To understand the U.S. of 2025, look to Japan today. Their demographic trend, an aging population, puts them ahead of the U.S. Today U.S. planners face the growing demands of Millions of aging baby boomers. For architects, interior designers, contractors, and owners, itâ€™s easy to see how this change will influence project work. Aging in place? Universal design? Assisted living? Design imperatives that represent a new world of project opportunity for you.
Polyiso claims the highest R-value in the thinnest profile of any (ci) wall sheathing product, meeting all ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC 2012 standards, outstanding fire performance with its inclusion within a multitude of NFPA 285 compliant wall assemblies - CFCs, HCFCs, and ODP.
Hunter XCI Polyiso is a foam board used as continuous insulation in exterior walls for both commercial and residential construction and the leading product of choice for commercial roofs.
Technology is changing all the time, and taking advantage of new technology is key to enhancing future sales and avoiding bad deals. Computers can now take the information you have about your customer and make incredibly efficient decisions about pricing. In fact, the tech is improving so fast, it might even make salesmen obsolete.
Advanced Environmental Finishes for Windows & Doors â€“ Field Performance and the Application Process (Print Course)
This course will discuss the painting and anodizing process, as well as considerations for architectural specifications for each finish. The course will cover the strengths and weaknesses of the two coatings and will demonstrate how each is applied to ensure a quality end product.
This article provides a general overview of the technology of modern high performance windows as well as information on traditional glazing options, features and benefits. In addition, it explores improvements to conventional mirrored and tinted glazing and look at how color, style and glazing options impact not only occupants but also aesthetics of a project. Finally, we examine recent advancements in electrochromic coatings, how they work and how programmable tinting can positively impact occupants and energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
Building Innovation and Performance in Schools â€“ High Performance Systems Improve the Learning Environment (Print Course)
There is a proven and strong correlation between studentsâ€™ academic performance and a schoolâ€™s physical condition. Distractions and health issues arise when indoor air quality, lighting, acoustics, or thermal comfort is poor. Improving these environmental factors enhances learning, results in higher test scores, and increases daily attendance. High performance HVAC systems as well as innovative renewable energy sources can play a large role in creating an environment conducive to learning, while also serving as a teaching tool for students.
This article will explore the performance properties of cellular PVC trim and its varied uses within the building industry. It will cover best practices for preparation and installation, as well as applications in markets ranging from residential construction to historic preservation. Finally, the article will explore the different green properties of cellular PVC, as well as two case studies.
This course delivers fundamental information needed to include written window specifications in the Bidding Documents. Recognizing the wide range of specification levels for different kinds of commercial and residential projects, this presentation will walk through a window specification and describe appropriate content for each part. With a focus on clad wood and fiberglass window applications, this program provides suggestions for writing clear, well-developed specifications.
Today the construction industry relies on more information than ever and the faster itâ€™s available the better. By incorporating a smart cloud based application into your organization everyone stays connected to the information keeping all on the same page and making it easier for you to manage the business.