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    Few aspects of the design process are conducted in “silos” as disassociated from one another as how many projects approach interior concrete slab specifications and subsequent flooring specification sections. This is not done intentionally, rather it is by-product of lack of coordination, and fundamental misunderstanding, between those involved with the structural elements and those involved with the aesthetic and finishing elements. During this presentation, we will discuss sustainability and what it means; drawing the attendee into a clear discussion of how sustainability relates to LEED, Lean Construction, Green Building, and process improvement. Inconsistencies with current specification processes related to concrete moisture as compared to the tenets of sustainability will be exposed, with clear recommendations given as to how the specifying professional can resolve those disconnects.


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    At the end of this program, participants will be able to: summarize the pros and cons of differing shower waterproofing systems in terms of price, aesthetic appeal, time and ease of installation, leakproofing, and other considerations list the benefits of one-piece, tileable shower products with an emphasis on preventing water intrusion, and therefore, mold and mildew issues list the various design elements that can be integrated to create a spa-like shower experience specify shower pans and accessories to accomplish both the clients’ aesthetic and functional goals


  •  1 hour

    Attendees of this course will receive one CEU credit and participate in an afternoonof spray foam educational information. We will cover the spray foam basics, including safety equipment, spray equipment, the difference between open and closed cell foams, building codes, spray foam limitations of use, as well as multiple applications on different substrates and building types.


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  •  1 hour

    Attendees of this course will receive one CEU credit and participate in an afternoonof spray foam educational information. We will cover the spray foam basics, including safety equipment, spray equipment, the difference between open and closed cell foams, building codes, spray foam limitations of use, as well as multiple applications on different substrates and building types.


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    This course is designed to educate all attendees on the most common types and configurations of Multi-Family buildings. In addition, each attendee will gain access to common manufacture details associated with Multi-Family work and how to size product. Two methods will be reviewed, specific manufacture literature as well as software that is available by all manufactures.


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    Unwanted sound can become more than a mere annoyance. Excess noise has been found to increase stress and distraction, reduce learning and productivity, and even lead to hypertension and permanent hearing loss. This course presents an overview of how sound is described and measured and discusses the many industrial and architectural products available to control noise in virtually any environment.


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    At the end of this program, participants will be able to: Understand the different types and applications of overhead high performance high speed rolling door and how they help ensure the safety and welfare of the occupants Understand how overhead high performance high speed rolling doors contribute to the sustainable design principles and energy efficient building design and the welfare of the building operators: Increase productivity Reduce operational and energy costs Enhance safety of building operators Enhance security Evaluate key criteria to select and specify the appropriate doors for various applications, by understanding the different features and options


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of modular linear gas fireplaces including their applications, venting system, design possibilities, and installation procedures and considerations


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    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

    This course provides an overview of life safety dampers: fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers with a focus on different styles and types, their uses and benefits, and a discussion on proper installation practices and guidelines.


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  •  1 hour

    : This course describes how to select and size ventilation louvers. It reviews louver basics, components, options, accessories, considerations, and sizing methodologies affecting selection and performance along with those tests and standards that inform selection, especially in regards to the use of WDR (Wind Driven Rain) and Hurricane Louvers.


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    This course will help architects and designers deepen their understanding of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) by exploring what they are and what they aren’t, how they can be used as a tool for transparency, and how they can be used in conjunction with other third-party certifications to maximize their contribution to sustainable design.


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    At the completion of this program, the participants will understand the impact of the newest LEED rating program, Version 4, on the BD&C and ID&C rating systems through analysis of credits and rating guides. They will also be able to identify new programs, credits, and concepts introduced to measure building performance. Further the importance of transparency through disclosure as well as third-party certifications will be emphasized.


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    At the end of this program, the participants will understand the impact of indoor air pollution on human health. They will also be able to identify sources of indoor air pollutants and view several case studies of the effects of controlling versus not controlling indoor environmental quality at the design phase of building construction. Emphasis is drawn to the importance of emissions of VOCs over content only requirements. Moreover, the participants will learn the value of selecting certified low emitting products as a proven method for controlling VOC emissions (volatile organic compounds) that invade the indoor environment.


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    Provides an overview of design criteria used in designing energy efficient buildings using concrete faced continuous insulation systems for low-slope roofing, walls, and foundations. Learning Objectives: -Discuss energy efficient building design considerations and the role od continuous insulation (CI) in an energy efficient building envelope. -Discuss the performance characteristics of concrete and how the contribute to sustainable building building projects -Compare the performance of a protective membrane roof (PMR) assembly to that of a conventional roof assembly, and identify the advantages of installing a PMR system with concrete insulated panels. -Evaluate the functional and physical features of concrete insulated sheathing panels, concrete faced insulated perimeter wall panels, and concrete structural insulated panels(CSIPS), and relay the advantages of using these materials in the design of the energy efficient buildings.


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    During the tour (conducted at the VERSATEX manufacturing plant in Aliquippa, PA), architects will see how PVC and the micro ingredients are blended into a homogenous compound, the extrusion of free foam cellular PVC sheet and how that differs from the celuka process, in line processes such as board cutting and embossing, off line fabrication and installation best practices.


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    During the tour video, architects will see how PVC and the micro ingredients are blended into a homogenous compound, the extrusion of free foam cellular PVC sheet and how that differs from the celuka process, in line processes such as board cutting and embossing, off line fabrication and installation best practices.


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    The different types and properties of Cellular PVC in the building/construction industry. • Common cellular PVC products and their end-use applications. • A few best design practices (Beaded Ceiling, pre-fabricated corners, fabricated column wraps, window surrounds, and thermal expansion joint design) • Some of the "green" attributes of PVC that make it an ideal exterior building product.


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    The course reviews hospitality design trends by focusing on toilet system technology and incorporating into bathroom design. The program compares a variety of systems and discusses how each can enhance function and style within the space. The program will discuss the expanding role architects and designers play in water efficiency designs — striking a balance between sustainable needs and space saving, design flexibility. By narrowing the scope to bathroom design, attention will be given to examine the appropriate hospitality ADA design criteria.


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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.


  •  1 hour

    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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    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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