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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Pre-Finished Steel Siding Panels

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.

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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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Building Sustainability With Fiber Cement Cladding

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.

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