Air Barrier Applications Utilizing Insulated Metal Panels (Online Course)

This course provides guidance for architects and builders on design and installation considerations relating to the use of Insulated Metal Panels and their suitability as the air barrier assembly of a building envelope. Topics covered include an introduction to air barriers and insulated metal panels, as well as an overview of code and regulatory requirements when designing for energy code compliance and common design and installation practices and techniques.

With the aid of this lesson, architects and builders will be armed with increased knowledge regarding enclosures and their component parts, the various options available, the relative advantages of insulated metal panels, particularly under certain circumstances, and key specifics and guidelines for specifying metal panels for code conformance.

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Air Barrier Applications Utilizing Insulated Metal Panels (Print Course)

This course provides guidance for architects and builders on design and installation considerations relating to the use of Insulated Metal Panels and their suitability as the air barrier assembly of a building envelope. Topics covered include an introduction to air barriers and insulated metal panels, as well as an overview of code and regulatory requirements when designing for energy code compliance and common design and installation practices and techniques.

With the aid of this lesson, architects and builders will be armed with increased knowledge regarding enclosures and their component parts, the various options available, the relative advantages of insulated metal panels, particularly under certain circumstances, and key specifics and guidelines for specifying metal panels for code conformance.

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Re-Thinking Steel - A Logical Choice for High-Rise Residential Design (PRINT)

For those involved in the design and construction of high-rise residential buildings, it is clear that fundamental design decisions need to be made in order to address a range of building criteria. A design program is defined in consultation with the owner or developer of the property to determine the intended market or occupancy mix. That feeds into the overall design of the individual living units, including features and amenities to be preferred or avoided. With this conceptual framework in hand, the design team can then start to shape and define the appropriate building.

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Cool Coatings for Metal Roofing

Cool roofs reduce the transfer of solar heat into a building and help the building reduce energy loads, the urban heat island effect and smog all while improving occupant comfort. Metal roofing is particularly suited for cool roofing designs because metal roofing will retain 90 percent or more of its original reflective properties over its service live.

This course will help you list the benefits and attributes of cool roofing; describe current specifications, codes, regulations and guidelines in the United States for cool roofing; and describe the research that validates the cool roof concept.

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Building Green with Metal Roofs and Walls

This course will explore in depth the concept of cool metal roofs and walls while explaining their relationship to current energy code and guideline compliance. The environmental benefits of metal roofs and walls will also be explained, including contributions to numerous LEED® points. Additional case studies of various cool metal roof materials will be presented to illustrate how they can help lower energy use in a building.

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Building with Engineered Steel Headers

The primary target audience for this course consists of architects, builders, and government (local, county and federal) agencies who desire or are required to see a reduction in thermal loss, wood usage, and material waste in the construction of single and multifamily housing.

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Liquid or Powder? Specifying Architectural Coatings for Metal Buildings (Print Course)

The objective of this course is to provide a comparison of liquid and powder architectural coatings. The following article compares end-use applications, performance and aesthetic options, and other considerations between liquid and powder coatings, taking into account different geographic and climate demands.

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Architectural Aluminum Railing Systems

This course will introduce the learners to the performance capabilities and finish specifications used in architectural aluminum railing systems, including architectural design features available for aluminum railing fabrications, as well as introduction to specifications for punched and welded architectural aluminum railing systems. The course will also review common architectural aluminum railing system applications including balcony, roof railing, retaining walls, ramps and stairs.

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Copper is at Our CORE

By combining old world craftsmanship with modern day practices, Fabral provides the highest quality and affordable products you demand. With un-matched service and engineers on staff, you can order copper with ease. We have the products, the manufacturing and the know-how. We offer everything you need for the total building envelope solution. At our core, we relish a challenge.

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