Oldcastle APG

Oldcastle APG

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400 Perimeter Center Terrace FL 10
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  • Cohesive and resilient designs are hard to achieve. This course offers a basic review of thin veneer applications, aesthetic opportunities and specifications for vertical surfaces. Highlighting code requirements and “Industry Best Practices” for installation over various sub-straights.


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  • Concrete grid pavement is widely used across North America for various applications including “green” pathways, parking lots, and basic erosion control. This presentation reviews  the various applications for concrete grid pavements and provides important design considerations, product specifications and construction recommendations. Environmental benefits such as reduced runoff and heat island mitigation are also highlighted. The program will conclude with several case studies.


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  • Concrete Masonry is an effective solution for the ever-changing design environment. Masonry buildings offer a wealth of health and safety benefits to the occupants, including mitigating moisture (which can lead to mold growth and degraded air quality), resiliency and the overall energy performance of the built environment. Moreover, for multi-family and light commercial, masonry stands the test of time and offers the Architect an array of aesthetic possibilities as they work to create an experience for the end user and exceed their client’s expectations.


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  • This course will concentrate on the Masonry QA/QC programming established in MSJC 402/602 and the importance of Pre-Bid meetings, correct scope of work and Mock Up Panels. The sole intent of the course is to ensure the owner, designer and contractor have their expectations met on the installation of masonry on their project without sacrificing the health and safety of a project from construction through occupancy. So many potential problem areas can be addressed prior to installation that can be alleviated during precon activities.


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  • One of the most exciting developments in outdoor living is the arrival of ¾” thick porcelain outdoor pavers. The concept began to spark interest in 2012 and is continuing to grow in popularity. Outdoor porcelain pavers have the same benefits as regular porcelain –being frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable and easy to clean – combined with incredibly high breakage loads (up to 2,000 pounds) creates the perfect solution for gardens, terraces and high traffic outdoor areas. Outdoor porcelain pavers can be dry laid onto grass, gravel, dirt and sand – or onto terraces and roofs using raised supports – without grout, adhesives or specialized workers, making installation incredibly easy.


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  • Roof top paver systems have become an integral part of commercial roofing that not only increases usable square footage of the structure but also improves the energy efficiency and increases the life expectancy of the overall roof system. Additionally, roof top paver systems allow great access to the outdoors helping improve occupant comfort levels and encourage social interaction. Changes to codes and standards along with recent storm events have brought wind uplift to the forefront as a vital component to roof top paver systems. As a result, many factors must be considered when designing and installing roof top paver systems. The industry has developed various methods for addressing wind uplift, many of which are covered in this course.


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  • This is Masonry 101, what to look for to avoid a bad looking job. But more importantly create a safe healthy and resilient project for your client. Everyone on the jobsite, from the mason contractor to the GC Supervision has eyes on the job. If something doesn’t look right stop that portion of the project and ask a question. We will discuss the important items an Architect should review during regular site inspections.


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  • This course will describe masonrys inherent characteristics and how the material has been improved in order to withstand the threat of damage from fire, moisture, and mold, meeting today's stringent code requirements and performance standards. Also discussed will be masonry's architectural options to meet pleasing contemporary design standards.


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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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  • Concrete Masonry is an effective solution for the ever-changing design environment, as well as offer a wealth of health and safety benefits to the occupants. This one-hour HSW program will explore how to effectively design masonry walls using legacy stone products, such as Natural Limestone, Cast Stone and Architectural Stone. Attendees will learn the proper design techniques which focus on the prevention of moisture and crack control issues. Additionally, the discussion will emphasize the planning and designing of sound masonry walls using proper architectural components based on industry guidelines and specifications.


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  • This program address the issues that are hindering the Landscape and construction industry. It will take a hard look at what trends are growing 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 that are production, time saving, and profit orientated.


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  • Permeable pavers are increasingly used as a stormwater management solution in parking lots, driveways and roadways across North America. As a Green Infrastructure infiltration solution, permeable pavers reduce stormwater runoff, provide water quality benefits, and mitigate street flooding. This presentation highlights the findings of recent studies, including the University of Toronto’s De-icing Operations for Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Subsurface Temperature Properties for Three Types of Permeable Pavements in Cold Weather Climates and Implications for Deicer Reduction, and the University of Minnesota’s findings related to permeable pavement and road salt reduction. These studies collectively identify and quantify benefits permeable pavers offer to combat water and aquatic life damage due to deicing salts. Join us for an overview of these new studies and learn how developers and government agencies can take advantage of the environmental benefits of permeable pavers.


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  • This presentation discusses the manufactured Dry Cast masonry, and contrasts with Wet Cast stone, both in terms of utilitarian benefits, and aesthetics.


