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Sustainable Design - Masonry

This 2-hour interactive online course is intended to help building designers understand how the use of masonry materials is considered sustainable or green. The course looks briefly at some of the history of masonry usage, the attributes of masonry as a building component, and the basic construction of masonry. The course introduces some of the basic tenets of sustainability, specifically how it relates to the design and construction industry, and includes a comparison of these characteristics with the requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program. The course provides a simple set of recommendations on accepting masonry as the material of choice for construction and tips on how to include the aspects of sustainability into construction documents.

There is a multiple-choice test at the end of each section. You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. We also recommend you view this course in Internet Explorer.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be better able to:

  • Recognize the historical importance of masonry, as typified from its beneficial attributes
  • Understand the basic philosophies of sustainability applied to the design and construction industry and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program
  • Develop an understanding of how these characteristics can be applied to the LEED Program
  • Include the use of masonry materials in your next project

Course Price: $ 53.90


Continuing Education Credits approved for:
  • AIA
  • CPSM
  • ICC
  • IEI
  • InterNACHI
  • LEED
  • OAA
  • SMPS