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  •  1 hour

    This presentation is designed to introduce various performance fabrics to the trade,while gaining knowledge and understanding of what gives fabric performance. These demonstrations will give your client a significant advantage in fabric product selections based on environmental exposure.


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  •  1 hour

    Concrete floors require protection. Choosing the right concrete floor coating system is essential to meeting the performance requirements of commercial, industrial, or residential environments. This course discusses the assessment and repair a concrete floor and specifies how to select a high performance coating system based on the conditions and requirements of a construction project.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of recycled HDPE plastic lumber and includes discussions on manufacturing processes, comparisons to wood lumber and wood/plastic composite lumber, and the composition and construction of different types of recycled HDPE plastic lumber as well as their performance attributes and applications.


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    “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

    Wine is a critical element of entertaining and culinary experiences, and modern wine cellars help make bottle collections part of engaging, artistic focal points in restaurants and homes throughout the world. This course focuses on the evolution of the wine cellar, from refrigeration to modern materials and display systems. It defines passive and active (cooled) storage, and identifies key considerations when building a wine cellar.


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  •  1 hour

    The course will provide you with an understanding of daylighting strategies including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. You will also be able to identify the impact of shading on LEED certification by discussion case study examples.


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    This course will provide you with an overview of the practice of biomimicry to illustrate the relationship between nature’s solutions to light, heat and glare control and today’s shading design principles.


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    This program is a general overview of adjustable anchoring systems for diverse applications, common in commercial and institutional construction. There are six sections, devoted to the following anchoring specialties: Glazed curtain wall, precast panels and columns, exterior cladding with dimension stone, brick veneer, concealed lintel systems for masonry, and architecturally exposed structural steel. Most of the material is covered graphically for a quick grasp of the fundamental principles.


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  •  1 hour

    This program is designed to explain the benefts and features of a Concealed Lintel system for cored brick. The program includes specifcation information and details on installation and clearance issues. The program includes examples of shop drawings, pictures of lintels under construction and pictures of finshed all brick lintels.


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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.


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    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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