Sound-Mitigating Steel: How to detail structural steel systems for optimized acoustics (Print)

Good acoustics is such a major issue among building occupants that a 2014 Associated Press article ranked noise as the No. 1 quality-of-life complaint in New York City. Similarly, an American Society of Interior Designers-commissioned study reported that 70 percent of surveyed office workers believe productivity would increase if office noise decreased. Although steel naturally acts as a conductor for sound, this course will look at how properly designing and detailing a steel framed building can ensure good acoustics.

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Modern Innovative Designs and Lighting Strategies of LED Lighting

This learning unit provides a general overview of how new technologies allow for greater control of LED fixtures, light quality, and lumens. This unit also illustrates the benefits of LED lighting compared to other traditional bulb types. Finally, architects will learn how LED fixtures offer new options and benefits specifically intended to create unique and functional interior lighting designs.

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Power Up Profitability

Put the right strategy in place and watch your profits take off!

Improve your operational efficiencies to increase ROI with your vendors and increase their spending.

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Meeting Fire Codes with OSB

This course provides an overview of fire-rated cementitious coated OSB (FRCC OSB), sheathing. It looks at wall and roof sheathing applications in terms of its structural and performance properties, as well as its most common applications.

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Water Feature Renaissance

BluWorld has managed to take health risk off the table and offer a closed, hospital-safe water feature solution that exceeds regulatory standards and kept it virtually maintenance free.

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Continuous Insulation - Spray Polyurethane Foam vs. Rigid Foam Board

The design of exterior wall assemblies has become increasingly focused on performance for greater energy efficiency and resistance to air and water penetration. The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE 90.1 now requires insulation that is continuous in wall assemblies, (i.e. not interrupted by studs, framing, etc.) in all eight climate zones within the United States. This push for continuous insulation in exterior wall assemblies is also reflected in green building standards and the desires of building owners to reduce energy costs.

In this presentation, we will look at the performance, installation and cost advantages of medium density spray foam insulation compared to the commonly used rigid foam board in continuous insulation applications.

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Compliance without Compromise

The Rise of Next Generation Water Features in Hospitals.

Blu-Guard sets the standard on safety offering encapsulated water feature solutions that eliminate pathogenic concerns. They are FGI compliant and virtually maintenance free.

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Why Dig a Ditch with a Spoon?: Surprisingly Affordable Concrete Construction Software Yields Breakthrough Performance and Profits

In an effort to win more concrete bids, a growing number of concrete contractors and self-perform GC's have found a powerful new project-winning differentiator: constructible information management software. Automate your planning, estimating, pour scheduling, and coordination with our affordable solution, Tekla Structures.

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Transform Your Concrete Construction Business with Constructible Information Management Software

Stay relevant, improve pour productivity and win more bids. Read why so many profit-minded concrete construction professionals trust Trimble’s Tekla constructible information management software.

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Daylighting Inside and Out: Unconventional Ways to Bring More Natural Light Into and Throughout a Building

Exposure to natural light is beneficial for building occupants on many levels. We all know it intuitively and we feel better in interior spaces with natural light. Plus, studies conclusively demonstrate measurable benefits for health, moods, learning, and productivity.
The time-honored method for allowing natural light into a building is, of course, through windows. However, there are many more strategies for bringing natural light into and throughout a building. This course explores the sometimes-overlooked strategies for the flow of natural light into and throughout a building, including light tubes in closets, French doors in interiors, natural-light-flooded stairwells, sliding glass walls, and more.

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