. In this two-hour webcast, we will provide you with disaster recovery information. You will get strategies for economic rebound, housing recovery, health and social services, infrastructure, land use, and environmental restoration. (Intermediate – 2 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Explain the steps of assessing community risk of natural hazards.
    • Identify the periods of the recovery process.
    • Outline important considerations for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
    • Discuss components of a post-disaster plan.

  • Wind Power Today

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    This two-hour course - part of the 12-Hour Architect HSW Variety Package - is about the various developments happening in the field of wind energy, and at the same time it also discusses various aspects of windmills, such as turbine technology, component development, testing, and other offshore technology used in the wind industry.

    This two-hour course is about the various developments happening in the field of wind energy, and at the same time it also discusses various aspects of windmills, such as turbine technology, component development, testing, and other offshore technology used in the wind industry. Various activities, including research and development, being conducted under the Department of Energy's (DOE) wind program at different DOE laboratories are also featured in this course. (Intermediate – 2 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Discuss the importance and expansion of the wind industry.
    • List the DOE laboratories conducting wind energy research.
    • Describe the features of advance large wind turbine technology.
    • Explain the windmill component development and testing.
    • Discuss the offshore technology used in the wind industry.
    • Illustrate the small- and mid-sized turbine developments happening in wind industry.
    • Identify the natural variability of the wind resource and factors supporting grid interconnection.
    • Compare the market prospects of wind energy with other sources of energy.

  • Traffic Control Measures

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    You can apply the information and methods you learn in this interactive two-hour course to develop new - and modify existing - transportation infrastructure.

    Traffic control uses design and operational strategies to influence the movement, flow, and speed of traffic. You can apply the information and methods you learn in this interactive two-hour course to develop new - and modify existing - transportation infrastructure. The expertise you acquire can add benefit and reduce potential danger in all your projects. (Fundamental – 2 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
    • Identify the various reasons to implement traffic control measures.
    • Comprehend the main components of engineering design traffic control measures.
    • Comprehend the importance of and implementation of operational and educational traffic control measures.
    • Discuss various traffic control measures used across the nation and around the world.

  • Ethical Decision Making for Design and Construction Professionals

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    Designers, planners, architects, landscape architects, and engineers all need to know about and adhere to established codes of ethics. This webcast provides the history of events that led to our current attitudes regarding ethical decision making.

    Designers, planners, architects, landscape architects, and engineers all need to know about and adhere to established codes of ethics. Then you will protect the public and the environment now as well as in the future. This webcast gives you the history of the events that led to our current attitudes regarding ethical decision making. You will get specific examples of the consequences for making unwise decisions. You’ll also receive instruction in the ethical considerations involved in making good, safe, ethical decisions. This educational offering is also recognized by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as satisfying 2 hours of credit toward the required continuing education. (Intermediate - 2 hours).

    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).