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).

Elevator Education 201: Designing for Mid-Rise Buildings

Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA

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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Occupant Evacuation Operation

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

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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Elevator Education 101: Designing for Low-Rise Buildings

Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA

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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Elevators in Existing Buildings: Sustainable Applications

Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA (HSW, SD) 1 GBCI (O+M Specific)

Old elevator technology in existing buildings can account for up to 8% of a building’s energy. This course looks at how this key building system can contribute to a project’s sustainability and how a modernization could help you achieve LEED points for your EB:O&M project. The learning objectives for this class are:

  • Explain six key advances that are helping elevators save energy.
  • Describe how elevators can contribute to improved indoor and outdoor environmental quality over their full life cycle.
  • Discuss how elevators can and cannot help achieve LEED points.
  • Describe what to look for in a sustainable elevator company.

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Escalators 101

Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA

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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Low-Rise Machine Room-Less Elevators

Class Time: 1 hour, Learning Credits: 1 AIA

This presentation is designed to give attendees an overview of what a low-rise elevator is, the evolution of the machine room and more detailed information regarding the different types of MRL’s. The learning objectives for this class are:

  • Detail what exactly a “low-rise” elevator is and the factors that are used to describe this type of elevator.
  • Explain the different types of machine room configurations currently in existence, and the differences between what some call “machine room-less” and what it really means.
  • Traction and Hydraulic Machine Room-Less Overview. Detailed overview of the sections of the Traction MRL:
    • Different machine supports, cable deflection, overhead and pit requirements, counterweights and rails, as well as limitations of cab finishes and the Hydraulic MRL.
    • Machine and jack configuration, hydraulic fluid, overhead and pit requirements.
  • Direct comparison of Low-Rise MRL Elevators: overhead and pit depths, speed, cab finishes, noise and ride quality, LCA, LCC and EPD, and energy usage.

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Elevators, Sustainability and LEED

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

This course reviews how a key building system – elevators – can contribute to a project’s sustainability and to obtaining LEED credits. The learning objectives for this class are:

  • Explain five key advances that are helping elevators save energy.
  • Describe how elevators can contribute to improved indoor and outdoor environmental quality over their full life cycle.
  • Discuss where elevators can and cannot help achieve LEED points.
  • Describe what to look for in a sustainable elevator company.

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