Luxury Kitchen Specification For Aging in Place, Forward-Thinking Options for the Mature Client

This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Specifying Luxury Kitchens for Aging in Place. The need for kitchens with Universal Design, which are accessible for the greatest number of users no matter what their ability or disability, is spelled out. The percentage of the population over 65 is fast growing, and the vast majority of people want to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes are woefully inadequate to be safe and accessible for this population. This course describes general design considerations to make a luxury kitchen suitable for all users, and indicates which features in cooking and refrigeration appliances are safe and accessible.

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Elevating the Standard: Team Up to Win with Fypon

Team up with Fypon for the industry’s most comprehensive selection of moulding and millwork products, let them customize a plan for you that will add exterior and interior beauty to your project.

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Video: The Value of Building Science

Building science is an integral part of what builders use today as tools to achieve a better performance building. To achieve a better performance building, builders understand the value of building science and understand that building science will help them achieve building code targets.

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Video: Importance of Air Sealing

Air sealing is now an important part of achieving energy efficiency, and choosing the right insulation is key to achieving air tightness and performance. To reduce air infiltration and achieve an energy-efficient building, the gaps in the building’s thermal enclosure must be sealed properly.

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Research Identifies Where to Air Seal for Maximum Impact, Efficiency and Savings

In today’s residential marketplace, air sealing has become a fundamental part of the home building equation, so knowing where and how to air seal will save you money, time and resources on a job. Recent data from a comprehensive industry study has yielded new insights into the role of air sealing in high performance building that can equate to savings for builders and homeowners.

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Breaking the Rules of Boring Roofs: New ideas take root up top (PRINT COURSE)

This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of ARCHITECT magazine.

Commercial roofs are often thought of a simple necessity and are hardly ever given an opportunity to be more than a functional part of the structure. However, with a little creative thinking, material selection, and thoughtful design, roofs can accomplish more than simply keeping out the rain.

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Operable Partitions for a Sustainable World

This course looks at operable partitions and how they help with sustainable spaces. It covers the different materials used in operable partitions, along with how they can bring daylighting and functionality into rooms.

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Flex Space City: A Tour of Today’s Operable Wall Systems

This program covers the variety of movable partition configurations currently available. You will learn how operable partitions achieve their acoustical ratings and how the use of glasswalls may earn points for LEED accreditation.

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BuilderTREND: Scheduling

Manage project schedules the way you want and keep everyone informed with auto-email and text messages when changes occur. Keep your schedule current from your computer or mobile device with BuilderTREND’s Award Winning Schedule Tool.

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BuilderTREND: Project Selections App

Options and selections for a client can be a daunting task. With our Selections app you can share pricing info, allowances, photos, and deadlines. You can customize your Selections Sheets or have a templated version. Make the experience a collaborative and profitable one.

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