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.
This course is designed to increase your knowledge of integrated wall retrofit solutions for existing commercial buildings with masonry construction. The course will cover prior lab and field test results for a few retrofit solutions that aim to bring improved energy efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Architectural veneer and cast stone are among the fastest growing decorative building products on the market. The aesthetics and variety of these masonry products have improved significantly, providing an attractive finished look at a lower cost that is hard to differentiate from authentic natural stone.
This course will discuss the composition, performance, and environmental benefits of architectural cast stone and veneers with an integral finish. You will learn how architectural cast stone and veneers with an integral finish save money and improve performance, as well as design and installation considerations for the product.
This course will introduce the learner to the many advantages of concrete including sustainability, durability, aesthetics, versatility, resilience, and affordability. The expanded benefits of white concrete such as reflectivity, colors, and textures will also be discussed along with examples of specific applications.
This course will cover why you should use manufactured stone veneer, including its features and benefits, as well as design and installation considerations for the product. It will explain the dry cast thin veneer manufacturing process and technology, as opposed to wet cast thin veneer, and the differences that lie between the two.
Not all concrete paving materials are created equal. To withstand harsh environments and heavy use with minimal color and surface wear, paving products should employ the latest technologies and manufacturing processes available. This will ensure that the architect, landscape architect, or engineer is specifying highly durable concrete pavers. Today, the range of color and finish options are greater than ever before, allowing the designer to explore creative options with a supportive manufacturer. This course explores how to recognize, design, and build with the highest quality concrete pavers available in the industry.
Eldorado Stone demonstrates a passion for creating authentic products that not only elevate quality and design, but also attainability. Choose from stone siding, brick veneer, and other architectural stone products that are beautiful, believable, affordable and easy to install.
Proper detailing of brick masonry goes along with proper construction, appropriate material selection and maintenance to provide the longevity that masonry is typically known for. This course provides information on the basic details to allow for brick masonry to resist moisture penetration and cracking. It also provides details to create interesting designs in brick without costing a lot of money.
For moisture-conscious commercial and residential owners, architects, general contractors, building engineers, masonry contractors and others, there is now a nearly foolproof way to effectively manage moisture infiltration regardless of the facade. Read 10 reasons why Mortairvent® from the Geotextiles Division of Advanced Building Products has rewritten the playbook on commercial and residential cavity wall moisture control.
Commercial and residential architects know all about unintended consequences. In the drive to build ever-tighter, energy-conserving buildings, the result often includes an unwelcome outcome: wall failure from moisture. Learn more about our engineered rain screen drainage mat.
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