Outdoor living spaces have the potential to contribute to human health and well-being through biophilic design. By choosing the appropriate materials and systems, particularly for decks and porches, outdoor living spaces offer benefits beyond aesthetics and can further help meet sustainability goals. Lifecycle, safety, and eco-friendly materials should all be considered when designing for outdoor living.
This course provides an overview of walkable roof deck membranes and roofing systems, including a discussion of the key principles of deck design, design considerations, and how to install and specify roof deck membrane systems. The course will focus on how walkable roof deck membrane systems support outdoor living trends and moisture mitigation in building assemblies.
This course will examine the ways in which the use of exotic wood in decking materials contributes to deforestation. It will also examine how some certifying bodies fall short of protecting tropical rainforests and fail to prevent illegally harvested wood from entering the United States. Finally, the course will outline the evolution of synthetic decking materials, compare them to exotic wood, and discuss the design and environmental advantages of specifying them.
Motorized Pergola Systems: Optimizing Outdoor Spaces in Hotels, Restaurants, and High-end Residential Projects
This course will examine the ways in which motorized pergola systems can help to create memorable, adaptable outdoor spaces. The health benefits of being outdoors, as well as biophilic design in hotels, restaurants, and high-end residential projects, will also be discussed.
In addition, the course will help learners determine the ways in which retractable and louvered pergola systems provide solar protection and adaptive lighting for outdoor spaces.
When building a deck, you have a few primary considerations to maximize its usefulness. This course looks at the following considerations: Waterproofing, Slip resistance, Splinter-proofing, Maintenance, and Aesthetics. We'll take at a look at different types of coverings, their lifespan, and advantages and disadvantages to using it for your deck covering. Finally, this course takes a closer look at installing a vinyl deck membrane, focusing on the details around the seams, drains, posts, and edges.
When designing and building a multifamily structure or other commercial project, outdoor railing is an important consideration. While railing’s key purpose is safety, you must also keep in mind other factors such as aesthetics, cost, and durability. The purpose of this course is to help you make the right choices for your railing project that will result in a long-lasting product that is safe, beautiful, and cost effective.
Install VERSATEX - VERSAWRAP PVC One-piece column wraps in seven easy steps.
This course starts off with an overview of cable railing assemblies, and goes on to describe the different types available and the advantages. The course will also take a closer look at how the use of cable infill will affect the design of the railing frame while addressing the different end and corner post and frame design requirements. This course also looks at prefabricated cable assembly kits and all of the different components and installation ideas. Also, it takes a closer look at the idea of custom cable installations.
All of i-lighting's LED "Easy Plug" systems Each year in the United States, there are over 1 million accidents on stairs that result in injury. The stair light kits come complete with everything you need to complete the job including "Easy Plug" wiring, an LED fixture designed at a 22? angle to shine on the tread, color matched stainless steel screws and staples to neatly tie up wiring. i-lighting's stair lighting kits provide the solution to meeting code and providing a safe environment for friends and family.
It's simple to make the "Easy Plug" system a profitable extension of your business. i-lighting's revolutionary LED "Easy Plug" landscape and masonry lighting is reasonably priced and installs in half the time as traditional systems. All of our fixtures come with built in "Y" connectors, LED bulbs, stakes and poles. The entire system consists of three steps.
1. Order fixtures with "Y" connectors.
2. Order "Easy Plug" extension cable's.
3. Order the DC power supply.
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