Fiberglass Manufacturing and Window Performance Testing

Fiberglass windows & doors were developed as the demand for a strong, durable and low maintenance frame type that would be more sustainable and environmentally friendly than vinyl, wood or aluminum frames. The global green building movement is spurring demand for sustainable products with low life cycle costs—and more mainstream window and door manufacturers are introducing fiberglass profiles to meet the demands of most architects and designers.

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Window and Door Standards and Material Type

Achieving a comprehensive understanding of the many functions windows serve will help you to optimize performance of the built environment.

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Designing with Laminated Glass

Laminated glass has been used in a variety of architectural applications ranging from office buildings and schools to institutional and high security buildings. A variety of clear and tinted interlayers are available, providing post-breakage glass retention, UV filtration and impact resistance. This course presents the history and development of laminated glass from its inception as an automotive product to more advanced structural glass applications.

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Proper Brick Masonry Detailing

Proper detailing of brick masonry goes along with proper construction, appropriate material selection and maintenance to provide the longevity that masonry is typically known for. This course provides information on the basic details to allow for brick masonry to resist moisture penetration and cracking. It also provides details to create interesting designs in brick without costing a lot of money.

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Maximum Daylight and Ventilation

As we explore the outdoor living trend you will learn how this works to improve indoor air quality and healthy living conditions. Integration of indoor-outdoor living space increases daylight into the living space.

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FlowGuard Gold® Pipe & Fittings

FlowGuard Gold® piping & fittings are highly durable and functional plumbing systems that can be used in both residential and commercial applications.
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Custom Steel Inlet/Catch Basin Risers: The Better Way to Raise Inlet/Catch Basins to Grade on Roadway Repaving Projects

This paper explains why custom steel risers are the best way to raise inlet/catch basin grates to final grade after repaving projects. They save money and time compared to excavation and manual raising of utility frames. Steel risers are lighter, stronger, and better fitting than cast iron risers, and they leave grates precisely at final grade, eliminating potential damage and liability due to the creation of new potholes and exposed asphalt edges.

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Top Reasons to Specify FlowGuard Gold® Piping Systems

End plumbing worries and safeguard your home building investment & reputation with proven FlowGuard Gold® brand of pipe and fittings.

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Go beyond energy savings with Daylight Autonomy

Daylight autonomy systems from Lutron use breakthrough solar control technologies to improve staff well-being like no other daylighting solution can. As you consider specification options for upcoming projects, keep in mind these 10 reasons to team up with Lutron:

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Understanding the Benefits of Cellular PVC Rails, Pergolas and Gutters

This course will offer a basic understanding of the benefits of specifying cellular PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) railing systems, pergolas and gutters for residential construction projects. Railing systems in residential construction and remodeling have long been considered both decorative and functional however options have been historically limited to architects. Traditional railing materials like natural lumber, vinyl, and composite materials have been the standard choices available for years, but these materials pose several challenges in aesthetics, durability, affordability, and limited design options. Today railing systems can be created using cellular PVC which offers many advantages over traditional railing.

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