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  • Curtain wall systems are designed to protect the interior of a commercial building from the often harsh exterior environment. A curtain wall failure can be easy to resolve or lead to a lengthy and expensive remediation process. In many cases, curtain wall failures are caused by fairly simple errors that occur during the fabrication and installation process. These are errors that could easily be prevented by a wider awareness of how curtain walls perform and how to install them so they can perform as intended. All stakeholders in a commercial curtain wall project should have a high level understanding of the few errors that cause the majority of in-field failures. This presentation will highlight these errors so that all stakeholders will have a better understanding of what they should be looking for to ensure a safe and successful curtain wall application.


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  • The program will discuss how architects and designers can get a better understanding of the market today in regards to servicing their customers. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the different types of tools available to keep your services relevant.


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  • The world of social media has generated significant attention and interest. Knowing how to navigate your business message can be a daunting task. This course clarifies and delves into how social media can complement an existing marketing program and provides insight into how social media is being used within the design industry.


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  • Knowing how to navigate your business message can be a daunting task. With so many channels available, too often a business’s website is only an afterthought. This course challenges you to think differently about the way you are representing your value proposition via your web presence.


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  • Provides an overview of the key reasons to apply a primer to every surface before painting a topcoat. Surface preparation, typical primer applications, stain-blocking and functionally specific primers are discussed.


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  • Find out the advantages and limitations of each of the different systems including: sheet, bentonite, blindside, cold-applied liquid, spray-applied liquid and hot-applied liquid waterproofing membranes.


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


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


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


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  • 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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  • 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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  • This Free AIA HSW/SD seminar focuses on installation methods and waterproofing systems that comply with industry guidelines and prevent failures. You will examine moisture/vapor transmission and crack isolation, as well as ancillary design elements that contribute to the success of your waterproofing detail. The real world examples presented are timely, practical, and enable you to effectively implement the knowledge gained.


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  • The course provides an overview of gate and fencing systems, which are both functional and decorative, and are designed to meet modern security and design requirements while harmonizing with the surrounding environment. At the end of this program, participants will be able to identify a wide range of exterior and interior applications of today’s fence and gate systems based on their functional, decorative, and security requirements. We will discuss today’s fence and gate systems in terms of their composition, materials, coatings, and finishes, classify gate track configurations, hardware, hinges, and locking mechanisms. We will identify the performance elements of various types of fencing systems, and the attributes of a variety of infill panel designs. Finally, we will assess factors such as security, efficiency, aesthetics, and the sur rounding environment, and specify the most appropriate gate and/or fencing system for a specific application.


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