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    Designing an efficient building envelope includes the complex task of locating all the necessary control layers in relation to each other. In some situations combining a number of these layers simplifies the task. This course explores combined water-resistive barrier (WRB) and air barrier (AB) sheathing systems, their functions, relevant codes and standards, types available, and how they compare to traditional water and air barrier systems.


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    Provides an overview of the advantages of using glass mat shaftliner panels for firewall assemblies in multi-story, multi-family housing, and covers the installation procedures and special conditions.


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    Provides an overview of fiberglass mat gypsum panels, and explains their potential contribution to LEED® certification and other sustainable building codes and standards, as well as addresses issues of indoor air quality and construction scheduling.


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    This course considers the design of energy-efficient buildings, which must include an effective, lasting, moisture-management strategy. Moisture management is essential to resilient, sustainable, healthy buildings.


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    Provides an overview of gypsum wallboard manufacturing, a review of the Gypsum Association's recommended levels of finish and examples of writing specification of levels of finish.


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    Description: Green roof systems are typically described in terms of soil depth (intensive vs. extensive) or where they are assembled (built-in-place vs. modular). These are useful categories, but don’t address key elements of green roof design, such as drainage, water storage, roof slope, and other considerations. This presentation will review different green roof systems and components, and their use in meeting project goals relating to storm water management, integration with hardscape, and constructability.


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    Presentation focuses on the sometimes confusing nature of warranties and their place in the roofing industry


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    This course will discuss how hue, chroma, value, saturation, tones, tints and shades affect the way we perceive colors. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the benefits of integrating color and light in the selection and specification of performance fabrics in lifestyle designs for personal health and well-being.


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    KingZip is a unique, single component, factory pre-engineered roof deck. The standing seam design along with the hidden fastener clip assembly allows KingZip™ to be utilized on low slope applications (as low as ¼:12). KingZip’s one step installation can reduce on-site installation time by up to 50% compared to traditional multi-part roof systemsThis seminar gives a technical introduction to KingZip, covering installation, performance and design factors with examples of projects where the system has been integrated with our Rooftop Solar PV.


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    This course will Identify an expanded use for Insulated Metal Panels in the Food and Beverage market Sector. The goal is to help to better understand the thermal performance advantages of insulated panels in cold storage building types. We will focus to understand the concept of CleanSafe design principals driven by the FSMA and USDA Regulations and how IMPs perform the necessary envelope control functionsAlso covered witll be to describe the aesthetics and design flexibility available from the use of Insulated Metal Panels for all aspects of the envelope.


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    EnvelopeFirst™ is a design strategy for optimizing a building’s performance and the first step towards net-zero energy. The building envelope and energy conservation measures must be designed to optimize performance in order to achieve the net-zero energy targets.This comprehensive CPD will help clarify the EnvelopeFirst™ approach to design focuses on enclosure performance, including durability, airtightness, and better moisture and thermal control.


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    This presentation will provide a holistic view into the fundamental difference between MCM, ACM and Insulated Metal Panels. The goal is to understand how performance needs based on building types play a key role in selecting the appropriate Insulated Panel system. We will take a deep dive into fire testing to highlight the different requirements between the FM and ASTM standards. In addition this portion will cover NFPA Standards and NBCC/OBC along with IBC. The last portion of the session will focus on real fire case studies highlighting a number different building types from across the globe.


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    The purpose of this session will be to understand the basic concepts of building science (air, water, vapor and thermal management) and how insulated metal panels perform these functions through a single component. The Design of our exterior building envelope is critical for maximum energy & thermal efficiency so it key we learn to design the “Perfect” (Universal) Wall from a performance stand point. Transitioning our attention to the roof system, we will also talk about what makes the “Perfect” (Universal) Roof from a performance stand point. This course will wrap up exploring best practice for Sealing the Insulated Metal Panel Envelope.


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    Whether in politics or in building design, transparency is an increasingly necessary element of modern life. We want to know where products come from before proceeding with future-altering decisions. When it comes to our materials, the resources that make up our built environment, it’s more important than ever to communicate about what’s inside.In this course, we will talk about what is material health and product transparency means? What’s driving this change? USGBC seems to be heading this movement, what’s so different between LEED v3 (2009) and LEED v4 related to materials? We will explain what types of reporting tools exist, resources projects team have available, what they are telling us and how this is driving innovative market transformation


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    Our learning objectives for this course all surround the core value & concepts of metal panel. We briefly Identify market sectors for architectural insulated metal panels. Understand the thermal performance advantages of insulated panels along with the basics of panel installation including wall framing requirements. Discuss how IMPs perform the necessary envelope control functions through a single component systems while accelerate speed of build.This course will also describe the aesthetics, design flexibility and integrated accessories available with architectural insulated metal panels.


