Cladding protects the building envelope and building occupants from the weather, while also defining the aesthetic of the building. A challenge for specifiers is to choose cladding that is environmentally sensitive over their entire lifespans. Such goals not only require a sustainable product but one that also has the flexibility to function in a broad range of climate zones as well as offer expansive design options. This course explores the ways in which fiber cement cladding is able to fulfill these demands for commercial and residential buildings throughout various climate zones.
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.
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.
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.
LP ArmorStrand featuring Dryvit TAFS3 is an innovative system that represents an alternative to traditional stucco applications.
This course provides an overview of the use of steel siding products for building enclosures, and in particular, steel siding products with pre-finished steel siding panels.
Included in this learning unit is background material covering the history of the use of siding as building enclosure, the various types of steel sidings available on the market and their advantages as building enclosures, detailed information regarded pre-finished steel siding panels, and design and installation guidance on pre-finished steel siding panels.
Install VERSATEX - VERSAWRAP PVC One-piece column wraps in seven easy steps.
Architects and building professionals will be tasked with specifying siding for home construction and renovation. Homeowners will rely on the professionals to help guide the decision-making process. This course will enable learners to gain insight into the advantages and disadvantages of various siding options available on the market.
In addition, the course will examine the four D’s of exterior wall design and the impact each have on safeguarding the structure for occupants. Next, the course will look at how engineered wood siding provides an option for specifiers that enhances the built environment for occupants while being durable and aesthetically pleasing. Finally, the course will explore the basic principles of sustainability, the use of renewable resources, and the benefits of using engineered wood siding products.
Extreme weather events such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and straight-line winds are becoming increasingly common. They have the potential to displace populations and incur billions of dollars-worth of damage. Considering various strategies and best practices, as well as examining a case study involving plywood and OSB sheathing, can help specifiers design resilient homes and mitigate the effects of various extreme weather events.
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