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Continuing Education

At Alder Sales Corporation, we are committed to helping our team members and clients stay up to date and informed on the advancements in our ever-changing field. We know that continuing education credits are essential to retaining professional licensure within our industry. Because of this, our team and our network of partners offer educational opportunities specifically for the architectural and design community.

Alder’s offers in-person presentations or virtual options if preferred. Presentations can be scheduled first thing in the morning or during the lunch hour with breakfast or lunch provided and coordinated by Alder’s.

Available courses include:

Daylighting Solutions

Daylighting Sustainable Design - Kalwall

This presentation will cover the benefits of diffused daylighting: health, safety and security. We will discuss the considerations in sustainable design and significant energy conservation, daylighting techniques and special performance benefits and options.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Innovative Daylighting Strategies for Commercial Buildings / Introduction to Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs) - Solatube

In this presentation, you will learn about the latest advanced optical daylighting technology and the product category of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDD). After a brief overview of typical daylighting strategies and key energy and human performance-based reasons for daylighting today’s buildings, you will be introduced to the three technology zones that are common to every TDD. Commercially available component technologies are compared and contrasted, allowing you to make informed decisions when choosing the appropriate TDD technology for your application.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Successful Daylighting for Wellness & Sustainable Design - Solatube

Expand your awareness of the advantages of daylighting using Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs) that contribute to wellness and sustainable design. You will learn the importance of natural light to humans, the role TDDs can play, and the resources available for achieving sustainable design goals.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)
GBCI Credit: 1 General CE Hour

Inspiring Applications of Tubular Daylighting in Educational Facilities - Solatube

Discover how tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) can be implemented in inspiring and innovative ways to meet aesthetic and functional design goals in educational settings. From sustainably-built green schools to life-saving facilities such as tornado and hurricane shelters, TDDs can add perfect, broad-spectrum daylight while supporting the unique design vision of architects and designers in the educational environment.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Fire & Smoke Containment

Opening Protectives: New Perspective in Fire + Smoke - Smoke Guard

Examine vertical smoke movement in buildings, review the requirements of IBC 2009 & 2012 to address smoke movement, explore the architectural optional available for elevator protection, explain the use of fire and smoke curtains to reduce or eliminate mechanical systems.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Fire & Smoke Curtains: Meeting Atrium Smoke Requirements - Smoke Guard

Discuss building code requirements for fire and smoke protection for atrium designs, interior stairs and escalators. Describe the sustainable features of fire and smoke-rated curtains. Explain how fire and smoke can be used to supplement or replace smoke evacuation systems in ways that save energy and reduce mechanical systems costs. Summarize the ways fire and smoke curtains may be specified so they enhance daylighting by supporting atrium design.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Design Solutions: Smoke Protection at the Elevator Hoistway - Smoke Guard

The course will provide you a better understanding of how smoke migrates in multi-story building fires and how building codes in the United States have evolved to address this danger. Throughout this course, we will illustrate the physics of vertical smoke migration in mid- and high-rise building fires and the hazards this presents for building occupants. The instructor will discuss how building codes seek to protect building occupants from this hazard and review various methods that have been developed to meet these code requirements to limit vertical smoke migration.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Passive Smoke & Fire Protection in Hospitals - Smoke Guard

Passive fire and smoke protection is a major concern for healthcare facilities. The evolution of high temperature materials has made it possible to provide minimal, high performance, code-compliant smoke-and fire-rated protection for openings throughout the constructed environment. This presentation will touch on IBC and NFPA requirements for fire and smoke protection throughout the hospital. Our discussion will address the building code requirements for fire and smoke protection of openings and the innovative passive curtain solutions available for unique applications throughout the I-2 environment including elevator openings and multi-story spaces.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Space Management Solutions

Revolutionizing Flexible Space / Automated Operable Partitions - Skyfold

Gain a thorough understanding of flexible spaces using automated operable partitions. We will compare and contrast three types of partitions, understand the acoustics in flexible spaces and cover structural needs, costs and life cycles.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Mastering Architectural Acoustics in Flexible Spaces - Skyfold

In this seminar, you will gain a thorough understanding of architectural acoustics in the built environment (sometimes called “invisible architecture”). and the effects on well-being, health, and safety including an overview on the Well Building Institute’s acoustical comfort recommendations. This presentation will help you understand what sound is, how it behaves in an interior environment and how building materials are classified for their sound control capabilities. We will explore acoustical challenges in flexible space and learn how best to control sound including those acoustical challenges with operable partitions. We will find solutions through automation and intelligent acoustical design to achieve healthier, more comfortable and productive interior flexible spaces.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

On The Move: Automated Moveable Wall Systems - Modernfold

This presentation discusses utilizing movable and automated walls to facilitate space management in a variety of applications to meet the diverse needs of different markets. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to identify features and benefits of automated movable wall systems, especially improved social and emotional well-being for occupants and increased safety for operators.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

A Sound Decision: Acoustics & Operable Partitions - Modernfold

Acoustical control is a critical factor in virtually every type of environment; therefore, selection of the appropriate operable partition is critical. It is important when choosing an operable wall system to not only consider the space / configuration of your application and how the wall operates, but to also examine the wall’s acoustical performance. This course will discuss the right wall system, in conjunction with complementing architectural elements to help produce excellent acoustical control.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Breaking the Fourth Wall: Modern Operable Wall Systems - Modernfold

From simply reconfiguring a room to completely changing how it is entered and exited, operable wall partition systems make rooms more efficient and maximize space by implementing superior technologies. This course will go beyond the basics of operable partitions to address layout, operating clearances, panel construction, and acoustical elements. By the end of this presentation, you will learn how all of these components work together to impact a project’s environment in terms of health, well-being, and space management.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Through the Looking Glass: Moveable Glass Partition Systems - Modernfold

One of the best ways to craft unique and welcoming environments is by adding openness and natural light to a space. This presentation will discuss utilizing glass operable walls to facilitate natural light and views in a variety of applications to meet the diverse needs of different markets. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to identify features and benefits of glass operable wall systems, especially increased social and emotional well-being for occupants and increased sustainability.
AIA Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

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