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GENESIS® Virtual Course Offerings 2021

2021
GENESIS® and Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
Virtual Course Offerings

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E211: Basic Fluid Engineering

Date/Time:
February 22, 23, 24, 25 (7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time)
Hours:
16 hours DBPR – CILB FL 0612788
CEUs:
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
Member $1,890.00 / Non-Member $2,090.00
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify physics of water: area, depth, volume, mass, pressure, velocity, flow rate, energy, and others.
  • Discuss and apply the basic principles, code limitations, and guidelines to hydraulic design.
  • Calculate GENESIS series of software worksheets.
  • Calculate Total Dynamic Head (TDH) and electrical, and gas heating operating costs.
  • Perform the complete analysis of a basic pool/spa combination with a water feature.

Description:

Develop a basic understanding of the hydraulic principles in order to design more efficient and serviceable hydraulic systems. This class is core course required for advancing through the GENESIS certification program.


Terry Brannon, P.E.
GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor

Founder-Emeritus of The Brannon Corporation in Tyler, TX
(903) 597-2122


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Specializes in water conveyance and treatment, aquatics, hydraulic and structural engineering
  • GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor
Terry Brannon, P.E.

Brannon began his career in public works, beginning with the Cities of Irving and Tyler, Texas before founding The Brannon Corporation. He continues to specialize in public works projects, but the firm has carved out an aquatic niche using their expertise in water conveyance and treatment and structural design. Brannon is registered in 23 states as a licensed professional engineer. Now in semi-retirement from the engineering consulting business. 50 years total in engineering and 40 years in aquatics, he keeps himself busy sharing his experiences by writing and training engineers and contractors in the design and construction of aquatic facilities from public fountains, to splash pads, water parks, competition venues, lakes and streams, and private pools. He continues as a consultant to various construction management companies, hotels and resorts, municipalities, and branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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D204: 3D Modelling + Presentation Graphics

Date/Time:
March 23, 25, 30 April 1 (7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time)
Hours:
16 hours
CEUs:
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
Member $1,690.00 / Non-Member $1,890.00
Registration Link:
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Learning Objectives:
  • Explain 3-dimensional modeling with Structure Studios’ Pool Studio.
  • Develop a successful 3D presentation.
  • Identify advanced details, including perimeter overflow, vanishing edge, and acrylic walls.
  • Operate with advanced audio visual presentation techniques using additional software.

Description

Pool Studio’s 3D design program can be taken one step further when combined with additional software to create an amazing presentation for your discerning clients. Learn how to go from novice user to a detailed professional presentation. Includes tips and tricks for intermediate users. Using their own laptop computers, students work through a series of instructional exercises and development of a pool project. At this time, Pool Studio can only be utilized on a PC system.


Instructor:
Jason Brownlee, ASLA, SWD Registered

Owner, J. Brownlee Design in Franklin, TN
(615) 739-7100


SWD Registered Pool Designer
Jason Brownlee

Jason is owner of J. Brownlee Design, a firm specializing in custom and creative outdoor living projects for residential and resort environments. He serves as the principle designer and works collaboratively with both homeowners and contractors across the country to develop a complete outdoor lifestyle design for his customers. Jason's passion for design becomes evident in his projects that are diverse in scale, style, and project location, and include the necessary technical, hydraulic, and construction design details to take a project from concept to completion. Jason holds a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architect from Mississippi State University and is a registered landscape architect. His projects have won numerous National Design Awards and have been featured on HGTV and in other print and video publications.

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D280: History of Pools and Water Features

Date/Time:
April 6, 8, 12, 14 (7 pm – 10 pm Eastern Time)
Hours:
12 hours lecture; 16 total hours of formal education, including student homework.
CEUs:
1.2 IACET CEUs
Cost:
Member $1,690.00 / Non-Member $1,890.00
Registration Link:
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Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the history of water features.
  • Review historic water features and vessels, from ancient water features through the 21st Century.
  • Identify global water features.
  • Discuss contemporary features.
  • Examine how history incorporates into the design and development of a student’s creation today.

Description:

Water features have been a part of the landscape since ancient times. Are you familiar with the world's most famous water features? Can you effectively answer questions from your clients about them? Dive into the world of water history. This course will guide you through the world's most renowned swimming pools and water features from ancient (the world's first known swimming pool), historical (Versailles), to today's contemporary installations (Marina Bay Sands; Amangiri Resort, Utah). We'll identify the who's who of today's most influential water feature designers and why this knowledge is necessary to relate to your clientele. DESIGN 280: History of Pools and Water Features is an SWD core curriculum course meeting the architectural style requirement.

*Virtual Training Information: Additional homework and supplemental studies may be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.


Instructor:

Kate Wiseman, MLA
GENESIS® Design Faculty Advisor

Principal Landscape Designer at Sage Outdoor Designs
San Diego, CA
(619) 618-6410


  • Bachelor’s degree, Botany, University of California at Berkeley
  • Masters of Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona’s School of Environmental Design
  • Member of GENESIS® Education Board
  • GENESIS® Design Faculty Advisor
Kate Wiseman, MLA

Kate Wiseman is the Principal landscape designer at Sage Outdoor Designs, a firm specializing in the design of beautiful residential landscapes in Southern California. She founded Sage in 2008, and since then her designs have been widely published both locally and nationally. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Botany from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona's school of Environmental Design. Kate began teaching with GENESIS in 2012 and is currently the Design Faculty Advisor.

