This program takes a look at the unique challenges related to coating high-rise buildings. It begins with a discussion of how exterior waterproof coatings work. Participants learn the key to proper surface preparation and coating selection. Benefits and limitations of different coating chemistries are explored. The program will conclude with a discussion of best practices and troubleshooting common coatings applications.
This course explores the various means and methods of waterproofing vehicular and pedestrian decks through the use of liquid membranes. The course will introduce the learners to multiple technologies available in the market, and the proper procedures for installation that will result in an effective protection strategy for concrete decks.
This course will introduce the basics of grouting, such as the needs and successful applications. It will cover why we do it, what we use, and how it is done. The content includes an industry overview as well as discussion on grout technologies, installation procedures and tools of the trade.
Floor and wall surfacing, both inside and outside, present a variety of challenges with regard to aesthetics, performance and longevity. Waterproofness, durability and safety are also important factors when considering the right surfacing material for your application. This course will explore conventional methods for surfacing a variety of building applications. It will then compare these systems with advanced seamless stone in the categories of bond strength, resurfacing, waterproofing, moisture management, crack remediation, ADA compliance, aesthetics, longevity and sustainability.
This course will discuss moisture in concrete slabs and solutions to end slab moisture issues such as flooring failures, mold, warping or curling, and excessive drying times. One solution to these moisture related problems is utilizing a rapid drying concrete. Rapid Drying Concrete is a ready-mix concrete solution for preventing moisture-related floor covering failures, an industry-wide problem that costs millions of dollars annually in damage, downtime, repair and replacement.
In June 2016 TAIPEI 101 received LEED v4 O+M Platinum Recertification with a record-setting 90 points. This session will analyze why v4 is chosen to maintain the highest level of sustainable operations and the business benefits to TAIPEI 101, and how to engage with occupants to raise green awareness.
A design framework based on the LEED ND v4 and SITES v2 rating systems and the integrative design process can become a working tool for your design approach that leads projects, whether they become certified or not, to better integrated solutions, more sustainable designs, and higher performing outcomes.
A panel shares their experiences and lessons learned in turning an underrepresented neighborhood into a green and healthy community using LEED-ND v4 and EcoDistricts approaches. The discussion will include resiliency, issues of self-sufficiency, and community process along with creating design guidelines and developing programs to support a sustainable community.
Embodied cognition is theory that emphasizes the impact of the built environment on human behavior. The WELL Building Standard offers a set of guidelines and design strategies that shape environments. Join our team of physicians, designers and strategists to learn more about the role design plays in motivating healthy decisions.
Examine the The Sustainable SITES® InitiativeTM (SITES) materials life cycle management process from the material specification phase to the deconstruction phase. Understand how to effectively implement the materials selection process in order to decrease the quantity of materials sent to landfills and support the use of sustainable building products.