Architectural Cast-In-Place Concrete and White Cement

Material selection is one of the most important choices you will make to the overall outcome of your construction projects. Understanding how different material options impact your bottom line leads to better informed decision-making. This course highlights the advantages that durable, non-combustible, low-maintenance materials and finishes bring to your projects, why architectural and decorative concrete is the smart choice for buildings and floors, and why concrete is a sustainable option.

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Subfloor Construction Adhesives: Solvent Based, Water Based and Reactive - Why Weather and Substrates Can Cause a Reference Standard Alone to Miss the Mark (ONLINE course)

This course will look at the differences between construction adhesives based on their core chemical makeup. It will compare and contrast VOC regulations and restrictions for indoor air versus those for outdoor air. It will compare the most commonly referenced subfloor adhesive performance specifications, identify their similarities and differences, and point out how lab conditions can differ from “real world” field conditions. The course will finally look at podium construction and the challenges created for adhesives due to varying manufactured wood based substrates and due to VOC restrictions.

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Quartz Surfacing – Features and Benefits

This course covers the fundamentals of quartz surfacing including its performance attributes vs. alternative products and typical applications. The course provides an overview of the production, testing and quality-assurance processes in the quartz surfacing industry. This will include an explanation of the supply chain and route to market, from raw material to the end consumer or project, as well as best practices in fabrication and installation of quartz surfacing.

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Thin Large Format Porcelain Tile

Thin, large format porcelain panels provide all of the beneficial characteristics of porcelain tile but in a product that is less than ¼ inch thick and lighter in weight. Its technical capabilities allow it to be used in more interior and exterior applications, it is more environmentally friendly than thicker and heavier products, and it is appropriate for use in both new construction and renovation projects. This course will cover the characteristics of thin, large format porcelain tile, interior and exterior applications, specification and installation considerations, and green building contributions of the product.

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Subfloor: The Hidden Asset, or Lurking Liability

In this presentation, we will evaluate structural wood subfloors, the single structural support layer between joists and the finished floor that receives the most wear and tear of all building elements. We will also take a closer look at the influence of subfloor performance on durability, liability and finished floor quality. Finally, we will discuss performance issues related to panel installation.

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High Performance Coatings for Industrial and Decorative Floors (PRINT COURSE)

This course will discuss the history and science behind high performance coatings for industrial, commercial and decorative flooring. Aesthetic preferences for floor coatings, surface preparation and safe use considerations will all be discussed. Two case studies will demonstrate the use of high performance coatings on industrial and decorative flooring.

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DuPont Sorona: NeoCon 2013 Showroom Series

John Lyons, Global Business Development Manager at DuPont, introduces the company's innovative DuPont™ Sorona®, a renewably sourced, bio-based fiber with design applications for a host of global partners. Video produced and edited by Yokai Films. Sponsored by DuPont.

Please attend the 2015 NeoCon show to see the latest updates of commercial carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona®.

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Designed for Performance. Derived from Nature. Commercial carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber.

DuPont™ Sorona® is the most revolutionary material to enter the carpet industry in more than 60 years. Now, you can have a bio-based, beautiful backdrop for modern commercial designs while meeting high-performance requirements.

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Memorial Museum Depends On DuPont™ Sorona®-Based Carpet

In 2014 the National September 11th Memorial Museum officially opened its doors to the general public. With so much expected volume the design team had flooring chief among the material considerations. Read how this carpet fit the project, from aesthetics to durability.

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Specification of Flooring Surfaces (PRINT COURSE)

Specifying the right flooring and installation products for the appropriate application can be challenging. Whether specifying tile, hardwood, carpet, or resilient flooring, there are basic specification considerations that encompass the very broad category of flooring. From flooring type and auxiliary products to surface preparation, installation, maintenance and accessibility, specifiers have many decisions to make that they then must clearly convey in a specification. This learning unit will cover the range of considerations such as function, performance, application, cost, environmental impacts and aesthetics that can all influence a flooring specification.

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