Exterior Color Trends CONTINUING AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS 2021–2024 (Print Course)

This course aims to help architects, developers, colorists, and other specifiers understand which current popular exterior colors to continue using, which new colors to begin introducing, and what combinations will ensure successful palettes. The major design shifts in current U.S. regions as well as the cultural and consumer influences behind color trends will be referenced for the purpose of enhancing the knowledge course participants have regarding the color trends for the coming years.

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Introduction to Metal Roofing Fundamentals (Print Course)

Upon completion of this course, participants should know the most common roof materials used in steep slope roofing and understand the various types of metal roofing substrates. They should also be able to identify different metal roofing configurations, coatings, and fastening applications along with analyzing the importance of roof system components. Finally, learners will assess the development of design plans for regional impacts affecting metal roofing systems.

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Engineering a High-Performance Roofing System for Steep Pitch Roofs (Print Course)

Learners will closely evaluate steep-slope roofs, examining materials and practices that improve roof performance. By the end of the course, they will be able to identify key characteristics of roofing systems that prevent roof deterioration and damage, providing protection to the occupants within the structure. Finally, learners will evaluate best practices in detailing steep slope roof systems to mitigate water, ice, or weather damage to the structure.

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New Clay Roofing Trends: Emerging Directions & Future Applications (Print Course)

This particular study marries architectural research and design forecasting practices to review the clay roof market under a forensic “design microscope.” Much of the material presented highlights emerging trends for Early Adopters to Early Majority consumers of luxury contemporary design and is ideal for architects, builders, and developers focused on that segment. Additionally, a portion of the material presented identifies more progressive design topics, which highlights “out-of-the-box” ideas for custom residential and commercial projects.

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