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    The purpose of this session will focus on what an engineered façade systems should provide. Project teams are seeking a complete single source system from the studs to exterior finish. We will discuss types of testing and approvals Façade systems offer to meet national and international building codes. FM, UL, CAN UL, NFPA and others. Further discussion will be on performance warranties for leakage, system integrity, material performance from 1-20 years similar to a roofing warranty. From the designer’s role, where you place the insulation and how do you attach the cladding can be the most critical decision when working with a building façade. We will explore both questions from a building science perspective to give clarity and certainty this is done properly.


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    In this course, we explore a cutting edge technology, called Ultracompact Surfacing. The audience will gain insight into how this surfacing material possesses similar characteristics of natural stone while providing superior durability compared to Porcelain and universal design flexibility.


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    In this course, we explore a cutting edge technology, called Ultracompact Surfacing. Gain insight into how this surfacing material possesses similar characteristics of natural stone while providing unmatched durability and design flexibility.


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    Discover the innovative new ways fabric shade structures are being used in commercial architecture and public spaces and what lies ahead for the future of shade.


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    The proven durability and colorfastness of many performance fabrics allows them to maintain their appearance even in harsh outdoor environments. Today's high-quality performance fabric looks right at home indoors, too, with soft, inviting textiles available in a wide array of colors, textures and patterns. This course provides an analysis of the manufacturing processes, testing and relevant sustainability considerations and discusses the many possibilities for designing exceptional luxury and lifestyle spaces with performance fabric.


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    The ancient concept of nature as healing got lost in the medical strides of the 20th century. Today, backed by extensive research, healthcare providers realize anew the importance of nature in reducing patient stress and improving health outcomes. Healing gardens in healthcare facilities not only benefit patients and residents, but also family members and staff. Gardens serve the environment by improving air quality, and by reducing stormwater runoff and the impacts of the heat island effect. This course teaches participants the principles of designing healing gardens. Topics include a history of the role of nature in healing, research findings showing the curative aspects of nature, design features for healing gardens that improve mental, physical, and social well-being and the role of performance fabric for shade structures and seating in healing gardens.


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    This presentation is designed to introduce various performance fabrics to the trade,while gaining knowledge and understanding of what gives fabric performance. These demonstrations will give your client a significant advantage in fabric product selections based on environmental exposure.


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    Concrete floors require protection. Choosing the right concrete floor coating system is essential to meeting the performance requirements of commercial, industrial, or residential environments. This course discusses the assessment and repair a concrete floor and specifies how to select a high performance coating system based on the conditions and requirements of a construction project.


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    Provides an overview of recycled HDPE plastic lumber and includes discussions on manufacturing processes, comparisons to wood lumber and wood/plastic composite lumber, and the composition and construction of different types of recycled HDPE plastic lumber as well as their performance attributes and applications.


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    “Advances in Plumbing Healthcare Design” is an introduction to a variety of issues healthcare facilities face with respect to plumbing products when constructing or renovating buildings, and why addressing these issues is important. Whitehall’s BestCare® line of ligature resistant plumbing products and accessories offers innovative solutions intended to reduce sentinel events via strangulation in a behavioral healthcare setting. Whitehall Manufacturing’s Infection Prevention Sinks, CareWare® line of Patient Care Units, and all in one hand washing and drying system tackles the problem of Hospital Associated Infections (HAI’s) from a preventative design perspective. Additionally, Whitehall’s bariatric line focuses on providing obese patients with appropriate equipment while respecting patient dignity. Because of the diverse needs of our current population, design trends are shifting towards a universal room which meets the needs of ADA, bariatric capacity, and other patient requirements. Whitehall Manufacturing is a North American manufacturer that provides the healthcare industry with ligature-resistant products, in-room patient care units, Infection Prevention sinks, and other medical plumbing equipment that is unsurpassed in aesthetics, quality, and durability.

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