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  •  1 hour

    Understanding the health, environment, living and economic advantages gained with the use of SPF.


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  •  1 hour

    This course provides an overview of designing safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing outdoor kitchen and living areas. Selecting outdoor kitchen cabinetry and appliances that meet a client’s needs and budget, and that address climate concerns can be challenging. The course discusses various types of cabinetry available with a focus on stainless steel as a positive alternative for cabinetry. Included is a synopsis of outdoor kitchen design principles and considerations.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of incorporating indoor water features in a variety of architectural applications, with a focus on system components and types of water features, as well as considerations for a successful installation.


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  •  1 hour

    Problems associated with moisture in construction are common and wide-ranging—from mold and rot, to corrosion and degradation, to leakage and staining—and affect not just the durability, appearance, and functioning of the building, but the health of the building’s occupants. This course addresses the materials and techniques that help to manage moisture in exterior walls and includes examples of common mistakes that lead to failures.


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  •  1 hour

    Experience the concepts that inspired Color Trends 2017 and the Color of the Year.


  •  1 hour

    Sound abatement products are not just a building owner and occupant preference; minimum sound abatement ratings are required by many local building codes for multi-story residential, commercial, and multi-purpose buildings. Following an introduction to the basics of sound, this course presents a summary of the most common sound control methods, with a focus on the options available for floor underlayment.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of the performance characteristics, fabrication techniques, and manufacturing processes of High Pressure Decorative Laminate (HPDL) which make it a sustainable decorative surfacing solution for commercial and residential applications.


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  •  1 hour

    This course is an overview of the advantages, and design considerations, of using insulated metal panels (IMP) as part of an overall high performance envelope strategy. In addition to thermal performance and air tightness, IMPs offer complete design flexibility. This flexibility offers designers and architects unlimited choice to create energy-efficient buildings that deliver ‘signature’ architectural and aesthetic impact.


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  •  1 hour

    This course is an overview of the advantages, and design considerations, of using insulated metal panels for roofing, as part of an overall high performance envelope strategy. In addition to thermal and air tightness, the speed of build of insulated metal panel roof systems offer additional savings to designers and owners


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  •  1 hour

    In December 2015 the 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties - the Paris COP21 was convened for the purpose of establishing a global framework to reduce GHGs (Green House Gases). This session is a firsthand account of participation in the Paris COP21 conference and various side sessions that demonstrate how the goal of 2° C can be delivered.


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  •  1 hour

    Describing the performance benefits of insulated metal panels use as barrier wall solutions. Advantages of insulated metal panel barrier walls compared to traditional forms of construction. Understanding the barrier wall system and how it accelerates speed of build and allows greater design flexibility. Finally, examining the environmental impact of buildings and future expectations.


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  •  1 hour

    This course is an overview of the advantages, and design considerations, of using insulated metal panels as part of an overall high performance sustainable building envelope solution; relative to commercial and industrial buildings. In addition to thermal performance and air tightness, the speed of build of insulated metal panel roof and wall systems, as a single component system, offer additional savings to designers and owners.


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  •  1 hour

    This course outlines the inherent characteristics of insulated metal wall panels (IMP) and the wide range of applications where they are used in the built environment. Though insulated metal panels have been around for decades, many design professionals and building owners are often pleased by the design flexibility and superior aesthetics one can achieve with insulated metal panels. In today’s challenging environment, designers and building owners are compelled to consider the impact their buildings have on energy consumption, climate change, carbon emissions, natural resources and durability. Insulated metal panels offer unique solutions that are time-tested, affordable, elegant and beautiful envelope solutions!


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  •  1 hour

    This course is an overview of the advantages and design considerations, of utilizing insulated metal panel Façade systems as part of an overall high performance building envelope strategy. In addition to providing thermal and air tightness, insulated metal panel façade systems can accelerate speed of build and allows for greater design flexibility. This increased design flexibility provides designers and architects with unlimited choice to create buildings that combine ‘signature’ architectural and aesthetic impact with sustainability.


