Emerging Trends in Kitchen Design: Form, Function, and Features

Winners and judges from a global kitchen design contest were asked recently for their insights on luxury kitchen trends. This course is based on the insights and observations of these professionals, both those who submitted kitchens and the judges who chose the winners. It also includes trends data from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, as well as the American Institution of Architects. This course educates architects and designers about what award-winning kitchen design professionals in the field say are the most popular form, function, and features in today’s luxury kitchens.

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AirRenew Essential IAQ Gypsum Board

Offer a healthier living environment.

AirRenew Essential offers a cost-effective solution for healthier homes. It's the first gypsum board that actively cleans the air by removing formaldehyde found indoors.

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How Vinyl Window & Door Products Meet the Unique Goals of Multifamily Housing Projects

This course will explore the benefits of using vinyl window products to meet the unique goals of multifamily housing. It will also provide guidelines to help architects specify vinyl window systems that best meet a project’s performance, aesthetic needs, and budget criteria while benefiting the owners, occupants, and the environment.

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Understanding and Specifying with WDMA’s Architectural Door Standards

Architectural wood flush and architectural wood stile and rail doors are part of a superior interior built environment, and now there are improved standards to guide your specifications. The industry overhauled interior architectural door standards, ANSI/WDMA I.S. 1A-2013 and ANSI/WDMA I.S. 6A-2013, to provide a greater focus on performance-driven specifications. This course will describe the standards, including performance duty levels, aesthetics, construction and finishes for architectural wood doors.

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ExakTime Cost Saving Calculator

Save money with rugged time clocks that track work anywhere. Eliminate the need for costly paper time cards and automate time tracking in the field and payroll in the office. Ensure accurate time records and efficient payroll processing procedures. Calculate your company's potential saving now!

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Strength in Numbers

CBUSA has built a premier homebuilding network that is committed to the success of its members. Lower costs, increase efficiency and improve service levels with a community of shared knowledge.

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Keep a Tight Lid on It

Allotting for installation of an HVAC system within the thermal envelope is a key maximize a building’s space and minimize air leakage to the outside. Using spray foam insulation within an unvented attic creates a continuous air barrier and insulation layer that saves energy and money. Spray foam insulation (both open-cell and closed-cell) adds structural strength, sound-dampening qualities, high R-value, and the control of outdoor pollutants for both commercial and residential buildings.

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Exploring Trim Options and Uses for Multifamily Design that Engage Millennials (Print Course)

Based on the millennial design preferences, designers and building professionals must specify products that attract this generation to the space. In this course, we will examine the impact of the millennial generation to multifamily space design and how extruded aluminum trim can provide design aesthetic, while being a smart choice economically.

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Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology in Hospitality Design (Print Course)

This course will examine the ways in which Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology can provide the hospitality industry with benefits beyond conventional HVAC systems. Key topics include identifying the unique challenges hospitality designers face when specifying HVAC systems, technology behind VRF systems, the performance and design benefits of VRF systems, and ways VRF systems were used to maximize occupant comfort and design flexibility.

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Polyurethane Millwork, Exterior and Interior Products

Polyurethane products are used in almost every aspect of a building from flooring to the roof, and they are an important component in building design. This material is used in application for decorative exterior and interior millwork components that have traditionally been made of wood or stone. These exterior or interior millwork features play an important role in gaining a customer’s interest through visual first impressions of a building project.

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