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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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  •  1 hour

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


  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1 hour

    Understand how a continuous coil coating line operates and the different processes which are involved. Recognize the importance of proper cleaning, pretreatment, primer and paint to achieve a quality coated metal coil. Discover the different test methods that are employed for quality control in the coil coating process. Realize the advantages that prepainted metal offers, including the energy and environmental benefits.


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  •  1 hour

    Have a better understanding of insulated metal panels and components. Explain how insulated metal panels prevent air and vapor infiltration, increase thermal comfort for building occupants and improve building performance through increased energy efficiencies. Compare insulated metal panels to traditional systems based on attributes, aesthetics, and performance. Recognize the durability, thermal performance and energy efficiencies gained when using insulated metal panels vs. traditional systems and how they reduce their environmental impact. Understand the criteria, attributes and sustainability benefits of Insulated Metal Panels and how they may qualify for credits under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).


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    Identify the types of metal roof panels and their performance capabilities and understand the test methods established for metal roof systems. Create specifications that identify the proper test methods to be included for the various roof products, styles and application. Recognize proper code requirements for metal roof and perimeter edge systems. Discover how actual field performance of products relates to test methods and procedures, and implement best practices.


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    Identify on drawings or in the field the three roof conditions that utilize perimeter edge metal, and name the ANSI/SPRI standards written for those conditions. Use ANSI/SPRI ES-1 to calculate the vertical and horizontal negative pressures on perimeter edge due to wind. Specify in Division 7, Thermal and Moisture Protection, the three perimeter edge metal test methods required by code (IBC). Recognize, when designing or specifying perimeter edge metal, three common perimeter edge metal design and installation errors, and explain how they can be avoided.


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  •  1 hour

    Understand various types of rain screen wall systems. Identify importance of critical nature of air and water resistance barriers in energy efficiency. Discover and define the importance of integrating continuous insulation. Simplifying energy efficiency of rain screens utilizing insulated metal panels.


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  •  1 hour

    Experience the concepts that inspired Color Trends 2018 and the Color of the Year.


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    Operable wall systems integrate the indoors and outdoors and define interior spaces, providing flexibility and additional usable area without increasing a building’s footprint. Occupants benefit from expansive daylighting and views as well as quick access to fresh air. This course describes the types of operable wall systems, how they contribute to sustainable design, and the various options and considerations for selecting the correct system.


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    Porcelain tile is a form of ceramic tile that is made from a porcelain clay, quartz, and feldspar. This course highlights the advantages of using a 20mm (2cm) thick porcelain paving system in hardscape designs. Thick 20mm (2cm) porcelain tiles are specifically made for outdoor use and utilize a blend of design, versatility, performance, simplicity of installation, and eco-sustainability.


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    This course will better inform the designer on quartz, the history, its relationship with quartz surfacing materials and the manufacturing process of quartz surfacing materials. Design professionals will learn the differences between solid surfaces, stone surfaces and quartz surfaces.


  •  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 unmatched durability and design flexibility. We sill also explore its optimal use as classing in a rainscreen application, as well as other options for material use.


  •  1 hour

    Experience the concepts that inspired Color Trends 2018 and the Color of the Year.


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    Nowadays the request for good soundproofing in multi-story buildings is more in demand than ever. New construction methods and new materials used cause different ways to do the soundproofing to achieve performant level of noise reduction. To reach our goal, we will have to go through the different components of the buildings such as the structure, the floors, the ceilings, the insulation, etc. and the way to obtain a good result.


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    This presentation focuses on commercial roofing vapor retarders, and covers the fundamental requirements for materials that serve as commercial roofing vapor retarders as well as air barriers and water-resistive barriers. This review includes US Building Code requirements for these materials. The presentation examines industry challenges and solutions related to construction, exposures and the building environment.


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    Wall system applications are becoming more and more common in the building envelope industry today. Explore the science behind wall systems and the tangible benefits of incorporating this technology into building structures. There is an emphasis on the differences between air barriers and vapor barriers and which is the best given climate and wall assembly


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    Explore the technology, history and benefits of single ply roof systems, with a core focus on EPDM, PVC, and TPO


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    History and development of SBS-modified bitumen waterproofing systems, including addition of FR additives impacting sheet performance in catastrophic fire events allowing protection for building occupants. Modified bitumen sheet anatomy, incorporating discussion of self-adhesive and sanded sheet cold adhesive sheet installations and their impact on building occupants. Methodology of roof system application, including pertinence to environmental and safety impact review modified bitumen membrane surfacing including highly reflective surfacing material options and their impact on building performance and subsequent occupant comfort.


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    Waterproofing problem solving using PMMA CFA (Cold Fluid Applied) Roofing and Waterproofing Membrane Systems


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