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Maxson Online Course Offering Join Us for continuing Education!

Continuing Education Credits Available From the Following:

The Space Management Courses are all AIA HSW Accredited, The Fire and Life Safety Presentations are All BOASC and ICC Accredited, While 3 Fire and Life Safety Presentations are NCCOQB Accredited (CODE 101, Code 10, CES1)

Available Courses and Scheduled Dates:

Space Management Courses:

Maximizing Every Square Foot: Modern Options for Flexible Spaces (Flex 101)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit

In this course, we will explore the potential flexible uses of a given space based on modern product solutions and their respective performance capabilities. We will explore the contribution flexible product options can deliver to the function and well being of a facility and their impact on the programming process. An emphasis will be placed on field performance and safety of the products, interacting with construction planning to ensure the programmed needs of the space are delivered upon execution.

Next Available Date: None Scheduled, email tmaxson@maxsonassociates.com to request!

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Field Performance: Defining Success in Space Management (FLEX 202)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit

In this course, we will discuss three key performance requirements of space management products that determine if design and construction of a flexible space has truly achieved success. The performance criteria include: product life cycle, field acoustic, and safe operational performance. The content of the course will increase your awareness of specific components that contribute toward the success and wellness of flexible spaces.

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NEW: Creating Flexible Spaces Using Vertical Openings (IRD08D)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit, 1 Hour GBCI Credit

In this one-hour course, we’ll discuss vertical opening systems, how they’re built, differences in operation & typical usages for interior & exterior applications. We will also talk about features to consider that influence the end user’s experience and structural and electrical needs that can affect your flexible space’s final design.

Next Available Dates: None Scheduled, email tmaxson@maxsonassociates.com to request!

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Through the Looking Glass: Movable Glass Partition Systems (IMOD08D)

1 Hour AIA/CES/HSW Credit

One of the best ways to craft unique and welcoming environments is by adding openness and natural light to a space. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss utilizing glass operable walls to facilitate natural light and views in a variety of applications to meet the diverse needs of different markets. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to identify features and benefits of glass operable wall systems, especially increased social and emotional well-being for occupants and increased sustainability.

Next Available Date: None Scheduled, email tmaxson@maxsonassociates.com to request!

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A Sound Decision: Acoustics and Operable Partitions (IMOD08A)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit

Acoustical control is a critical factor in virtually every type of environment; therefore, selection of the appropriate operable partition is critical. It is important when choosing an operable wall system to not only consider the space /configuration of your application and how the wall operates, but to also examine the wall’s acoustical performance. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the right wall system, in conjunction with complementing architectural elements, to help produce excellent acoustical control.

Next Available Date: None Scheduled, email tmaxson@maxsonassociates.com to request!

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On the Move: Automated Moveable Wall Systems (IMOD08C)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit

With the continual popularity of open-concept spaces, there is an increasing demand for flexible space that allows occupants to reconfigure and redesign their area to fit each day’s unique needs. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss utilizing movable and automated walls to facilitate space management in a variety of applications to meet the diverse needs of different markets. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to identify features and benefits of automated movable wall systems, especially improved social and emotional well-being for occupants and increased safety for operators.

Next Available Date: None Scheduled, email tmaxson@maxsonassociates.com to request!

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Breaking the Fourth Wall: Modern Operable Wall Systems (IMOD08B)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit

From simply reconfiguring a room to completely changing how it is entered and exited, operable wall partition systems make rooms more efficient and maximize space by implementing superior technologies. Join us in this one-hour course as we go beyond the basics of operable partitions to address layout, operating clearances, panel construction, and acoustical elements. By the end of this course, design professionals will learn how all of these components work together to impact a project’s environment in term of health, well-being, and space management.

Next Available Date: None Scheduled, email tmaxson@maxsonassociates.com to request!

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Architectural Vertical Opening Solutions - Plus! (IRD08C)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit, 1 Hour GBCI Credit

In this course, we will discuss vertical operating systems to better understand their construction and the operating systems used in each type. Characteristics of various types of vertical operating systems will be presented as well as limitations to consider when specifying the right product for each unique project. An emphasis will be placed on safety features, the ease of operating the systems, and compliance to codes to ensure each product is performing effectively in a cost-effective manner that can be incorporated into the building structure of projects. Additionally, an array of applications will be demonstrated to showcase ways that vertical operating systems may provide an aesthetic solution that ultimately benefits the welfare of building occupants by bringing in elements of nature while contributing to sustainable initiatives.

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Fire and Life Safety Courses:

Cracking the Code on Fire/Smoke Rated Opening Assemblies (CODE 101)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit, .1 Hour ICC Credit, 1 Hour NCCOQB Credit, 1 Hour BOASC Credit

In this course, we will give an overview of the multiple types of fire and smoke separation defined in the International Building Code and the code requirements for their respective opening protection assemblies, as well as the testing of all discussed assemblies. We will also discuss the differing types of solutions found in the marketplace today and how they are compliant / non-compliant and the building code requirements of each wall type referenced in the IBC. The course is intended to give attendees the basic steps in evaluating product test performance against those building code requirements.

