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NARRATED VIDEO – This course will provide a brief overview of Low-Slope Roof Systems to provide the necessary background to discuss cover boards & thermal barriers. The various cover board types and reasons for their use will be described. Each board type will be discussed along with their primary features, benefits & challenges.
The long-term performance of all low-slope roof systems is impacted by a number of external factors such as weather events and roof system abuse (natural & man-made). Important roof component performance criteria will be discussed and conclusions drawn, in order to increase your knowledge surrounding cover board selection.
Learn about the different levels of gypsum board finishes as well as when to specify each according to the needs of the project. Gain insight into the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) in regard to sustainability, how to improve IAQ, and how gypsum board finishes impact IAQ.
This course will focus on gypsum products manufactured with fiberglass facing, replacing the paper facing typically used on gypsum board. We will review the high performance characteristics of and applications for the fiberglass faced gypsum panels to improve the health, safety and welfare of any project and associated occupants through improved fire ratings and indoor air quality. This course includes a series of diagrammatic wall sections for a variety of typical envelope systems as well as interior application details.
This course introduces one coat stucco, along with its history, how it works, and the benefits of using it. You will be able to compare and contrast the one coat stucco with the three coat portland cement stucco.
NOC09A - Sponsored by National One Coat Stucco Association
Define the basic properties of SPF and be able to list the general benefits of using ccSPF systems for masonry wall insulation, air barrier, and water sealing. Learn about the installation methods of ccSPF systems and be able to visualize the applications and projects of closed cell spray polyurethane foams.
Trace back the history of SPF development, and be able to identify the physical properties of SPF insulation. Learn about the advantages of SPF insulation and see examples of typical applications of both open-cell and closed-cell SPF.
NARRATED VIDEO - This course will explain the functions and benefits of a well-designed entrance system and will provide application dependent guidelines that will aide in proper system design. Value and Benefit of an Entrance Flooring system. Industry standards, including ADA requirements and United States Green Council (USGBC) LEED credits and how they each pertain to entrance flooring systems. Design considerations describing he primary factors that impact the design and selection of an entrance system. Product option section provides an overview of the wide range of mat and grilles available. The application section reviews common applications, and makes system recommendations based on predetermined design factors
This course will help the designer to correctly determine the proper specification for building movement joints. Selecting, designing, detailing and specifying building joints is a complex task which can be simplified by following a logical process to first determine joint requirements, location and type. Once we know the size and geometry of the joint system we then can identify the wall, floor, ceiling, and roof systems that are impacted. After finishes are determined for these systems we then can begin to cover the joints in a way that works well with those finishes and meets the functional and performance requirements for the surface. CAD and BIM details and specifications are readily available for incorporating building joints into a project.
A complete discussion of Seismic Joints is beyond the scope of this presentation
NARRATED VIDEO - This course will explain benefits of roof hatch & smoke vent design, life safety & BIM integration. The designer will have a better understanding of code regulations for life safety and will be able to properly size and place vents in accordance with these codes. Through an illustration and demonstration on BIM modeling, the designer will be able to better integrate roof hatches and smoke vents into their next project.
In this course you will learn how to select the appropriate pre-manufactured stair treads and nosings to improve the safety of your building stairway design. We will also go over how pre-manufactured stair treads and nosings can complement your building design and improve the safe means of egress from your building with proper installation.
This course lists three key window selection criteria and explains the impact they have on the interests of you and your client. You will be able to identify the advantages and disadvantages of wood and aluminum windows, as well as how to determine an appropriate system for your projects.
NARRATED VIDEO - Find out how plastic accessories and components can enhance your stucco construction through strong and noncorrosive field performance, ease of handling, moisture resistance, and aesthetic.
It’s important to understand the effects of moisture on the indoor environment to properly navigate moisture concerns during the construction process. In this program, we’ll discuss the factors at work with moisture issues and the proper use of dehumidification to mitigate the problems.
We’ll then discuss the important role of psychrometrics and identify dehumidification strategies and methods to ensure your project stays on track and within specifications while ensuring a healthy indoor environment.
Please be sure to download and read the supplemental material: "Is Dehumidification or Heat Better in Construction Drying?"
This course will discuss different types of ladders and various applications in which they can be safely used. The designer will also learn about codes and minimum requirements necessary to adhere to standards both dimensionally and for fire ratings.
This course will review the basic science of sound and sound control, including ratings of acoustic performance, testing & certification of acoustic fenestration products. Considerations and methods to utilize when designing buildings and their systems will be covered as well.
Did you know that the key to maintaining a comfortable temperature is to reduce the heat transfer out of the building in the winter and into the building in the summer? Learn about reflective insulation, radiant barriers, and control coatings that will affect a buildings ability to reduce heating and cooling loads.
RIM07A - Sponsored by Reflective Insulation Manufacturer's Association (RIMA)
This course provides a fundamental understanding of the benefits of radiant heating and cooling systems for residential, commercial and institutional applications. You will learn about how radiant heating and cooling provides a cost efficient, comfortable way for your building to achieve a high level of energy performance. Also discussed are ways to easily integrate radiant systems into the mechanical environment of a building.
In this course we will review compression-seal technology for high-performance window and door systems through a discussion that includes definitions and application examples, performance benefits and several case studies.
Installation of radiant floor heating will be the focus of this course. We will review system components, layout, and manifold location considerations for the design process. Wet and dry installation techniques will be explained to improve the incorporation of RFH in your design.
Thermal comfort through radiant floor heating will be the focus of this course. We will review applications and calculations of the design process for hydronic heating. Controls and zoning for an integrated system will be covered as well.