Designing with Laminated Glass

Laminated glass has been used in a variety of architectural applications ranging from office buildings and schools to institutional and high security buildings. A variety of clear and tinted interlayers are available, providing post-breakage glass retention, UV filtration and impact resistance. This course presents the history and development of laminated glass from its inception as an automotive product to more advanced structural glass applications.

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Understanding the Benefits of Cellular PVC Rails, Pergolas and Gutters

This course will offer a basic understanding of the benefits of specifying cellular PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) railing systems, pergolas and gutters for residential construction projects. Railing systems in residential construction and remodeling have long been considered both decorative and functional however options have been historically limited to architects. Traditional railing materials like natural lumber, vinyl, and composite materials have been the standard choices available for years, but these materials pose several challenges in aesthetics, durability, affordability, and limited design options. Today railing systems can be created using cellular PVC which offers many advantages over traditional railing.

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Meet The Rising Preference

Here why Top Builders are choosing Electrolux to be their appliance supplier of choice.

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Secrets of Multiplying Home Remodeling Profits

Simply adding kitchen and laundry room appliances to your project quotes keeps your project moving and your profits climbing.

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How Great Builders and Remodelers Can Leverage Client Feedback and Social Media to Enhance Their Online Reputation

People are talking about your company. What are they saying, and how can you engage in this conversation? For builders and remodelers who focus on delivering exceptional customer service, the opportunity for benefit far outweighs the risk of damage. To thrive in this new reputation economy, your challenge should be to double down on quality service -- it’s more important than ever. For the more ambitious, engage in the online dialog that’s already happening about your business. Read this whitepaper today.

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Using Your Reputation to Gain a Competitive Advantage

The average contractor in the residential building industry has a recommendation rate of around 65%. This means 1 in 3 client’s would not recommend them to a friend. Considering that an unhappy client will tell 10 people about their experience, having a lower recommendation rate makes it harder to grow your business. There are 1000's of builders, remodeler’s and contractors throughout North America who have average recommendation rates of 90%. These businesses represent the best of the best in the residential building industry. If you want to go beyond average, take a lesson from their playbook. This whitepaper focuses on what those companies are doing to stand out and grow their business.

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DOE Report - Measure Guideline: Wood Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement

There is a significant push for energy performance upgrades to existing homes. An important target is often the windows. Old single-glazed windows have such low thermal resistance that their effect on the overall thermal resistance of the walls can be staggering. Improving the performance of the window stock is therefore central to the goal of reducing the energy consumption of the existing building stock. This guide provides information and guidance about rehabilitating, retrofitting, and replacing wood window assemblies in residential construction.

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DOE Report - Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection

Windows are an important component of the energy performance of any house. This guide helps select energy-efficient windows in new and existing residential construction in all U.S. climate zones. It includes information about window products, attributes, and performance. It provides cost/benefit information about window energy savings and about nonenergy benefits such as thermal comfort and reduced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning demands. The guideline also provides information about the energy impacts of design decisions such as window orientation, total glazing area, shading conditions, and about proper window installation.

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Frigidaire Remodeling Solutions

Frigidaire fits the demands of today’s consumers by offering a range of kitchen packages that meet every type of need and budget.

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Fluid Applied Air Barrier Systems: Advances and Applications

This course will review the latest advances in fluid applied air barrier materials. We will discuss air leakage and air leakage control, the key properties of fluid applied air barrier materials and how to specify these systems for the building envelope. Finally, we will address some specific details for installation of fluid applied air and water barrier systems and will incorporate learnings from certified installers.

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