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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.


  •  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.


  •  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.


  •  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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  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1 hour

    This program will review the features and benefits of polyethylene based synthetic roofing material as well as compare this type of material to other types of high end roofing material. The program will also include the methods and conclusions of testing synthetic roofing material and well as go over the green features of these types of materials


  •  1 hour

    One of the most exciting developments in outdoor living is the arrival of ¾” thick porcelain outdoor pavers. The concept began to spark interest in 2012 and is continuing to grow in popularity. Outdoor porcelain pavers have the same benefits as regular porcelain –being frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable and easy to clean – combined with incredibly high breakage loads (up to 2,000 pounds) creates the perfect solution for gardens, terraces and high traffic outdoor areas. Outdoor porcelain pavers can be dry laid onto grass, gravel, dirt and sand – or onto terraces and roofs using raised supports – without grout, adhesives or specialized workers, making installation incredibly easy


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  •  1 hour

    This program provides a brief overview of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) systems and then focuses on the long-term surface infiltration performance of these effective stormwater control measures. Mechanisms for sedimentation and clogging of PICP joints is discussed along with a review of ASTM C 1781 testing procedures. Total Suspended Solids (TSS) removal efficiencies and current research on variables that contribute to hydraulic performance of PICPs are discussed. The presentation concludes with information on surface infiltration maintenance and restoration methods including a review of available cleaning machines. PICP maintenance costs and inspection checklists are also reviewed.


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  •  1 hour

    This presentation provides an introduction to permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) systems. An overview of the problem with impervious surfaces and the advantages of Low Impact Development, specifically stormwater infiltration practices through pavement surfaces. The presentation addresses designing for hydrological and structural requirements, and reviews required details. The design approach discussed is based on the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s PICP design manual. Specifications and maintenance requirements are reviewed along with information on winter performance. Several project case studies illustrate the construction process.


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  •  1 hour

    This program will provide an overview of how interlocking concrete pavement systems can be applied to commercial projects to enhance the value, performance and pavement life cycle costs. The presentation addresses how pavers can aid in defining themes, character and space through creative patterns, and explains how paver systems work. Site conditions that impact paver performance are highlighted, including issues related to access, safety, specifications, and construction details. Finally, the program concludes with a discussion on sustainability and attributes that pavers offer commercial installations.


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  •  1 hour

    This presentation covers best practices for designing, specifying and building segmental retaining walls (SRWs) as developed by industry since it’s start. The purpose of this session is to promote a zero wall failure initiative by educating the designers and specifiers in best practices related to segmental retaining walls.


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  •  1 hour

    This program will provide an overview of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS), a bridge design concept being promoted by the Federal Highway Administration to accelerate construction time and offer significant cost savings for the construction of local, county and state bridges. Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) facing elements, along with geosynthetic reinforcement material, is proving to be a viable solution for a majority of the bridges known to be structurally deficient and in need of replacement across our nation. The presentation addresses the design concept, key materials, specifications and important construction details. A case study example illustrating the construction sequence is also provided


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  •  1 hour

    This program will address the use of Direct-Anchorage installation methods for segmental retaining wall (SRW) applications. The presentation identifies site conditions that require innovative construction solutions to stabilize soil or rock conditions, and explains how tieback, soil nailing and anchorage system can be utilized. An overview comparing top-down construction techniques with traditional bottom-up methods for SRW applications is also reviewed


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  •  1 hour

    This program will address the latest innovative solutions for using Segmental Retaining Walls (SRWs) to address challenging site access conditions. The presentation reviews the characteristics of gravity wall and reinforced wall systems and introduces a new solution for utilizing SRWs in conditions where room for reinforcement is not available. The use of structural backfill and newly developed aesthetic facing systems can be used to create gravity wall structures. Installation details, the proper construction sequence, and specifications are also addressed.


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  •  1 hour

    This program will address the basic concepts about segmental retaining wall (SRW) systems. The presentation will address the history of reinforced earth structures and summarize the site conditions that impact SRW performance and design. Installation details, the proper construction sequence, and specifications are also addressed.


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  •  1 hour

    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.


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  •  1 hour

    This program will address the latest innovative solutions for using Segmental Retaining Walls (SRWs) to address challenging site access conditions. The presentation reviews the characteristics of gravity wall and reinforced wall systems and introduces a new solution for utilizing SRWs in conditions where room for reinforcement is not available. The use of structural backfill and newly developed aesthetic facing systems can be used to create gravity wall structures. Installation details, the proper construction sequence, and specifications are also addressed.


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  •  1 hour

    Vinyl Flooring Product Knowledge


  •  1 hour

    Where do you start when specifying sustainable sectional and rolling overhead doors? At the end of the this course, participants will be able to: 1) Assess the green milestones that can be achieved in building product manufacturing; materials, packaging, shipping, delivery and supplier processes. 2) Recognize the sustainable attributes that architects should look for. 3) Identify the LEED categories and points that contribute to making your projects more sustainable. 4) Explore the design potential by studying an award winning LEED Gold project.


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  •  1 hour

    Causes & solutions of rust & corrosion.


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  •  1 hour

    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.

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