Fenestration in Contemporary Residential Architecture

Contemporary residential architecture attempts to maximize daylight, minimize ornamentation, and connect interiors to the outdoors. Fenestration plays a great role in achieving this aesthetic, especially when window and door products manufactured specifically for the contemporary design market are specified. This course will discuss the importance of fenestration in contemporary residential architecture both historically and today, and will identify window styles, window options, and performance measures that you will want to consider when specifying windows and doors for contemporary residences.

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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is a remodeling franchise that helps their owners earn strong financial numbers while having a focus on improving their quality of life.
In this EVP franchisees reported their satisfaction in DreamMaker’s leadership, business practices and continued overall support.

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Invest in Your Success with DreamMaker® Bath & Kitchen Interior Remodeling Franchise

DreamMaker has continued its legacy by providing extraordinarily detailed systems and tools to help entrepreneurs start and grow a remodeling business, and take existing remodeling companies to the next level.
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Understanding Asymmetric Beam Angles

This learning unit provides a general overview of how new technologies allow for greater control of Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures, light quality, and light output. Also, this course defines asymmetrical beams, describes how they are created, and illustrates why LED light is an ideal technology for this new way to project light. Finally this learning unit gives guidelines for mounting and installing asymmetric beam fixtures.

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The Effects of Building Movement on Interior Finishes and Solutions (print course)

Building components, especially finishes, have to contend with many structural and environmental factors such as different types of loads that cause movement in the building. Special care must be taken when multiple materials come into contact with one another or where joints, edges, or corners are formed. Using new construction technology and products that absorb or resist movement will maximize the longevity of systems and finishes. This course will cover the types of loads and movement that may occur in a building, how they will affect interior finishes, and solutions for preventing damage to building components from movement.

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Electronic Sensor Faucets Improve Hygiene and Conserve Water in Commercial Restrooms (Print Course)

Sensing technologies based on electronics are often used for hands-free activation of plumbing fittings such as faucets to improve user accessibility, overall hygiene, and restroom cleanliness. Electronic plumbing fittings offer sanitary, touch-free operation, while conserving water and energy because they only dispense water when the sensor detects a user and can also limit water delivery duration.
The advantages of sensor-operated faucets extend beyond the public restroom to almost any other type of handwashing station, especially in applications requiring the highest levels of cleanliness. This course will cover how electronic sensor faucets improve hygiene in commercial settings and contribute to water conservation. Electronic sensor faucet technologies, applications, and industry regulations will be discussed.

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Interior Lighting Strategies

This learning unit covers three areas: (1) it provides a general overview of how lamps and fixture types have evolved over the past few decades; (2) it discusses the benefits of LED lighting when compared to other traditional lamp types; and (3) it explains how programmable LED fixtures in both recessed and suspension applications can help expand interior lighting options and offer new and innovative opportunities for both functional and aesthetically pleasing design strategies.

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Specifying for the Minimalist Luxury Kitchen: Aesthetically Pleasing, Technologically Advanced, Easy to Use

This course describes how kitchen styles have changed over the past 50 years and what demographic, cultural and social influences have brought us to this point. Based on insights from practicing kitchen designers, we look at the elements that make up a minimalist kitchen, including layout, styles, finishes and appliances.

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Fenestration in Contemporary Residential Applications

This course will present information about fenestration in contemporary residential architecture, characterized by large openings, spectacular views, and envelope treatment that blurs the border between the interior and exterior. Characteristics of both aluminum clad wood and pultruded fiberglass fenestration products will be addressed. The course will include design considerations, performance issues, and structural requirements when assembling large expanses of glass.

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