Vegetative and Protective Membrane Roof Assemblies: What Lies Beneath

Protected Roof Membrane Assemblies and particularly Vegetative Roof Assemblies place extreme requirements on the components below the surface, from waterproofing to insulation and everything in between. Each component must meet specific standards to achieve energy efficiency and durability.

This course describes the high performance attributes of PRMA components and defines the building code/performance standards and best specification practices to meet fire, wind, thermal, and moisture performance.

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event.

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New Options for Insulating and Ventilating Wood Framed Sloped Roofs

This course will discuss control layers of a sloped wood framed roof assembly. We will be talking about code provisions for roofs and sustainable building practices. We will also discuss the differences between ventilated and unventilated assemblies. To wrap up, we will look at some changes outlined in the 2018 code and look at different systems that integrate the functions of air, water and thermal performance in different assemblies.

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Sealing the Envelope with Insulated Metal Panels (Print Course)

Insulated metal panels are a single-component solution to effectively seal the building envelope. IMPs can function in all climate zones and achieve the goals of a perfect or universal wall. They are manufactured as a single-component solution to prevent water, air, and vapor intrusion and effectively manage heat flow between control layers and the interior and exterior of a building. IMPs also act as a continuous insulation in an energy-efficient building assembly. This course will describe how IMPs control water, air, vapor, and heat transfer and their role in continuous insulation, as well as how they fit into a perfect wall assembly.

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Testing, Certification, and Installation of Commercial Roofing Products that Meet Thermal, Fire, Wind, and Impact Standards (Print Course)

Metal roofing materials must meet code requirements, testing standards, and ultimately be UL certified to ensure they perform under thermal, fire, wind, and hail conditions. This course will discuss key regulations for roofing products, the testing necessary to meet those requirements, and design and installation considerations to ensure roof installation complies with codes and standards.

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Specifying Fluid-Applied Coatings in Roofing Project Design (Print Course)

Choosing a liquid roofing product involves an understanding of the project and surface application needs. Application of a one or two coat liquid-applied roof membrane and a roof membrane with a weatherable topcoat can be considered in a roofing application.

As a building professional, it is worthwhile to consider the physical properties of liquid-applied roof coatings with and without reinforcement, as the physical properties can help determine what products are best suited to a specific application.

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Innovative Materials Help Energy Innovation Center Earn LEED Platinum Certification and Historic Tax Credits (Print Course)

The newly renovated, LEED Platinum Energy Innovation Center (EIC), is a collaborative hub that supports the Pittsburgh region’s emerging clean technologies. High-tech building materials can be found throughout the historic facility, showcasing chemistry as a sustainable solution and helping the Energy Innovation Center maintain its sustainable footprint.

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Roof Deck Hardscape Systems Provide Outdoor Amenity Solutions for Multifamily Properties (Print Course)

Roof decks and terraces are now a must-have amenity in multifamily buildings and are easily added without increasing the building footprint by building out underutilized roof spaces.

Roof decks provide outdoor spaces that are easily accessible to residents and can be designed to accommodate social and recreational needs. Roof deck hardscape systems act to protect the roof from the elements while providing additional usable space for gathering and entertaining in a unique outdoor setting. There are a variety of products and materials that are utilized in the design and construction of roof gardens and decks.

This course will review multifamily market demands, basic types of roof systems, and the range of hardscaping products available to designers.

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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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