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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of design criteria used in designing energy efficient buildings using concrete faced continuous insulation systems for low-slope roofing, walls, and foundations. Learning Objectives: -Discuss energy efficient building design considerations and the role od continuous insulation (CI) in an energy efficient building envelope. -Discuss the performance characteristics of concrete and how the contribute to sustainable building building projects -Compare the performance of a protective membrane roof (PMR) assembly to that of a conventional roof assembly, and identify the advantages of installing a PMR system with concrete insulated panels. -Evaluate the functional and physical features of concrete insulated sheathing panels, concrete faced insulated perimeter wall panels, and concrete structural insulated panels(CSIPS), and relay the advantages of using these materials in the design of the energy efficient buildings.


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  •  1 hour

    During the tour (conducted at the VERSATEX manufacturing plant in Aliquippa, PA), architects will see how PVC and the micro ingredients are blended into a homogenous compound, the extrusion of free foam cellular PVC sheet and how that differs from the celuka process, in line processes such as board cutting and embossing, off line fabrication and installation best practices.


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  •  1 hour

    During the tour video, architects will see how PVC and the micro ingredients are blended into a homogenous compound, the extrusion of free foam cellular PVC sheet and how that differs from the celuka process, in line processes such as board cutting and embossing, off line fabrication and installation best practices.


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  •  1 hour

    The different types and properties of Cellular PVC in the building/construction industry. • Common cellular PVC products and their end-use applications. • A few best design practices (Beaded Ceiling, pre-fabricated corners, fabricated column wraps, window surrounds, and thermal expansion joint design) • Some of the "green" attributes of PVC that make it an ideal exterior building product.


  •  1 hour

    The course reviews hospitality design trends by focusing on toilet system technology and incorporating into bathroom design. The program compares a variety of systems and discusses how each can enhance function and style within the space. The program will discuss the expanding role architects and designers play in water efficiency designs — striking a balance between sustainable needs and space saving, design flexibility. By narrowing the scope to bathroom design, attention will be given to examine the appropriate hospitality ADA design criteria.


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  •  1 hour

    Designing an efficient building envelope includes the complex task of locating all the necessary control layers in relation to each other. In some situations combining a number of these layers simplifies the task. This course explores combined water-resistive barrier (WRB) and air barrier (AB) sheathing systems, their functions, relevant codes and standards, types available, and how they compare to traditional water and air barrier systems.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of gypsum wallboard manufacturing, a review of the Gypsum Association's recommended levels of finish and examples of writing specification of levels of finish.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of the advantages of using glass mat shaftliner panels for firewall assemblies in multi-story, multi-family housing, and covers the installation procedures and special conditions.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of fiberglass mat gypsum panels, and explains their potential contribution to LEED® certification and other sustainable building codes and standards, as well as addresses issues of indoor air quality and construction scheduling.


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  •  1 hour

    This course considers the design of energy-efficient buildings, which must include an effective, lasting, moisture-management strategy. Moisture management is essential to resilient, sustainable, healthy buildings.


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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.


  •  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

    This course provides an overview of integral blind assemblies and discusses their benefits over conventional blinds, components and framing options, performance characteristics and testing standards, and common applications.


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  •  1 hour

    This course will give an overview of bike storage and parking products on the market and their best use for high-density bike parking. Topics include: the relevance and demand for bike storage, new terminology, LEED updates and the supporting organizations and resources that are available online, NYC mandates and bike room layout and design that maximize bike parking capacity.


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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.


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  •  1 hour

    After completing this course you will be able to: Understand how different types of commercial sectional doors and openers used in various applications contribute to the health, safety and welfare of building occupants. Select and specify sectional doors for various applications depending on the health, safety and welfare needs of the building’s occupants. Provide solutions as you understand various options for the operation of commercial sectional doors that can enhance the production, safety and welfare of building occupants Understand how different performance parameters affect the overall thermal efficiency of the door system.


  •  1 hour

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to: Understand how the different applications and types of coiling fire doors apply to the safety and welfare of the building occupants Understand how coiling fire door codes and standards help ensure the safety and welfare of the building occupants Understand the different methods of fire door operation Understand how coiling fire door components and the different automatic closing devices affect the safety and welfare of the building occupants


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  •  1 hour

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to: Understand the different types and applications of overhead coiling doors and how they help ensure the safety and welfare of the building occupants Understand how to specify overhead coiling doors correctly by understanding the components and most often specified options for each type of overhead coiling door, which will aide the safety and welfare of building occupants Understand how overhead coiling doors contribute to the sustainable design principles, energy efficient building design and the welfare of the building operators Evaluate key criteria to select and specify the appropriate coiling doors for various applications Identify important recent innovations in the construction and operation of coiling doors, and their impacts to the safety and welfare of the building occupants


  •  1 hour

    At the end of this course you will be able to: Understand how wind and wind codes affect overhead doors – These codes help to ensure the safety and welfare of the occupants; Learn what factors affect the amount of force on the door- calculating PSF; Understand construction of sectional and coiling wind load doors; Learn about the types of wind load testing and their procedures; Understand how to specify wind load-rated doors – Specifying the correct design pressures will aide in the safety and welfare of the occupants


  •  1 hour

    Learning Objectives 1. What is the NFPA 285 Fire Test and why is it so important? 2. What are common concerns encountered with NFPA 285 assembly design and installation? 3. What are the different types of CI Options that offer NFPA 285 compliance? 4. What are the advantages and challenges of CI Board Products in NFPA 285 assemblies?


  •  1 hour

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to: Understand the different types and applications of overhead rolling doors and how they help ensure the safety and welfare of the occupants; Understand how to specify overhead rolling door correctly will aide the safety and welfare of building occupants by understanding the components and most often specified options for each type of overhead rolling door; Understand how overhead rolling doors contribute to the sustainable design principles and energy efficient building design and the welfare of the building operators; Evaluate key criteria to select and specify the appropriate rolling doors for various applications; Identify important recent innovations in the construction and operation of rolling doors and their impact to the safety and welfare of the building occupants.


  •  1 hour

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to: Understand the different types and applications of overhead high performance high speed rolling door and how they help ensure the safety and welfare of the occupants Understand how overhead high performance high speed rolling doors contribute to the sustainable design principles and energy efficient building design and the welfare of the building operators: Increase productivity Reduce operational and energy costs Enhance safety of building operators Enhance security Evaluate key criteria to select and specify the appropriate doors for various applications, by understanding the different features and options.


  •  1 hour

    At the end of this course you will be able to: Understand how different types and applications for upward-acting residential sectional doors contribute to the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants. Understand how certain performance criteria for residential sectional doors contribute to the overall health, safety, and welfare of building occupants. Evaluate key criteria for selecting and specifying sectional doors for various applications depending on the health, safety, and welfare needs of the home builders/ owners.


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  •  1 hour

    At the end of this course you will be able to: Understand how different types and applications for upward-acting commercial sectional doors contribute to the health, safety and welfare of building occupants. Understand how certain performance criteria for commercial sectional doors contribute to the overall health, safety and welfare of building occupants. Evaluate key criteria for selecting and specifying sectional doors for various applications depending on the health, safety and welfare needs of the building’s occupants. Understand options for the operation of commercial sectional doors that can enhance the safety and welfare of building occupants.


  •  1 hour

    At the end of this course you will be able to: Understanding how the different application and types of rolling fire doors applied to the safety and welfare of the occupants. Understanding how the rolling fire door codes and standards help ensure the safety and welfare of the occupants – how to specify correctly Understanding the different method of fire door operation Understanding how the rolling fire door components and the different rolling fire doors automatic closing devices affect the safety and welfare of the building occupants.

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