Next Available Date: None Scheduled, email tmaxson@maxsonassociates.com to request!

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Opening Doors to Design Opportunities with the Model Building Codes (Code 10)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit, .1 Hour ICC Credit, 1 Hour NCCOQB Credit, 1 Hour BOASC Credit

The program covers the many aspects of Fire and Life Safety Code Requirements and how those Code Requirements affect egress and building design.

Next Available Dates: None Scheduled, email tmaxson@maxsonassociates.com to request!

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Design Solutions: Smoke Protection at the Elevator Hoistway (CES1)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit, .1 Hour ICC Credit, 1 Hour NCCOQB Credit, 1 Hour BOASC Credit

The course will provide you a better understanding of how smoke migrates in multi-story building fires and how building codes in the United States have evolved to address this danger. Throughout this course we will illustrate the physics of vertical smoke migration in mid and high-rise building fires and the hazards this presents for building occupants. The instructor will discuss how building codes seek to protect building occupants from this hazard and review various methods that have been developed to meet these code requirements to limit vertical smoke migration.

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Code Requirements for Fire Rated Doors and Hardware (TD-FRD-F2F)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit, .1 Hour ICC Credit, 1 Hour BOASC Credit

Learn the fundamentals of fire rated doors and applications. Learn how to determine proper applications for various fire/smoke requirements and confirm that codes and accessibility requirements are met.

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First Responder - Fire and Smoke Rated Curtains (FF10)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit, .1 Hour ICC Credit, 1 Hour NCCOQB Credit, 1 Hour BOASC Credit

Code Review: UL 10 B (Negative Pressure Testing, UL 10 C (Positive Pressure Testing), UL 10 D (Fire Rated Fabric Curtains), ASTM E119 (Wall Test): A review and comparison of the above codes and the specific products that apply to each. Smoke and Draft Control: A review if the various strategies and solutions for containing and managing smoke in large spaces. Wall Review: A review and summary of the various types of rated wall assemblies with specific guidance on which applications require the various walls and which type of opening protective would apply to each. Product Application Summary: Summarize the various smoke and fire rated fabric product options along with some actual case studies in which they have been utilized in order to meet code requirements and minimize design compromises including: Deployable fire and smoke rated fabric curtains with egress, Deployable fire and smoke rated fabric curtains without egress, Fixed static draft curtains, Deployable draft curtains.

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Understanding Storm Shelters (SS10)

1 Hour AIA CES/HSW Credit, .1 Hour ICC Credit, 1 Hour BOASC Credit

Course has been designed to acquaint the viewer with the aspects of FEMA 361, ICC 500 and Life Safety Code Requirements and how those Code Requirements affect storm shelter design.

Next Available Date: None Scheduled, email tmaxson@maxsonassociates.com to request!

Meet Our Presenters:

John McPhail

Fire and Life Safety Specialist, EasternNorth Carolina and Eastern South Carolina

I've been working with architects, fire protection engineers and code officials educating them Fire and Life Safety products for the past 17+ years. I help provide solutions to the issues encountered when the architect’s / owner’s vision for their building design do not quite align with the prescriptive language of the building code. I want to be able to help you too...

John Schuster

Space Management Specialist, Western North Carolina

I work with architects during the design phase of projects and help specify the appropriate products for the application & based on the owner's needs and desires. I also work with General Contractors during the construction phase to help assure the projected is executed successfully and to the owner's standards.

Brad Adcock

Fire and Life Safety Specialist, Georgia

I have been assisting with Architects, Interior designers, code Officials and Fire Protection Engineers for 5 years regarding the need for aesthetically pleasing spaces, increased openness in design while maintaining Code Complaint Solutions. I also have been assisting with specialty product design regarding space flexibility, ensuring that design intent is met and special awareness separation are kept in mind. Through those 5 years, I have given over 100 in-person Lunch Presentations and look forward to providing this information virtually as well.

Ken Cox

Fire and Life Safety Specialist, Western North Carolina and Western South Carolina

Ken Cox has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from Texas A & M University and a Masters Degree in Business with a Finance specialization from the University of Texas at Dallas. He as spent the past 30 years working with Architects, General Contractors and Building Owners in needs evaluation, specification and installation in a wide variety of building products. His specific areas of concentration have been plumbing specialties, building signage, industrial doors, loading dock equipment, flexible space division products, commercial roofing and smoke and fire protection products Over the past 7 years, Ken has had an intense focus in specialized cutting edge smoke and fire protection systems and specialty door products. In addition to specifying and furnishing these products his work has included providing accredited continuing education classes to building designers and code officials throughout North and South Carolina.

Rob Roberts

Space Management Specialist, South Carolina

I have been in the construction industry for 40 years. For most of that time I have partnered with General Contractors and Architects to offered solutions for space management issues. I represent products that provide both interior and exterior movable partitions that are glass, acoustically rated, or both, among many other options. I look forward to sharing ideas that may help you with your next project.

Marc Duchaine

Space Management Specialist, Eastern North Carolina

I work with architects to deliver flexible solutions to help maximize the use of a given space. Reach out anytime and I can assist with product details, recommendations, specifications, and technical information