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.
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.
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.
This course is an overview of re-roofing using metal roofing supported by an engineered framing or sub-framing system, also known as retrofit. The course will cover typical applications for metal roof and wall systems during the retrofitting process, identify building characteristics in which metal can resolve retrofitting issues of utility and design and explain the overall benefits of metal roof and wall systems for existing buildings, including energy savings.
A new metal roof installed over an existing roof, or a roof retrofit, provide the opportunity to add a photovoltaic (PV) system to a roof. This course will cover the basics of metal roofing and photovoltaics, as well as the synergy between solar technologies and metal roofing. Performance and environmental benefits, life cycle costs and retrofitting opportunities will be discussed. It’s important for a building owner to consider the roof and a PV system together as a single asset, rather than as separate components of a roof. With that approach, the total cost of ownership over the life of the asset can be assessed.
This course will give you an understanding of the different types of metal roof and wall systems used in commercial buildings. It will examine different roof slopes, wall configurations and materials and how they present design opportunities for architectural elements. The course will also discuss the sustainability of metal roof and wall systems, as well as their economic impact. The end of the course will focus on a study that compared metal roof systems to other types of products in terms of life cycle costs, maintenance costs and owner satisfaction.
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.
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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