Course Options

With ABSN’s experienced Alaskan instructors, we can accomodate pretty much any type of Building Science Course request.  If need be, ABSN can bring national or international experts in various building fields to come to Alaska and share their expertise.  Below is the full list of ABSN courses certified by the State of Alaska as qualifying for Residential Contractor Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).  Most of these courses can also qualify for Architect Continuing Education and some courses can be made to be certified for Real Estate Agent or Mechanical Contractor Continuing Education.

  • Advanced Framing Techniques
  • Ak Warm Energy Use Software-an Introduction For Builders
  • Ak Warm: Using Ak Warm For Building Energy Design & Analysis
  • Akwarm Basics 101
  • Alternative Energy In Alaska
  • Anatomy Of A Cold Weather Window: 2 Hour Version
  • Anatomy Of A Cold Weather Window: 8 Hour Version
  • Appropriate Sustainable Design Of Buildings & Communities
  • Bees Certification 2008
  • Bees-alaska Building & Energy Efficiency Standard
  • Blower Door As A Tool In House Diagnostics 1: Introduction To Blower Doors
  • Blower Door As A Tool In House Diagnostics 2: Blower Door Testing Certification Workshop
  • Blueprint Reading Basics
  • Boiler Maintenance & Repair
  • Breathing In Buildings: 3 Hour Version
  • Breathing In Buldings: 4 Hour Version
  • Build America Program: Help For Builders
  • Building America In Alaska/persist, Remote And Oit
  • Building On The Edge: Better Building Through Common Sense
  • Building Science And Technology In The North
  • Building Science For Dummies
  • Building The P.e.r.s.i.s.t. House
  • Caulking The Weathertight Building Envelope
  • Changes To Irc For 2006
  • Climate Change Impact On Shelter & Infrastructure In The North
  • Co-are You Alarmed: 1 Hour Version
  • Co-are You Alarmed: 2 Hour Version
  • Cold Climate Homebuilding: Contractor Residential Endorsement Workshop
  • Cold Climate Homebuilding: Foundations
  • Cold Climate Homebuilding: Making Houses Work
  • Cold Climate Homebuilding: Roofs
  • Cold Climate Homebuilding: Walls
  • Complying With Ventilation Requirements Of Bees
  • Construction Planning & Management: Rural Focus
  • Construction Planning & Management: Urban Focus
  • Energy Programs In Alaska
  • Energy Retrofit Of An Existing Home
  • Energy, Alternative Energy Systems And Infrastructure
  • Exterior Ventilated Cladding
  • Flashing/indoor Air Quality
  • Flashing: The Naked Truth
  • Foundations And Crawl Space Ventilation
  • Getting To Zero Energy In Alaska Homes
  • Green Building Products – It’s Not Easy Being Green
  • Hand & Power Tool Safety
  • Health House 1: The Health House Advantage
  • Health House 2: Building The Health House
  • Healthy Air: What You Should Know About The Air Your Breathe
  • Heating And Ventilation Best Practices
  • Heating System Design Details
  • Heating Systems For Energy Efficient Homes: 1 Hour Version
  • Heating Systems For Energy Efficient Homes: 2 Hour Version
  • Iaq – Parking Your Car In The Living Room
  • Ice Dams & Icicles = Heat Loss
  • Integration Of Ideas For The Development Of Future Research Agenda
  • Intro To Solar Thermal Theory
  • Introduction To Green Building
  • Introduction To Green Building – 4 Hour Version
  • Introduction To Radiant Heating
  • Introduction To Solar Energy Design
  • Is Your Garage Making You Sick: House-garage Connection
  • Log Homebuilding Design And Techniques: 16 Hour Version
  • Log Homebuilding Design And Techniques: 6 Hour Version
  • Log Homebuilding Design And Techniques: 8 Hour Version
  • Maritime Building Considerations: 1 Hour Version
  • Maritime Building Considerations: 2 Hour Version
  • Mold & Moisture In The Healty House
  • Multi-family Buildings: How Are They Different From Single Family Homes
  • Nahb Green Building Guide Section 1: Introduction & Lot Design, Preparation & Development
  • Nahb Green Building Guide Section 2: Resource Efficiency
  • Nahb Green Building Guide Section 3a: Energy Effciency 1
  • Nahb Green Building Guide Section 3b: Energy Effciency 2
  • Nahb Green Building Guide Section 4: Water Efficiency
  • Nahb Green Building Guide Section 5: Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Nahb Green Building Guide Section 6: Operation, Maintenance, And Homeowner Education
  • Nahb Green Building Guide Section 7: Global Impact
  • Nahb Green Building Guide Section 8: Sustainable Community Development
  • Nahb Green Building Guidlines Section 2: Resource Efficiency
  • Nahb Green Building Guidlines Section 2: Resource Efficiency
  • Nahb Model Green Homebuilding Guidlines: Building Green In Alaska
  • No Birds Just Bees
  • Of Mold, Moisture, & Other Things
  • Passive Ventilation
  • Peak Oil -recent Developments On The Road To Peak Oil
  • Preventing & Solving Indoor Air Quality Problems In Homes
  • Proposed Changes To Bees
  • Radon Control Strategies For New & Existing Homes
  • Rating A Log Home
  • Remote Construction Techniques
  • Solutions To Preventing Moisture Scares
  • Structural Insulated Panel Systems (sips): Preventing Failures
  • Successful Building Envelopes: 1 Hour Overview
  • Successful Building Envelopes: 2 Hour Version
  • Summer Symposium 2007
  • Sustainable & Appropriate Shelter Issues For First Nations Peoples
  • The Business Case For Green Building Development
  • The Effect Energy Has On Building Design & Construction
  • The Hows & Whys Of Building Diagnostics
  • The Natural Step: How Cities & Towns Can Change To Sustainable Practices
  • The Nature Of Wood: 1 Hour Version
  • The Nature Of Wood: 2 Hour Version
  • The New Stateof The Art Cchrc Research & Testing Facility
  • Trusses
  • Ventilation Strategies For Existing Homes
  • Ventilation Strategies For New Homes
  • Ventilation System Design & Installation
  • Ventilation: Understanding Ashrae 62.2
  • Vinyl Window In The Arctic
  • Water, Buildings, And Architects
  • Weatherization Technician Level 1 Training
  • Weatherization Technician Level 2 Training
  • What’s New In Residential Building Codes
  • Where Health & Housing Meet
  • Windows / Insulation