This article highlights how chemistry enhances performance of key products in the building industry to meet the expectations of architects, designers, commercial builders and building occupants. This learning unit also addresses concerns around chemicals used in building and construction and reviews the distinct differences between risk, hazard and exposure when it comes to chemicals in building products. Finally, this article addresses the future of chemicals and building materials, along with the challenges of introducing new products, and how chemistry will continue to provide enhanced products in the building industry.
This course discusses the proven benefits of exposure to nature, the ways living green walls contribute to LEED and other green rating systems. The heart of the course is a thorough examination of the different types of living green walls available, how systems are designed, installed, and maintained, and how they can be tailored to each individual situation.
It is critical to consider indoor air quality when designing or building a home to avoid health/safety issues for home occupants, or legal/project issues for architects and builders. This course will help you know how to meet the ASHRAE 62.2 indoor air quality standards for residential structures. Topics include the basic components of ASHRAE 62.2, and methods to meet the requirements for whole house ventilation, local ventilation, and outdoor air.
High Performance Joint Sealants â€“ Understanding the Technology and Specification Considerations (Print Course)
Chemistry-dependent coatings and joint sealants courses are routinely requested by the specification community due to their potential impact on the asset and building owner. This course will cover the attributes and properties of joint sealants, where and why they are most often used in the built environment, where joint sealants are prescribed in MasterSpec and specification considerations. Joint sealant applications and comment from architectural industry leaders will also be covered.
SiloWeigh II Pro eliminates under/over fill and detects short deliveries. Look at exact amounts by weight at a glance. With no moving parts that can jam or break Siloweigh gives better accuracy and costs lower than load cells.
Architects specifying metal coatings for building exteriors want the highest performing and most aesthetically pleasing coating available on the market. Due to significant advancements in technology over the past 50 years, these coatings are far superior to those of prior generations. This course will discuss metallic and pearlescent coating systems, especially modern mica coatings, to clear up some common myths and misconceptions and discuss their performance benefits and design options.
Competition drives innovation, and grocery stores and supermarkets are in the midst of great evolution. The familiar brick-and-mortar stores long at the center of consumer life are being spurred to change by intense online competition and the shifting shopping habits of Millennials and Generation Z. This course shows trends in how grocery retailers bolster sales and clientele by creating a positive shopping experience with lively design and compelling in-store destinations.
Designed to mix mortar, grout, and concrete efficiently its reversible mixing paddles prevent clogging and decrease batch time. The large-capacity mixer is portable, with fork pockets on all sides and a compactable design that fits standard 8-ft. truck beds. See more today.
LED lighting systems and technologies have many distinct advantages that make them ideal for most architectural applications. They are also available in holistic product families that offer design cohesion and full-building integration. True â€śarchitectural lightingâ€ť creates harmony with the space it illuminates. This course explores an approach to lighting design that focuses not just on meeting the specific lighting requirements of a space, but on communicating with your design project.
Conservatories are more than add-on glass structures for the home or stand-alones for parks and gardens. This CEU addresses the numerous benefits of creating custom conservatory environments which save energy and maximize space and enjoyment for all users. The course also helps architects and builders understand how to select a vendor and specify a structure based on an array of factors including client needs, climate, and functional requirements.