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  • Industry groups and government agencies continue to define objectives for cool and sustainable roofing. These actions, combined with economic factors, are creating demand for a new class of high performance roofing systems (HPRs). Understanding the five key elements of HPRs can help specifiers, designers and building owners make an informed choice that meets high performance building guidelines.


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  • Sometimes a design finish cannot be achieved within a certain budget or time frame. While not intended to be a substitute for real materials in every situation, architectural finishes mimic the aesthetics of natural and other materials. This course discusses the uses, manufacturing process, performance characteristics, selection considerations and proper installation techniques of architectural finishes.


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  • Aluminum Full View (AFV) doors are a fast growing segment within the building product industry. They have a wide range of applications in a variety of building types. This course will look at potential applications and building types, options for installation, and custom options in design when specifying AFV doors.


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    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Mark Johnson
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Mark Johnson
  • LEED V4Provides an overview of the new LEED v4 BD C New Construction credits to which paints and coatings may apply. It reviews credit intents, explains credit requirements, and describes where to find materials to meet the needs of the credits.


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  • Color & Light educates professionals on what elements of light must be considered when making color and paint selections. Course topics include: - Obtain an overview of the properties of color and light, in addition to history on lighting options - Discuss the various types of lighting available today and how light technologies can enhance or alter colors within a space - Understand metamerism, Color Rendering Index (CRI), Light Reflectance Value (LRV) and how these elements impact design decisions


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  • Sustainability continues to be a primary driver for material decisions in buildings, for good reason. Residential and commercial buildings account for a significant percentage of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the US, and manufacturers are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact. In particular, accounting for carbon emissions is being more important relative to sustainability goals, and there is heightened focus on reducing the amount of embodied carbon in the built environment. This presentation will review ways concrete block producers are reducing carbon in their processes, recent research into how concrete masonry can sequester carbon from the environment and innovative ways that concrete masonry can help achieve sustainability goals, including those related to building occupant well-being and comfort.


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  • This course will increase your awareness of what high performance coatings are as well as why and when they are used. We will also discuss the importance of a three part coating system, and factors that influence performance, service life, and selection.


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  • This course reviews the trends in outdoor amenity spaces in hospitality, commercial, and multifamily developments with a focus on the use of stainless steel cabinetry in outdoor kitchen design. Included are discussions on outdoor kitchen components, mobile food and beverage service carts, and the post and panel system developed for multifamily applications.


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  • Understand the powerful emotional impact the 9 most influential colors have on our subconscious and our lives.


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  • Outdoor shelters not only provide protection from the elements but also add visual interest to outdoor public spaces, and advances in shelter design are changing the way the recreational landscape is defined. This course looks at current capabilities in shelter design, compares pre-engineered to site-built shelters, and focuses on the advantages of using a manufacturer who offers design and engineering services. Sustainable aspects of shelter design are also discussed.


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  • The course details the benefits of designing with natural metals such as zinc, stainless and copper in order to achieve a uniquely aesthetic style with complex curves and tapers of the metal panels for a roof or a wall application.


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  • There has been a seismic shift in how we now think about space. Join us in discussing how, through design and partnerships, we can expand the health & wellness of users in the built environment without sacrificing creativity, uniqueness or budget.


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    Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Ginny McDougal
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Ginny McDougal
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Ginny McDougal
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 14:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Pete Michalski
  • This presentation provides an overview of sustainable materials for the bath, including production, performance, maintenance, and frameworks for assessment; and focuses on recycled copper, sustainably made concrete, FSC-certified bamboo and reclaimed wood.


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  • Detectable Warning Surfaces are surfaces designed to warn the visually impaired of hazards in the path of travel. ADA accessibility guidelines and the State of California require detectable warning surfaces at public right of way locations. This course looks at the current guidelines and regulations in place regarding detectable warning surfaces, as well as the different types of surface systems and installation methods.


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  • This presentation provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and impact of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on the U.S. healthcare system. It will also explore the role of the built environment in transmitting pathogens, including design strategies and innovations for the mitigation and prevention of HAIs.


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  • Learn the fundamentals of fire rated doors and applications. Determine proper applications for various fire/smoke requirements and confirm that codes and accessibility requirements are met.


