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Dec 22 2015

Decoded 1 – Introduction to Codes and Accessibility

Category: Accessibility,VideosLori @ 1:27 pm Comments (5)

When I take time off for the holidays, I often leave a crossword puzzle or some other activity in case you decide to check in while I’m away.  This time I’m posting the first of 4 Decoded classes (37 minutes long) for you to check out while things are relatively quiet.  I will likely make some changes to this class and post a final version, but I’d love to get some feedback.  Did I talk too fast?  Too slow?  Did you fall asleep?  Did you learn anything?  Is there something I didn’t explain well?

I have not yet finalized the AIA registration for this on-demand version of the course.  When providing an AIA course using this delivery method, I need to include a test, AIA members need to “pass” the test, and I would have to issue each certificate and report attendance every two weeks.  So I would like to know how many of you are looking for AIA continuing ed credits so I can figure out whether to try to register the on-demand version, or whether an occasional live version would fill the bill.

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the reply box below.  This will help me with the final version of this class, and the other 3 classes in the series.  Happy Holidays!  And if you’re looking for more iDH while I’m on break, try the new Random Post button at the top of the right sidebar.  –>

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5 Responses to “Decoded 1 – Introduction to Codes and Accessibility”

  1. Adam says:

    Thanks for making this available. As a side note, what would be truly ideal is if not only the class could be used for continuing education credit, but some jurisdictions (TX+CA) require specifically one of our HSW credits specifically be for barrier free design.

    This can be hard for us to find sometimes, because many people offering CEUs just don’t have enough applicability to focus on the barrier free aspect. I realize this particular presentation may not, but you certainly have enough applicability to the topic overall. In our large office there is always a run on this credit when the one or two people that do it come through. Just a thought.

    Thanks again.

  2. Robert says:

    Like most registered architects, I’m always looking for HSW (Health, Safety, and Welfare) CEUs to meet my AIA continuing education requirements as well as the requirements for each state where I’m registered (some on an annual basis, some on a bi-annual basis). Your course I took via webinar was great, but it would be so much easier to fit into my schedule if you could do on-line, on-demand courses. Unless I’ve not found it yet, there are precious few quality courses out there that offer AIA certified credit that deal with codes and hardware. Your website has taught me more (and confirmed what I’ve researched on my own) than any other source. You could fill a great void if you (and others) could develop more quality AIA CEU courses that aren’t trying to sell a specific product, but are solving code problems. If Allegion has products that solve those problems, even better. But educating architects about codes, hardware, and their interaction is what you do best! Keep up the good work, and thanks for being such a great resource!

  3. Joel Niemi says:

    Having this on-line for AIA credit would be handy. Not everyone can fit live classes into their schedule on the day offered. Plus, it would be a real benefit for non-registered staff to be able to take these — those working on their NCARB Architect Registration Exam / experience hours could be introduced when younger, tender & impressionable, and a few might become lifetime hardware fans

  4. Fred Peebles says:

    Like everyone else who has commented so far, I, too am always on the hunt for continuing education credits. As mentioned, the barrier-free design credit is especially difficult to obtain online. Also, I much prefer to fulfill my CE requirement with classes that are not sleep-inducing, which yours seem to fulfill that requirement. Online is definitely the preferred method of meeting the obligation.

    Thanks, again, for all you do.

  5. Fred Peebles says:

    AIA credit is a great thing. Not essential, necessarily, but we all need all the credits we can get. I do like the online classes; prefer them, actually, because of their 24/7 availability. You provide an invaluable educational resource.

    Thanks for all you do for the architectural community.

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