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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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Snow and Ice Melting Systems: The Power to Melt Snow and Ice for Safety and Efficiency
This course provides a fundamental understanding of hydronic snow and ice melting systems in terms of benefits, applications, installation, performance and costs.

Why is this course relevant?
i. The safety, convenience and cost savings provided by a SIM system has become more clear than ever with changes to weather patterns increasing snow fall in many regions
ii. Clearing slippery outdoor surfaces over a long winter is not only a maintenance cost, it involves the expense of harsh chemicals and damaged surfaces
iii. Snow and ice melting systems can also reduce liability with reduced premiums
iv. Automatic controls and durable PEX pipes make modern SIM systems reliable
v. Estimated operating costs are often far less than mechanical snow removal
REH23E - Sponsored by REHAU
Use of Snow Retention Devices: Science or Fiction?
Discover the art and science of snow control and its effects, such as snow migration on rooftops of structures. Learn about the common myths and misperceptions regarding snow retention, as well as the do's and doníts of retention devices, product selection, and site specifics.
MRI07A - Sponsored by S-5! / Metal Roof Innovations
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
Designing Barrier-Free Restrooms to Meet the New 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Through an in-depth review of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, as they apply to restroom design, the design professional will better understand the importance of accessibility, how to design a barrier-free restroom, and how this can contribute to a more sustainable project.
SCT10B - Sponsored by Scranton Products
Locker Solutions for Every Place and Purpose
Lockers come in many shapes and sizes. In this one hour course, we will discuss uses for lockers, material choices and accessories. We will learn about ADA compliance and sustainability as it relates to lockers, and we will take a look at different options that add to the visual appeal, and options that make for an easier user experience.
SCT10C - Sponsored by Scranton Products
Portable Rollforming, Applicable Engineering & Installation Details
Gain insight into the benefits of Portable Rollforming including efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability. Also, course participants will review applicable engineering, testing standards, and installation details.
SFM07A - Sponsored by Sheffield Metals
Walkable Thermoplastic Deck and Roofing Membrane Systems
NARRATED VIDEO Ė This course introduces walkable thermoplastic deck and roofing membrane systems and describes the system advantages. This course includes over a dozen membrane construction videos and illustrates design considerations for incorporation into the building envelope.
DEC07A - Sponsored by Skyline Building Systems, Inc.
Efficient Storage Solutions for Healthcare Facilities
Did you know that proper planning of storage space can help your client's bottom line? This course delves into the basic principles of proper storage design in healthcare facilities and specific design considerations that would benefit your project.
IND12A - Sponsored by Stanley InnerSpace
Fire Rated Door Assemblies: Compliant Designs
This one hour course teaches the essentials of fire rated doors, frames, and hardware. Ensure your fire rated openings are compliant by learning about the applicable codes, requirements, and design considerations.
SDI08C - Sponsored by Steel Door Institute
Protect People and Property by Specifying Secure Doors and Frames
Every type of building requires protection against forced entry - and doors & frames are the first line of defense. Learn about finding the "just right" amount of security for your building projects and how to specify the doors and frames.
SDI08D - Sponsored by Steel Door Institute
Specialty Steel Doors: A Primer on Acoustic, Tornado, Stainless Steel and More
The strength of steel doors and frames offers unparalleled performance and protection. Available in stainless steel and faux finishes, they can add a stunning design element too. This course covers what you need to know about the variety of specialty steel doors that are available.
SDI08B - Sponsored by Steel Door Institute
Steel Doors and Frames 101
Covers everything you need to know about steel doors and frames. Design professionals will learn how to choose doors with the ideal blend of cost, performance, and appearance for their projects.
SDI08A - Sponsored by Steel Door Institute
Three Coat Stucco System
This course will explain the benefits of three coat stucco systems, which include fire resistance, mold prevention, durability, low maintenance. The course will also explain in detail what codes are applicable for the different wall assemblies available to the use of three coat stucco systems.
SMA09A - Sponsored by Stucco Manufacturers Association
Pedestrian Cable Railings: Guardrails with Cable Infill
NARRATED VIDEO - Discuss the unique design requirements for a railing using cable as a railing in-fill. Review the different types of cable construction methods, and explain the proper mounting and tension requirements when installing a pedestrian cable railing.
UTL05B - Sponsored by The Cable Connection Inc.
Improving Timber Connections Through Design
Compare traditional mortise and tenon joinery with embedded timber connectors, and become familiar with the parts of a common frame, installation processes, and design for: tension, compression, and shear utilizing steel embedded connectors. This course will help you specify different styles of connectors for wood to wood, wood to concrete, and wood to steel connections.
TLX06A - Sponsored by Timberlinx
Total Bathroom Design
The purpose of this course is to make the case that all design features that help a bathroom be friendly to all people and the environment are simply elements of good bathroom design.
TOT22C - Sponsored by TOTO USA
Roofing Solutions for Alpine Regions
This course provides an overview of the problems and solutions associated with roofing in cold climates, including a discussion on the proper engineering of snow retention devices.
TRA07A - Sponsored by TRA Snow & Sun
Detention Design and Construction with Truss-reinforced Steel Panels
In this one hour course, the design professional will learn about various types of materials used in constructing prison walls. The course will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these materials which will help the professional achieve the design they are looking for in a safe and secure prison.
TRU11A - Sponsored by Trussbilt
Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) For Commercial and Residential Structures
In this course, we will gain insight into the growing need for and use of fire retardant treated wood (FRTW). We will explore both interior and exterior FRTW and discuss treatment options. Through a review of applications, codes, and standards, the design professional will have a better understanding of how to incorporate FRTW into their next project.
VIA06B - Sponsored by Viance, LLC
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