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  •  1 hour

    Our learning objectives for this course all surround the core value & concepts of metal panel. We briefly Identify market sectors for architectural insulated metal panels. Understand the thermal performance advantages of insulated panels along with the basics of panel installation including wall framing requirements. Discuss how IMPs perform the necessary envelope control functions through a single component systems while accelerate speed of build.This course will also describe the aesthetics, design flexibility and integrated accessories available with architectural insulated metal panels.


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  •  1 hour

    The purpose of this session will focus on what an engineered façade systems should provide. Project teams are seeking a complete single source system from the studs to exterior finish. We will discuss types of testing and approvals Façade systems offer to meet national and international building codes. FM, UL, CAN UL, NFPA and others. Further discussion will be on performance warranties for leakage, system integrity, material performance from 1-20 years similar to a roofing warranty. From the designer’s role, where you place the insulation and how do you attach the cladding can be the most critical decision when working with a building façade. We will explore both questions from a building science perspective to give clarity and certainty this is done properly.


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  •  1 hour

    In this course, we explore a cutting edge technology, called Ultracompact Surfacing. The audience will gain insight into how this surfacing material possesses similar characteristics of natural stone while providing superior durability compared to Porcelain and universal design flexibility.


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  •  1 hour

    In this course, we explore a cutting edge technology, called Ultracompact Surfacing. Gain insight into how this surfacing material possesses similar characteristics of natural stone while providing unmatched durability and design flexibility.


  •  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

    Discover the innovative new ways fabric shade structures are being used in commercial architecture and public spaces and what lies ahead for the future of shade.


  •  1 hour

    The proven durability and colorfastness of many performance fabrics allows them to maintain their appearance even in harsh outdoor environments. Today's high-quality performance fabric looks right at home indoors, too, with soft, inviting textiles available in a wide array of colors, textures and patterns. This course provides an analysis of the manufacturing processes, testing and relevant sustainability considerations and discusses the many possibilities for designing exceptional luxury and lifestyle spaces with performance fabric.


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  •  1 hour

    The ancient concept of nature as healing got lost in the medical strides of the 20th century. Today, backed by extensive research, healthcare providers realize anew the importance of nature in reducing patient stress and improving health outcomes. Healing gardens in healthcare facilities not only benefit patients and residents, but also family members and staff. Gardens serve the environment by improving air quality, and by reducing stormwater runoff and the impacts of the heat island effect. This course teaches participants the principles of designing healing gardens. Topics include a history of the role of nature in healing, research findings showing the curative aspects of nature, design features for healing gardens that improve mental, physical, and social well-being and the role of performance fabric for shade structures and seating in healing gardens.


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  •  1 hour

    This presentation is designed to introduce various performance fabrics to the trade,while gaining knowledge and understanding of what gives fabric performance. These demonstrations will give your client a significant advantage in fabric product selections based on environmental exposure.


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    Concrete floors require protection. Choosing the right concrete floor coating system is essential to meeting the performance requirements of commercial, industrial, or residential environments. This course discusses the assessment and repair a concrete floor and specifies how to select a high performance coating system based on the conditions and requirements of a construction project.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of recycled HDPE plastic lumber and includes discussions on manufacturing processes, comparisons to wood lumber and wood/plastic composite lumber, and the composition and construction of different types of recycled HDPE plastic lumber as well as their performance attributes and applications.


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  •  1 hour

    “Advances in Plumbing Healthcare Design” is an introduction to a variety of issues healthcare facilities face with respect to plumbing products when constructing or renovating buildings, and why addressing these issues is important. Whitehall’s BestCare® line of ligature resistant plumbing products and accessories offers innovative solutions intended to reduce sentinel events via strangulation in a behavioral healthcare setting. Whitehall Manufacturing’s Infection Prevention Sinks, CareWare® line of Patient Care Units, and all in one hand washing and drying system tackles the problem of Hospital Associated Infections (HAI’s) from a preventative design perspective. Additionally, Whitehall’s bariatric line focuses on providing obese patients with appropriate equipment while respecting patient dignity. Because of the diverse needs of our current population, design trends are shifting towards a universal room which meets the needs of ADA, bariatric capacity, and other patient requirements. Whitehall Manufacturing is a North American manufacturer that provides the healthcare industry with ligature-resistant products, in-room patient care units, Infection Prevention sinks, and other medical plumbing equipment that is unsurpassed in aesthetics, quality, and durability.


