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    July 2006 - New Continuing Education Courses



    New Choices in Decking: Composite Decks and Rails

    Provides an overview of the characteristics, uses and advantages of composite lumber and composite decking. Also provides basic description of composite technology and the growing composite industry.

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    High Performance Floor Coatings
    High Performance Floor Coatings

    Provides an overview of the basic characteristics of concrete as a floor substrate; floor coating types and selection of appropriate materials; proper coating application and importance of preliminary inspection and surface preparation.

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    Benjamin Moore

    Low VOC Paints as a Component of Sustainable Building Concepts
    Low VOC Paints as a Component of Sustainable Building Concepts

    Provides an overview of the concept of sustainable building and basics of LEED rating system; LEED standard credits for paints and coatings; The development and characteristics of low-VOC paints, including VOC ingredients, current regulations and testing procedures.

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    Benjamin Moore

    Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Wall and Ceiling Panels
    Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Wall and Ceiling Panels

    Provides an overview of fiberglass reinforced plastic wall and ceiling panels, including their benefits and applications.

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    Crane Composites

    Fire-Rated Glass and Glazing
    Fire-Rated Glass and Glazing

    Provides an overview of the available Fire-Resistant and Fire- Protection glasses, including discussions on the effects of heat on glass, testing methods and examples of applications.

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    Pilkington

    Glass & Energy
    Glass & Energy

    Provides an overview of various architectural glass products, including clear and tinted float glass, reflective glass, low-emissivity glass and specialty glass products, such as profiled, textured, structural, fire-resistant, anti-reflective, and self-cleaning glass.

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    Pilkington
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    AEC Daily Bulletin - July 2006


    AEC Daily Learn & Earn Sweepstakes

    AEC Daily Learn & Earn Sweepstakes
    AEC Daily's Learn & Earn Contest
    Extended to November 2006!

    Due to popular demand, the Learn & Earn With AEC Daily Sweepstakes will continue to run until November 30, 2006.

    We will continue to offer some new prizes to four lucky winners each month:

    • $100 USD from AEC Daily
    • A set of Color Pulse™ 2006 and 2007 color forecast manuals from Benjamin Moore
    • $100 USD From Sealflex
    • A Fabric Freshener from Whirlpool

    With 119 FREE online continuing education courses available, you have multiple chances to win one or more of the above prizes!

    Please visit http://redirect.aecdaily.com/s18122/www.aecdaily.com/contest for complete rules & regulations.

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    CADdetails


    CADdetails
    Tensile Architecture & Fabric Structures
    CADdetails Industry Spotlight
    AEC Building & Design Industry News

    Tensile Architecture & Fabric Structures

    Few methods of building match the drama and delight of lightweight tensile structures. Tensile structures consist of cables and fabric in tension. Uniquely, the architectural membrane forms both the structure and skin of the building envelope. The cables carry the gravity loads while stability and resistance to wind uplift is provided by the weight of the roof deck system.

    Conceived by renowned architect Helmut Jahn, the Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin is a spectacular tension engineering feet consisting of ten stories of glass covered with an outstretched fabric tent roof connected via steel cables to a circular girder that supports the whole on bearings attached to the surrounding buildings... Learn More!

    Photo Credit: H. G. Esch

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    Tradeshows, Events + Conferences


    Marmomacc - The International Exhibition of Marble Stone and Technology
    Marmomacc – The International Exhibition of Marble Stone and Technology
    Date: 5th of October – 8th of October 2006
    Location: Verona Exhibition Center Viale del Lavoro,
    8 - 37100
    Verona (Italy)
    Organization: Veronafiere, the Verona Trade Fair Company
    E-mail: mathiasz@veronafiere.it

    The most important international trade show for the stone industry is Marmomacc. Held annually at Veronafiere (in late September to early October), Marmomacc is an international showcase of commercially-available materials and machinery attracting more than 1,400 exhibitors and over 62,000 trade visitors from 120 countries. It is an ideal venue to directly source stone for commercial projects and to see the full spectrum of materials available for residential applications. Each year, the show also features a number of architectural exhibits and conferences devoted to designing with dimensional stone.

    Veronafiere organizes a five-day long AIA Continuing Education course during Marmomacc. The goal of the course is to encourage the use of natural stone in contemporary architecture. Veronafiere has been an AIA/CES provider since 1999. In the past six years, more than 90 architects from the U.S. were joined by 70 architects from around the world in attending the course. For more information, please send an e-mail to the address above.

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    Architectural Products Magazine


    Architectural Products Magazine Architectural Products Magazine

    Find out why Architectural Products Magazine is the fastest growing magazine in all of construction! Click to start your FREE annual subscription and get the latest on products, materials and applications for commercial and institutional design. Now with 9 issues in 2006 and a live web version connecting you to all the products appearing in the magazine with no registration requirement. This subscription is free to US citizens only.

    Architectural Products Magazine is a publication of Construction Business Media, LLC.

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