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  • 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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  • Provides an overview of the required design elements of an accessible, ADA compliant locker or personal storage area, with a focus on ease of use, style, lock management, and applicable 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design


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  • Provides an overview of high-performance coatings for industrial applications, including a discussion of various types of industrial coating products, surface preparation techniques, primer selection, and specification issues.

  • Vinyl Flooring Product Knowledge


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  • Causes & solutions of rust & corrosion.


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  • LEED V4Provides an overview of the new LEED v4 BD+C New Construction credits to which paints and coatings may apply. It reviews credit intents, explains credit requirements and describes where to find materials to meet the needs of the credits.

  • Addresses the history of solid surface, manufacturing processes, product attributes and how these affect the performance and use of the product. Explores textures and edge treatments for design versatility. Evaluates test procedures and industry standards, as well as, reviews common and surprising uses of solid surface in both residential and commercial environments.


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  • Learning Objectives: -Tile Selection -Terminology -Surface Preparation -Radiant Heat Flooring

  • This program is designed to give participants an overview of the features, benefits and advantages of Insulated Concrete Forms as a better alternative for a building envelope. Such topics as thermal mass performance, fire resistance ratings, and sound attenuation performances are some of the key items discussed within this presentation. Additional discussions also covered are building types, environmental, design and construction benefits along with the basic installation techniques associated with this type of construction. Additionally, they will gain knowledge on various building codes and how ICF’s are incorporated into these codes across the country.


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  • The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) and the behavior of EV drivers are increasing the demand for electric vehicle charging stations. This education course explains the different types of charging available and their suitable applications. It discusses the planning and installation considerations for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)


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  • Learning Objectives: -Explain the characteristics of various grout types, including their composition and related ANSI standards -Compare the positives and negatives of grout types in terms of their performance and maintenance requirements -Explain the features and benefits of pre-mixed, flexible urethane grout and the factors involved in its use, and -Discuss the important criteria for selecting the proper type of grout for your project


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  • Learning Objectives: -Identify various types of hybrid formulations -Specifications -Green aspect of hybrid products -Advantages versus silicones and polyurethanes

  • Provides an overview of the critical properties that require consideration when specifying Underslab vapor barriers and moisture/gas barriers, as well as discussions on the basic installation guidelines to help insure a successful installation.


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  • This course is a combined educational presentation about resinous terrazzo and seamless flooring. Resinous terrazzo seamless flooring industries are mature and rapidly growing markets. Today’s architects/designers are increasingly incorporating both of these materials, terrazzo and seamless, in combination to assist in budget and schedule of today’s building projects.


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  • Addresses the history of laminates, how laminate is made, the varying types of laminate, as well as their characteristics and performance attributes. Discover how textures can customize design based on need. Test procedures and industry standards will be defined.


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  • Reduction of demand-side “Energy Appetite” is the key to long term efficiency during the operational phase of the building life cycle. This HSW approved session highlights opportunities for immediate realization of sustainability goals which are supported by incorporation of Insulating Concrete Forms in a building shell design.


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  • This course provides an overview of the features, performance characteristics, styles and installation considerations of engineered wood siding and trim products.


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  • An overview of detectable warning systems and applications, including current ADA accessibility guidelines and State of California regulations for detectable warnings at curb ramps, vehicular ways, and transit platforms.


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  • Learn firsthand about the colors of this era and how they are relevant today. From lead-based whites and linseed oils, to zero VOC coatings and new colorant technology, paint has changed quite a bit over the years. The new Williamsburg palette truly represents how the richness of history and modern research methods give us the most accurate depiction of 18th Century colors to date.

  • Provides an overview of aluminum extrusion coatings and includes discussions on the aluminum extrusion process; a comparison of powder and liquid coatings; an overview of the chrome and the chrome-free pretreatment processes; and, the performance objectives of AAMA testing standards.


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  • Addresses technical issues regarding laminate. Learn basic installation procedures, as well as, how to avoid typical installation-related problems. Explore common and surprising uses of laminate, including when not to use laminate.


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  • This course covers the fundamentals of quartz surfacing including its performance attributes vs. alternative products and typical applications in commercial environments. The course provides an overview of typical production, testing and quality-assurance processes in the quartz surfacing industry. Additional topics include the process and professionals involved in the supply chain, from raw material to the end consumer or project, as well as best practices in fabrication and installation of quartz surfacing.


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  • This course defines TFL panel and HPL products and how they are made. It explains the performance differences between TFL and HPL and the implications of those variations. The course provides guidance on appropriate uses of each product. Lastly, the course discusses the importance of the quality of match between HPL, TFL and edgebanding.


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  • Explores inspiration and trends in surfacing. It demonstrates how laminate is used as a decorative surface in interiors.


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