AIA Continuing Education Service Provider

ES2 offers the following courses as a registered CES provider

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MEP Insights to the Title 24 – Part 6 and International Energy Conservation Code
(1 LU/HSW)
MEP insight and education to current energy codes directly relating to Architects and their scope of design and management services. This course assists Architects gain knowledge and expertise in areas that directly affect the overall energy consumption and longevity of construction projects. The presentation will focus on engineering requirements found in the International Energy Conservation Code and California Title 24 energy codes that impact the architectural to direct design responsibilities.
  • Increase knowledge of the various methods of code compliance for both California Title 24 and IECC.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of building commissioning and which areas of the commissioning process not required in the energy code provide increased value for a building.
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of mechanical items of the energy code that relate to the architect's scope of services.
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of electrical items of the energy code that relate to the architect's scope of services.
BIM Clash Detection and Top 10 Coordination Items
(1 LU)
Understand the proper steps for BIM modeling and clash detection and learn how to eliminate the top 10 project coordination pit falls.
  • Setting up clash tests.
  • Know top 10 coordination items.
  • Understand steps for proper modeling for clash detection.
  • Understand what clash detection won’t detect.
Fire Rated Construction – An Overview for Wood-Framed Buildings
(1 LU/HSW)
Assist the architect understand fire rated construction better and to increase their knowledge and familiarity with different systems.
  • Increased understanding of optimal locations within building for locating fire walls.
  • Increased understanding of structural detailing for fire rated construction.
  • Increased understanding of when is fire rated construction required.
  • Increased understanding of how fire rated construction applies to different building materials.
Got SMEP? An Architect's Primer to SMEP Design - Structural Systems
(1 LU/HSW)
Education, insights and hints that will help architects improve their knowledge of structural systems and engineering requirements of the International and California Building Codes. The presentation will focus on engineering requirements that impact the architect’s direct design responsibilities.
  • Understand the various building material systems and when they are appropriate.
  • Understand the various non-building systems.
  • Understand the structural design process and how it affects architectural intent.
  • Understand proper coordination of structural systems with other building systems.
Got SMEP? An Architect's Primer to SMEP Design - Mechanical Systems
(1 LU/HSW)
Education, insights and hints that will help architects improve their knowledge of mechanical systems in modern buildings as they relate to the architectural design.
  • Understand the importance and implications of mechanical system zoning.
  • Understand the various mechanical system types including application pros and cons.
  • Understand humidity and various methods to increase indoor air quality.
  • Understand proper coordination of mechanical systems with other building systems.
Got SMEP? An Architect's Primer to SMEP Design - Electrical Systems
(1 LU/HSW)
Education, insights and hints that will help architects improve their knowledge of electrical systems in modern buildings as they relate to the architectural design.
  • Understand sizing and requirements of transformers and electrical rooms.
  • Understand the various lighting system types including application pros and cons.
  • Understand the application of emergency generators and fire pumps.
  • Understand the difference between low voltage and line voltage systems.
  • Understand proper coordination of electrical systems with other building systems.
Got SMEP? An Architect's Primer to SMEP Design - Plumbing Systems
(1 LU/HSW)
Education, insights and hints that will help architects improve their knowledge of plumbing systems in modern buildings as they relate to the architectural design.
  • Understand the different piping types and application pros and cons.
  • Understand piping riser locations and requirements.
  • Understand the various domestic hot water system types and application pros and cons.
  • Understand the requirements of water softening, gas meters, and booster pumps.
  • Understand proper coordination of plumbing systems with other building systems.