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An Introduction to the AIA Framework for Design Excellence
Propel your practice’s success with the AIA Framework for Design Excellence—the defining 10 principles of design excellence in the 21st century. In this introductory course, you will learn the origin, evolution, and significance of each of the framework’s principles and examine how they advance progress toward a zero-carbon, healthy, just, resilient, and equitable built environment. Learn from real-world case studies showcasing successful implementations across diverse firms and project types. Plus, you’ll learn how to navigate the valuable online resources for each of the 10 principles to use in your design process for future projects. Course expires on 2/04/2027.

1.0 LU|HSW
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Fundamentals of AI for Designers
Make sure you’re prepared for the rapidly evolving digital revolution with a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts, principles, and applications of artificial intelligence (AI). Learn key components of AI, explore the current and future implications of its use, and gain insights into the real-world applications in the industry.   Whether this is your first foray into the topic or you’re looking to update your skills, this course will equip you with the foundational understanding needed to explore AI further.  Course expires 10/25/2026 This session was recorded live on December 14, 2023.

1.0 LU
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Champlain Towers Collapse: Professional & Legal Implications for Design Firms
This session will center around the events that occurred before and after the catastrophic collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, in 2021. Discussion will include the ongoing intensive analysis by forensic investigators to determine a root cause, or causes, of the structural failure. Examine how this tragedy will affect our current and future legal and business operations for years to come. Understand how failure analysis is a part of our ongoing learning experience as architects. Course expires 06/25/2026

1.50 LU
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Architecture & the Circular Economy
Let's talk about reuse. Designing for the circular economy, where materials are endlessly reused and waste is eliminated, requires a completely new mindset. This conversation explores how architects can and should design buildings to be taken apart and reused as part of the circular economy, an effort entailing the use of smaller palettes of reusable materials and the development of blueprints for disassembly as well as assembly. Course expires 10/3/2024

1.00 LU|HSW

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Operating Room Design: Using an Evidence-Based Design Process

As health systems increasingly focus on leveraging the facility design process to improve patient outcomes and improve staff workflow, multidisciplinary design teams comprising architects, constructors, researchers, and operators are relying on current research to inform facility design decisions.  Clemson University has engaged with health systems and architecture firms as part of a multi-year federally funded patient safety learning lab to design a safer and more ergonomic operating room. This work represents the most comprehensive evidence based on OR design and has resulted in an OR prototype that has been implemented in multiple health systems. This webinar shares how Clemson University has collaborated with health systems and design professionals to develop concepts for flexible and safe operating room layouts.  This course will present an overview of the research process and how findings were implemented in real-world settings at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Emory Musculoskeletal Institute. Hosted by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH).

1 LU|HSW
Live course date: 03/12/2024 | 02:00 PM
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Accessory Dwelling Units: A Solution to Housing Inequity

Discover how alternative living solutions can integrate sustainable and equitable design goals into new and existing single-family communities in urban, suburban, and rural regions. Explore examples of the challenges and benefits of building accessory dwelling units (ADUs), tiny homes, and pre-fabrication homes, and how they serve as a possible solution to nationwide housing problems.  

Hosted by the Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®).  

1 LU|HSW
Live course date: 03/13/2024 | 02:00 PM
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Streamlining Specifications in the Digital Age

Design professionals and specifiers face challenges in developing accurate and coordinated specifications which can result in issues like requests for information (RFIs), change orders, delays, and increased complexities during construction administration. These challenges involve navigating ambiguity, staying current with emerging technologies, and balancing project requirements and construction costs. 

In this course you’ll gain practical insights in how emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other digital tools, can help in developing accurate and coordinated specifications within the project budget. 

This free live course is brought to you through a partnership with Deltek. By registering for this course, you grant AIA permission to share your name and email address with Deltek. 

1 LU|HSW
Live course date: 03/19/2024 | 12:00 PM
Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training 2024 | March 20-21

Intended for licensed architects, engineers, or certified building inspectors, this training certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the nationally recognized Safety Assessment Program (SAP).

  • March 20-21, 2024  | 12 - 4pm ET 
  • To register | Click Add to cart and complete the checkout process.
  • Evaluator Field Manuals |  ATC 45 | ATC 20 | Participants are responsible for purchasing these texts from ATC. They are not included in the course cost.

The program is managed by Cal OES with cooperation from professional organizations, including AIA. It utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers, architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. SAP is the training standard of the AIA Disaster Assistance Program, which provides leadership, advocacy, and training to architects who are interested in volunteering their professional skills in times of crisis. This workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a nationally recognized Cal OES registration ID card from the state of California.

6.50 LU|HSW
Live course date: 03/21/2024 | 12:00 PM
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Get an in-depth overview of the accessibility requirements for new and existing buildings and learn how to avoid common compliance issues.  

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Invest in your career with this bundle of courses focused on health, safety, and welfare. 

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Introduction to Project Management

Regardless of scale, new projects will always require effective project management—whether you’re employed by an architecture firm, as a consultant, in academia, or you’ve pursued another career path that leverages your unique set of design skills. But what does project management actually entail? What’s the difference between being a manager and a project manager? What skills do project managers need? 

In this course, you’ll discover the fundamentals of project management, understand what it takes to become a project manager, and learn proven strategies for building and supporting an effective project team. 

This entry-level course is perfect for people who are considering project management as a career path or who want to better manage their own work—even if you work outside the AEC industry.

Course expires 02/10/2027

1 LU
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Fundamentals of AI for Designers

Make sure you’re prepared for the rapidly evolving digital revolution with a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts, principles, and applications of artificial intelligence (AI). Learn key components of AI, explore the current and future implications of its use, and gain insights into the real-world applications in the industry.  

Whether this is your first foray into the topic or you’re looking to update your skills, this course will equip you with the foundational understanding needed to explore AI further. 

Course expires 10/25/2026

This session was recorded live on December 14, 2023.

1.0 LU
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The Future of Cities

Our society is undergoing a profound transformation. By mid-century, an estimated two-thirds of our global population – 6 billion people - will live in cities. Global population growth and urbanization are putting enormous stress on our civilization, fueling a host of cascading crises from climate change to housing, health to inequality. Despite the unprecedented challenges facing us, cities are uniquely positioned to serve as the hub of a global strategy to address our current crises. This series will focus on a number of key themes facing the future of our cities, offering provocative ideas about how we conceptualize our collective future and the role of design leadership in achieving global goals. Hosted by Communities by Design (CxD), a program of the Architects Foundation

This series is intended for civic leaders, architects, and other design professionals looking to make a difference in their community.

Series expires 12/17/2025

6 LU|HSW
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Women's Leadership Summit 2023

Women in architecture, design, and the allied building industries are one of the most influential segments in the profession. Yet when looking at leadership roles in these industries, we still ask: Where are they?  Women’s Leadership Summit, founded by AIA, is a premier event that brings together the industry’s largest network of diverse women in architecture, design, and the allied building industries. It exists to support and empower women on their leadership journeys and break down the barriers that get in their way.  Focused on networking, leadership training, business development, gender equity, and personal empowerment, WLS helps women manifest the careers they want while making a difference in the world.  

•    Share pathbreaking ideas to tackle challenges, uncover potential, and lead change.

•    Celebrate women leaders at every career stage, empowering everyone to change the future.  

5 LU
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