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  •  1 hour

    This one-hour session will cover the history, purpose, benefits, components, installation and code considerations of vegetative roofing systems. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the use of vegetative roofs, their environmental benefits, as well as their durability. All common system types are covered as well as detailed information on the components which are part of a vegetative roof assembly.


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  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1.0 hour

    There are many factors to consider in the nurturing and maintaining of urban trees, including those relating to environment (soil, water, climate, etc.), tree rooting conditions, and protection above ground. This course provides a discussion of these factors, along with a review of the surface material options with a focus on stone composite tree grates.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of building practices that promote better building envelope design, the codes and standards that apply to energy efficiency, and the environmental advantages of using POLYISO continuous insulation in steel stud construction.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Over the past several years, the building envelope concept has been well promoted and established as a means for energy efficiency and building performance. With the vast product offering available today comes confusion and misinformation. Building designers are often left guessing about product compatibility and proper design, leading to the potential of costly failures. The focus of this presentation is to dive deeper, beyond the concept, and into proper building envelope design. The presentation aims to educated attendees on proper product selection and performance characteristics, codes and testing, and proper tie-in detailing to ensure a continuous air seal.


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  •  1 hour

    Participants will learn the features and benefits of EPDM roofing solutions that have been proven to perform as well as advancements in technology that contribute to higher quality installations and long term service life.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of the manufacturing, characteristics, and performance properties of cements and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in concrete and how they can enhance concrete performance, including a discussion on their role in sustainable construction.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    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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  •  1.5 hour

    New and ancient sources of natural stone, along with advances in technology, make stone an attractive and appropriate material choice for many different applications. This course will provide you with an introduction to stone, an overview of the principles and drivers in the green/sustainability building movement, and descriptions of how stone makes an attractive and natural material design choice that will contribute to a holistic solution over the life cycle of a project.


  •  1 hour

    This course explains the considerations to be addressed when using rigid foam plastic continuous insulation on steel stud/masonry veneer wall systems including designing for thermal efficiency, water, air and vapor management, masonry wall tie methods, and NFPA 285 fire testing.


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  •  1 hour

    This course will review the important role perimeter roof edge plays in roofing performance and the consequences incurred when it is not done according to code. Content will explain the ANSI/SPRI ES-1 Approval Standard, testing protocols used, and what mandates a certified ES-1 system.


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  •  1 hour

    Segmented pavers have been successfully used for roads, courtyards and paths for hundreds of years. Durability of materials being one of the key reasons for their lasting popularity. These days modern pavers offer up a wide variety of newer performance capabilities and finishes. In this course, we’ll take a look at the unique technologies of segmental concrete paver systems, the types, finishes and their design considerations.


  •  1 hour

    Since ancient times, concrete mixes and carved natural stone have combined to create substance, beauty, and longevity in our architecture. Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) was created to ensure the attributes of concrete and stone continue to be enjoyed but with the efficiency in application that is expected in today’s world of design. This course covers the evolution of GFRC, its applications and how it is custom created, its advantages, and how GFRC compares to other types of architectural concrete


  •  1.0 hour

    Ensuring proper use of methods and materials allows masonry walls to perform well and enjoy a long life. Use of masonry joint reinforcement and accessories is an essential part of this. This course provides a brief history of solid masonry walls leading up to the modern cavity walls of today, including a discussion of the basic working knowledge of masonry joint reinforcing, structural codes, and moisture control in cavity wall construction.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Segmental retaining walls (SRWs) can strengthen steep slopes, hold back soil in grade changes, create useable land, and enhance the aesthetics of any landscape. This course looks at the site and application factors that determine whether a segmental retaining wall must be engineered and soil reinforced, and provides technical information about the components and construction of an SRW.


  •  1.0 hour

    The issue of safety is a prevalent theme in today’s society, and protecting the built environment has become a priority. This course examines the material specifications, industry standards, hardware options, installations, and application considerations necessary to design and specify exterior pedestrian steel gates.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    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.


  •  1.5 hour

    Parks, recreational areas, and common rural and urban spaces can be essential relaxing oases. Pathways that navigate through these public spaces should be functional, durable, and complement the natural environment. This course explores pathway materials and focuses on decomposed granite (DG) and natural aggregates. It discusses the types of pathways, their applications, installation and maintenance, as well as their contribution to green design.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1.0 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.


  •  1 hour

    Stairs are a primary means of egress, exit, and floor-to-floor access for buildings with multiple floors or a change in rise. Metal stair systems designed for commercial and industrial applications can be fabricated out of steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and aluminum. This course evaluates types of pre-engineered steel stair systems and includes discussions on advantages, class, fabricator vs. manufacturer, railings, stair flight and landing construction, connections, and building code requirements.


  •  1 hour

    The building envelope consists of all exterior components of a building –roof, walls, below-grade waterproofing, windows, skylights, and so on. When looking at these components it is important that each one be taken into consideration to prevent moisture or air from migrating into the building. The envelope is a complicated and integral part of any high performance building. However, it is often the most neglected portion. This presentation aims to educate the participants on the importance of the building envelope and how the individual components contained within the system must be designed, constructed, and maintained to ensure a long lasting, energy efficient building.


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  •  1 hour

    TPO roofing membrane has now been part of the roofing industry for 20 years and has become the leading segment as far as total volume used on an annual basis. With almost 10 billion square feet installed around the world, TPO has proven that it is an effective roofing material providing building owners with a low-cost, highly reflective, energy efficient roof system. Participants will learn the advantages of TPO roofing membrane versus other materials and how the use of new technology has allowed TPO to become even more resistant to a wide range of rooftop conditions. There is a reason for the astronomical growth of this roofing membrane and the presenters will shed light on the reasons why.


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  •  1 hour

    A complete wall system helps designers meet new building and energy codes while making the design process faster and simpler. The benefits of systemization are presented here in light of important changes in the 2015 IBC. A project example is provided to demonstrate how the height and area calculation process, prescriptive R-value requirements, and requirements for NFPA 285 are applied.


  •  1 hour

    Designing for Performance is based on single-ply roofing installation conditions that provide the best practice approaches to installations enhancements, including case studies and slides showing conditions and remedies. The presentation provides an overview of areas of single-ply roof systems design including but not limited to: Industry concerns, Metal Edging, Air Infiltration, Flashings, Membrane Securement, Insulation Adhesion, Membrane Adhesion, Insulation Options and Membrane Details


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  •  1 hour

    Course will describe Polyisocyanurate Insulation and it's associated applications in commercial low-slope roofing related to energy efficient design, fire resistance and code compliance


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  •  1.0 hour

    Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world, second only to water. Over time, as a result of the build-up of atmospheric compounds in the surrounding environment, concrete will become discolored, stained, dirty and dingy. This course examines photocatalytic technology in concrete and the benefits this technology offers in accelerating the self-cleaning and pollution abatement properties of concrete, while maintaining the same mechanical and physical properties of traditional concrete.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.

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