High Performance Coating Systems for Metal Roofing (Print Course)

Metal roofs may not seem like the obvious choice when you are looking for a high performance roof. However, they offer many benefits that other “green” roofs can’t compete with. Not only are they aesthetically appealing, they are also energy efficient, made from recyclable material, and will likely be the last roof you will ever need to install. They are durable and can withstand the toughest of the elements, while also being resistant to cracking, shrinking, and many other problems traditional roofing materials struggle with. This article will look closer at the many benefits of selecting a metal roof with a solar reflective coating system for your next project.

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Welded Wire Reinforcement Use in Concrete Structures (Online Version)

This course will discuss the value engineering of using welded wire reinforcement, the standards that govern its manufacture, the design basics of the wires used in reinforcement, how the product is produced and tested for mechanical properties and examples of how it is used in a wide array of structural applications.

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Welded Wire Reinforcement Use in Concrete Structures (Print Version)

This article originally appeared in a previous print and digital issue.

This course will discuss the value engineering of using welded wire reinforcement, the standards that govern its manufacture, the design basics of the wires used in reinforcement, how the product is produced and tested for mechanical properties and examples of how it is used in a wide array of structural applications.

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Fiber Cement Panels as Rain Screens (Print Version)

This article originally appeared in a previous print and digital issue of ARCHITECT magazine.

Moisture intrusion in a wall system can be the cause of building defects, as well as health ailments for the building's occupants, making rainscreens a very important tool in water mitigation. This course will review the cause and effects of moisture intrusion and the forces that drive rainwater into a building, identify different rainscreen technologies and ASTM testing standards that measure their performance and discuss fiber cement panels and how they can be used as a rainscreen to reduce moisture build-up, rotting interior walls, mold growth and more!

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Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

Concrete is the primary material used to construct many above and below-grade structures. It is naturally porous and thus can absorb and weep water. For structures at or below grade where water infiltration may cause structural damage, concrete should be treated with waterproofing. This course will introduce you to concrete water proofing with crystalline technology.

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Building Better Mid-Rise Multi-Family Buildings with Insulated Concrete Forms

This course will familiarize you with the benefits of using insulated concrete forms, or ICFs, for mid-rise multi-family buildings, including outlining the specific, and often subtle, advantages of using ICF’s over conventional construction for this building type. It will also introduce you to the variety of form shapes, widths, and technologies that allow ICFs to meet the challenges of most concrete construction demands and design conditions today.

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18V Drill/Driver & Hammer Drill Product Video

Power tools completely transformed construction that it’s almost impossible to imagine how things ever were built without them to move, cut, penetrate, shape and break up materials and components.

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Hammer Drill Driver

The most compact and lightweight tool of its kind, powerful design makes it perfect for drilling concrete or masonry.
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Impact Drill Driver

The Bosch Impact Drill/Driver – Durability to last a lifetime.
With three modes of operation it's got the power to get it done: Impact, High Speed and Low Speed.
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Specification Strategies for the Use of Geosynthetics in Highway Pavements

This educational unit takes a look at two specification strategies, method specifications and performance specifications, for highway applications. It examines their basis, advantages, and their disadvantages as well as selection criteria to help you determine which specification process is most appropriate for a given project. This specification strategy comparison will benefit civil, environmental, and structural engineers who design, or write specifications for public works, roadway, or highway projects.

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