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  • With the complexity of commercial buildings and demand for energy efficiency on the rise, interest in high-performance air and water-resistive barrier systems (or AWBs) is growing. Architects naturally want to choose the most effective AWB for their projects. But with so many options, it can be difficult to discern which solutions will perform and protect long into a building’s future. This presentation explores the distinct benefits of fluid-applied 100% silicone AWBs, and the reasons they make an excellent choice for many building projects. We discuss the basics and benefits of air barriers, as well as codes and requirements to follow in order to reduce risk. We explain the key properties that set 100% silicone apart from other fluid-applied chemistries. We also cover installation details for 100% silicone AWBs.


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  • Growing and concentrating populations, shifting weather patterns, increasing frequency and ferocity of storm events, disappearing water supplies, and rising costs have made the provision of potable water and the management of other water-related issues increasingly difficult for many communities. This course explores the current state of water usage and water management practices and the emerging issues affecting potable water supply, stormwater, floodwater, and wastewater management that may affect those usage and management practices and inform the creation of alternative, more resilient ones.


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    Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 14:25 EST (UTC-05:00) Webinar Anna Malinowski Register Now!

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  • Growing and concentrating populations, shifting weather patterns, increasing frequency and ferocity of storm events, disappearing water supplies, and rising costs have made the provision of potable water and the management of other water-related issues increasingly difficult for many communities. This course explores the current state of water usage and water management practices and the emerging issues affecting potable water supply, stormwater, floodwater, and wastewater management that may affect those usage and management practices and inform the creation of alternative, more resilient ones.


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    Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 12:05 EST (UTC-05:00) Webinar Anna Malinowski Register Now!

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  • PROSOCO R-Guard Building Envelope Products & Why They Were Developed.


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  • This course is a targeted course of instruction and professional development for engineering firms engaged in the design of chemical, industrial, and environmental projects such as secondary containment of hazardous waste, industrial wastewater, ozone contactors, and others. The course is technical in nature and describes waterstops role in fluid-proofing concrete joints, chemical resistant polymers and steels, and state and federal regulations of compliance.


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  • This presentation reviews public safety and accessibility design considerations when selecting unit concrete pavers for walkway surfaces. Current ADA criteria, slip resistance standards and test methods, and latest developments related to a new roughness index for wheelchair vibration will be addressed. Other paver safety topics covered include: chamfer widths and ease of transition, visibility and color contrast, truncated dome requirements, permeable pavement surface openings, snowplowing, use of deicing chemicals, and traffic calming benefits.


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  • This course will review the different specification types used in the CSI Specification process and how each ties into and support the other. The importance of proper specification processing for all phases of Masonry Construction from manufacturing through installation and cleaning.


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  • Ensuring accessibility for people with every type of physical ability is fundamental. It is important to have a complete understanding of the intent of ADA codes in restrooms and locker rooms that address issues like circulation path, maneuverability, clear floor space, reach ranges, mirror mounting height, and even door swings among others. Careful consideration of product choice and placement will create a safe, and more usable space for everyone.


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  • Considering D&D Technologies as your solution for gate hardware early in the design process enhances the aesthetics and functionality of perimeter security. D&D's gate hardware balances durability, security, and ease-of-use without detracting from the design. This company presentation examines latches, plain pivot and self-closing hinges, closers and accessories for swing gates, and wheels for sliding gates; it also offers guidance on specification and installation.


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  • An overview of procedures for identifying and preventing problems, and maintaining and restoring the appearance and functionality of masonry and the masonry-veneer building envelope.


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  • This presentation originates from a research report written by the Applied Building Technology Group called Assessment of Water Vapor Control Methods for Modern Insulated Light-Frame Wall Assemblies. The report is extensive and includes compiled data from test homes, huts, and studies from the US, Canada, and Europe. The presentation utilizes the collected data from the research report in the form of a table to make easy insulation choices to prevent moisture issues. This presentation will first present the Building Science Concepts one needs to understand why things happen the way they do. The attendee will then be able to use that information to make informed decisions on how to design with wood framed construction. The presentation also breaks down some of the findings about wood sheathing and how it has been standing up over the years.


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  • This course reviews the definition of sustainability, and how Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) are being used to address product transparency needs. We will review how IMPs provide all environmental control layers and how their use contributes to sustainable design. LCAs form the backbone of EPDs, and this course walks through the creation of EPDs as well as the environmental factors evaluated. HPDs are the latest tool used to study building product toxicity, and we will provide a complete review of how these important documents are prepared and used by owners, architects, designers and manufacturers. We finish up by studying how EPDs and HPDs are used in environmental rating systems such as LEED, Green Globes and Living Building Challenge.


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  • Discover the characteristics, benefits and design options for commercial and industrial buildings using insulated metal panels (IMPs). Recognize the factors affecting panel spans and the relationship of these to structural supports. Gain knowledge of IMP code compliance.


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  • As part of a well-designed rainscreen system, single-skin metal panels offer unique aesthetic options combined with the assurance that the building envelope will withstand the effects of long-term exposure to the elements. This course compares common cladding types; presents single-skin metal panel materials, coatings, finishes, and design options; and examines using single-skin metal panels with a single-component barrier wall to form a complete rainscreen assembly.


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  • Understanding how insulated metal panels (IMPs) are used for cold storage facilities is critical to creating energy efficient and sustainable facilities. We start with basic definitions of cold storage, controlled environments and controlled atmospheres, then review the building science behind how IMPs provide all necessary environmental control layers (air, vapor, water and thermal). From there we explore control layer continuity which is critical to prevent unwanted condensation, ice formation and heat gain in coolers and freezers. Creating suspended ceilings using IMPs requires a complete understanding of the differences between non-accessible, light/limited duty and walkable ceilings. We will review important engineering, safety and ventilation requirements for these systems. We then study the various IMP substrates and paint finishes along with their performance characteristics – essential when designing food processing areas. We conclude the program with a review of the proper draw down process when commissioning a cold storage facility.


