Concrete has been the traditional choice for most buildings where vibration must be kept to a minimum, but steel is emerging as a preferred solution. Factors unrelated to vibration control often make steel a preferable structural option. This course will look at how vibration affects occupants' comfort and peace of mind, and how steel can be used in a design to accommodate human perception of vibration.
This course will discuss the benefits of utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel on projects throughout North America. Steel is a durable and efficient building material that has been used since the Industrial Revolution.
It's cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and strong. If it has one weakness, it is the fact it corrodes when exposed to the atmosphere; therefore, it is important to consider corrosion protection methods when constructing projects with exposed steel.
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.
Architectural design has grown increasingly complex with the evolution of structural technology. This course will explore how architects can use BIM software to take their ideas from concept to refinement to presentation and implementation while benefiting from seamless workflow, collaboration, and communication.
The CEU will also address the various issues associated with modern building practices and structural complexity and present examples of projects that exemplify a structure-based process and mindset.
Thermal bridging is a big concern in the building industry, it has been recognized as a significant factor in building envelope heat loss. This course will provide an overview to thermal bridging, discussing the reasons why it occurs as well as how it can be prevented.
This course will also compare building details with and without thermal break solutions to highlight the importance of determining accurate values of thermal transmittance.
The primary target audience for this course consists of architects, builders, and government (local, county and federal) agencies who desire or are required to see a reduction in thermal loss, wood usage, and material waste in the construction of single and multifamily housing.
This course will introduce the learners to the performance capabilities and finish specifications used in architectural aluminum railing systems, including architectural design features available for aluminum railing fabrications, as well as introduction to specifications for punched and welded architectural aluminum railing systems. The course will also review common architectural aluminum railing system applications including balcony, roof railing, retaining walls, ramps and stairs.
Ground Zero Building Professionals from Navillus Concrete and Roger and Sons Concrete share their experiences working with innovative concrete formwork systems on the 9/11 Memorial and Tower 4 projects at the World Trade Center construction site.
Many people think of humble warehouses when they hear the term, “metal building,” but metal buildings are not limited to boxy designs. However, metal buildings range in both design and materials used to construct them.
This course will introduce you to the elements of metal building systems and the flexible design options that enhance the aesthetic look and feel of the building. In addition, the course will demonstrate how metal buildings are resilient against high-wind events.
This special report shares the informed perspectives of five leaders of modular home construction, one of the housing industry’s most compelling topics.
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