Top Daylighting: A Circadian Health and Wellness Perspective

This course illustrates how top daylighting (daylight penetration through the roof) design strategies produce positive biological responses affecting employee health and well-being. Learners will examine how exposure to “skydome dynamic daylight” throughout the workday provides all biologically relevant criteria for positive circadian system impact. This course will help identify new ways of informing stakeholders of the payback analysis for top daylighting strategies when examined through the filter of employee health.

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More Secure By Design

Often security and access control get far too little attention when planning a community. Because security is fundamental in the operations of a multi-family property, foresight will go a long way in saving time and money. Learn what you should be thinking about when developing your next property.

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How Spray Foam Insulation Controls Moisture in Exterior Wall Applications

Research has shown that exterior cladding materials on an exterior wall can prevent most, but not all, moisture from entering into a wall. Having a backup control system behind the cladding to control moisture by shedding it to the exterior is important for the long term durability of an exterior wall. A significant component of the backup moisture control system is often called by building envelope designers a drainage plane or a water resistive barrier (WRB). See how Spray Foam Insulation can act as a WRB and help control moisure in wall applications.

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Building Materials Matter - Life Cycle View Supports Informed Choices, Contributes to Sustainable Design (Print Course)

A focus on energy efficiency has led to widespread improvements in structural building materials. With an abundance of information and competing environmental claims, determining a material’s true impacts is a challenge. This course examines materials throughout their life cycles and focuses on international research supporting the use of wood while considering some advantages of concrete and steel; it also touches on efforts of all three industries to lessen environmental impacts.

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LP ArmorStrand® Installation Instructions

This animated video provides a detailed guide to installing LP® ArmorStrand® substrate featuring Dryvit TAFS® 3. It provides a tough foundation that brings out the best in acrylic stucco finishes. You get a faster installation time, plus the toughness to resist harsh weather.

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Finish a Home Beautifully

LP ArmorStrand featuring Dryvit TAFS3 is an innovative system that represents an alternative to traditional stucco applications.

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Multifamily, Mid-Rise Buildings Using Wood Construction - A Cost-Effective and Sustainable Choice for Achieving High Performance Goals (Online Version)

Multifamily housing is an active part of design and construction activity across the U.S. Steel, concrete, and masonry typically come to mind as structural materials; in recent years wood construction has become popular due to its cost-effective, code-compliant, and sustainable attributes. This course will review reasons for the rising popularity of wood in multifamily buildings, review code compliance and fire safety considerations, and discuss techniques for successful wood building designs.

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Designing with Continuous Insulation for Thermal and Moisture Management

This course discusses some basic building science fundamentals, while looking at specific code requirements in the IRC, IBC and the international energy conservation code. It addresses why some of the trade-offs and differences exist between those two sets of code requirements. Lastly, we'll work through an example and the decision making process to determine the continuous insulation and vapor retarder requirements for a project in a specific climate zone.

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Managing the Uncertainties of Home Security

The benefits of electronic access control systems go beyond just saving money and time on re-keying. Learn how to use smart locks to attract prospective residents with added security and peace of mind.

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Largo Concrete: Building the Super Structure for 24-Story Mixed Use Towers

Watch why this structural concrete contractor chose laser scanning technology to document as-built conditions on their projects - scanning every single deck from the ground up.

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