Building Resilience: Expanding the Concept of Sustainability (Online Version)

This course considers traditional wood framing and mass timber systems in the context of resilience, including performance during and after earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters, as well as the relevance of wood’s light carbon footprint and low embodied energy. It will describe how building codes and standards such as the National Design Specification for Wood Construction support resilience, and how wood structure can be utilized to meet evolving resilience objectives.

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Multifamily, Mid-Rise Buildings Using Wood Construction - A Cost-Effective and Sustainable Choice for Achieving High Performance Goals (Print Course)

Multifamily housing is an active part of design and construction activity across the U.S. Steel, concrete and masonry typically come to mind as structural materials; in recent years wood construction has become popular due to its cost-effective, code-compliant, and sustainable attributes. This article will review reasons for the rising popularity of wood in multifamily buildings, review code compliance and fire safety considerations, and discuss techniques for successful wood building designs.

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Design to Prevent Floor Squeaks

While wood-frame floor systems have maintained fairly consistent design standard for years, there remains a persistent issue with squeaks, pops and uneven flooring that may be the result of a combination of sub-par subflooring products or installation. This course discusses subfloor assembly components and the high-performance standards and product innovations from frame to finish that are helping change the quality feel and sound of flooring systems.

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Understanding Alternative Exterior Trim

This CEU will give learners an overview of alternative exterior trim products, while exploring the differences between the various types of alternative trim products available in today’s market. This course also compares different product attributes of exterior trim products. It will include information on the manufacturing processes, aesthetics, installation, maintenance and warranties.

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School of Entrepreneurship Brochure

Is your time spent in the most productive manner to propel your business forward? It’s simple: When the leader grows, the business grows. Learn how investing energy into yourself can brighten the future of your business and improve your bottom line.

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A Homeowner Story: James Hardie Re-side Project

See what a James Hardie re-side project is like from the perspective of these homeowners.

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James Hardie Homeowner Story: St. Paul, MN

A homeowner in St. Paul, MN turned to James Hardie products to refresh her 102-year old wood house while maintaining its historical integrity.

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James Hardie Advantages vs Engineered Wood Siding

A complete James Hardie exterior offers distinct advantages over wood-based siding products, such as engineered wood siding. Here's why... Engineered wood siding products fall short when it comes to key measures of siding performance.

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Why this Contractor Chooses James Hardie (Twin Cities)

Learn why this Minnesota contractor chooses James Hardie products over wood-based products: dimensional stability with the look of wood.

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Taking a Contracting Business to the Next Level

Support your business growth with hands-on training. With the James Hardie Contractor Alliance program hone skills, elevate your marketing efforts, increase profits and stay one step ahead.

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