Offsite construction can be an entry point for innovation that simplifies onsite assembly, provides cost savings, and offers superior performance. The sector has already implemented just-in-time job site production, reduced cycle time and inventory, and optimized vendor-managed processes. Offsite construction will evolve to increasingly integrated assemblies to further reduce site labor and utilize advanced automation. Significant innovation in offsite construction is finally pushing a large portion of the construction process from the jobsite into manufacturing plants. This course will cover what that innovation is and why the construction industry is ripe for change.
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.
This course will cover the use of polycarbonate sheet products for architectural glazing systems, including how to analyze a buildingâ€™s needs and choose the correct glazing material to enhance the building envelope. Test methods and standards for polycarbonate glazing will be discussed, as will key applications and specifications.
This course discusses the benefits of polyaspartic floor coatings and how they were used for a flooring renovation at the SpringHouse bakery in Washington, PA. The requirements for the project were a long-lasting, durable flooring option that would hold up to common contaminants from the baking process, abrasion from foot and wheel traffic, staining from spilt materials, and provide resistance to the frequent cleaning process. Of course fast return-to-service time and aesthetics were important as well; a polyaspartic floor coating was able to meet all of these needs and more.
This course is designed to increase your knowledge of integrated wall retrofit solutions for existing commercial buildings with masonry construction. The course will cover prior lab and field test results for a few retrofit solutions that aim to bring improved energy efficiency and cost effectiveness.
This article demonstrates that foam plastic insulation (polyiso board and spray polyurethane foam) can be used in code-approvable wall assemblies that work in cold, warm, marine and humid climates. Architects will be able to create alternatives to vapor permeable wall assemblies that address three main concerns: NFPA 285 flame spread tests, mitigating moisture retention within walls, and delivering higher insulating performance with greater levels of comfort.
This course discusses the history, science behind, and benefits of high performance polyurethane and polyurea floor coatings and sealers. Sustainability market drivers, aesthetic options, coating technologies, and application requirements will be discussed throughout the course. In addition, we will also examine several floor coating case studies throughout the course materials.
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