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  •  1 hour

    o This presentation has been created to provide architects the opportunity to learn about the merits of spray foam insulation, and in particular, to (1) Understand the basic characteristics and proper installation of spray foam insulation in residential and commercial buildings. (2) Understand the different insulation performance characteristics of open-cell and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) (3) Understand additional functions and benefits beyond insulation R-value. (4) Identify the range of applications for spray foam insulation. (5) Understand how SPF fits within an overall systems approach to energy efficiency.


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  •  1 hour

    Surface preparation is one of the most critical steps to achieve long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing flooring. This course explores the importance of surface preparation, including meeting industry standards, and outlines numerous moisture and flatness issues and remediation techniques to ensure a durable, long-life flooring installation for a variety of flooring materials.


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  •  1.50 hour

    There are now three distinct types of sustainable roof solutions: green, blue and white. Designers need to understand the relative benefits of each approach to effectively select the appropriate system for the project. Understand the standards that are used as the basis for green roofs and their myriad benefits that can be reaped. Numerous case studied will be presented.


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  •  1 hour

    Guided Manufacturing Plant Tour of Kemper System America’s West Seneca, NY Facility. Tour includes a review of plant safety criteria (5 mins); QC & R&D labs (30 mins) introduction into various equipment used for ASTM and product testing; Warehouse tour (5 mins) including discussion of building design for containing potential spills to protect surrounding wildlife area; Distribution center (5 mins) discussions including QC process for incoming raw materials and outgoing products; Manufacturing overview (15 mins) showing machinery and processes for creating various liquid resins, primer, topcoats, & coatings.


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  •  1.50 hour

    History of fully reinforced, cold-fluid applied, liquid resin waterproofing membranes. Technology - composite of resin and reinforcement. Understanding system components. Application process, performance benefits, range of applications. Project examples including detailing and various assemblies.


  •  1.50 hour

    The effects of Strom Water during Peak Flow periods in areas serviced by Combined Sewer Systems is a hot button issue all over the United States. Blue Roofs are a useful and cost effective tool for managing Storm Water during Peak Flow periods and can be used to contribute to minimizing Combined Sewer Over-flow.


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  •  1 hour

    Participants will be able to use the Cool Roof Ratings Council to locate product information mandated by new code amendments in many areas of the Country and LEED such as emissivity, reflectivity, and solar reflective index necessary to fight the Urban Heat Island Effect, understand several key roofing and waterproofing assemblies typically used, understand typical values or material performance requirements from minimum LEED and code requirements to maximum performance afforded by today’s technology in order to assist them in determining what types of products and designs would best fit their project and location and will have a general understanding of how traditional roofing systems contribute to the Urban Heat Island Effect in order to prompt them to more actively seek solutions to the problem both in roofing and other areas of their projects.


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  •  3 hour

    Introduce the concept of cold-liquid reinforced systems. Describe their advantages and attributes, particularly with respect to sustainability and minimal environmental impact. Illustrate their wide range of roofing, waterproofing and surfacing applications. Step by Step application methods to increase efficiencies and productivity, where and when to use these products on your own, guidelines based upon 50 years of experience for various kinds of applications, do and don't tips, helpful hints to increase productivity, how to install from mobilization, site set-up, demo, preparation of all substrate types, primer guidelines, installation of various membranes and installation of various top coats. Overview of bidding procedures and guidelines to better help specifiers, contractors, owners, general construction managers estimate more accurately. Provide a hands-on demonstration using a 2 component urethane liquid resin with fabric reinforcement to show application of the membrane field, flashings, pipe penetrations and drains. Demonstrate surfacing application for use over membrane.


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  •  1.50 hour

    With the mainstream usage of the Cold Fluid Applied, Liquid Resin Roofing & Waterproofing Membranes; it is necessary to obtain the technical knowledge used to provide QC inspections. Course will provide attendees of basic "what to look for" information, some science related to the information, and corrective course of actions that may be possible.


  •  1 hour

    Attendees will learn what types of applications and the benefits of moisture vapor barrier coatings. We will review floor surface preparation steps including how to achieve a clean and flat substrate. This class will teach the attendees how to determine if the substrate is of adequate dryness and remedy a damp substrate. Case History studies will show which applications are best suited for moisture vapor barrier coatings.


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