This article will address the benefits of specifying architectural stone veneer in your design projects, and also provide information on proper installation techniques. Topics include a breakdown of the innovative mold technology used by the industryâ€™s leading manufacturers of architectural stone veneer and what to look for in a high quality product. The course will examine a variety of uses for architectural stone veneer, from interiors and exteriors, to residential, commercial and industrial settings. The course will also explain the proper installation techniques over the most common substrates and demonstrate the impact of multiple grout techniques available and how those change the appearance of stone work.
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This course will provide an overview of effective concrete waterproofing technologies and how they improve the durability and lifespan of structures. It also includes a discussion on water penetration, system selection, membrane protection, and various types of waterproofing materials including sheet-applied, fluid-applied, and cementitious waterproofing.
There is no such thing as a water-tight structure. Because water takes the path of least resistance, it will find even the smallest opening in the building envelope, allowing moisture to enter the wall system, no matter how many layers of protection are provided. Therefore, in addition to keeping water out with various weather resistive barriers (WRB), systems must be put in place to allow water to exit the envelope once it inevitably does get in.
Designers today are finding new possibilities in one of the oldest building materials on earth. Wood has always been valued for its beauty, abundance and practicality, but many of woodâ€™s inherent characteristics are rising to very current challenges. Woodâ€™s traditional values and newest technologies meet in the projects presented in this course, illustrating the advantages of wood to in four areas: cost-effectiveness in a wide range of projects; adaptability for use in challenging, visionary new designs; lower environmental costs throughout its life cycle, from its source in renewable, carefully managed forests, through an energy-efficient service life, and often on to a new, recycled and reimagined use; and a unique human-nature connection that has always been intuitive, but is now being documented in research.
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The first part of this course introduces the goals of acoustic design, methods of noise control and how various interior design elements can help achieve good acoustic performance in an office setting. The second part explains, in acoustical terms, several of the principles behind the use of these techniques and materials. Through examples of how sound masking works in conjunction with absorptive elements, it also demonstrates that a combination of acoustic treatments is key to achieving the desired results.
The term Measurement and Verification (M&V) means using pre-determined data to quantifiably measure performance and then comparing this to a predicted outcome. This course will discuss why it is important to evaluate outcomes for every energy efficiency project, and the importance of picking the appropriate type of M&V process and tools to meet a projectâ€™s needs. Learners will be able to use the M&V concepts immediately to bring transparency and expectation setting to their projects.
This course covers a situation analysis of green valuation in relation to property, along with the misconceptions of â€śgreenâ€ť in the marketplace. It discusses whatâ€™s new in green valuation, and takes a closer look at the Appraisal Instituteâ€™s efforts in the green space.