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About Hanley Wood University

Hanley Wood University is the premier destination for construction professionals seeking continuing education and training programs. Architects, builders, contractors, remodelers, and other professionals required to obtain credits, certifications, or training rely on Hanley Wood University for the courses they need to maintain their professional expertise. All of the courses found on hanleywooduniveristy.com are free and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

 

Featured Course

Blower Door Basics Course

1 LU AIA

Identify where air leaks occur in a home and describe the difference between infiltration and exfiltration. Describe how a blower door test can identify leaks in a home, how the test works, how and where to set it up to get consistent results. This program details how to properly use a digital gauge during the blower door test to view results. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

Posted:
November, 2012
Subject(s):
Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency, Building Science
Sponsor:
The Energy Conservatory
 

Latest Courses

  • Improving the Mind and Body with Wall Protection (Print)

    1 LU

    This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Architect Magazine. Historically, designers of buildings have been challenged when trying to incorporate pleasing visual images into the design because the demands of heavily trafficked areas often require wall protection to minimize damage to the structure. Today, new technology allows for the printing of imagery on traditionally drab wall protection products, specifically rigid sheets. By combining the positive elements of attractive imagery with the durability and healthful attributes of wall protection, designers can enhance the built environment and improve client satisfaction while creating a safer and more healthful indoor environment for everyone. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Walls and Ceilings, Safety
    Sponsor:
    Construction Specialties
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Design Advantages of Engineered Polymer Roofing (Print)

    1 LU HSW

    At opposite ends of the aging process, from young children to the elderly, physical challenges increase the need for support to navigate the kitchen and to operate appliances safely. Using universal design principles to plan the layout and specify appliances for this multi-functional room will increase safety, comfort, function and independence for homeowners. This course will describe why the need for universal design is growing and how it can be incorporated into kitchen design to promote aging in place. The course will also discuss the basics of kitchen design and the types of appliances that should be specified in the kitchen. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Roofing
    Sponsor:
    DaVinci
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Auxiliary Appliances for a Luxury Kitchen

    Looking beyond the standard kitchen appliances of sink, range and refrigerator, consider auxiliary appliances that will elevate a kitchen to luxury status, even in a smaller home. Dishwashers, wall ovens, warmer drawers, ventilation solutions, microwaves, compactors and beverage storage are some of the auxiliary appliances that add form and function to a modern kitchen. This course will discuss the features of each of these Electrolux appliances and how they can be integrated into kitchen design for optimal function and beauty and to meet the needs of today’s families who use their kitchen not only for cooking, but for dining, gathering and working. There are no credits associated with this course. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Kitchen, Universal Design, Appliances
    Sponsor:
    Electrolux
  • Incorporating Universal Design into the Kitchen

    1 LU HSW

    At opposite ends of the aging process, from young children to the elderly, physical challenges increase the need for support to navigate the kitchen and to operate appliances safely. Using universal design principles to plan the layout and specify appliances for this multi-functional room will increase safety, comfort, function and independence for homeowners. This course will describe why the need for universal design is growing and how it can be incorporated into kitchen design to promote aging in place. The course will also discuss the basics of kitchen design and the types of appliances that should be specified in the kitchen. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Kitchen, Universal Design, Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Electrolux
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • How Have LEDs Changed The Way We Work With Light?

    1 LU HSW

    This course will explore what makes LEDs unlike traditional light sources, specifically in regards to their micro optics, miniature size, light quality, precise controls, versatility and long lifespan. LEDs are in fact so different, the technology has opened up entirely new approaches to using light for architectural lighting, both inside and out. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interior Design, Lighting
    Sponsor:
    Lumenpulse
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Designing with Metal

    1 LU AIA

    This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. When used in the appropriate manner, metal can be a powerful tool for designers. Whether in primary or complementary roles, it is a material whose durability and flexibility can play a useful role in numerous ways on all kinds of building types. No single material or component is a solution unto itself, but as a team player, metal can be a useful arrow in an architect’s quiver. This course will discuss a number of specific applications where metal components are well suited to particular building systems or project goals. It will examine the behavior and qualities of the material and share design considerations and tips for effective utilization of metal. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Design
    Sponsor:
    MBCI and Pac-Clad
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Color and Light

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    The way we perceive and view color is impacted by light, both natural and artificial. This course will look at the science of light and the many types of lighting options available in today’s market. We will also look at the ways colors can change through lighting selection. The subtleties that light creates are essential for a design professional to understand and embrace when making color and finish selections for all projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Paints
    Sponsor:
    Benjamin Moore
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Making the Most of Small Spaces with High Quality Storage Systems

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Storage systems, especially adjustable shelving units designed for small spaces, can vary greatly by installation method, cost, durability, strength, material, function, and style. It is important to have a basic understanding of the features and benefits of high quality storage systems in order to best select a building product that will be cost effective to install and also meet or exceed the expectations of the client and the general requirements of future occupants, whether they be Millennials or seniors. It is also critical to understand the design requirements stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the concept of Universal Design, and how these specifications can impact the design and product selection of high quality shelving products. This course will help educate the architect about high quality organizing systems for residential homes and multifamily applications. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Organized Living
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Door Systems with Increased Energy Efficiency and Greater Resistance to Air and Water Infiltration

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Integrated door components are design to work together as a complete system. They help to reduce the risk of air and water infiltration, while improving performance and energy efficiency. By using an integrated door system, it helps to minimize callbacks and makes handling any warranty issues easier. Finally, using an integrated door system allows for a true "system warranty" instead of individual component warranties. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2013
    Subject(s):
    Interiors, Doors
    Sponsor:
    ThermaTru
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Energy Efficiency Challenge: Understanding New Codes and Standards

    1 LU AIA

    The current U.S. energy consumption is not sustainable and the impact of our energy consumption is driving unprecedented changes in housing design and construction methods to reduce home energy use, create greater efficiencies, improve comfort and reduce monthly expenses for the homeowner. This course will take a closer look at residential energy use and how the changes in building codes and standards are driving improved energy performance in homes. We will take a look at new design and construction methods, materials, and systems that can be used to help reduce the energy requirements of homes and make them more efficient. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2013
    Subject(s):
    Energy-Efficient Construction, Energy-Efficient Design
    Sponsor:
    Huber Engineered Woods
    Certification(s):
    AIA