Looking for a CE Resource Rich in Health, Safety, and Welfare?

Check Out NCARB’s Newest Monograph, Building Envelope!

Washington, DC—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards is pleased to announce the recent publication of Building Envelope, the sixteenth title in its health, safety, and welfare-enriched monograph series.

Written by Randall Stout, FAIA, CCIDC, and Michael Garrison, SBSE, IALD, Building Envelope explores the outer walls and roofs that give shape to habitable structures. The monograph also looks at how the evolution of information technology has positively influenced the design and construction of building envelopes—so much so that architects regularly experiment with unusual materials, forms, and functions.

Divided into seven chapters, Building Envelope covers such topics as types of envelopes, concepts associated with envelopes, and related construction systems and material selection. The authors, both of whom have significant experience in sustainable practices, also investigate the advanced energy strategies now associated with envelope performance. A final chapter reviews the complexities and challenges of working with computer-generated envelopes. Two case studies and several sidebars augment the main text. Appendices include a detailed listing of resources and a comprehensive bibliography.

Building Envelope sells for $135 (current NCARB Record holders) and $215 (all other purchasers). Those successfully completing the BE quiz will earn 10 professional development units in health, safety, and welfare. All monograph quizzes may now be taken online through the NCARB web site—an added convenience that eliminates processing time and provides test takers with immediate results. A printable certificate of completion is supplied to all who pass the quiz. NCARB also reports all successfully earned continuing education units to the AIA

The NCARB monograph series was created in 1993 in order to address the increasing need for continuing education and professional development verification focusing on health, safety, and welfare issues. In addition to [Building Envelope], the following titles are currently available: [Cracking the Codes], [Design Within a Community Context], [Energy-Conscious Architecture], [Fire Safety in Buildings], [Getting to Smart Growth], [Improving Building Performance], [Indoor Environment], [Low-Slope Roofing I], the award-winning [Low-Slope Roofing II], [Professional Conduct], [Seismic Mitigation], [Subsurface Conditions], [Sustainable Design], [Why Buildings Fail], and [Wind Forces].

The Council’s next monograph will explore the effects and mitigation of mold in building design.

NCARB monographs are a portable and economical professional development resource that investigate subject matter of interest to practicing architects and allied design professionals. All U.S. jurisdictions accept PDP monographs for compliance with state continuing education/professional development requirements. To order an NCARB monograph, visit the [publications] section of the Council web site.