With the ever-evolving landscape of design and building energy requirements it could be challenging to find the time to conduct research on new products and systems. Architects are often required to partake in a minimum amount of continuing education related activities to maintain their professional membership requirements.
Amvic has created continuing education courses designed to educate and familiarize architects with the many features and benefits of our product lineup. Courses are offered both in-person learning as well as distance education to provide architects with the flexibility to earn continuing education credits at their convenience
OAA Continuing Education
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) training is an in-person session (lunch and learn) aimed to introduce Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction as an energy efficient alternative to conventional construction practices, both for below and above grade applications. The session encompasses the features and benefits as well as the design criteria for ICF. By the end of session attendees will be equipped with required knowledge to design with ICF.
AIA Continuing Education
This free online course introduces Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) as a construction methodology in addition to highlighting the benefits of ICF construction for architects, builders and occupants. By the end of the course, participants will have gained the information and knowledge required to design with ICF..
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With this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe ICF and its components, identifying how these contribute to a durable, safe, energy-efficient, and sustainable building practices
- List the financial, environmental, and sustainable benefits of ICF construction and how ICF can contribute to LEED® points earned on a building project
- Explain how involving engineers and architects early in the design process contributes to a safe, structurally sound, cost-efficient building project
- Describe the ICF installation process, including two critical elements of field installation
Achieving Disaster Resilience with ICF Construction
In this course, we’ll examine what “disaster resilience” means and how effective planning and application of progressive structural design, practices and building materials—particularly Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)—can fulfill a two-pronged sustainability objective: reducing a building’s carbon footprint while fortifying it against nature’s inevitable hazards.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Define the term “resilience” as it pertains to construction practices and the impact of natural disasters
- Recognize the many obstacles that have prevented resilient construction from being the norm in the building industry.
- Identify the advantages of ICF building system over traditional construction materials in strengthening disaster resiliency and sustainability.
- Outline best-practice construction guidelines for new ICF construction projects.
- Recognize the short-term ROI of disaster resilient ICF construction during the design/ construction phases, as well as the long-term benefits in terms of occupant safety, sustainability, and insurance savings.
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