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Video: The Value of Building Science

Building science is an integral part of what builders use today as tools to achieve a better performance building. To achieve a better performance building, builders understand the value of building science and understand that building science will help them achieve building code targets.

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Video: Importance of Air Sealing

Air sealing is now an important part of achieving energy efficiency, and choosing the right insulation is key to achieving air tightness and performance. To reduce air infiltration and achieve an energy-efficient building, the gaps in the building’s thermal enclosure must be sealed properly.

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Research Identifies Where to Air Seal for Maximum Impact, Efficiency and Savings

In today’s residential marketplace, air sealing has become a fundamental part of the home building equation, so knowing where and how to air seal will save you money, time and resources on a job. Recent data from a comprehensive industry study has yielded new insights into the role of air sealing in high performance building that can equate to savings for builders and homeowners.

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Breaking the Rules of Boring Roofs: New ideas take root up top (PRINT COURSE)

This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of ARCHITECT magazine.

Commercial roofs are often thought of a simple necessity and are hardly ever given an opportunity to be more than a functional part of the structure. However, with a little creative thinking, material selection, and thoughtful design, roofs can accomplish more than simply keeping out the rain.

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Understanding Chemistry in Building and Construction

The B&C market is important to the business of chemistry, and you as materials decision makers are a key audience. We know that you face many different kinds of building design and questions on a daily basis, and today we want to help cut through some of the complexity and provide an executive overview that will help you understand how chemical ingredients are used to enhance the performance of products. This course will discuss a comprehensive method for measuring benefits. It will provide information to help inform your product selection and will also provide a primer on how chemicals are regulated in the marketplace.

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Specification of Flooring Surfaces (PRINT COURSE)

Specifying the right flooring and installation products for the appropriate application can be challenging. Whether specifying tile, hardwood, carpet, or resilient flooring, there are basic specification considerations that encompass the very broad category of flooring. From flooring type and auxiliary products to surface preparation, installation, maintenance and accessibility, specifiers have many decisions to make that they then must clearly convey in a specification. This learning unit will cover the range of considerations such as function, performance, application, cost, environmental impacts and aesthetics that can all influence a flooring specification.

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Operable Partitions for a Sustainable World

This course looks at operable partitions and how they help with sustainable spaces. It covers the different materials used in operable partitions, along with how they can bring daylighting and functionality into rooms.

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Propane Gas Systems: Considerations for Residential Construction

Propane heats homes, water and outdoor spaces, fuels clean, comforting fireplaces, cooks food, and dries clothes. Propane is also environmentally friendly, emitting fewer greenhouse gases than other fossil fuels and electricity. When planning and designing homes, architects should know that more than 12.6 million U.S. households rely on propane for their primary energy needs. Propane can be stored above ground or in underground propane tanks, an option many builders are choosing in order to fuel homes off the natural gas mains. This course will cover important considerations when planning for propane use in residential construction.

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Flex Space City: A Tour of Today’s Operable Wall Systems

This program covers the variety of movable partition configurations currently available. You will learn how operable partitions achieve their acoustical ratings and how the use of glasswalls may earn points for LEED accreditation.

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