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  • The need to evaluate thermal bridging in a building’s design and performance has become more prevalent because of the increasing requirements for more energy-efficient buildings. This course provides an introduction to thermal bridging, energy code requirements, and the use of thermal break solutions designed to improve energy efficiency in the building envelope.

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  • Composite construction utilizes dissimilar materials to exploit the benefits of each. While composite construction in general has been used extensively for several decades, open-web composite joist construction is now becoming a more popular choice through new and innovative solutions. This course presents the components and benefits of composite joist systems, addresses connector types and layouts, and offers specification tips and design considerations.

  • Mechanical vibration and structure-borne noise exist in all building environments. Depending on how severe the disturbance and how sensitive the equipment, the problems caused by the vibration or shock can be negligible or destructive. This course explains why, during the entire building design process, it is essential to consider what a building is being used for and the potential impact of vibration and structure-borne noise, not only from external sources but also from equipment running within the building.

  • Steel moment frames originated in response to the height and allowable opening limitations of masonry buildings many years ago and have since evolved to provide a safe, robust, and flexible bracing system for residential and commercial uses. This course traces their development and outlines their advantages; the various types of frames and their uses; how they work in a structure, especially in relation to protection from earthquakes; their code limitations and requirements; and some of the design tools that can be used to create them.

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