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  •  0.50 hour

    Learn the benefits of Benjamin Moore’s newest color technology and product overview.


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  •  1 hour

    Proves an overview of Mineral Wool Panel, with a focus on the performance properties of mineral wool core panels in terms of their green features and fire resistance ratings. Code requirements, design specifications, and environmental considerations are also discussed.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of insulated metal wall and roof panels (IMPs) in terms of their material, finish, and construction life cycle, designed with features and benefits to enhance building performance, conserve energy and contribute to the sustainable built environment.


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  •  1 hour

    This course covers common on-site exterior paint failure issues and their causes and describes the factory coating process for exterior woodwork, substrate materials, installation tips and its many other benefits.


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  •  1 hour

    Louver design and performance. Introduction and education.


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  •  1 hour

    This course provides an overview of sun control devices including applications and benefits in order to design an efficient stationary aluminum sunshade.


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  •  1 hour

    Starting with an overview of the energy drivers in the market, and a preview of the coming code requirements, the presentation then examines polyamide strip technologies available for thermally breaking aluminum frames, and how this can reduce energy costs. Next up is the glass … various methods for improving the thermal performance of glass are discussed, plus improvement of insulating glass units through the use of warm edge spacers. The summary shows how a combination of these technologies can meet the market requirements for a sustainable and high-performing window system.


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  •  1 hour

    Recognize the need for entrapment protection on commercial and industrial doors to minimize the risk of injury to personnel and damage to products. Describe the functional and operational aspects of sensing edges for motorized doors. Identify relevant industry codes and standards, and discuss the future of safeguarding requirements for industrial and commercial motorized doors.


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  •  1 hour

    This course provides an overview of rooftop support systems and includes discussions on: Learning the difference between traditional skylight manufacturing versus utilizing Reaction Injection Molding (RIM), manufacturing of skylights Consequences of inadequate support apparatuses How to properly manage dead weight on roofing systems without penetrating the roof, while allowing for increased load distribution and flexibility How support systems successfully manage loads, as well as thermal movement and vibration Selection of proper support components, assemblies and applications, and the importance of their overall performance to the roofing system Support system design and installation process


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  •  1 hour

    This course is for landscape architects seeking information about permeable pavement in commercial and residential applications. The course begins with basic information on what permeable pavement is, and how to identify it. Once that has been established, the instructor will teach correct installation methods, as well as proper maintenance for maximum permeability.


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  •  1 hour

    This presentation will inspire designers and specifiers to utilizing concrete pavers as the best solution for innovative design. Too often spaces, such as plazas, sidewalks, entries, drop-offs, courtyards and commons, default to less creative options such as scored, poured-in-place concrete. With many important factors to consider when designing spaces, this presentation will illustrate the basic principles of design with photos from projects that have successfully demonstrated innovative concrete paver solutions. Many of these solutions implemented several concrete paver characteristics, such as style, shape, texture, color and pattern. These characteristics, as well as the technical and functional aspects of a segmental, concrete paving system, will be examined. By applying the advantages and flexibility of pavers into a selection process will translate into great design.


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  •  1 hour

    This course is an introduction to reflective insulation and radiant barriers and the fundamentals of heat transfer. Explain the effective use of reflective insulation and radiant barriers, identify specific applications and types of reflective products and demonstrate basic installation methods for various applications.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of color basics, including terminology, color perception, the psychology of color, how light affects color, and current styles and color trends.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of pre-engineered metal egress stairs including discussions on advantages, types, class, fabricator vs. manufacturer, railings, stair flight and landing construction, connections, and building code requirements.


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  •  1 hour

    Participants will receive an overview of fire safety provisions in the2012 IBC to understand their overall scope and intent. The focus of this course is on air barrier membrane compliance with the fire safety provisions of IBC 2012. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will master the following learning objectives: List the 6 basic elements of fire safety. Know the five construction types. Understand the basics of ASTM E 119, ASTM E 84 and NFPA 285Understand how IBC 2012 affects requirements for air barrier burn performance. Know the basic requirements for specifying an air barrier membrane that complies with fire safety provisions of IBC 2012.


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  •  1 hour

    This one-hour presentation is an in-depth discussion of the use of polyiso foam for commercial exterior wall construction. Topics covered are material fundamentals, product track record in construction, advantages in wall construction and successful installation. Attendees of this course will master four learning objectives: 1) List the basic characteristics and important physical properties of polyiso foam board insulation.. 2) Describe the track record and market adoption of polyiso insulation in building construction applications: 3) Explain the benefits afforded by polyiso insulation when used in exterior wall assemblies: 4) List the important elements of successful installation of polyiso insulation in exterior wall assemblies. Finally, the attendee will learn about the important elements of good installation of polyiso foam board on a jobsite. Construction documents, coordination of work, mockups, testing and inspection are all discussed. Also discussed are the importance of partnering with a qualified, experience installer and a reliable insulation manufacturer.


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  •  1 hour

    The objective is to study the operation of a water source heat pump system that delivers the following benefits over traditional heat pump systems. Less electrical consumption, less heating costs (40% to 60% lower), lower sound levels, more LEED contribution, less maintenance, less installation costs. We will demonstrate how these benefits are acheievable by turning the heating compressors OFF.


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  •  1 hour

    Recent research has found that current work environments are fulfilling the needs for collaboration and communication, but are doing a poor job of providing an acoustical environment free from distractions and conducive for productivity and speech privacy. This presentation will cover: Research on current satisfaction levels in workplace environments. Current design trends and associated acoustic issues. Fundamental acoustic principles. Sound masking technology and what it can and cannot do Participants will leave with an understanding of how to identify interior design factors that will signal the need for sound masking and approaches to address the issues.


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  •  1 hour

    Learn the fundamentals of fire rated doors and applications. Learn how to determine proper applications for various fire/smoke requirements and confirm that codes and accessibility requirements are met.


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  •  1 hour

    Learn the fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing. Identify how life cycle affects current costs, future savings and impacts sustainability.


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  •  1 hour

    Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood.


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  •  1 hour

    This course provides a better understanding of the differences between storefront and curtain wall designs, functions, performance, cost and applications.


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  •  1 hour

    An introduction to ventilation and its impact on Indoor Air Quality. Includes an overview of the major differences in ASHRAE 2010 and ASHRAE 2013. This course explains the difference in Whole Building versus Spot ventilation and describes the three methods for complying with Whole Building ventilation, Exhaust, Supply and Balanced. Attendees will be able to compute, or look up, the amount of CFM to meet ASHRAE requirements and will gain an understanding of some installation techniques.


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  •  1 hour

    This presentation describes the functions and benefits of a thermal break in an aluminum fenestration framing system. There are many types of thermal breaks available in exterior architectural aluminum systems; it is important to understand what they are, how they perform and how to select the appropriate system for each project. Examples of the many methods of incorporating a thermal break into fenestration systems are illustrated and explained. Testing methods used to evaluate their performance are also explained.


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  •  1 hour

    This technical program discusses the proper application and selection of storefront framing systems and their appropriate components. A review of common storefront nomenclature plus structural loading and anchorage is included.


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