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  • Architects understand how a wall is designed. But, designing a wall and putting it in place are two different skill sets. This course focuses on the methods used and challenges that occur on a jobsite during the construction of a building. Participants will learn how concrete products are made and put in place in various applications: CMU Wall Construction, Thin Veneer over CMU, Site Utilization. Hands on participation installing the various products will be a vital part of the course.


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  • Water quality is a priority in most watersheds and treatment trains have become an effective strategy to target multiple pollutants of concern to reach effluent water quality objectives. This presentation will discuss the water quality benefits of using permeable pavers and discuss the efficacy of permeable paver systems for these pollutants of concern: Total Suspended Solids; Nutrients; Hydrocarbons; and Heavy Metals and provide research references to validate the removal efficiencies. Permeable pavers can also be used in series with other water quality controls, typically called a treatment train, to provide high levels of pollutant removal. This presentation will discuss using permeable pavers with bioretention, green roofs, vegetated filter strips, and manufactured water quality devices. Join us for an overview of the water quality benefits of permeable pavers and learn how to leverage the power of a treatment train to meet or exceed regulatory water quality requirements.


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  • Ensuring compliance with increasingly stringent energy codes is a leading architectural challenge. This course explores the latest edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with a focus on the building envelope and how to achieve – and exceed – energy performance requirements when building with masonry.


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  • This course is a review of Masonry Best Practices in construction. Currently adopted ASTM Masonry Standards and Masonry Best Practices will be reviewed. These standards have proven over time to insure resilient structures in harsh environments. We will be summarizing material specification, flashing/weep details, differential movement, vertical relief, mock-ups and sampling.


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  • This program will address the manufacturing, design, and construction issues unique to tall segmental retaining walls. The presentation will discuss the manufacturing tolerances, the importance of soil properties, unique design details for tall walls, along with construction/quality control issues specifically related to taller walls.


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  • There are many masonry options for the architect today. Besides standard cmu there are prefaced and pre-finished products that do not require additional coatings, but provide a beautiful aesthetic and performance characteristics, both for interior and exterior projects. These products include:  Glaze CMU glazed masonry units, Ground Face units, Filled and Polished Units, Shot Blasted Textured Units, Acoustical sound-absorbing units, Limestone masonry units, and Drycast Veneers. In addition, because of its modular nature, different concrete masonry units can be combined within the same wall to achieve variations in texture, pattern, and color. Because of its durable nature, and use of less embodied energy, masonry is a very environmentally friendly building product. Masonry offers a variety of different facial applications that can greatly enhance the decorative appearance of the building.


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  • This program discusses the different ASTM classifications that fall under specification of concrete masonry.


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  • Many are familiar with the LEED Green Building Rating System, but there are many other options for designers and owners looking to create healthy, environmentally-conscious buildings. In this webinar we will look at two -the WELL Building Standard and the Green Globes environmental assessment program - and how they relate to, and are different from, LEED. Strategies using masonry that can be used to meet requirements in these standards will be highlighted.


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  • Roof top paver systems have become an integral part of commercial roofing that not only improves energy efficiency; but also increases the life expectancy by providing a durable surface protecting the roofing system from thermal shock, UV degradation and impact.


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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 presentation will describe how PICP systems are designed and constructed. Examples will illustrate the keys to properly constructing and maintaining these effective stormwater management systems. An update on the Southeast Atlanta Green Infrastructure Project will be provided highlighting how Atlanta converted six miles of impervious roadway to PICP to reduce flooding and combined sewer overflows. The presentation will conclude with lessons learned related to utilities, roadway slopes, and maintenance.


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  • This program begins with a brief summary of the evolution of stormwater management beginning with conveyance and transitioning to water quantity management, and most recently stormwater treatment. Stormwater Control Measures using Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure design that can accomplish all of these objectives are now desired in many municipalities that deal with flooding or have environmentally sensitive waterways. This presentation will compare surface-based BMPs to manufactured treatment system options, and highlight Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) as a viable solution to address conveyance, water quantity and quality objectives. A summary of the academic and industry research to date on using PICP for water treatment will be presented, along with strategies for combining the benefits of PICP with manufactured treatment systems.


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  • This course will address the brick manufacturing process and the design opportunities that brick offer. It will address design ideas to show examples to expand creativity. It will explore brick texture, special shapes, mortar applications, and color changes to broaden design thought and general information. We will look at the ecological benefits to using a recyclable building product, at designs which help control water by better jointing and using special shapes, and address the importance of communication with the manufacturers to better understand their capabilities.


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  • This presentation covers how to properly design a wall using proper design techniques focusing on the prevention of moisture, cracking, and cleaning issues.


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  • This presentation will focus on the changes from LEED 2009 to LEED v4.1 with information on masonry as it relates to the provisions of LEED.


