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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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Architectural Protective Coatings: FEVE Technology
Explore different architectural coatings, specifically fluoropolymers, and their benefits. Learn how next-generation, fluoropolymer coating technology exhibits excellent weatherability, lowers maintenance costs, and is environmentally friendly.
AGC09A - Sponsored by AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Extending Infrastructure Life Using FEVE Bridge Coatings
In this one hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. We will review the decades-long history of real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan due to their extensive use on bridge infrastructure.
AGC09B - Sponsored by AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Design And Specification of ACM/MCM In Today’s Architecture
Explore different architectural cladding options. Discover how aluminum composite material (ACM) panels and metal composite material (MCM) panels have broadened architectural horizons, providing weatherability, fire resistance, long service life, and design flexibility.
ALP07A - Sponsored by ALPOLIC
MCM/ACM Paint Systems and the Building Envelope
Explore MCM and ACM panels along with the different types of paint finish systems that include solid colors, prismatic finishes, faux finishes, and more. With an emphasis on new fluoropolymer technology, gain insight into finish standards and testing as well as how the makeup and application of each finish type affects its performance.
ALP07B - Sponsored by ALPOLIC
Bullet, Blast and Forced Entry Resistant Doors, Windows and Wall Panels
Physical security products include bullet, blast and forced entry resistant doors, windows and wall panels as well as tornado rated doors. These products are a prudent safety precaution that protects the general public, while limiting an employer’s liability. This one hour online course allows the design professional to review and understand the need for and applications of physical security products, particularly bullet resistant products. Design professionals will develop an understanding of the various levels of bullet resistance, as well as how to specify these products for a project. We will conclude this course with a brief 10 question quiz.
ARM13B - Sponsored by Armortex, Inc.
Residential Garages and Overhead Doors
Trace back the history and development of the garage as an integral part of the home. Review the design solutions regarding planning and renovation, as well as information about door construction and installation.
CHI08B - Sponsored by C.H.I. Overhead Doors
Specifying Rolling Steel Fire Doors
Gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of rolling steel fire doors—ranging from code and regulatory bodies to fail-safe fire door definitions. This course will address NFPA 80 mandates, how to list and label definitions, approved installation standards, and fire wall construction details.
CHI08A - Sponsored by C.H.I. Overhead Doors
Architectural Fire Rated Joint Assemblies
NARRATED VIDEO - Through an evaluation on head-of-wall, bottom-of-wall and wall-to-wall assemblies, as well as the UL standards for approval, the design professional will have a better understanding of the components involved with each application. In addition, we will review what design professionals should consider when specifying protection of dynamic or static head-of-wall joints.
CEM05F - Sponsored by California Expanded Metal Company / CEMCO
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
Designing With Shear Walls For Low To Midrise Construction
Understand how to design with shear walls for low to midrise construction. The components, location, test standards, advantages and disadvantages, as well as what should be considered when specifying shear elements are illustrated in this course.
CEM05C - Sponsored by California Expanded Metal Company / CEMCO
Wide Plank Wood Flooring: Design Considerations
In this one hour course, we will learn how various species, grading, milling, dimensions, and finishes of wide plank wood flooring offer design flexibility. We will also learn about the superiority of heartwood over sapwood in wide plank flooring, and standards related to installation of wide plank wood flooring. Finally, we will learn best practices for design and construction monitoring, to minimize the possibility of moisture intrusion in wood flooring installations.
CAR06A - Sponsored by Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
Design Engineering and Exterior Light-Gauge Steel Framing Basics
This course provides a basic overview of exterior light-gauge steel framing, as well as the characteristics and usage of different types of exterior deflection systems. Review how to avoid common mistakes when framing, and the ASTM standards for light-gauge steel framing products.
DIE05H - Sponsored by ClarkDietrich Building Systems
Equivalent (EQ) Coatings – How to Evaluate Compliance with Code Requirements
There are a lot of “opinions” and misinformation being bantered about regarding EQ coatings. This presentation will show you factually how the building code permits the use of equivalent (EQ) coatings and these new and innovative coatings actually provide you and your clients superior protection against corrosion. This presentation will address what you need to know about equivalent (EQ) coatings and how you should evaluate them to insure that you are getting a coating that will provide superior corrosion resistance than the conventional coatings used for the last quarter century and actually lessen your liability.
DIE05M - Sponsored by ClarkDietrich Building Systems
Light-Gauge Steel Framing Connection Products: Specifying Tested Connection Products That Limit Liability
UPDATED! - Define the use of light-gauge steel framing connection products. Discuss practical applications of deflection clips, support clips, and the various methods of installation for different types of connectors.
DIE05F - Sponsored by ClarkDietrich Building Systems
Metal Lath, Beads and Trims: Stucco and Plaster Accessory Products and Applications
Become familiar with metal lath products and stucco and plaster accessories that are available in galvanized steel, zinc alloy and vinyl. Examine trim and bead products used for veneer, stucco and plaster applications, and identify the benefits of using vinyl accessory products.
DIE05L - Sponsored by ClarkDietrich Building Systems
Proper Specification and Installation Recommendations for Nonstructural Wall Framing
Understand the ASTM standards that are typically specified for the material, manufacturing, and installation requirements for drywall studs. This course explains the requirements for drywall studs per ASTM C645 and ASTM C754, and describes how to specify fire-rated partitions.
DIE05K - Sponsored by ClarkDietrich Building Systems
Proper Specification and Installation Recommendations for Structural Wall Framing
Review the IBC 2012 Code Compliance requirements for cold-formed structural studs and the minimum requirements per ASTM C955. The installation procedure for cold-formed structural studs per ASTM C1007 and fire-rated construction are described in this course.
DIE05J - Sponsored by ClarkDietrich Building Systems
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
Laminated Timber Columns: Structural Characteristics
Gain insight into the makeup and characteristics of laminated timber columns and compare to other alternatives. Understand the importance of materials selection, production process, and testing.
COX06A - Sponsored by Cox Industries
Integrally Colored Concrete
Find everything you need to know about coloring concrete with integral (mixed in) colors. Review the wide spectrum of colors that are used, the application process, and the benefits of integral color concrete that give it a long-lasting appeal.
DAV03A - Sponsored by Davis Colors
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