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    Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 14:00 EDT (UTC-04:00) Webinar Candace Kitchen
  • A lighting professionals everyday work involves an invisible rainbow, revealing colors with every design. Some designers apply the rainbow with great deliberation and intention, while others get their results by accident. There are tools at our disposal which allow us to articulate specific colors and hues. Beginning with a science refresher about reflected vs. absorbed colors, we will move quickly into CIE Chromaticity charts and Spectral Power Distribution curves. The shape of your rainbow creates the color of your world. Understanding spectral power distribution is the foundation for a better grasp of CCT, CRI, TM-30 and all things light and color.


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  • This course functions as an overview for architects and interior designers on how to use product disclosures to meet advanced sustainability goals. It includes a discussion of how these documents are created, how manufacturers use the information to improve products, and how the A&D community can use disclosures and products to affect immediate, meaningful change. Optimized and net positive material concepts and certifications are introduced, demonstrating the power of product choice and sustainable design to benefit social equity, human health and the health of Planet Earth. Additionally, the course addresses key terminology to aid in the process of specifying sustainable products.


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  • With the coming of the 2009 and 2012 International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC), insulating sheathing has played a growing role in the drive to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable for their occupants. The pressure is on for builders, home designers, and architects to find cost-effective construction methods and materials to meet these ever-growing performance standards. Educating one's self and remaining current on building science trends, technologies and materials has proven to be a powerful measure of success in today's residential construction markets. The following presentation "Why Use Insulating Sheathing", aims to educate attendees on the flexibility of using foam sheathing in various Type V construction assemblies in order to meet stricter energy code minimums. Additional learning takeaways from this presentation include investigating common faults in Type V wood-framed walls from a framing, moisture, thermal bridging, and air sealing perspective; and how insulating sheathing can help correct these faults. Attendees will walk away with a thorough understanding of the advantages of using insulating sheathing in residential walls and be able to effectively communicate these advantages to their customers. Additionally attendees will also leave with a solid understanding of the basic science behind any insulating material and how to better utilize these materials in various environments.


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  • This course will examine aging from a physiological, sociological, and economic perspective. Discussions on how design directly impacts the quality of the long-term care experience of geriatric care and healthcare workers. The latest trends driving design for aging populations are addressed.


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  • Mitigating thermal bridges in building envelopes is a major new thrust for improving the thermal performance of buildings. This presentation explains the types of thermal bridges, their impacts, how to account for them, and practical ways to address them with efficient detailing and insulation strategies, including continuous insulation.


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  • The creative landscape has changed as design increasingly becomes a fusion of ideas, material, technology, and the environment. Smooth transitions flow between art, architecture, design, and each medium must be able to adapt, progress, and evolve with time.


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  • This course goes over sustainable roofing considerations. Participants will understand what role the roof system plays in sustainable design, and also how conventional roof design impacts sustainability. They will also learn the how insulation type impacts lifecycle, and how to improve design with the ‘Perfect Roof.’ Presentation covers critical concerns of stormwater management, construction requirements, and functionality of space.


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  • Information to date show that warming of the climate system is unequivocal, that human influence on the climate system is clear and that limiting climate change would require mitigation measures as well as adaptation. Buildings use a significant percentage of energy and resources and are responsible for 40% of the world waste hence sustainable buildings have become an imperative. In order to achieve a sustainable building, the design team must optimize the whole building performance through proper integration of its parts (e.g. passive design features, building enclosure, equipment, renewable resources, etc.). This seminar will focus on building enclosure contribution towards a sustainable building. The building enclosure is typically designed for the life of the building, making it even more critical to address its sustainability at the design phase. Building enclosure sustainability attributes include energy efficiency, durability, IAQ and sustainable materials. Air leakage which can transport heat, moisture and contaminants across the building enclosure can affect all sustainability attributes but its impact has only recently been understood and continuous air barriers for air leakage control have become mandatory code requirements for the first time in ASHRAE 90.1-2010. Potential contribution of air barriers toward LEED-2013 v4 pre-requisites and/or credits is briefly discussed.


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  • Curious to challenge yourself and your views? This session is intended for green building practitioners who would like to gain a new perspective, develop a deeper understanding of what outputs of the LCA process can be used to effectively communicate the value of environmental product information into product specifications for a sustainable built environment.


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