Why Believability Matters

It's no easy feat creating the most believable architectural stone veneer in the world. Spend a minute to see the real difference.

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Conserving Water through the Latest Updates to High-Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures in Commercial Restrooms (Print Course)

Water scarcity is getting worse in many parts of the U.S. and the world, which has led to an increase in "green" legislation, codes, and standards, as well as greater recognition and adoption of LEED certification. In turn, this has led to a continued increase in sales of High-Efficiency Toilet (HET) and High-Efficiency Urinal (HEU) fixtures. This drive for water conservation and demand for high-efficiency plumbing products will only increase over time. This course will discuss how manufacturers are responding to this need with new toilet and urinal technologies.

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Using Concrete as a Sustainable Solution for Buildings (Print Course)

This article will update readers on steps the cement and concrete industries are taking to evaluate and reduce their environmental impact. It will also offer designers insight on how to increase sustainable performance on their projects through optimization of concrete applications in sustainable building. And to support this, the cement and concrete industry is developing detailed information to inform designers about the environmental impacts of their product choices.

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Evaluating the Carbon Footprint of Wood Buildings (Print Course)

Worldwide, there has been increasing focus on the carbon footprint of buildings and recognition that design professionals are uniquely positioned to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by creating high-performance structures. This course examines the environmental impacts of wood products—from the global scale of the world’s forests to the individual scale of efficient, adaptable, and innovative buildings—using real-world examples from two U.S. carbon calculators as well as the latest research on LCA.

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7 Steps to Rapid CRM Success

Read the guide that is specifically designed to help home builders and real estate developers quickly deploy CRM (customer relationship management software) into their organization.

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Fluid-Applied Roof Coatings - Substrates, Selection, and Application (Print Course)

Fluid-applied roof coatings can be applied as a new roof system on a new roof deck or in a maintenance situation as a re-roofing system over an existing deck. They have many benefits, but they are most commonly used to prolong the life of an existing roofing system and to achieve a reflective roof. This course will examine the different types of fluid-applied roof coatings, as well as their advantages, applications, surface preparation techniques, and reflective roofing requirements.

If you are looking for the course "Chemistry and the Building Process for Architects (Print Course)" please click here.

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Green Building and Wood Products (Print Course)

With growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, building designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. Wood can help to achieve that balance. This continuing education course examines key green building rating programs and how wood building materials and components are rated within each. Increased reliance on LCA and environmental product declarations (EPDs), and the implications for wood construction, are also explored.

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Healthcare Interiors - Choosing Furnishings and Finishes that Aid Infection Control (Print Course)

Healthcare design is very complex. While beautiful, comfortable and tranquil spaces are desired for the well-being of the patient, designers are also faced with the reality of designing with strict requirements for cleanliness, safety, and security that aid infection control. In addition, there are numerous spaces to consider, from patient and waiting rooms to nurses stations, corridors, lobbies, and restrooms. Planning and design teams must be acutely aware of the regulations and guidelines of various governing agencies, local codes, and best design practices that can directly affect selection of finishes and furnishings. Architects and interior designers should work with healthcare providers and facility managers to create healthcare environments that strike a balance between aesthetics and function.

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How to Generate More Leads

Make lead follow up quick and effective.

Keep your team connected to their prospects to build relationships that will build your business and sell more homes faster and easier.

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Energy Calculator

The Milgard Energy Calculator provides a quick and easy way to help you select windows and doors that can meet local energy codes and project requirements.

The tool gives you the flexibility to select the required ENERGY STAR® zone, u-factor, SHGC or VT, and determine which Milgard window and door products meet the selected requirements.

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