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  • This is a condensed version of the 2-hour course ECH-BIM-1901: Masonry Solutions for BIM. Masonry construction presents a myriad of challenges for specifiers – especially those who are less familiar with masonry construction methods, performance standards and assembly detailing. A new wave of BIM modeling tools seeks to bridge the gap between these challenges and the extensive benefits of masonry construction, including resiliency, energy performance and unique aesthetics. This presentation provides a condensed overview of BIM and its impact on the construction industry, with a particular focus on new software tools that are changing the way masonry is designed, specified, ordered, manufactured, shipped, installed and maintained. Additionally, this course will delve into masonry building codes – with a particular focus on energy codes – and how they work together with masonry materials to deliver safer, healthier and higher-performing buildings for occupants.


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  • Today's storms are more intense, more frequent and more deadly than ever before, making the design and construction of resilient buildings critical. The design of the building envelope – and the materials used – can be the difference between life and death. This presentation will discuss how the strength and resiliency of masonry construction can help protect a building – and its occupants – from storm damage, return structures to use faster following a disaster and reduce the long-term cost of repairs.


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  • This session will explore the most common issues that are alleged in construction defect cases. The presentation will guide the attendees through construction basics from the roof to the foundation. The most common defects in each area will be discussed, along with building code requirements, accepted industry standards, consequences and/or damages and repair recommendations.


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  • Composite Decking and Sustainable Design summarizes composite deck manufacturing, specification and various construction applications. Composite decking materials have become a viable and affordable choice in commercial and residential applications, resilient to the elements and sustainable over time. We will highlight the aesthetic opportunities and design values available to achieve a design that is healthy/green and safe for years. We will review: Moisture Resistance, Slip Resistance, Thermal Expansion, Hardness and Weight, and Load Capacity.


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  • Roof top paver systems have become an integral part of commercial roofing that not only improves the energy efficiency but also increases the life expectancy of the overall roof system. Changes to codes and standards along with recent storm events have brought wind uplift to the forefront as a vital component to roof top paver systems. The industry has developed various methods for addressing wind uplift, many of which are covered in this course.


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  • A review of the ventilated facades rainscreen system, detailing the technical advantages for the architect in which potential energy efficiencies are seen, along with the reuse of existing buildings.


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  • This presentation reviews ASCE 68-18 Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement, which is the design standard published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in late 2018. The topics covered include design parameters and limitations, site selection and optimization, structural design, and hydrologic design of permeable paver systems. Other topics include construction and maintenance of permeable paver systems including in-depth knowledge of specification writing to ensure that the design intent is clear.


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  • This presentation reviews ASCE 58-16 Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Pavement for Municipal Streets and Roadways, which is the design standard published by the American Society of Civil Engineers updated in 2016. The topics covered include design parameters and limitations, structural design, construction details, and specifications of interlocking concrete paver systems.


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  • Architects are challenged when creating a design balancing resiliency, aesthetics and construction costs. How do you create a strong structure on budget without sacrificing the design values clients want. This course outlines the aesthetic opportunities with masonry materials that create great projects and build a safer Florida.


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  • This course will discuss the large veneers that are available for selection by the architect and the proper detailing procedures that need to be followed for moisture prevention and crack control.


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  • This presentation covers best practices for designing, specifying and building segmental retaining walls (SRWs) as developed by industry since its start. The purpose of this session is to promote a zero wall failure initiative by educating the designers and specifiers in best practices related to segmental retaining walls.


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  • This program will address the basic concepts about segmental retaining wall (SRW) systems. The presentation will address the history of reinforced earth structures and summarize the site conditions that impact SRW performance and design. Installation details, the proper construction sequence, and specifications are also addressed.


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  • This presentation provides an introduction to permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) systems. An overview of the problem with impervious surfaces and the advantages of Low Impact Development, specifically stormwater infiltration practices through pavement surfaces. The presentation addresses designing for hydrological and structural requirements, and reviews required details. The design approach discussed is based on the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s PICP design manual. Specifications and maintenance requirements are reviewed along with information on winter performance. Several project case studies illustrate the construction process.


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  • The use of mortar is a process that has changed little since the days of ancient Greece. Unlike lumber, steel, and other building materials found on today's construction sites, mortar ingredients are typically brought individually onto the site and stored where the masonry work is being done. Then they are shoveled into some form of mixer (manual or powered) to combine the dry ingredients along with a measured quantity of water. The results have been quite understandably dependent on the quality of the ingredients used, the skills of the people doing the portioning and mixing, and the outdoor environmental conditions' all variables that can and have produced quite variable outcomes in terms of mortar quality and performance. In our current time, there are some well-documented conditions that also come into play. Shortages of skilled construction labor means that it is uncertain how precisely the mortar is being mixed on-site. At the same time, manufacturers have made substantial strides in bringing modern production techniques to mortar by employing computerized technology that allows great precision in many factory settings. Therefore, rather than trusting the production process to hand mixing in unpredictable conditions, factory pre-blended mortar is becoming more and more the preferred norm for masonry construction of all types. Architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners are realizing that pre-blended mortar eliminates many of the variables and uncertainties of site-mixed mortar, thus reducing the potential for problems and liability with the finished masonry construction. In this course, we will look at the types of mortar available, the process and pitfalls of field mixing versus pre-blended mortar, and the significance of mortar in masonry assemblies.


