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  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. How and why have insulation materials evolved over time? 2. What are some sustainability attributes of various types of “ci” products 3. What are major Factors that impact installation of “ci” 4. How does Air and water performance compare for fibrous vs foam insulations? 5. What are some new ideas for simplified design of exterior walls incorporating


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  • Light-manipulating materials use internal channels to capture, bend, scatter, and redirect light and create visually stunning spaces. Panels and slabs in resin, glass, and terrazzo create an experiential surface for privacy screens or signage, primary or accent lighting, countertops or flooring—anywhere the interplay of light and shadow is desired for beauty and inspiration. This course describes the different types of light-manipulating materials and substrates as well as the design and installation options for a wide range of dynamic, unique applications.

  • Play is more than fun and games—it is an essential component in helping children develop critical physical, mental, emotional, and social skills that lay the foundation for adulthood. Inclusive play breaks down barriers and builds community through fostering understanding of our similarities and differences. This course discusses how play impacts child development and describes the options and considerations for designing an inclusive playground that benefits all children and the community.


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  • At the end of this program, participants will be able to: 1. Understand the advantages and weaknesses of supply-only, exhaust-only, and balanced ventilation systems 2. Learn how heat recovery ventilation enables a comfortable and healthy environment 3. Understand HRV/ERV’s role in building an energy efficient home 4. Learn how to evaluate and choose the most effective HRV/ERV system


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  • This presentation will inspire designers and specifiers to utilizing concrete pavers as the best solution for innovative design. Too often spaces, such as plazas, sidewalks, entries, drop-offs, courtyards and commons, default to less creative options such as scored, poured-in-place concrete. With many important factors to consider when designing spaces, this presentation will illustrate the basic principles of design with photos from projects that have successfully demonstrated innovative concrete paver solutions. Many of these solutions implemented several concrete paver characteristics, such as style, shape, texture, color and pattern. These characteristics, as well as the technical and functional aspects of a segmental, concrete paving system, will be examined. By applying the advantages and flexibility of pavers into a selection process will translate into great design.


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  • This course is for landscape architects seeking information about permeable pavement in commercial and residential applications. The course begins with basic information on what permeable pavement is, and how to identify it. Once that has been established, the instructor will teach correct installation methods, as well as proper maintenance for maximum permeability.


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  • This 1 hour course focuses on segmental retaining walls compared to other wall systems. Attendees learn about the advancements within this part of the industry, as well as the evolution of segmental retaining walls. Attendees will also be reviewing factors of safety. The instructor will use a powerpoint presentation and handouts during the class.


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  • A symposium that educates landscape architects on sustainable paving solutions for cities, communities, and campuses. Dr. William F. Hunt, III, PHD, PE from North Carolina State University will be discussing permeable paving benefits and opportunities. This symposium will highlight recent local projects successes using permeable paving to meet these new green infrastructure requirements while illustrating how they can still be functional and aesthetically pleasing. Several case studies will be examined and discussed.


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  • This course provides an overview of life safety dampers: fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers with a focus on different styles and types, their uses and benefits, and a discussion on proper installation practices and guidelines.


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  • This course describes how to select and size ventilation louvers. It reviews louver basics, components, options, accessories, considerations, and sizing methodologies affecting selection and performance along with those tests and standards that inform selection, especially in regards to the use of WDR (Wind Driven Rain) and Hurricane Louvers.

  • Metal ornamental railing systems can provide an elegant and functional finishing touch to a building project. However, it is important for architects to understand the difference between the types of materials available, as well as where and how the railing system is manufactured, and how it will be installed. By understanding these aspects of the railing system, architects can better manage this aspect of the building project.


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  • Review of the latest code changes progression from 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and proposed 2012. Discussion of Chapter 15, metal coping and gravel stops design and ASCE 7 wind requirements, understanding ANSI / FM 4474, ASTM E 1592, ASTM 108 and UL 790. ANSI wind charts and affected costal areas, understand mounting PV structures and their affects due to wind and fire.


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  • 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.


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Description: Green roof systems are typically described in terms of soil depth (intensive vs. extensive) or where they are assembled (built-in-place vs. modular). These are useful categories, but don’t address key elements of green roof design, such as drainage, water storage, roof slope, and other considerations. This presentation will review different green roof systems and components, and their use in meeting project goals relating to storm water management, integration with hardscape, and constructability.


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  • Presentation focuses on the sometimes confusing nature of warranties and their place in the roofing industry


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  • This course will discuss how hue, chroma, value, saturation, tones, tints and shades affect the way we perceive colors. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the benefits of integrating color and light in the selection and specification of performance fabrics in lifestyle designs for personal health and well-being.


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  • KingZip is a unique, single component, factory pre-engineered roof deck. The standing seam design along with the hidden fastener clip assembly allows KingZip™ to be utilized on low slope applications (as low as ¼:12). KingZip’s one step installation can reduce on-site installation time by up to 50% compared to traditional multi-part roof systemsThis seminar gives a technical introduction to KingZip, covering installation, performance and design factors with examples of projects where the system has been integrated with our Rooftop Solar PV.


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  • This course will Identify an expanded use for Insulated Metal Panels in the Food and Beverage market Sector. The goal is to help to better understand the thermal performance advantages of insulated panels in cold storage building types. We will focus to understand the concept of CleanSafe design principals driven by the FSMA and USDA Regulations and how IMPs perform the necessary envelope control functionsAlso covered witll be to describe the aesthetics and design flexibility available from the use of Insulated Metal Panels for all aspects of the envelope.


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  • EnvelopeFirst™ is a design strategy for optimizing a building’s performance and the first step towards net-zero energy. The building envelope and energy conservation measures must be designed to optimize performance in order to achieve the net-zero energy targets.This comprehensive CPD will help clarify the EnvelopeFirst™ approach to design focuses on enclosure performance, including durability, airtightness, and better moisture and thermal control.


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  • This presentation will provide a holistic view into the fundamental difference between MCM, ACM and Insulated Metal Panels. The goal is to understand how performance needs based on building types play a key role in selecting the appropriate Insulated Panel system. We will take a deep dive into fire testing to highlight the different requirements between the FM and ASTM standards. In addition this portion will cover NFPA Standards and NBCC/OBC along with IBC. The last portion of the session will focus on real fire case studies highlighting a number different building types from across the globe.


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  • The purpose of this session will be to understand the basic concepts of building science (air, water, vapor and thermal management) and how insulated metal panels perform these functions through a single component. The Design of our exterior building envelope is critical for maximum energy & thermal efficiency so it key we learn to design the “Perfect” (Universal) Wall from a performance stand point. Transitioning our attention to the roof system, we will also talk about what makes the “Perfect” (Universal) Roof from a performance stand point. This course will wrap up exploring best practice for Sealing the Insulated Metal Panel Envelope.

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