Each year, BUILDER commissions an in-depth study surveying what brands builders recognize and use most and how they rate the products' quality. In our annual survey, builders select the building product brands they know best and use most across over 50 categories.
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will explore high-performance silicone coatings as a healthy and sustainable alternative to other spandrel glass materials. It will also cover rigorous testing to prove longevity and application suitability and considerations when specifying silicone coatings on spandrel glass. Finally, the course examines advantages of using silicone coatings in design to prevent hazardous solvent, heavy metals, and high VOCs in the environment.
The fact that the property management industry has changed in recent times is clear, but the ways in which organizations have responded to the evolution vary widely. One of the industry's biggest challenges is finding the right employees with the right skill set. This paper will cover actionable advice on how leaders in the property management industry attract the best talent and build a strong team through a 3-tiered approach of people, processes, and tools.
Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course offers insight into the environmental performance of Redwood Lumber. The details and results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing Redwood and plastic/composite decking options will be shared as will information about Redwood’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The course also provides comparisons between Redwood Lumber and other wood species, as well as details about the sustainability of modern Redwood forestry management practices. Finally, this course provides details on important product attributes of Redwood Lumber including grades, fire performance, strength, and finishing options among others.
Architecting Change: Design Strategies for a Healthy, Resilient, Climate Smart Future (Print Course)
Over the past decade, the architectural, construction and engineering (AEC) sector has grappled with unprecedented technological and socioeconomic changes along with an unprecedented confluence of challenges to the health of our communities, our cities and our planet. Climate change is accelerating—the 10 years leading up to 2020 was the warmest decade on record. Buildings and their construction account for 39% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
At the same time, the built environment is growing at a record pace in the US. It is estimated that 2.5 million new housing units are needed to make up for the nation’s housing shortage, a trend that has not abated in the face of a global pandemic. Technological gains within the built environment are making zero-carbon construction attainable, dramatic energy savings achievable and taller mass timber construction possible. Industry research, along with bold demonstration projects, is expanding the sector’s understanding of carbon sequestration, life cycle assessment (LCA), Passive House principles, and biophilic and health-centered design. In this course you’ll learn from design teams who are embracing these strategies and delivering solutions that begin to address some of the most pressing global challenges of our times.
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Since early 2020, it seems as if the world has changed drastically. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed how we work, play, and live. Design professionals have experienced this shift profoundly. When designing interior spaces, design professionals must consider aesthetics, cost, and energy efficiency, but also how their choices impact the health and well-being of occupants. While this has been the case for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of designing healthy spaces.
This course will begin with a discussion of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and the elements which together can help support the health and well-being of building occupants. Next, the course will explore how interior finish choices can positively impact indoor air quality. Included will be a discussion of what products certifications the specifier should seek when selecting products with health and well-being in mind. The course will then touch on the importance of daylighting and acoustic control in maintaining a healthy interior. Finally, this course will review how interior finish choices can work together to create healthy, sustainable and beautiful spaces. Case studies will be used to illustrate successful designs.
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. When the local power grid goes down a commercial building built today might incorporate backup power to be more resilient, to mitigate against financial losses, to protect life safety, to provide vital services, or some combination of these goals. This course covers this important topic, exploring the motivations for using backup power, relevant code and standard requirements, and the fuel options for backup power generators.
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will cover critical strategies for architects in designing buildings that will significantly reduce the number of bird collisions and have a positive impact on the environment and biodiversity. The course will cover a basic understanding of birds, their importance as well as the magnitude of this environmental challenge.
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will review UL 325 Safety Standards in relation to commercial door operators. It begins with an in depth look at the functions of various stiles of commercial doors and explores the various types of commercial door operators. The course goes on to discuss the features of reduction systems and solenoid brakes, as well as the NEMA ratings for enclosures and the requirements of UL 325 and how it contributes to the safe operation of commercial doors. Finally the devices that meet the UL standards will be discussed as well as their features.
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course explains some of the issues relating to concrete deterioration as a result of water penetration. The course also describes the different methods of dampproofing, waterproofing, and vaporproofing and differentiate between positive- and negative-side waterproofing. The course also identifies the various types of waterproofing systems and differentiates between them.