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Architects can browse and complete the latest Owens Corning AIA/CES courses on a variety of different subjects to obtain learning units for continued education courses including Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) topics.

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Asphalt Shingles: Types, Testing and Compliance (ONLINE) This course explains the basics of shingle types and construction, roof terminology, and testing for compliance with applicable codes. The course also covers specific code requirements, code referenced standards and related test protocols, and proper installation. Design practices will be… More Info
Complete Steel Stud/Masonry Veneer Wall Systems: Performance and Specification (ONLINE) In today’s high performance building market, specifying materials that work together as a complete wall system is more critical than ever. Systems can help designers meet new energy codes, reduce costs, and improve building function and sustainability while making the… More Info
NFPA 285 Exterior Wall Fire Testing, Design & Compliance (ONLINE) This course explains the NFPA 285 test method, its origin, its procedures, when it is required, and design considerations necessary to comply with it. In addition, it explains the fire/life safety objective of NFPA 285. Selected sections of the International… More Info

AEC Daily Online Courses

These online courses are maintained, managed and supported by AECDaily.com. You will need an AEC Daily user account to start it. Registration is easy and takes about 30 seconds.

Course Name Description
Apparent Sound Transmission Class (ASTC) Ratings in the National Building Code of Canada Excessive sound can negatively impact the health and well-being of occupants. This has resulted in a growing trend to improve the acoustical performance of building assemblies. Due to this, there have been significant changes in the 2015 National Building Code… More Info
Complete Steel Stud/Masonry Veneer Wall Systems: Performance and Specification This course discusses all the elements that need to be considered to specify a steel stud masonry veneer wall as separate components, including air and weather barrier, drainage preservation, anchors and washers, and codes and standards and offers an alternative… More Info
Extrusion Matters: XPS vs. EPS Extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) are both types of rigid foam plastic insulation; their different manufacturing processes produce wide-ranging performance attributes, especially in water absorption and R-value. This course discusses the negative impact of water absorption on R-value… More Info
Indices de transmission du son apparent (ITSA) dans le Code national du bâtiment du Canada Les sons excessifs peuvent nuire à la santé et au bien-être des occupants. Il en résulte une tendance grandissante à améliorer la performance insonorisante des assemblages de bâtiment. Pour cette raison, des modifications importantes ont été apportées au Code national… More Info
LEED® v4: Understanding Insulation for Sustainable Building Green building is about architectural and human performance, and about creating spaces that enhance the user experience. In these regards, LEED v4 and other green programs can drive market transformation. This course demonstrates how LEED requirements are changing to place… More Info
The Benefits of Mineral Wool as Continuous Insulation Choosing the right insulation is becoming one of the most important decisions in design, construction and retrofit, as insulation has a dramatic impact on the energy efficiency of a building. The use of continuous insulation (ci) construction systems on the… More Info

AEC Daily Live Courses

These live courses are maintained, managed and supported by AECDaily.com. You will need an AEC Daily user account to start it. Registration is easy and takes about 30 seconds.

Course Name Description
Asphalt Shingles, Types, Testing and Compliance This course explains the basics of shingle types and construction, roof terminology and testing for compliance with applicable codes. The course also covers specific code requirements, code referenced standards and related test protocols, and proper installation. Design practices will be… More Info
Complete Masonry Veneer Wall Systems, Performance and Specification In today’s high-performance building market, specifying materials that have been specifically designed to work together as a complete wall system is more critical than ever. “Systemization” helps designers meet new building and energy codes, reduce costs and improve building function… More Info
Complete Steel Stud/Masonry Veneer Wall Systems, Performance and Specification In today’s high performance building market, specifying materials that work together as a complete wall system is more critical than ever. Systems can help designers meet new energy codes, reduce costs, and improve building function and sustainability while making the… More Info
Complete Wall Systems, Maintaining Continuous Insulation and WRB's at Transitions This course provides an overview of wall layers; air control, moisture control, water drainage, and thermal performance. It discusses options for maintaining continuity at penetrations, transitions and terminations, considering sequencing, jobsite conditions, and installation methods. It reviews case studies of… More Info
Continuous Insulation The Basics and Beyond This course explains what continuous insulation (ci) is as well as the thermal and moisture management performance benefits it provides in commercial construction. Course takers will become familiarized with today’s everchanging building and energy codes, and learn about the role… More Info
Durability Design Analysis for Building Envelopes As the demand for zero-energy buildings drives the need for better-insulated and airtight walls, moisture and hygrothermal performance become increasingly important considerations in the design process. In this course, learn from hygrothermal experts about the physics of heat and moisture… More Info
Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation in High Performance Commercial Roofing Commercial roofing systems are quite varied. As such, their performance expectations are varied, and their suitability for different applications vary. Certain types of high performance roofing systems require specific components, and performance standards to achieve energy efficient and durable life… More Info
Extruded vs Expanded Polystyrene, Extrusion Matters This course explains the differences in structure and performance of two forms of rigid foam insulation, Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). Differences in the manufacturing processes are presented, explaining how they produce very different performance attributes, especially water… More Info
NFPA 285 Exterior Wall Fire Testing, Design and Compliance This course explains the NFPA 285 test method, its origin, its procedures, when it is required, and design considerations necessary to comply with it. The course explains the fire/life safety objective of NFPA 285. Selected sections of the International Building… More Info
Understanding Sustainable Insulation and LEED v4 Green building is about architectural and human performance – creating spaces to enhance the experience – and LEED® v4 and other green programs can drive market transformation. This course demonstrates how LEED® requirements are changing to increasingly emphasize materials and… More Info