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  • Rooms constructed with hard flat surfaces are prone to encounter problematic noise. Even at low levels, noise annoyances will affect the acuity of wanted sound such as music or speech and cause confusion and anxiety. Environments maintaining prolonged mid-power or even brief durations of high-power noise levels may lead to human health and well being issues. This presentation will explore the historic development and use of cavity resonators as an acoustically-responsive design solution to control adverse noise propagated within hard surfaced enclosures. It will examine acoustical masonry as a structural wall system that can be utilized to effectively suppress problem noises and improve the acoustical atmosphere for safe, affable, human occupation.


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  • By the end of this CEU, participants will have learned what mindfulness is, and where it started, the physical and mental health, safety and wellness benefits associated with mindfulness, and how to plan and design spaces that encourage mindfulness. Case studies of different companies that incorporate mindfulness spaces into their space plans are presented, as are the resultant effects on worker health and productivity. Finally, connections with the International Well Building Institute’s standard are discussed.


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  • This course explores the landscape of connected travel, identifies power-based trends in the hospitality marketplace, and introduces industry leading solutions that deliver unparalleled performance and aesthetic benefits. Travelers today are more connected than ever before, creating an ultra-connected landscape from book to ordering transportation to check-in. Many hospitality brands are focusing on ensuring their properties bring exacting travelers the experiences and features that matter most. They are also capitalizing on routine renovation cycles to incorporate modernized features and enhancements. These moments in time create exciting opportunities for the integration of power and tech solutions that will surprise and delight guests.


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  • As the popularity of outdoor activities grows, so does the demand for outdoor spaces that include permanent access to power, data, communications, and audio visual (A/V) services. Educational campuses, commercial offices, amusement parks, sporting venues, retail environments that use outdoor mobile kiosks, and hospitality facilities have a need for safe, convenient, permanent power access outdoors. Property owners are responsible for integrating people, places, and processes, including the electrical needs for their own commercial venues. Increased outdoor space utilization means access to permanent power outdoors is becoming a vital building service, similar to lighting, life-safety systems, and ventilation, etc. Outdoor power products are designed to deliver permanent connections to outdoor spaces in a safe, non-disruptive way. The next section of this course takes a look at how their installation and use can transform spaces where people work, live, and play.


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  • Water leaks and damage are some of the biggest problems encountered with masonry construction and cavity walls. The proper choice and installation of flexible through-wall flashing, however, can ensure that moisture is directed out of the wall cavity and the risk of potential damage is minimized.


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  • Moisture infiltration through a building envelope can cause widespread damage to building elements and construction materials. In some cases, it can threaten or destroy a building’s structural integrity. The components of today’s waterproofing systems for floors and walls above- and below-grade, or plaza decks are designed to work together to provide tight, durable, and complete protection not just against water, but all other environmental contaminants. This course discusses the fundamentals of waterproofing design, the types of materials used, and the considerations for selecting a waterproofing system to meet the requirements of a building project.


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  • This session will take a close look at the durations offered on roof warranties to provide a better understanding of what is actually being covered by the membrane manufacturer. The presentation will include a discussion which will focus on selecting the correct roofing materials associated with the desired warranty duration. The session will also explain the importance of what is actually being covered under warranty, and ways in which the duration of warranty coverage can be misleading. In addition, examples of terminology commonly used within warranties will be dissected to show how language can be used to protect the membrane manufacturer. Information will be provided to assist the designer and building owner in identifying and selecting key terms that should be included in the warranty to ensure they are getting the best warranty possible.


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


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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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  • 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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  • This presentation discusses the overall importance for below grade waterproofing systems as well as the other various types of systems. The Presentation also explores modes of failure and the negative impact of moisture infiltration into a structure.


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  • This session provides an in-depth overview of the benefits of the thin (gauged) porcelain tile panels and the types of installation methods. In addition, we will review surface preparation steps including how to achieve a flat substrate and understand the sustainability impact on environmental and health benefits and common failures and how to avoid them.


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  • This program address issues that hinder the Landscape Construction Industry; growing trends and what areas of landscape construction should be concentrated on. This program will also focus on how to face the construction obstacles by using products with a focus on production, time savings, and profit.


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  • The Future of Shade Design CEU educates architects about the role of performance fabrics in creating new and innovative shade designs that inform the surrounding architecture and landscape, while also contributing to human comfort outside and inside buildings and improved energy performance of buildings.


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  • Daylighting is the controlled admission of natural light into a building. It takes into consideration both direct sunlight and diffuse skylight, and reduces use of electric light, thereby decreasing energy costs. This course evaluates a variety of daylighting strategies for commercial applications and includes discussions about the relevance of daylight factor calculations and the impact fabric characteristics have on a shading solution.


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  • Our built environment must be optimized to create comfortable and healthier spaces. Shading systems can be used to enhance our spaces by providing optimal daylight and comfort to create an ideal indoor environment. This course reviews the performance, aesthetic, and material health of various shadecloth compositions and how each factor contributes to the shadecloth selection process.


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  • A large portion of new commercial and residential buildings built today are equipped with clear, floor-to-ceiling glass. Does this new expansive area of glass lead to daylight optimization? This course explains the impacts of daylighting on human health and building occupant comfort. Proactive and reactive automated shading systems are discussed, automated shading systems in projects of various scopes and scales are also discussed.


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  • Daylight is a key factor for health and wellness, and being central to energy-savings strategies and being a part of sustainability strategies. This seminar will provide detailed information on utilizing daylight and meeting requirements for managing glare and controlling for solar radiation, while gaining benefits of daylight and views.


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  • Unwanted sound can become more than a mere annoyance. Excess noise has been found to increase stress and distraction, reduce learning and productivity, and even lead to hypertension and permanent hearing loss. This course presents an overview of how sound is described and measured and discusses the many industrial and architectural products available to control noise in virtually any environment.


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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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  • Today 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 a high 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, and the way to obtain good results.


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  • A general overview of SOPREMA and our products and application methods.


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  • Today's buildings continue to push the envelope on architectural design, energy efficiency, construction timelines and cost reductions forcing building materials and application techniques to evolve. The evolution of products and applications to waterproof the entire building envelope (vertical and horizontal) throughout the variety of construction materials has created a blend between established and newly developed waterproofing technologies. These blended technologies have the single purpose to all integrate and create a continuous system protecting the building from moisture and performing harmoniously. This presentation helps identify the challenges and opportunities to build an integrated waterproofing system addressing all six sides of the building envelope. While each type of installation will be reviewed separately, the platform will be set for successful integration at all of the transitions and changes within the building by the proper identification and specification of compatible products and materials.


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  • This presentation outlines basic acoustic principles and definitions, specifically the transfer of impact and airborne sounds in multi story buildings. Efficient means of acoustic insulation will be discussed using multiple case studies of recent floor and ceiling assemblies. This presentation will benefit any building and design professional such as architects, designers, acoustic engineers, builders, general contractors interested and/or concerned with acoustic insulation of multi-family buildings.


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