Keeping Tradition Alive: Resilient Benefits of Polymeric Exteriors

The session involves a brief discussion of the basic how-and-why of traditional neighborhoods, including iconic platting elements like small front yards and public spaces, and the design of individual units with an eye on the block-face to achieve harmonious streetscapes. This program will touch on various elements of sustainability, Green, OSHA requirements, fire safety, wind load, and other general code matters associated with vinyl siding and trim.

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Cellular Glass Insulation: Reducing Risk by Design

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. As the value of building contents and cost of construction continues to rise, redundant, durable roof systems justify robust insulation and waterproofing strategies. This course will describe the types of cellular glass insulation and ways that it can be used in roof assemblies to achieve a high-performance roof that meets your commitment to sustainability. Real-world examples of details and applications will be used to help design your next cellular glass roof.

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Cabinetry Trends Webinar

The market for home remodeling is hot. In this brief webinar, we look at the economic outlook for home remodeling from sources such as Remodeling's Residential Remodeling Index and Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. We also show you the latest trends homeowners are asking for in cabinetry and home storage as they plan for upgrades.

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Designing Beneficial Spaces for Living, Working and Well-being (Print Course)

It’s a common human reaction; we turn to nature in uncertain times. Nature nurtures, as they say. With the 2020 global pandemic and the limited access to the outdoors it has meant for many, people are looking at their surroundings with new appreciation – and an increased desire for buildings that help them feel good as they spend more time indoors.

While we know that good architecture doesn’t guarantee good health, evidence is growing that a well-designed building can lead to an improved overall sense of well-being for occupants. And, since wood has a natural connection with nature, there is increasing evidence that wood can contribute to the well-being of building occupants when it is left where it can be seen and even smelled. This CEU explores the trend towards architecture designed to improve the well-being of building occupants.

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Architect’s Guide to Specifying and Installing Gas Fireplaces: Finding the Right Fit

Gas fireplaces remain top of mind for U.S. homeowners, yet many architects may not fully understand how to specify them. This course will help architects understand the different types of gas fireplaces on the market today, design considerations, installation mistakes and best practices, and recent advances in gas fireplace technology.

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Ceiling Systems for High-Performing Schools

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. The informed specification of ceiling systems can contribute to high speech intelligibility, minimal noise, a naturally lit environment, and good air quality. This leads to better behavior and an enhanced learning process.

This course demonstrates the importance of ceiling systems to a high-performing school, and therefore to the development of high-performing students, and the well-being of educators and administrators. To improve the performance of schools and students, just look up. It could be as simple as that.

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A Pro's Guide to Fireplace & Flat-Panel TV Design

It’s always a struggle when you have two big personalities in the room - but the synergy between two show-stopping items can be truly amazing. The flat-panel tv, with it’s sleek profile and install versatility allowed architects, designers, and builders to pair a TV and fireplace together in more harmonious ways. Today you find the two teamed together on countless living room walls.

What TV and fireplace configuration makes sense for your next project? Here’s an illustrated look at three popular design strategies with expert recommendations.

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Innovative Pavers for Innovative Projects

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. In this presentation, we’ll discuss unit paver development as it leads to unique and innovative paving options. We will identify unit paver advantages while increasing your knowledge of unit paver uses and limitations from applications ranging from on-grade entranceways to elevated plazas and roof ballast applications. A variety of installation methods will be examined as it pertains to each application type. It is our hope that at the conclusion of this presentation you will have gained a better understanding of unit pavers and hardscape products.

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Introduction to Lighting and Lighting Design

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Join our introductory webinar to learn more about key lighting spec points, such as CRI and Lumen output. Get a better understanding of lighting control and why dimmer compatibility is so crucial. We will wrap up the presentation by reviewing lighting design techniques to effectively layer lighting and create a comfortable environment. Learn more about how to best utilize lighting and how simple it is to incorporate lighting layers into your space.

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The Science of Fire: Reaction and Resistance with Insulated Metal Panel

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will provide a holistic view into the fundamental difference between metal panels and insulated metal panels. The goal is to understand how performance needs based on building types play a key role in selecting the appropriate Insulated Panel system.

To begin, the course will explore common misconceptions between metal panels and insulated metal panels. The course will describe how the core type for insulated metal panels (or panes) can vary from highly combustible to non-combustible. Next, the course will analyze the difference between reaction to fire and fire resistance and the importance of considering both alongside fire spread behavior to ensure holistic approval to fire-safe design. Finally, the course will examine the rationale for testing full systems which are preferable over small-scale material testing.

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