Insulated Roof Deck System Provides an Innovative, Streamlined Alternative to Traditional Low-Slope Roofing Materials (Print Course)

A new, all-in-one insulated roof deck system is revolutionizing the commercial roofing industry. Providing superior benefits to traditional roofing materials, new insulated roof deck panels are suitable for almost any application. This course will compare the innovative new solution to traditional low-slope roofing methods; explain its features and benefits, and how the diaphragm design is part of a building’s structural integrity; and explore design and installation considerations for a successful project.

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Chemistry in Context: Materials Science in Building and Construction

Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) professionals are asked to make informed materials decisions on an almost-daily basis – decisions which call for a foundational understanding of how those materials are made and their potential impact on the building’s health, sustainability and resiliency. This course will help architects, engineers, designers, and contractors navigate the complexity of materials selection by providing an overview of the role of chemistry in enhancing the product and building performance. The course will provide a review of key methodologies for measuring benefits and relevant information to help inform product selection. Further, it will provide a primer on how chemicals are regulated in the marketplace.

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The Ultimate Construction Management Toolkit

Staying on top of custom projects can be tough, especially when juggling the construction plus emails, calls, and texts. We know how much work goes into keeping schedules on time and crews organized. This toolkit gives you tips and best practices on using technology to run your business - from bids and schedules to selections, change orders, and accounting.

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Is Your Technology Holding You Back?

As every builder and contractor knows, finding the right construction software to manage your business can be overwhelming. But, staying with the same system could be holding you back. Take the quiz and find out if it’s the right time to make the switch.

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BuildTools Demo: End-to-end Project Management

Build a better bottom line. Built by builders for builders, BuildTools is proven project management software for builders. Organize and keep all your project information—budgeting, scheduling, communication, documents—in one place.

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Reimagining the Fifth Wall: An Examination of Architectural Ceiling Trends

The ceiling has become a canvas for architects and designers to use a growing palette of styles, colors, and textures to transform office, school, medical, hospitality, retail spaces and more. Perhaps there was a time the fifth wall was overlooked as a design element. No longer! Where is ceiling technology taking us, and how are architects responding to emerging trends and options? Find out more.

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READYSLATE®: Fast & Easy Natural Slate Lightweight Roofing System

READYSLATE® keeps all the exceptional properties of natural slate, a product which has been molded by nature for over 500 million years with unmatchable and unbeatable characteristics. No other artificial alternatives could compare with slate.

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The Advantages of Natural Slate

Natural slate is a unique material. It stands out for its durability, sustainability and beauty. Discover all the advantages of using slate on your next project.

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Using Technologically Advanced Metal Building Products in LEED, Net Zero, and Passive Buildings (Print Course)

LEED, Net Zero, and Passive House structures contribute to global efforts to reduce energy consumption and mitigate climate change. Adopting principles espoused by LEED, Net Zero, and Passive House can lead, for instance, to water conservation, the prioritization of safer building materials, and lower operating and maintenance costs. Metal roofing products such as solar air heating panels, insulated metal panels, solar-ready roof systems, cool roofing, and above sheathing ventilation (ASV) technology can all contribute to net zero and passive design strategies as well as to the earning of LEED credits. This course will examine the design principles behind LEED, Net Zero, and Passive House and the ways in which metal building products can help architects, engineers, and builders achieve sustainability goals.

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Exploring a Revolutionary, Systems-Based Approach to Downdraft Ventilation (Print Course)

Proper ventilation while cooking is vital for indoor air quality and must be addressed early in the building process. Downdraft ventilation offers flexibility in design and aesthetics, but it suffers from a poor reputation due to performance issues in early iterations of the technology.

This course covers the importance of indoor air quality, a brief history of cooktop ventilation, and historical challenges with downdraft ventilation. It will discuss a revolutionary, systems-based approach to downdraft ventilation that addresses these challenges, including specification and installation considerations for this new innovation.

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