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New AIA CES Course Approved for 1 LU/HSW

AKRF, a certified provider of continuing education credits to registered architects through the American Institute of Architects, announces the approval of a sixth course, “Soil Vapor Mitigation Concepts and Design,” as part of its continuing education series. Vapor mitigation systems have become a common requirement at environmental remediation projects and redevelopment sites in urban areas undergoing changes in land use, and understanding the systems and their relation to other building components can help architects appropriately plan for and coordinate their designs.

The course, taught by Rebecca Kinal and approved for 1 LU and HSW credit, will cover the basic concepts of soil vapor intrusion, identify the conditions when mitigation measures are warranted or required, and discuss the design and construction of engineered systems used to address vapor intrusion, with a focus on vapor barriers and sub-slab depressurization systems (SSDS). Participants will review the regulatory drivers for mitigation and the requirements/guidelines for SSDS design in New York State and New York City, present system design concepts and examples, and discuss coordination during design, construction, and start-up.