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Welcome to RBA’s list of FREE Continuing Education courses for architects, interior designers, engineers and anyone in the A/E Community. To get started, simply create an account or login if you’re already an RBA member (above left), select a course you are interested in, learn about the newest building products and technologies in that course, and take the conclusion quiz. RBA will report all credits to the AIA and provide you with a Certificate of Completion for your records. Notice that once you login, all courses you have taken to date appear with a check beside them!
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How to Win Good Architecture Projects Consistently
NARRATED VIDEO - Today's clients are more immune than ever to traditional advertising and marketing methods. Competition is fierce and to most prospective clients, all architects look alike. How do you differentiate yourself in a crowded market?  In this 90 minute presentation you'll discover a little-known but highly effective 3 step process to attract and win high quality clients and projects without spending all of your time and money networking, or using traditional advertising and marketing methods.
AMI00A - Sponsored by Architect Marketing Institute
Cold-Formed Steel Framing 101 - An Introduction to the New Metal Framing Industry
NARRATED VIDEO - This course is designed to provide architects, designers, engineers, and specification writers a practical and useful foundation of knowledge to better understand the current cold-formed steel framing industry and how it supports the most recent standards for code compliance, structural/fire/sound requirements and sustainability.
CEM05G - Sponsored by California Expanded Metal Company / CEMCO
Innovations in Extruded Aluminum Corners and Trims
This course focuses on the emerging use of extruded aluminum trim products in single family, multi family and light commercial construction. Participants of this course will be provided and overview and examination of the benefits of extruded aluminum trim products as compared to traditional trim materials. The course goes into detail and defines what extruded aluminum trims are, how they are manufactured and the short and long term benefits of using extruded aluminum trims versus traditional trim materials.
ETR05A - Sponsored by EasyTrim Reveals
Assuring Stucco Performance Using Non-Corrosive Components
NARRATED VIDEO - Find out how plastic accessories and components can enhance your stucco construction through strong and noncorrosive field performance, ease of handling, moisture resistance, and aesthetic.
PLC06A - Sponsored by Plastic Components
Advantages of Using Cover Boards in Low-slope Roofing Assemblies
NARRATED VIDEO – This course will provide a brief overview of Low-Slope Roof Systems to provide the necessary background to discuss cover boards & thermal barriers.  The various cover board types and reasons for their use will be described. Each board type will be discussed along with their primary features, benefits & challenges.  The long-term performance of all low-slope roof systems is impacted by a number of external factors such as weather events and roof system abuse (natural & man-made). Important roof component performance criteria will be discussed and conclusions drawn, in order to increase your knowledge surrounding cover board selection.
NGC07A - Sponsored by National Gypsum
Avoiding Moisture Problems During Construction
It’s important to understand the effects of moisture on the indoor environment to properly navigate moisture concerns during the construction process. In this program, we’ll discuss the factors at work with moisture issues and the proper use of dehumidification to mitigate the problems. We’ll then discuss the important role of psychrometrics and identify dehumidification strategies and methods to ensure your project stays on track and within specifications while ensuring a healthy indoor environment. Please be sure to download and read the supplemental material: "Is Dehumidification or Heat Better in Construction Drying?"
PGG07A - Sponsored by Polygon Group
Architectural Applications of Water Protection Systems
NARRATED VIDEO - This course expresses the reasons for concern regarding the environmental hazards that come with flooding and describes who is responsible when natural hazards and flooding occur. Learn what a Base Flood Elevation is, as well as the objectives of protection in order to employ this type of system.
SVT08B - Sponsored by Savannah Trims
Security Grille Door Solutions in the Design Project
This course about grille doors discusses different types of doors, materials the doors are made of and various operation choices available. It will help you decide which door to specify as you will learn which door is best for a particular plan. You will also learn about security features of these doors and ADA accessibility guidelines.
DYN08A - Sponsored by Dynamic Closures
Upward Acting Sectional Doors
NARRATED VIDEO – There are many factors to consider when selecting the right large opening door solution to specify. Knowing the benefits and drawbacks of the types of large openings doors avaialable can make this decision easier. From fast-opening doors, to doors that maximize view, to doors that make a statement, discover how sectional doors provide an array of door solutions to meet your design needs.
CLO08A - Sponsored by Clopay
Industrial Resinous Flooring Systems
This program will give the participant an understanding of the many options available with high performance resinous floor coatings. By knowing these flooring systems, they will then be able to choose the correct flooring systems to meet their clients’ needs and expectations for both durability and aesthetics. We will also discuss the many components used in to create these high-performance floors along with their common uses. This discussion will also focus on describing the performance differences of each flooring system so that the participant can later be able to choose the correct system to meet even the most demanding project requirements. We will review case studies in order to help architects and specifiers to develop specifications that will include flooring systems which will meet their projects long term demands.
ECS09B - Sponsored by Elite Crete Systems
Modern Materials for Contemporary Design
NARRATED VIDEO - Today we are going to look at three contemporary high-end materials: aluminum, glass and high gloss acrylic. First, we will review the inherent qualities of each, then we will look at how each might be incorporated into your designs. We will review the design options of each application and how to specify these materials into your projects. And finally we will discuss the variety of building typologies in which these materijals can be utilized and look at a few case studies that have incorporated these materials in a comprehensive manner to achieve a truly dramatic contemporary design.
ELM12A - Sponsored by Element Designs
 
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