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  • Rainscreens,Barrier Walls and the IMP Solution At the end of this program, participants will be able to: identify various wall assemblies as rainscreens, mass walls and barrier walls understand the vapor and water management methods used by each type of wall assembly differentiate between vapor retarders and vapor barriers understand the difference between air/water barriers and vapor barriers utilize various rainscreen types with insulated metal panel barrier walls recognize and meet various code requirements using insulated metal panels - including air and water infiltration and fire safety.


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  • Review the physics of building envelopes, including hygrothermal loads, control layers, climate zones and cladding functions. The importance of control layer continuity at wall, roof and slab connections is studied. We look at how IMPs perform the same functions as multi-component wall systems through the use of panels joints, sealants and an insulating core. Emphasis is placed on the concept of the Perfect/Universal Wall, and how utilizing the proper ordering of wall components can greatly simplify wall design in all climate zones. Energy codes are also touched on, including their impact on the use of Perfect/Universal Wall designs. This course reduces a relatively complex subject to a level that teaches practical concepts for the building designer.


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  • The course provides an in depth look at the benefits of Insulated Metal Panels Barrier Wall Systems as a simpler and superior option to multiple component exterior wall assemblies. The program addresses the many challenges faced by multiple component wall assemblies; current energy code requirements; the influence of air, moisture, thermal and vapor are discussed; and actual insulated metal barrier panel case studies are reviewed. Videos and animations are used within a PowerPoint presentation to enhance the overall presentation. This program is an interactive session that encourages feedback and questions.


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  • We review the characteristics that best describe architectural IMPs including the myriad design options available. Topics such as finishes and coatings, trimless ends, folded corners, variable reveals, segmented curves, running bond patterns, sunscreens and integrated windows are reviewed. Structural support considerations including stud walls and tube steel are studied, as well as the importance of maintaining proper wall alignment. The installation process is also reviewed using an animated video to provide step-by-step guidance. Air, water, vapor and thermal control layers are studied along with code compliance. Product and installation warranties are highlighted before wrapping up with a look at IMP sustainability and transparency.


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  • As part of a well-designed rainscreen system, single-skin metal panels offer unique aesthetic options combined with the assurance that the building envelope will withstand the effects of long-term exposure to the elements. This course compares common cladding types; presents single-skin metal panel materials, coatings, finishes, and design options; and examines using single-skin metal panels with a single-component barrier wall to form a complete rainscreen assembly.


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  • Understanding building physics is critical to proper building envelope design. Examined here are practical concepts for the building designer, including how cladding systems perform across different climate zones and applications. Environmental control layers and hygrothermal loads are reviewed, as is the concept of perfect/universal wall design. The course focuses on how single-component insulated metal panels (IMPs) function as a perfect/universal wall, simplifying wall system design and installation.


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  • This course explores physical and emotional responses to color that shape our color preferences, in addition to insight on color trends with the Color Trends 2022 Palette and Color of the Year.


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    Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 12:00 PST (UTC-08:00) Webinar Rachel Elliott Register Now!

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  • Invite costumers and guests into brightly lit spaces that encourage them to stay. Whether introducing a skylight to a hotel atrium or providing a whole new dining experience with a Kalwall façade, skyroof®, or canopy, we can help you discover a daylighting solution that keeps customers coming back.


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    Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 11:00 EST (UTC-05:00) Webinar Mike Crowder Register Now!
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 15:00 EST (UTC-05:00) Webinar Mike Crowder Register Now!

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  • NFPA 285 is defined as: the Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components. NFPA 285 assembly tests are required when exterior non-combustible walls contain combustible components per the International Building Code (IBC). The scope of materials classified by the IBC requiring NFPA 285 testing is increasing. Combined with more stringent energy code requirements, the use of combustible materials is also growing in exterior walls. The most common contributing factors to non-compliance of designs requiring NFPA 285 assembly testing include: −Lack of understanding of applicability of test on exterior wall assemblies. −Recent building and energy code changes causing new triggers for the test. −Lack of understanding of assembly vs. product results for NFPA 285 tests. This seminar will discuss the impact of the NFPA 285 Test on buildings using IBC-2018, the parameters and history of NFPA 285, which building envelope components are combustible and require NFPA 285 testing per IBC, and the paths to NFPA 285 code compliance that a designer can take. These elements all combine to integrate NFPA 285 compliant assemblies into building envelope systems.


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  • NFPA 285 is defined as: the Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components. NFPA 285 assembly tests are required when exterior non-combustible walls contain combustible components per the International Building Code (IBC). The scope of materials classified by the IBC requiring NFPA 285 testing is increasing. Combined with more stringent energy code requirements, the use of combustible materials is also growing in exterior walls. The most common contributing factors to non-compliance of designs requiring NFPA 285 assembly testing include: −Lack of understanding of applicability of test on exterior wall assemblies. −Recent building and energy code changes causing new triggers for the test. −Lack of understanding of assembly vs. product results for NFPA 285 tests. This seminar will discuss the impact of the NFPA 285 Test on buildings using IBC-2018, the parameters and history of NFPA 285, which building envelope components are combustible and require NFPA 285 testing per IBC, and the paths to NFPA 285 code compliance that a designer can take. These elements all combine to integrate NFPA 285 compliant assemblies into building envelope systems.


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