5 Critical Take-Aways from the 2020 BUILDER Concept Home

Hear Sekisui House, Ltd., Marketing General Manager Norio Adachi on what bringing Chōwa to the United States market means to Sekisui House, its leaders, its partners, and its worldwide team of associates.

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Green, Complete and Smart: Build Green vs. Grey

Communities are turning to innovative stormwater management solutions to solve local and regional stormwater challenges. For example, in the nation’s capital, DC agencies recently modified a plan that predominately relied on grey infrastructure to instead partially replace the grey infrastructure with green infrastructure in targeted existing impervious areas. These green installations will serve to mitigate flooding and stormwater issues to the same capacity but with many more environmental and community benefits.

The panel will discuss stormwater challenges through several examples located throughout the country, and the impact of vegetated systems to manage stormwater in local and regional jurisdictions. One example that will be discussed is The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) proposed Green Street Demonstration Project in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington D.C. where the ASLA headquarters are based. The project seeks to serve as an example for such green, complete, and smart street design. The plan transforms an underperforming street corridor into a showpiece of both green infrastructure technologies and complete street approaches.

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LED Lighting for Exterior Architecture (Print Course)

Landscape lighting is a key feature that can set a building or landscape apart, as it plays with light and dark, creating contrast, shadows, and silhouettes. It provides curb appeal at night, introducing drama and intimate spaces softly washed in light, or well-lit spaces that invite you to sit and stay. This course will show you how to set a scene and create lines of light with exterior LED landscape lighting technologies.

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Modern Hospital Helipads: Superior, Safe, and Sustainable (Print Course)

Until recently, helipads consisted of little more than slabs of concrete with windsocks to indicate wind direction. State-of-the-art helipad designs now include advanced features for safety, visibility, drainage, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics.

This course describes what makes up a high-performing helipad and the benefits an intelligent specification brings to those in the air and those on the ground who are involved in emergency helicopter transport of patients.

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Specifying the Ideal Synthetic Turf for Outdoor Sports and Indoor Applications

The goal of this learning unit is to provide architects, landscape architects and designers, contractors, building owners and property managers with the knowledge required to successfully select and specify for the use of artificial turf for use in sporting applications for any design project. It will provide an overview of today’s most sophisticated synthetic turf technologies and products, and case studies.

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Specifying Large Scale Living Green Walls

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.

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Modular Precast Concrete Fences and Walls

This course introduces styles, characteristics, options, colors, and product features that are available with modular precast concrete (MPC) products.

MPC requires no ongoing maintenance, can be constructed faster and costs less than masonry structures, and should be strongly considered for fence, sound wall, barrier projects and retaining solutions.

Competitive advantages and differences between MPC and other systems, as well as technical aspects, code concerns and construction logistics will be discussed.

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Architectural Cast-In-Place Concrete and White Cement

Material selection is one of the most important choices you will make to the overall outcome of your construction projects. Understanding how different material options impact your bottom line leads to better informed decision-making. This course highlights the advantages that durable, non-combustible, low-maintenance materials and finishes bring to your projects, why architectural and decorative concrete is the smart choice for buildings and floors, and why concrete is a sustainable option.

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LED "Easy Plug" Stair Lighting Kits

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.

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LED "Easy Plug" Landscape & Masonry

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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