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  •  1 hour

    The course will provide information on how to ensure a properly installed air barrier is achieved. Application instructions for both liquid/fluid and self-adhering air barrier membranes are provided. Critical construction details that affect the air barrier system performance are also discussed. At the conclusion of the presentation, course attendees will be able to: Understand air barrier definitions. Describe air barrier design considerations. Explain application guidelines and specific application instructions for liquid applied and self-adhering air barrier membranes. Identify critical details that effect air barrier performance.


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  •  1 hour

    Participants will receive general knowledge of air barriers as they are used in commercial building construction. Participants’ newly-gained knowledge of the subject matter will be assessed with two or three questions at the conclusion of each leaning objective, for a total of 12questions. At the conclusion of the presentation, course attendees will be able to: Describe an air barrier and its functional requirements. Recognize benefits provided by air barriers. Understand building code requirements for air barriers. Identify materials commonly installed as air barriers.


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  •  1 hour

    This presentation will discuss the features and benefits of green roof systems.


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  •  1 hour

    This course will review properdrainage composite, installation techniques and best practices.


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  •  1 hour

    This is an advanced course, with a target audience having substantial knowledge in building science and commercial wall construction. The purpose of this 2-hour presentation is provide instruction on the effective integration of adhered membrane materials in commercial wall assemblies. The presentation will the emphasize the interrelated functions of materials and systems in commercial wall construction. requires careful selection of materials, design review, qualified installers, coordination of work and a commissioning program with inspection and testing.


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  •  1 hour

    The purpose of this 1-hour presentation is to provide information to determine what type of blindside waterproofing system to use on various projects, tips for writing effective waterproofing and related specifications, understanding of the relationship between design, material and installation and pitfalls to avoid by using the wrong material.


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  •  1 hour

    This program introduces audiences to the many benefits provided by garden roofs. Drawing on 35 years of experience in Europe and North America, garden roofs have shown to aid in the reduction of urban heat islands, improve storm water management, protect roofing membranes and increase the amount of usable space. The course reviews typical components and installation methods of a garden roof.


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  •  1 hour

    What is the difference between abuse resistant and impact resistant gypsum board? What are the different types of abuse and impact resistant gypsum boards available? How do these products compare with regular gypsum or alternate methods of construction? This course covers product types, performance attributes and pros and cons of each system. This course assists architects and specifiers with making the appropriate product selections based on the required level of performance.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of gypsum board with emphasis on the characteristics that contribute to sustainable design. Includes indoor air quality and eliminating waste and selecting the appropriate product for the job conditions.


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  •  1 hour

    This course focuses on gypsum products manufactured with fiberglass facing which replaces the paper facing typically used on gypsum board. These products are regarded as “high performance” due to their superior weather resistance, superior fire resistance, superior mold resistance, and superior strength. Four common product types include panels manufactured for: 1) Exterior wall sheathing 2) shaft liner / area wall separations 3) Interior exposed conditions 4) Tile backer boards


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  •  1 hour

    Gypsum wallboard has been utilized in construction since 1917. It might be one of the most versatile building materials ever invented. But how many people really know gypsum, or perhaps were afraid to ask the question? This interactive presentation will walk you through the basics of gypsum board and introduce you to the latest innovation of high-performance products available in the marketplace.


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  •  1 hour

    That bright orange book on your shelf has a lot of great fire resistant information and is easy to use! Learn how to master the UL Fire Resistance Directory and use this resource in an effective and efficient way. We will take a basic look at this book and then drill down to examine fire-rated designs and assemblies.


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  •  1 hour

    Gypsum board is the common finish material of choice for a wide variety of building types and styles. As such, it has a notable impact on the interior appearance of a space depending on the degree of finish applied to it. Further, because of its prevalence in buildings, finished gypsum board can have a significant impact on the indoor environmental quality of the spaces inhabited by people, both during construction and subsequent occupancy.


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  •  1 hour

    This program takes an in-depth look at the many types of stucco systems available in today’s market. In particular, we will look at a new system called “Cement Board Stucco Systems,” which utilizes cement board as an interior/exterior sheathing.


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  •  1 hour

    An in-depth discussion on cement board for interior and exterior uses. This presentation is a review and comparison of cementitious backerboard or underlayment panels for use with ceramic tile, swimming pool and whirlpool decks, as well as exterior sheathing and exterior soffit panels.


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  •  1 hour

    Over the years sound transmission in wall partitions has been a difficult issue to resolve. The use of sound resilient metal channels, double stud and staggered stud walls filled with insulation was the design professional’s choice. As a result of innovation and a better understanding of acoustics, additional products are now available for the design of high STC wall assemblies.


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  •  1 hour

    This program introduces Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) as a construction technology as well as highlights the benefits of ICF structures for builders and occupants. By the end of the program, participants will have the information and knowledge required to design with ICFs.


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  •  1 hour

    Learn about Wood Species with proven Life Cycle benefits, their availability and Compliance with Sustainability Organizations and Laws


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  •  1 hour

    This course provides an overview of rooftop support systems and includes discussions on: 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

    A presentation that explains the key benefits of rubber in sustainable building. Secondly an explanation of how rubber flooring products can contribute to LEED points.


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  •  1 hour

    A presentation that explains the importance of specifying the surface that best suits the activity and conditions of play. By correctly specifying the best surface for the conditions the risk of injuries is greatly minimized.


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  •  1 hour

    A presentation that explains the Life Cycle Benefits and attributes of flooring surfaces for the Healthcare environment.


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  •  1 hour

    A presentation that explains the evolution of athletic tracks and synthetic turf.


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    A presentation that explains the evolution and sources of Rubber and the discovery of the vulcanization process.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides and overview of the characteristics insulating glass sealants must provide to ensure long term thermal performance, structural durability and longevity of insulating glass units.


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