This course will discuss the benefits of utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel on projects throughout North America. Steel is a durable and efficient building material that has been used since the Industrial Revolution. It's cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and strong. If it has one weakness, it is the fact it corrodes when exposed to the atmosphere; therefore, it is important to consider corrosion protection methods when constructing projects with exposed steel.
Titanium-Zinc, as a building material, is consistently chosen as a green alternative to many other materials. It is efficient to produce, has almost no waste, lends itself to a variety of design styles, and requires little to no maintenance once installed. This course will provide an overview of the Titanium-Zinc alloy used in sustainable architectural applications; a study of the metal’s properties, aesthetics, technical aspects, manufacturing process, and appropriate design applications.
Architectural design has grown increasingly complex with the evolution of structural technology. This course will explore how architects can use BIM software to take their ideas from concept to refinement to presentation and implementation while benefiting from seamless workflow, collaboration, and communication. The CEU will also address the various issues associated with modern building practices and structural complexity and present examples of projects that exemplify a structure-based process and mindset.
Thermal bridging is a big concern in the building industry, it has been recognized as a significant factor in building envelope heat loss. This course will provide an overview to thermal bridging, discussing the reasons why it occurs as well as how it can be prevented. This course will also compare building details with and without thermal break solutions to highlight the importance of determining accurate values of thermal transmittance.
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.
This learning unit will examine the traditional methods and materials used in fabric structure design and construction, and then will introduce the reader to newer styles and building technologies available today. This course will also explore the benefits of rigid steel frame construction and demonstrate how these attributes are similar in both conventional buildings and fabric structures. Finally, this course will discuss the merits of using rigid steel framing in fabric structure construction when considering added architectural features, building supplies, collateral loads, the support of conveyors and cranes and deflection limits.
Architects and engineers have the opportunity and freedom to create architecturally exposed steel structures that yield new aesthetics, exceptional performance, and economical buildings. Cast steel connections provide an exciting outlet for creativity in design and can be a key to achieving successful end results by helping to produce designs that are structurally adequate, architecturally appropriate, and readily constructed. By working with professionals in this field preferably in the design process but certainly in the construction process, choices can be made that result in economical yet elegant casting designs that enhance the full building.
Ground Zero Building Professionals from Navillus Concrete and Roger and Sons Concrete share their experiences working with innovative concrete formwork systems on the 9/11 Memorial and Tower 4 projects at the World Trade Center construction site.
Concrete has been the traditional choice for most buildings where vibration must be kept to a minimum, but steel is emerging as a preferred solution. Factors unrelated to vibration control often make steel a preferable structural option. This course will look at how vibration affects occupants' comfort and peace of mind, and how steel can be used in a design to accommodate human perception of vibration.
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