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    New Courses Featured For September 2006

    Origins of Color and Pigments
    Origins of Color and Pigments

    Provides an overview of the origins and evolution of color pigments by looking at historical civilizations and time periods.


    Benjamin Moore Paints

    Using Water Repellents to Prevent Water Intrusion into Above-Grade Masonry
    Using Water Repellents to Prevent Water Intrusion into Above-Grade Masonry

    Provides an overview of problems water creates for masonry structures, and how water repellents can help to prevent those problems.


    Professional Products of Kansas

    Examining the Newest Generation of Fire Retardants for Wood
    Examining the Newest Generation of Fire Retardants for Wood

    Provides an overview of how the newest generation of fire retardants for wood effectively suppresses the spread of fire in a building when it is used in compliance to industry codes.


    Chemical Specialties

    Understanding Engineered Foundation Flood Vents
    Understanding Engineered Foundation Flood Vents

    Provides an overview of the importance of specifying proper foundation flood venting and compliance with NFIP standards to effectively prevent major damage to buildings due to floods and hurricanes. Engineered and non-engineered foundation flood vents are discussed.


    Smart Vent - Go With the Flow

    Low-VOC Paints as a Component of Sustainable Building Concepts (CDN)
    Low-VOC Paints as a Component of Sustainable Building Concepts (CDN)

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


    Benjamin Moore Paints

    High Performance Floor Coatings (CDN)
    High Performance Floor Coatings (CDN)

    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.


    Benjamin Moore Paints

    AEC Daily Bulletin - September 2006


    AEC Daily receives NKBA approval

    Selected courses taken through AEC Daily's Online Learning Center are now approved for NKBA CEUs. Members must self-report CEU hours. All courses are free-of-charge.

    You may view a complete listing of NKBA-approved courses here:

    AEC Daily Learn & Earn Sweepstakes

    AEC Daily Learn & Earn Sweepstakes
    AEC Daily's Learn & Earn Contest

    Each successfully completed course you take earns you an additional chance to win a prize the Learn & Earn With AEC Daily Sweepstakes

    There are four prizes available to be won each month:

    • $100 USD from AEC Daily
    • A set of Color PulseTM 2006 and 2007 color forecast manuals, or a Pocket Palette DeviceTM courtesy of Benjamin Moore!
    • $100 USD From Sealflex
    • A Fabric Freshener from Whirlpool

    With 128 FREE online continuing education courses available, you have multiple chances to win one or more of the above prizes!

    Please visit for complete rules & regulations.


    Generic CAD Drawings + Project Images

    Site Construction Details
    Site Construction Details
    AEC Resource Collection CD-ROM

    Download the most comprehensive library of over 1000 CAD Drawings and 1500 Project Images. This collection of generic CAD details and construction site images will complement any existing CAD library, or be a great start to a new one. It will also provide valuable design ideas.

    CD-Rom Includes:
    1000 i-drop enabled generic CADdetailstm in GIF (quick view), DWG, DWF and MCD formats.
    Over 1500 high quality project images great for design ideas.
    CAD viewing and printing software.
    i-drop drag'n drop software.
    Easy to use desktop program for viewing and opening CAD drawings & project images.

    CAD Drawing Categories:
    Decks & Bridges
    Erosion Control
    Fences & Gates
    Fountains, Pools & Accessories
    Paving & Surfacing
    Play Equipment
    Railings, Bollards & Protective Devices
    Roof Gardens
    Site Furnishings
    Steps & Ramps
    Trellises & Arbors
    Wood Paneling

    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

    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.

    AIA CES - Provider Workshop
    Modified for EU and International Providers
    Date:   October 17, 2006
    Location:   Barcelona, Spain

    Organized by:   AIA CES
    In collaboration with:   AIA Continental Europe Chapter
    Hosted by:   Col•legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya COAC

    These valuable workshops are meant for anyone interested in the Provider Program or current Providers wanting to know more about CES basics, best practices and "non-negotiables", CES Web site navigation, marketing strategies and instructional systems design (ISD) tips. We also focus in on how to develop learning objectives and effective PowerPoints so you can design your programs properly in the context of the CES policy.

    The focus of the workshop will be on "Best Professional Development Practices of the US and Europe" and a comparison point of view. We will also cover some of the CES basics, CES Web site navigation, marketing strategies, instructional systems design (ISD) tips and how to develop learning objectives.

    For more information about this workshop, please visit

    Build Boston 2006
    22nd Annual Build Boston
    November 14-16, 2006
    Seaport World Trade Center

    Build Boston is the largest regional tradeshow and convention for the design and construction industry. Over 350 exhibits fill the sold-out exhibit hall and over 225 workshops and other professional development opportunities are offered. That's why over 14,000 building industry professionals registered last year.

    Everyone connected to the building and design community benefits from Build Boston. All building industry segments are represented to give you the tools you need to build your practice and your career. There's something for every building owner/manager, architect, engineer, contractor, interior designer, landscape architect and all other building industry professionals.

    Build Boston also provides the ideal opportunity to earn AIA learning units and continuing-education credits.

    For more information, please visit the Build website,


    Architectural Products Magazine

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    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.