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D211: Elements of Design

Date/Time:
May 4, 6, 11, 13 (7 pm – 11 pm Eastern Time)
Hours:
16 hours
CEUs:
1.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
Member $1,890.00 / Non-Member $2,090.00
Registration Link:
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Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss fundamental Elements (e.g., line, color and form) and Principles (e.g., unity, balance and scale) of design.
  • Define perceptual skills and a better understanding of spatial organization and spatial relationships.
  • Use these concepts to design beautiful spaces that connect with the surrounding environment.
  • Use your communication skills to accurately portray your design intent to the client.

Description:

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of good design and will teach you how to lay out the different improvements in your projects (e.g. pool, spa, patio, etc). We will break the fundamentals down into two categories: the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design. Once you have a good grasp of the fundamentals, you will learn how to apply them. We will start with short practice exercises and build up to a final project: creating a master plan that includes a pool and spa.

*Virtual Training Information: Additional homework and supplemental studies may be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.


Instructor:
Jason Brownlee, ASLA, SWD Registered

Owner, J. Brownlee Design in Franklin, TN
(615) 739-7100


SWD Registered Pool Designer
Jason Brownlee

Jason is owner of J. Brownlee Design, a firm specializing in custom and creative outdoor living projects for residential and resort environments. He serves as the principle designer and works collaboratively with both homeowners and contractors across the country to develop a complete outdoor lifestyle design for his customers. Jason's passion for design becomes evident in his projects that are diverse in scale, style, and project location, and include the necessary technical, hydraulic, and construction design details to take a project from concept to completion. Jason holds a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architect from Mississippi State University and is a registered landscape architect. His projects have won numerous National Design Awards and have been featured on HGTV and in other print and video publications.

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E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder’s Guide to Proper Implementation

Date/Time:
April 7, 14, 21, 28 (1 pm – 2:45 pm Eastern Time)
Hours:
6 hours DBPR – CILB FL 0612788
CEUs:
0.6 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$799.00
Registration Link:
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Learning Objectives:
  • Acquaint building officials, health officials, pool contractors, and designers with the definition of ‘standard’, ‘code’, and ‘ordinance’ and how they differ in application.
  • Familiarize these stakeholders with the current provisions and requirements of the standards, codes and ordinances governing swimming pool and spa construction.
  • Discuss and enable code officials to promulgate check lists for their review staff and their field staff regarding pools and spas.
  • Create a bridge between code officials and contractors to streamline the process of permitting by defining expectations.
  • Define swimming pool and spa regulations for a more consistent process across jurisdictions.
  • Provide learners with helpful graphs, charts, and spreadsheets to simplify the calculating and checking of calculations needed for pool and spa permits.
  • Examine document and educational resources available to them through the PHTA and ICC. Most importantly, to save lives.

Description:

Codes and standards come at us from all sides, it seems, and every year or so those codes and standards are updated creating a feeling of being lost in the woods for contractors, designers, enforcement and permitting agencies. In this course, we’ll differentiate between codes, standards, and ordinances. Examine what these documents require of all parties affected by them and conclude with providing background and intent on the provisions within these documents.


Terry Brannon, P.E.
GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor

Founder-Emeritus of The Brannon Corporation in Tyler, TX
(903) 597-2122


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Specializes in water conveyance and treatment, aquatics, hydraulic and structural engineering
  • GENESIS® Engineering Faculty Advisor
Terry Brannon, P.E.

Brannon began his career in public works, beginning with the Cities of Irving and Tyler, Texas before founding The Brannon Corporation. He continues to specialize in public works projects, but the firm has carved out an aquatic niche using their expertise in water conveyance and treatment and structural design. Brannon is registered in 23 states as a licensed professional engineer. Now in semi-retirement from the engineering consulting business. 50 years total in engineering and 40 years in aquatics, he keeps himself busy sharing his experiences by writing and training engineers and contractors in the design and construction of aquatic facilities from public fountains, to splash pads, water parks, competition venues, lakes and streams, and private pools. He continues as a consultant to various construction management companies, hotels and resorts, municipalities, and branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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D231: Color Theory and Its Application

Date/Time:
POSTPONED – Date to be Determined
Hours:
14 hours of Online Lecture | 16 hours of Formal Education, including student homework.
CEUs:
1.4 IACET CEUs
Cost:
$1,790.00
Registration Link:
Coming soon
Learning Objectives:
  • List light, vision, and color physics, color theory, primary colors, mixing, blends, color wheel.
  • Discuss color psychology, how color affects the viewer, influences of color and texture on purchasing decisions.
  • Understand the makeup of a color DNA and the ability to reproduce and match colors.
  • Understand the meaning of the color illusion and work through case studies analyzing how color can make or break the design concept.

Description:

Looking through a magazine of pools, it is easy to find well-conceived plans that failed to unify the design with proper material and color selections. Color is one of our basic means of communication and it influences our emotions so it must be understood and controlled. This program introduces the basic dynamics of color, its principles, fundamentals, its psychology, and how to apply the science to project design.


Instructor:
Feras Irikat

Director of Design & Marketing for Lunada Bay Tile
Harbor City, CA
(310) 498-6454


  • B.A. Interior Design, San Francisco State University
  • MA family and consumer sciences
  • Advanced graduate work and research in Color Theory and Color Psychology
  • Professional Interior Designer
Feras Irikat

Feras Irikat is the director of design and marketing for Lunada Bay Tile, a leader in the design and production of handcrafted glass, stone, metal, wood and ceramic tiles. Regarded as an innovator in the design industry, he is a multi-dimensional marketing and branding professional with a talent to build strong teams and brand visibility in a variety of markets. Irikat holds a bachelor's degree in interior design and a master's degree in family and consumer sciences from San Francisco State University where he also did advanced graduate work and research in color theory and color psychology. He has taught color theory, applications and psychology at SFSU, U.C. Santa Cruz extension, West Valley College, and at design seminars around the world.



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