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  •  1 hour

    Wine is a critical element of entertaining and culinary experiences, and modern wine cellars help make bottle collections part of engaging, artistic focal points in restaurants and homes throughout the world. This course focuses on the evolution of the wine cellar, from refrigeration to modern materials and display systems. It defines passive and active (cooled) storage, and identifies key considerations when building a wine cellar.


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  •  1 hour

    The course will provide you with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. You will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussion case study examples.


  •  1 hour

    This course will provide you with an overview of the practice of biomimicry to illustrate the relationship between nature’s solutions to light, heat and glare control and today’s shading design principles.


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    This program is a general overview of adjustable anchoring systems for diverse applications, common in commercial and institutional construction. There are six sections, devoted to the following anchoring specialties: Glazed curtain wall, precast panels and columns, exterior cladding with dimension stone, brick veneer, concealed lintel systems for masonry, and architecturally exposed structural steel. Most of the material is covered graphically for a quick grasp of the fundamental principles.


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  •  1 hour

    This program is designed to explain the benefts and features of a Concealed Lintel system for cored brick. The program includes specifcation information and details on installation and clearance issues. The program includes examples of shop drawings, pictures of lintels under construction and pictures of finshed all brick lintels.


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  •  1 hour

    This program investigates the use channel embeds against weld plates and post-drilled anchors as the main methods commonly used for heavy connections to concrete building elements. The presentation explores the engineering and site practice behind each method, shows common shortcomings, basic materials science, and presents a number of real project examples with high-performance demands. Much of the material is covered graphically for a quick grasp of the fundamental principles.


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  •  1 hour

    This program presents a practical, efcient solution to the problem of thermal bridging in balconies. When balconies are designed and built without proper insulation, signifcant health and quality of life issues such as cold slabs, condensation, and mold may occur. When properly designed structural insulated balcony connectors are used, condensation, mold, and mildew can be avoided and signifcant energy savings can be achieved. This program shows how insulated balcony connectors are constructed in order to safely transfer all live and dead loads, while signifcantly reducing the heat transfer between balcony and structure.


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  •  1 hour

    This program is a general overview of architectural anchoring systems for diverse applications, common in commercial and institutional construction. There are six sections, each one devoted to the following anchoring specialties: Glazed curtain wall; architectural exposed structural steel; wall cladding with dimension stone, brick veneer; concealed lintel systems for masonry; insulated balcony connectors. Most of the material is covered graphically for a quick grasp of the fundamental principles.


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    Identify the properties and different coating options for steel fence and railings.


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    Over the past several years, the building envelope concept has been well promoted and established as a means for energy efficiency and building performance. With the vast product offering available today comes confusion and misinformation. Building designers are often left guessing about product compatibility and proper design, leading to the potential of costly failures. The focus of this presentation is to dive deeper, beyond the concept, and into proper building envelope design. The presentation aims to educated attendees on proper product selection and performance characteristics, codes and testing, and proper tie-in detailing to ensure a continuous air seal.


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    Observe and recognize the history of metal roofing and the different types of metal used. Explain the manufacturing process and the importance of finish coatings. Describe the difference between low slope roof systems and steep slope roof systems. Understand the environmental benefits, sustainable technology and the features of metal roofing.


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    Learn how metal walls can use sunlight to provide the building with solar air heating. Discover how metal cladding on roof and walls can contribute to green building objectives, including LEED Certification. Explore cutting edge cool roof technologies, including UV reflective pigments and above sheathing ventilation. Understand how metal roofing can provide a solar ready platform for photovoltaic systems.


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  •  1 hour

    Understand solar air heating and drying technology. Explain how transpired solar collectors function. Realize the features and benefits of transpired solar and the design considerations for feasibility. Describe the system components and installation of a transpired solar collector.


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