As a builder who makes energy efficiency a priority, Chris Frank has researched or tried most of the leading insulating and air sealing products. He knows the pros and cons of each and has settled on DAPÂ® DRAFTSTOPÂ® 812 for all of his homes.
Spectrum delivers complete business management for construction companies. From accounting to project management, from the office to the job site, and across the entire life cycle of construction work.
Designed to complement any living space, the new Essence Series sliding patio door is built with natural wood and a tough, durable fiberglass exterior.
An ideal sealant for closing the gap between a window or door frame, offering protection against water and air.
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.