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Monographs

The NCARB Monograph Series provides a quality continuing education resource, both economical and convenient, that investigates current and emerging topics of interest to practicing architects. Now with over 20 titles, the monographs explore everything from sustainable design to fire safety in buildings to professional conduct to post-occupancy evaluation. Each monograph offers anywhere from 8 to 20 continuing education hours (CEH) in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable
Design (SD).


Note: After purchase, you will have two years to complete the online open-book quiz.

Architectural Acoustics
Controlling wanted and unwanted sounds can enhance or diminish performances, activities, or other uses of a building. This monograph guides readers through the paths that sound follows and explains the way sound is produced, measured, enhanced, and controlled in man-made environments in and around buildings.

14 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$200 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Building Evaluation for Preservation
Extending a building’s useful life is almost always more sustainable than demolition and reconstruction. NCARB’s new monograph, Building Evaluation for Preservation, provides a clear, comprehensive approach for making the critical decision whether to adaptively reuse or to demolish and rebuild.

14 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD)
$200 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Cracking the Codes
Don't be wary of building codes and regulations! Crack them open in order to reveal their positive effects on design.

16 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD)
$225 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Daylighting Performance and Design
Addressing the challenges of balancing the human preference for natural light with energy efficient and sustainable design is important for every building professional. This guide to the successful use of daylighting includes case studies that illustrate the various benefits of daylight in commercial, industrial, education, and institutional settings.

12 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW)
$175 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Design Within a Community Context
A fascinating exploration of architecture's role in community planning.

8 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD)
$125 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Fire Safety in Buildings
Fire-safe measures may mean the difference between survival and loss. Follow this call-to-action and fireproof your design approaches.

10 CEHs in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD)
$150 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Getting to Smart Growth II
Getting to Smart Growth II picks up where the first volume left off by presenting new tools, policies, and approaches available to create more livable communities. While it contains many actions for the public sector, it expands on the previous publication by highlighting steps that the private sector can take.

6 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$100 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Healthcare Facilities
Healthcare Facilities is a valuable resource for architects seeking to improve the quality of healthcare design. The monograph focuses on key trends in healthcare architecture that provide patients and staff with a fully supportive environment. Many unique features of healthcare facilities are addressed including: design trends, site planning, codes, energy and environmental challenges, renovation, and maintenance issues.

14 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD)
$200 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Heating and Cooling Design for Buildings
Heating and cooling designs have gone through enormous modifications over the past several decades with the advent of computer technology, evolving fuel sources, and the growing awareness of global climatic changes. Heating and Cooling Design for Buildings presents the latest in the theory and practice of environmental control system design. It is a useful resource for architects interested in designing buildings that rely on renewable energy sources.

14 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$200 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Improving Building Performance
Improving Building Performance is a richly detailed and highly accessible introduction to post-occupancy evaluation (POE) or "programming in reverse."

10 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$150 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Indoor Environment
Presents practical guidelines for designing healthful indoor environments in new buildings and for correcting problems in existing facilities.

10 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$150 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Low-Slope Roofing I
Investigate built-up roofing (BUR) systems, now being specified on nearly 35 percent of new buildings in the United States.

10 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$150 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Low-Slope Roofing II
Consider alternatives to traditional built-up roofing (BUR), including modified bitumen, single-ply, sprayed polyurethane foam, metal, and, liquid applied systems.

14 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$200 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Mold and Moisture Prevention
Despite the presence of improved technology, increased training opportunities, and more sophisticated building systems, moisture and mold problems continue to affect new buildings. This monograph demonstrates how to detect and prevent moisture intrusion and avoid costly setbacks in the design and construction phase of a project.

10 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$150 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Professional Conduct
Recognize and discuss the professional standards that all architects are legally obliged to follow.

10 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$150 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Security Planning and Design
In the wake of the tragic events on 9-11, building owners and users are demanding more secure buildings. This monograph presents concepts, principles, and processes for incorporating enhanced security into the design of new and existing buildings.

12 CEHs in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD)
$175 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Seismic Mitigation
Learn about what architects can do to reduce the devastating effects of earthquakes and other seismic events.

10 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$150 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Senior Living
Authored by architects whose firm has handled hundreds of housing and care environments for the elderly, this nuts-and-bolts guide provides information you'll need on a wide variety of senior living options. The authors, pioneers in the field, offer highly illustrative examples of issues that are key to designing structures for the growing over-65 population.

20 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$275 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Sustainable Design II
Increasing concern about global climate change and other ecological problems tied to building construction and land use has led to an expanded interest in sustainable design. The monograph focuses on the “nuts and bolts” of green building design that architects need to master in order to design more environmentally responsible buildings.

12 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$175 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Why Buildings Fail
Simply defined as "performance that does not meet expectations," building failure runs the gamut from architectural and technical problems to performance deficiencies and the more infrequent catastrophic structural collapse.

10 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$150 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

Wind Forces
Explore the nature of wind and practical considerations for wind-resistant designs.

14 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)
$200 (Free for current NCARB Certificate holders)

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