AlA and GBCI Training

At thyssenkrupp Elevator we believe in partnership. That is why we offer courses to help you keep up with both your AlA (American Institute of Architects) and GBCI (Green Building Council Institute) continuing education requirements. We understand that searching for education opportunities can be time consuming and as your partner we want to make it easier.

Below you will find a range of opportunities for traditional AlA LUs (Learning Units) and HSW (Health Safety & Wellness) specific LUs. You will also find two options for LEED specific continuing education - one for those specialized in BD+C (Building Design + Construction) and one for OM (Operations and Maintenance).

Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA, 1 HSW

This presentation is part one of a three-part training, designed to give viewers a basic understanding of elevators and low-rise building solutions. The learning objectives for this class are:

  • Obtain a basic understanding of vertical transportation
  • Learn key aspects for getting the best combination and type of elevator for your low-rise building
  • Gather details about elevators specifically designed for low-rise buildings
  • Become better equipped to choose the proper elevator for your low-rise building

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Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA, 1 HSW

This presentation is part two of a three-part training, designed to give viewers a basic understanding of elevators and mid-rise building solutions. The learning objectives for this class are:

  • Obtain a basic understanding of vertical and horizontal transportation
  • Learn key aspects for getting the best combination and type of elevator for your mid-rise building
  • Gather details about elevators specifically designed for mid-rise buildings
  • Become better equipped to choose the proper elevator for your mid-rise building

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Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA, 1 HSW

This course discusses opportunities for incorporating sustainability in the vertical transportation industry. The learning objectives for this class are:

  • Advances in vertical transportation including energy and space saving alternatives through design and dispatching
  • Emerging technologies that allow buildings and cities to rethink horizontal transportation from moving walkways to horizontal elevators
  • Digital trends making the elevator service and maintenance industry more efficient and sustainable
  • New elevator trends addressing material health and sustainability and specifically how elevators can help with LEED v4 Materials and Resources credits

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Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 LU hour, 1 HSW

Description: This course is designed to give attendees an overview of what Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) is. Specific scenarios, benefits and code requirements will be an important part of this training

  • Have a brief history of the development of OEO and the reason it is being implemented.
  • Learn the specifics on how the OEO process works, including how to put OEO evacuation in place and the steps needed to evacuate quickly and efficiently.
  • Gain an understanding of the role that Variable Message Signs (VMS) play during an OEO evacuation and how they are central to helping tenants get out safely.
  • Have details on how the current code has been revised to work with OEO and the specifics on what is required to implement.

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Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA, 1 HSW

This presentation is designed to give a basic understanding of escalators. The learning objectives for this class are:

  • Understanding Different Classifications of Escalators
  • Basic Parts and Terms Used in Escalators
  • Code Requirement

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Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA, 1 HSW

This presentation provides an entirely new solution for the saving space in buildings. The learning objectives for this course are:

  • Explain the challenge that comes with traditional elevator systems: net usable area, vertical transportation in very tall buildings, sky lobby transfer stops and other problems.
  • Explain the reasoning for the TWIN elevator system: traffic analysis, performance requirements, ride time, dispatching and other advantages.
  • TWIN advantages and characteristics over the double-decker elevator system and configurations.
  • Details of safety chain with TWIN: Intelligent allocation of calls, monitoring of minimum safety distances, emergency stop function and automatic engagement of safety gear.

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Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA, 1 HSW

This class will give attendees an overview of what a machine room-less elevator is, low- and mid-rise applications, and more detailed information regarding the different types and components of MRLs. The learning objectives for this class are:

  • Understand what Machine Room-Less Elevator are and their benefits. Factors that determine this type of elevator are also discussed.
  • Learn the elevator system, from pit to overhead, which describes the major components and supports the protection of the occupants of the building.
  • Understand MRL consideration by comparing hydraulic and traction MRL. Also understand the differences in speed as well as related ride quality factors that affect passenger’s efficient building travel.

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Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA, 1 HSW

This course discusses with architects about general contractor's expectations and methods for working with an elevator company. After completion of the course, participants will understand:

  • The general contractors requirements and methods for working with an elevator company
  • The importance of early collaboration between the general contractor and elevator company as it pertains to preparations for contracts and submittals
  • Requirements during the pre-installation process and the installation sequence
  • The work that is not performed by the elevator company and what is required of the general contractor to have a successful elevator turnover

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Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA, 1 HSW

This course is an intermediate level discussion about the main programs related to material transparency. These programs include HPD, EPD, C2C, and LBC. LEEDv4 will be discussed to understand how which programs help you earn LEED points. The course also discuss how to write specifications that allow you to drive the material transparency movement as a designer, builder or specifier. After completion of the course, participant will:

  • Understand the material transparency movement and why it is so important for the architect’s aware of building material composition that could be harmful to the building occupants.
  • Learn the different product analysis and certification tools so the architects are fully informed on the meaning behind today’s certification programs and what the data collected means in regard to protecting the occupants of the building.
  • Discuss the Materials and Resources credits of LEED that apply to material transparency which will encourage the architectural industry to use safe products that have the general public’s welfare in mind. In turn, this consistent, responsible requirement of safe products leads to manufacturer’s innovations being more conscientious of building safe products
  • Understand how to specify materials for your specific needs and to ensure the product manufacturers know about the safe products you expect to use.

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