Russin now offers Continuing Education courses for architects looking to maintain their accreditation and keep up-to-date with new products and technologies in the building materials industry. These courses are available virtually, or one of our certified representatives can come to you and administer it in-person.
We currently offer the following courses:
This course examines all aspects of thermal modification, sustainable wood products and how they can be incorporated into a variety of projects. The majority of this course is made up of sustainable design information and it may qualify for USGBC approved GBCI CE hours. As a proud distributor of Thermory, we look forward to helping you embrace these real wood products in your building designs. This is an introductory course and no prerequisites are required. It takes about one hour to complete.
This course provides information on the only true zero maintenance deck and flat-roof material. You can expect to learn more about the many benefits of Mbrico decks, pre- or post-stressed concrete balconies, flat-roofs and hardscapes. As a proud distributor of Mbrico, we look forward to helping you embrace porcelain tiles in your next project. This is an introductory course and earns 1.0 LU/HSW credit and takes about one hour to complete.
This course provides information on composite decking options. You can expect to learn more about mineral-based composite (MBC) with its industry best strength-to-weight ratio and wood-plastic composite (WPC) decking, which provides the look of exotic hardwoods with very little maintenance required. This is an introductory course and earns 1.0 LU/HSW credit and takes about one hour to complete.
This course examines the performance characteristics of Alaska Yellow Cedar (AYC), including hardness, weight, durability, and fire resistance. You can expect to learn how to identify grade specifications and understand how the unique color makes AYC ideal for many exterior and interior residential applications, such as decking, landscaping features, shakes and shingles, paneling, mass timbers, and beams. This is an introductory course and earns 1.0 LU/HSW credit and takes about one hour to complete.
Western Red Cedar (WRC) aesthetic, economic, and environmental benefits are just some of the reasons why builders and designers are increasingly gravitating to this species of wood. This course will cover the modern, historical, and cultural uses of western red cedar, as well as its performance characteristics, grade specification, and finishes. Participants will also learn more about sustainable forest management practices and certification agencies, and how sustainably sourced wood can contribute to LEED ® credits. This is an introductory course and earns 1.0 LU/HSW credit and takes about one hour to complete.
This course discusses how architects can be reasonably assured that products, particularly western red cedar wood products, are maximally sustainable. Life cycle analysis (LCA) and forest certification are discussed in terms of their place on an architect’s sustainability agenda, and an LCA of western red cedar is presented to demonstrate the level of research involved, along with results that can be expected from the life cycle approach. It takes about one hour to complete and earns 1.0 LU/HSW credit.
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