Composite Stone and the Evolving Exterior Stone Category

This one hour course will provide an overview of stone cladding in exterior construction. Specifically, an in depth look at the characteristics, features and benefits of the Composite Stone Category.

Labor shortages in the market are causing many projects to take longer and run over budget. However, by specifying products like composite stone that do not require specialized labor to install, projects can remain on time and come in under budget. Composite Stone is a light-weight, and cost-effective solution for residential, multi-family and commercial applications alike.

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Manufactured Stone Veneer: Best Practice Installation Prevents Water Intrusion in Non-Masonry Applications (Print Course)

The course, Manufactured Stone Veneer: Best Practice Installation Prevents Water Intrusion in Non-Masonry Applications, reviews the properties of manufactured stone veneer (MSV) and describes the financial and environmental benefits of using MSV, including ways in which manufactured stone veneer is sustainable and responsibly manufactured.

It also describes common mistakes in installing MSV, which often lead to water or moisture intrusion, and it further describes the correct methods of installation including how to specify and install a manufactured stone veneer wall system.

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Polymer Trims and Mouldings Deliver on Style, Beauty, and Durability

Exterior building products should be easy to work with and offer design flexibility, durability, and low maintenance. Cellular polymer trim and moulding provides a finished look, playing a key role in tying together building elements such as eaves, windows, doors, corners, and columns.

These architectural elements increase curb appeal, add visual interest, and protect edges and openings from the elements. Cellular polymer trim and mouldings provide these attributes because they are impervious to moisture and do not need paint for protection.

This course will cover the safety, durability, and performance benefits of cellular polymer trim and moulding, as well as best practices for meeting code and safety standards.

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Advanced Rainscreen Design for Moisture Management

This course will explore different types of rainscreens. We will look at systems that are non-structural, structural, and proprietary. This course will cover an overview of these rainscreen examples and technical details for specific construction types such as wood framed, steel framed, and masonry walls. It will review the rationale behind good rainscreen design and some of the design requirements stipulated by codes, standards and best practice references.

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Designing Architectural Wall Panels as Rainscreens That Better Account for Wind (Print Course)

Moisture intrusion in a wall system can cause building defects, as well as health ailments for building occupants, making rainscreens a very important tool in water mitigation.

This course will review causes of moisture intrusion, specifically forces that drive rainwater into a building. We will identify rainscreen technologies, testing standards for rainscreens, the importance of considering wind loads and how commercial architectural wall panels can be used as a rainscreen.

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Finish a Home Beautifully

LP ArmorStrand featuring Dryvit TAFS3 is an innovative system that represents an alternative to traditional stucco applications.

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Case Studies in Multifamily Housing Design Using Extruded Aluminum Trim Systems (Print Course)

This course is designed to increase your knowledge of extruded aluminum trim systems as applied to multifamily building construction.

The course will cover multifamily design trends, ways to create a modern aesthetic with aluminum trims, available aluminum trim options, and three case studies related to multifamily construction with extruded aluminum trim systems.

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Learn how to install one-piece PVC column wrap

Install VERSATEX - VERSAWRAP PVC One-piece column wraps in seven easy steps.

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