Intelligent Enclosure Solutions: An Introduction to Ventilated Facades

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will cover the components and terminology associated with ventilated facades. During the course learners will explore the major types of façade claddings and assemblies including their benefits and challenges, as well as the opportunities.

Finally, this course will examine the benefits of a ventilated façade and understand the positive contributions to our environment and architecture.

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Improving Designs by Way of Constructability (Print Course)

Constructability encourages collaboration throughout a project, including the conceptual design, design, and construction stages. It spurs creative solutions, focusing on simplicity, economy, and speed of construction. By understanding their roles within the structural steel supply chain, architects, engineers, and designers can better leverage the benefits of constructability and work more smoothly with the owner, service center, steel fabricator, and others within the supply chain.

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Innovative Pavers for Innovative Projects

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. In this presentation, we’ll discuss unit paver development as it leads to unique and innovative paving options. We will identify unit paver advantages while increasing your knowledge of unit paver uses and limitations from applications ranging from on-grade entranceways to elevated plazas and roof ballast applications. A variety of installation methods will be examined as it pertains to each application type. It is our hope that at the conclusion of this presentation you will have gained a better understanding of unit pavers and hardscape products.

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The Science of Fire: Reaction and Resistance with Insulated Metal Panel

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will provide a holistic view into the fundamental difference between metal panels and insulated metal panels. The goal is to understand how performance needs based on building types play a key role in selecting the appropriate Insulated Panel system.

To begin, the course will explore common misconceptions between metal panels and insulated metal panels. The course will describe how the core type for insulated metal panels (or panes) can vary from highly combustible to non-combustible. Next, the course will analyze the difference between reaction to fire and fire resistance and the importance of considering both alongside fire spread behavior to ensure holistic approval to fire-safe design. Finally, the course will examine the rationale for testing full systems which are preferable over small-scale material testing.

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Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Building codes and green building standards are continuing to raise the bar on energy efficiency and high performance in buildings. In wood-framed buildings designing for thermal and moisture management in wall cavities, as well as the air tightness of the building enclosure, are all core components to creating advanced building enclosures. This presentation will discuss the need for exterior insulation to manage heat transfer and reduce condensation in exterior walls by providing step-by-step examples of how to determine the amount of continuous insulation required to meet prescriptive code requirements depending on climate zone.

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Addressing the Pains of Increased Disinfection Protocols on Architectural Wall Coatings in Healthcare: A Prescription for Success (Print Course)

Microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria present a significant set of challenges for hospital and healthcare professionals because of their ability to spread on surfaces in healthcare facilities. Rigorous disinfection protocols can accelerate degradation of painted wall surfaces in rooms of healthcare facilities that are considered higher risk. This learning unit will serve to educate the architectural reader about specific healthcare infrastructure disinfection guidelines, methods, and materials and how they can affect architectural coatings.

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Improve Employee Well-being, Engagement, and Productivity with Biophilic Design

Biophilic design is widely known for having positive outcomes for health and well-being. As more research has been conducted, it has been shown that biophilic design benefits extend to employee engagement and productivity, thus positively influencing an organization’s bottom line. By incorporating elements of biophilia into design strategies, specifiers can create healthy, productive, and inspiring spaces.  This course will provide architects and designers with the framework needed to specify beautiful, wellness spaces for occupants .

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Design that Fools the Senses: Replicating Wood Slats and Louvers with Aluminum and Non-PVC Film

Whether in wooden form perched above centuries-old Moroccan marketplaces or as extruded aluminum with a non-PVC film delicately delineating spaces, volume, and depth in Japanese architecture, louvers and slats provide architects and designers with myriad design solutions and contribute to sustainability goals. This course will review the use of louvers and slats in both historic and modern times while analyzing case studies and exploring design options, applications.

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Building the Perfect Envelope with Insulated Metal Panels

Understanding building physics is critical to proper building envelope design. This course takes a relatively complex subject and reduces it to a level that teaches practical concepts for the building designer. This course will examine how various cladding systems perform across different climate zones and applications. Basic concepts including environmental control layers and hygrothermal loads are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the concept of the “Perfect/Universal Wall”, and how utilizing the proper sequence of wall components can greatly simplify wall design in all climate zones. Insulated metal panels (IMPs) are a unique form of the “Perfect/Universal Wall”, and we will investigate how they perform the same functions as multi-component systems, simplifying wall system design and installation.

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Designing with Architectural Insulated Metal Wall Panels

Insulated Metal Panels are manufactured in a variety of styles and sizes depending on application. Steel is the predominant facing material, providing economy with excellent durability. The facings provide aesthetic appeal, act as control layers, protect the foam core from damage and ensure long term thermal performance, lower construction, operating and maintenance costs throughout the life span of the facility.

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