Specifying Luxury Kitchens in Small Spaces — For Apartments, Condos, Vacation Homes and More

This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Specifying Luxury Kitchens in Small Spaces. While primary homes are big and getting bigger, there are many reasons why an architect or designer is likely to encounter smaller kitchens. The cases range from city apartments to vacation condos to pied-a-terres and even yachts.

While kitchens in these residences may be relatively small, they can still have the upscale finishes, quality appliances and all the bells and whistles the luxury clientele expects. This course describes general design considerations for specifying smaller kitchens, discusses refrigeration and cooking appliances that make most sense in a smaller space, and then suggests how to spread kitchen functions beyond the kitchen and into the rest of the home.

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Exterior Lighting Choices to Combat Sky Glow

This learning unit provides a general overview of the importance of thoughtful lighting design from curbside to building. It also discusses how reducing light pollution and improving energy conservation are critical elements of successful exterior lighting design. Included is an introduction to some of the best practice lighting strategies for exteriors, including new technologies and design elements to reduce sky glow.

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Noise Control in Steel Frame Commercial Building (print course)

Noise control must play an integral role in building design, as successful acoustic design increases comfort, productivity and communication. The best designs incorporate sound into the overall design solution. This article will examine why noise control is essential in building design and construction. It will compare traditional and damped wall partition designs, describing how the use of constrained-layer damping panels can be used as an alternative to multi-layer gypsum wallboard assemblies to meet and exceed the minimum code requirements.

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Ceil with Thermoformed Tiles and Panels: A New Vocabulary for Overhead Design (Print Course)

Adding a word to one’s vocabulary can give a person a new means of expression. The same can be said for adding a building product to one’s palette of material choices. A wider choice of products can satisfy a designer’s quest for aesthetic exploration, help a project manager meet a budget, or the specifier to address challenging performance requirements.

Quality. Cost. Performance. Is it possible that restoring thermoformed ceilings (TFC) to the architectural vocabulary can meet all three of an architect’s needs?

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Understanding Specifications for Clad Wood and Fiberglass Windows (Print Course)

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.

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Understanding Climate Driven R-Value in Commercial Roofing Insulation

This course will provide an understanding of the attributes of stone wool roofing insulation when compared to other types of insulation and will examine the importance of considering climate driven R-value when specifying commercial roofing insulation.

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Ultra High-Efficiency Toilets Help Professionals and Consumers Fight Back Against Brutal Drought Conditions

Ultra high-efficiency toilets conserve water and energy, saving money on utility bills. Get a return on investment and a return on the environment.

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Use Engine Diagnostics to Cut Costs and Maintain Your Fleet

Onboard diagnostics provide up to the minute readings on critical engine and vehicle performance data, including MPG, battery life, odometer readings, engine life, and more.

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How to Select a GPS Vehicle Tracking System For Your Business

In order to select the right GPS vehicle tracking system it's important to learn the different types of systems, identify your fleet management goals, and match system capabilities with your objectives.

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Video: Formwork and Shoring for Construction Sites

ULMA is a manufacturer and supplier of formwork and shoring systems for construction sectors. We work alongside our customers from the very beginning so that we can incubate the design solution together and evolve it throughout the construction process.

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