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  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of sustainable design and the creation of healthier environments in reference to architectural paints. Included are discussions regarding the components of paint; VOC’s, independent testing methods and standards; categories of LEED®; and specification of paint systems for today’s designer.


  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1 hour

    Description/Purpose: 1. Examine the evolution of water-resistive and air barriers (WRB-AB) in commercial building envelopes 2. Introduce new, all-in-one, integrated gypsum sheathing + WRB-B systems as alternatives to traditional water and air barrier systems Learning Objectives: Recognize the function of water-resistive barriers and air barriers in a building envelope/enclosure Understand the advantages and/or disadvantages of various WRB-AB systems available Discern the differences between all-in-one (integrated sheathing + WRB-AB) systems versus traditional WRB-AB systems Identify the dissimilarities between two methods of all-in-one systems available in the marketplace today Design for labor, material and installation time savings in future building envelope projects


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  •  1 hour

    This one-hour session will included topics ranging from industry issues, such as enhanced roofing system design options to trends within the market including ANSI/SPRI ES-1 for metal edging, ASCE 7, and the International Building Code, as well as roof system warranties. This presentation will focus on the role single-ply membrane plays in today’s roofing market and its impact on tomorrow’s roof system performance.


  •  1 hour

    To gain knowledge on the future of masonry mortar, this interactive seminar has attendees participating in hands on demonstrations illustrating the quality of factory produced mortar compared to the inconsistencies associated with site mixed mortar. Participants will also discover the requirements necessary to achieve consistent colored mortar, every time. Now architects and specifiers can be assured that the products they specify are manufactured to exceed all applicable ASTM standards.


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  •  1 hour

    : A presentation on the benefits of using preblended stucco products in the construction of a stucco wall system. The seminar also covers jobsite delivery systems that increase product consistency and manpower productivity as well as contribute to cleaner, “greener” jobsites. The attendees will also be participating in hands-on demonstrations that illustrate the quality of factory produced stucco compared to the inconsistencies associated with site-mixed stucco.


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  •  1 hour

    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


  •  1 hour

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


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  •  1 hour

    This course is designed to help the architect or designer better understand the benefits and special considerations for and of using Hybrid and other composite materials in construction.


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  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1 hour

    PVC is one of the most diverse products in the building industry and one of the most misunderstood. This presentation will help to better understand why PVC is one of the most versatile and modifiable thermoplastics. With all the different formulations, types, reinforcements and construction, knowledge of this product type will assist the specifier in creating better specifications.


  •  1 hour

    Describe the United States Green Building Council and its LEED Green Building Rating System. Discover how windows can contribute to LEED-NC Energy & Atmosphere credits. List the LEED-NC Materials & Resources credits impacted by fenestration systems. Discover how windows contribute to LEED-NC credits in the Indoor Environmental Quality category. Compare the environmental impacts of specifying different window frame materials.


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  •  1 hour

    This course will cover the benefits of photoluminescent (PL) safety products and the codes and testing standards related to photoluminescent way-finding systems. The course will describe in detail the 2009/2012 IBC/IFC path marking requirements in high-rise buildings as well as how UL 1994 and UL 924 apply to signage requirements and why they are important for luminous egress path markings and exit signs. Canadian architects will learn the specifics of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada and the ULC S572 standard.


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  •  1 hour

    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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  •  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

    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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  •  1 hour

    Presented by materials historian Grace Jeffers at select conferences.


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  •  1 hour

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


  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1 hour

    This session will cover the impact of excessive fats, oils, and grease (FOG) on the sanitary sewer system. You will learn about the various types of Grease Interceptors, North American performance standards and sizing calculations required to provide the optimum grease management solution for a given application.


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    Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the integrated strategies the DPR project team used to reduce the building’s electrical loads, such as elevated air speed, convective cooling principles, and evaporative cooling. (EAp2 and EAc1) 2. Explain “adaptive thermal approach” and the impact of thermal comfort through increased air movement (IEQ 7.1) 3. Describe how improved distribution of air increases the effectiveness of ventilation and comfort systems (IEQc2) 4. Discuss how occupant engagement and real-time feedback is a crucial component of achieving net-zero energy (EAc2) 5. List challenges and lessons learned, such as energy modeling for unconventional cooling systems (EAc1)


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    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55 defines the range of indoor thermal environmental conditions acceptable to the majority of occupants. An understanding of this standard is integral to the design of a new building or renovation, as it accommodates a variety of comfort solutions that contribute to sustainable building. This presentation will provide an introduction to Standard 55 which explains thermal comfort requirements and how they affect design. It will also look at the changes incorporated in the newly-published 2013 version of the standard.


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  •  1 hour

    The light bulb has been around since the 1800s, but lighting technology has changed a lot since then – and the advancements have only accelerated in recent years. Even LEDs, considered the latest technology, have been around since 1962. It wasn’t until recent years, though, that they’ve been developed to be more efficient than incandescent bulbs. Today’s LEDs are six to seven times more efficient and last 25 times longer than conventional fixtures, and their cost has fallen more than 85% since 2008. Efficient lighting options can significantly lower a building’s overall energy costs, improve light quality and reduce maintenance demands. Better light can boost worker safety, performance and productivity. In this course, you will learn the history of the light bulb, terms to know when discussing lighting projects, the types of fixtures available on the market and tips for spotting inefficient lighting. You’ll also learn how lighting retrofit projects reduce operating costs, maintenance and energy usage.


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