Volume 24, Issue 1 - January/February 2010

AIA Continuing Education Update

Designing for Safety and Security

Building projects that require impact-resistant materials are becoming increasingly common. For many in the architectural and design fields, working with these products can be a new experience. To help navigate through such projects a number of organizations have created AIA-approved continuing education courses.

ISC Security Blast/Glass Fragmentation/Progressive Collapse/HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Pres. Dir.)
GSA Office of the Chief Architect
Learning Units: 1
GSA projects are required to meet the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Security Design Criteria for New Federal Office Buildings and Major Modernization Projects. Developers created this course to highlight some of the major security issues in blast and progressive as they relate to the capital program. Objectives include: presentation of the badging requirements and process for capital projects; a summary of the ISC updates and their impacts on projects; and an overview of the risk assessment process for security.

Blast Mitigation Through Windows and Glazing
Construction Specifications Institute

Learning units: 1
This course was created to help architects and designers understand how their designs can help protect people and property from blast loads. Participants will learn what charge weight is; the impulse/pressures/duration relationships; as well as ISC design criteria for protection.

Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal
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