Design Products

This page displays online learning products, in different formats, that are related to the topic of Design.

  • Site and Lot Design and Development

    Includes Credits

    The goal of the green developer is to minimize the impact on the environment. The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) includes practices that focus efforts and awards points on proper planning followed by implementation. This one-hour online module covers strategies and tactics for both site and lot development with emphasis on four key areas: site and lot selection; project team, mission statement and goals; site and lot design and site and lot development and construction. This module is part of the High Performance Building for Building Professionals course. The level of content in this on-demand module is for the novice learner. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

  • Visitability Design Starts at the Curb

    Many people are familiar with the terms “aging in place” or “universal design,” but “visitability” may be a newer concept. Essentially, visitability says that anyone — occupants as well as people coming to a home for any purpose — should be able to gain access to the home and move within it easily. While classic visitability focuses on the inside of the home, this webinar begins at the street. If someone cannot get to the front door easily, then getting inside doesn’t matter as much. Specifically, presenter Steve Hoffacker will discuss sidewalks, driveways, porches, entry doors, lighting and other safety issues. Photo Credit: 2016 Best Universal Design Home for 55+ New Construction, Gold, New Idea Home. Photographer: Philip Wegener

  • Beyond the Bath

    This webinar replay focuses on current bathroom trends and how you can take tile product beyond the bathroom floor plan and into the rest of the home. The speaker, Marc Thee, discusses new neutrals, graphic patterns and how the “five elements in nature” inspire him to create designs for every home.

  • Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily Buildings

    Multifamily buildings in the U.S. are generally constructed in compliance with state and local building codes based on the International Building Code (IBC), developed by the International Code Council (ICC), and related codes such as the International Existing Building Code(IEBC), International Fire Code (IFC) and International Mechanical Code (IMC). This webinar replay highlights significant changes affecting multifamily construction in the 2018 editions of the IBC and other I-Codes, as well as significant changes to related design standards. This webinar replay is the second of a series available free of charge thanks to the generous support of the International Code Council (ICC).

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Residential Code

    Most one- and two-family dwellings are required by law to be constructed in compliance with state and local building codes and the standards referenced in those codes. Most jurisdictions that enforce a residential building code have adopted the International Residential Code® (IRC) developed by the International Code Council (ICC). This webinar replay highlights significant changes to the 2018 edition of the IRC, including the energy provisions of Chapter 11. This webinar replay is the first of a series available free of charge thanks to the generous support of the International Code Council (ICC).