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  • This program will address the latest innovative solutions for using Segmental Retaining Walls (SRWs) to address challenging site access conditions. The presentation reviews the characteristics of gravity wall and reinforced wall systems and introduces a new solution for utilizing SRWs in conditions where room for reinforcement is not available. The use of structural backfill and newly developed aesthetic facing systems can be used to create gravity wall structures. Installation details, the proper construction sequence, and specifications are also addressed.


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  • This program will provide an overview of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS), a bridge design concept being promoted by the Federal Highway Administration to accelerate construction time and offer significant cost savings for the construction of local, county and state bridges. Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) facing elements, along with geosynthetic reinforcement material, is proving to be a viable solution for a majority of the bridges known to be structurally deficient and in need of replacement across our nation. The presentation addresses the design concept, key materials, specifications and important construction details. A case study example illustrating the construction sequence is also provided.


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  • This program will provide an overview of how interlocking concrete pavement systems can be applied to commercial projects to enhance the value, performance and pavement life cycle costs. The presentation addresses how pavers can aid in defining themes, character and space through creative patterns, and explains how paver systems work. Site conditions that impact paver performance are highlighted, including issues related to access, safety, specifications, and construction details. Finally, the program concludes with a discussion on sustainability and attributes that pavers offer commercial installations.


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  • This program provides a brief overview of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) systems and then focuses on the long-term surface infiltration performance of these effective stormwater control measures. Mechanisms for sedimentation and clogging of PICP joints is discussed along with a review of ASTM C 1781 testing procedures. Total Suspended Solids (TSS) removal efficiencies and current research on variables that contribute to hydraulic performance of PICPs are discussed. The presentation concludes with information on surface infiltration maintenance and restoration methods including a review of available cleaning machines. PICP maintenance costs and inspection checklists are also reviewed.


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  • Provides an overview of the uses and benefits of water repellent concrete masonry admixtures in concrete masonry units and masonry mortar. The evolution of water repellent chemistries that enable single wythe building design is discussed including the innovative use of low-dosage, high-efficiency admixtures in the CMU and powdered admixture for preblended mortars. Context is provided on masonry building details and application of best practices by masons in the field.


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  • This presentation discusses the importance of detailing the building to prevent serious water issues in the envelope of a building.


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  • Geosynthetics have been used for decades in pavement systems and can provide many benefits to permeable paver systems when properly applied. Geosynthetics can provide the following functions: separation, reinforcement, filtration, drainage, and containment. The most common geosynthetics used within permeable paver systems are geotextiles, geogrids, geomembranes, geocells, and geocomposites. This presentation will provide an overview of each geosynthetic mentioned above and will discuss in-depth what functions each type performs and how and when to use each one.


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  • In the race to address climate change, more and more industries are looking at their manufacturing practices and resultant products through the lens of sustainability. Portland Cement Association’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2050 lays out the cement and concrete industry’s commitment to a lower carbon future and how it plans to attain that. From manufacturing cement, to building with concrete, service life impacts, and what happens at the end of a structure’s life, industry has identified current and emerging technologies to reduce its carbon footprint while continuing to serve the needs of designers, builders, and owners. Including both a high-level view of PCA’s Roadmap and a specific focus on portland-limestone cement (PLC), one approach to lower concrete’s CO2 footprint that can be readily implemented today, this program offers an understanding of bold changes coming to the construction industry.


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  • This course provides architects with a foundational understanding of porcelain veneers in architectural design applications. Topics covered include key features and performance characteristics of porcelain veneers versus other "traditional" veneer materials, effective specification writing, as well as guidance on how to approach use of porcelain in indoor and outdoor architecture.


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  • This presentation will cover what civil engineers need to know when utilizing segmental retaining walls for grade separation in their site development plans. The presentation will introduce participants to the National Concrete Masonry Association’s Best Practices Guide for Segmental Retaining Walls focusing on recommendations relevant to Civil Engineers and discuss how they are applied to enhance the safety and longevity of structural segmental walls. Topics will include risks associated with using a “design by others” approach to segmental retaining walls and the importance of geotechnical engineering support. The presentation will address how building foundations, footers, pond applications, and fencing/guardrail codes impact the design and construction of segmental walls.


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