More Secure By Design

Often security and access control get far too little attention when planning a community. Because security is fundamental in the operations of a multi-family property, foresight will go a long way in saving time and money. Learn what you should be thinking about when developing your next property.

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How Spray Foam Insulation Controls Moisture in Exterior Wall Applications

Research has shown that exterior cladding materials on an exterior wall can prevent most, but not all, moisture from entering into a wall. Having a backup control system behind the cladding to control moisture by shedding it to the exterior is important for the long term durability of an exterior wall. A significant component of the backup moisture control system is often called by building envelope designers a drainage plane or a water resistive barrier (WRB). See how Spray Foam Insulation can act as a WRB and help control moisure in wall applications.

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Smart Bathrooms - How Material Science and Technology Are Advancing Bathroom Design (Print Course)

Well-designed bathrooms with high-quality materials and smart technology provide numerous advantages for users, whether in luxury residences or commercial buildings. This course will discuss high-quality, innovative bathroom products and their advantages, including occupant well-being, safety, accessibility, sustainability and increased home values. The course will also cover the four activity areas in the bathroom in relation to material science, technological advancements and smart design.

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Guide for Successful Installation of Thin (Gauged) Porcelain Tile Panels on Interior Walls and Floors (Print Course)

Gauged porcelain (thin) tile technology is exploding in the market and new standards are being developed for the tile and installation process. This course will help you understand the benefits of gauged (thin) porcelain tile panels, installation methods and which are most appropriate for various applications, occupant and environmental health benefits, common failures and how to avoid them, as well as total project cost and timeline improvement opportunities.

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Designing Architectural Wall Panels as Rainscreens That Better Account for Wind (Print Course)

Moisture intrusion in a wall system can cause building defects, as well as health ailments for building occupants, making rainscreens a very important tool in water mitigation. This course will review causes of moisture intrusion, specifically forces that drive rainwater into a building. We will identify rainscreen technologies, testing standards for rainscreens, the importance of considering wind loads and how commercial architectural wall panels can be used as a rainscreen.

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LP ArmorStrandĀ® Installation Instructions

This animated video provides a detailed guide to installing LPĀ® ArmorStrandĀ® substrate featuring Dryvit TAFSĀ® 3. It provides a tough foundation that brings out the best in acrylic stucco finishes. You get a faster installation time, plus the toughness to resist harsh weather.

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Finish a Home Beautifully

LP ArmorStrand featuring Dryvit TAFS3 is an innovative system that represents an alternative to traditional stucco applications.

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Investment Analytics

Use interactive heat maps and on-demand dashboards to transform the way you look at multifamily investing. This brief video shows you how to get access to over a decade of MPF Research's survey data, long-term forecasts and analytics.

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Sound Control in Architecture: Sound Transmission & Isolation for Wall, Ceiling & Floor Systems

This course will help interior designers and architects to better understand and effectively articulate the concept of sound transmission through walls, ceilings, and floors and how various products affect it. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to: -Explain the basics of sound transmission -Describe test procedures and ratings for wall systems, ceilings, and floor/ceiling assemblies -Describe isolation of sounds for wall systems, ceilings, and floor/ceiling assemblies.

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Stratford Academy Case Study

Georgia Pacificā€™s DensElement Barrier System uses a 3-in-1 layered technology to create a labor friendly sheathing solution with a built in water barrier. Read how a DensElement Barrier System helped one company come in weeks ahead of schedule, even in the Georgia rain.

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