The Rise of Gabled Modern Architecture: From Origins to Future Directions (Print Course)

The Gabled Modern is an architectural design trend that was only labeled as such in recent years. Because of this, its origins and rise to prominence are largely unknown and misunderstood. Readers will explore the origins of Gabled Moderns in historical architectural vernacular and learn which style and design characteristics are shared, and how the modern trends deviate from traditional uses.

Next, a discussion of the primary trends influencing Gabled Moderns will help explain what is causing this design trend to propel into mainstream architecture, and the various ways the Gabled Modern style can be applied.

Finally, a brief discussion of how different roofing trends can be used with Gabled Modern homes will help readers to pinpoint innovations in architectural design.

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High-Performing, Resilient Wood-Framed Roofs

During this course, we will discuss what resiliency means in our built environment. It will continue on to discuss why this topic has risen to its level of importance today.

We will also talk about some of the design aspects related to resiliency. Finally, this course covers the performance characteristics we should look for in resilient design.

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ETFE Cladding Systems – A Technical Overview and Design Guide (Print Course)

An ETFE cladding system is a durable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly technology, with light transmission properties comparable to transparent cladding systems, like glass, but weighs much less.

This course will discuss how ETFE cladding systems work, as well as applications, design considerations, and performance attributes, including durability, fire safety, solar control, acoustics, and sustainability. Several case studies will demonstrate how this technology has been employed in iconic buildings world-wide.

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Pre-Finished Steel Roofing for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings

This course will explore benefits, applications and installation considerations for pre-finished steel roofing, a product that is engineered for maximum strength and durability on new and existing structures.

Building on a history of centuries-old metal roofs throughout the world, modern steel roofing is an innovative material with many sustainable and high-performance attributes. Several residential and commercial case studies where steel roofing was specified will be discussed.

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The Anatomy of an Asphalt Shingle

This course describes asphalt shingles and the raw materials that go into them. Although there are many styles and colors of asphalt shingles, they by and large share the same raw materials. This course will explain the functional reason for each raw material and offer insights to their sourcing and production.

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Roofing Options: Alternative Roofing Systems

Roofing Options is a review of the many different roof system options available to the designer. It provides a basic examination of the most common types of low-slope commercial roofing systems including each system’s strengths and weaknesses, life cycle expectations, installation and cost considerations, energy conservation impacts and other sustainable considerations.

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Sustainable Application and Design using Titanium Zinc Roofing and Cladding

Titanium-Zinc, as a building material, is consistently chosen as a green alternative to many other materials. It is efficient to produce, has almost no waste, lends itself to a variety of design styles, and requires little to no maintenance once installed. This course will provide an overview of the Titanium-Zinc alloy used in sustainable architectural applications; a study of the metal’s properties, aesthetics, technical aspects, manufacturing process, and appropriate design applications.

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Polycarbonate Roofing and Glazing Highlights

Lightweight, impact resistant and easily moldable, plastic polycarbonate is an extremely versatile and effective building material. As a highly viable alternative to glass, the material is long lasting and exceptionally durable at less than half the weight of glass. This learning unit outlines the advantages of polycarbonate construction applications, outlining the benefits offered through solar performance, durability as well as thermal and acoustic performance of polycarbonate rooftop systems.

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Air Barrier Applications Utilizing Insulated Metal Panels (Online Course)

This course provides guidance for architects and builders on design and installation considerations relating to the use of Insulated Metal Panels and their suitability as the air barrier assembly of a building envelope.

Topics covered include an introduction to air barriers and insulated metal panels, as well as an overview of code and regulatory requirements when designing for energy code compliance and common design and installation practices and techniques.

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Why Architects are Turning to a Maine Company for Winning ci Solutions

Polyiso claims the highest R-value in the thinnest profile of any (ci) wall sheathing product, meeting all ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC 2012 standards, outstanding fire performance with its inclusion within a multitude of NFPA 285 compliant wall assemblies - CFCs, HCFCs, and ODP.

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