Roof Deck Hardscape Systems Provide Outdoor Amenity Solutions for Multifamily Properties (Print Course)

Roof decks and terraces are now a must-have amenity in multifamily buildings and are easily added without increasing the building footprint by building out underutilized roof spaces.

Roof decks provide outdoor spaces that are easily accessible to residents and can be designed to accommodate social and recreational needs. Roof deck hardscape systems act to protect the roof from the elements while providing additional usable space for gathering and entertaining in a unique outdoor setting. There are a variety of products and materials that are utilized in the design and construction of roof gardens and decks.

This course will review multifamily market demands, basic types of roof systems, and the range of hardscaping products available to designers.

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The Rise of Gabled Modern Architecture: From Origins to Future Directions (Print Course)

The Gabled Modern is an architectural design trend that was only labeled as such in recent years. Because of this, its origins and rise to prominence are largely unknown and misunderstood. Readers will explore the origins of Gabled Moderns in historical architectural vernacular and learn which style and design characteristics are shared, and how the modern trends deviate from traditional uses.

Next, a discussion of the primary trends influencing Gabled Moderns will help explain what is causing this design trend to propel into mainstream architecture, and the various ways the Gabled Modern style can be applied.

Finally, a brief discussion of how different roofing trends can be used with Gabled Modern homes will help readers to pinpoint innovations in architectural design.

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Pre-Finished Steel Roofing for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings

The rapidly rising rate of extreme weather events, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, and drought, is plaguing municipalities and building owners throughout the United States. The construction industry, from product manufacturers to architects and engineers, is quickly realizing its obligation to design and build resilient structures that can withstand forces of nature such as high wind, flooding, and wildfire.

Fiber cement architectural wall panels are one such building product that can be installed as a rainscreen and have been proven to withstand these elements. This course will explore the societal, economic, and environmental costs of extreme weather events; the importance of building resiliency; and how high-performance architectural wall panels can help meet this end.

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The Anatomy of an Asphalt Shingle

This course describes asphalt shingles and the raw materials that go into them. Although there are many styles and colors of asphalt shingles, they by and large share the same raw materials. This course will explain the functional reason for each raw material and offer insights to their sourcing and production.

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Roofing Options: Alternative Roofing Systems

Roofing Options is a review of the many different roof system options available to the designer. It provides a basic examination of the most common types of low-slope commercial roofing systems including each system’s strengths and weaknesses, life cycle expectations, installation and cost considerations, energy conservation impacts and other sustainable considerations.

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Why Architects are Turning to a Maine Company for Winning ci Solutions

Polyiso claims the highest R-value in the thinnest profile of any (ci) wall sheathing product, meeting all ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC 2012 standards, outstanding fire performance with its inclusion within a multitude of NFPA 285 compliant wall assemblies - CFCs, HCFCs, and ODP.

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Hunter Xci Polyiso Fast Facts

Hunter XCI Polyiso is a foam board used as continuous insulation in exterior walls for both commercial and residential construction and the leading product of choice for commercial roofs.

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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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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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Daylighting with Light-Transmitting Polycarbonate for Roofing and Facades

Daylighting has already been proven to increase a building’s energy efficiency and occupant well-being. Material choice matters. This course will explore the role of daylighting as part of sustainable project design and how to maximize the availability of natural light.

Substantial attention will be given to the role of polycarbonates in daylighting strategy, including product choices and applications. Case studies are also included and examine the use of polycarbonates in various daylighting settings, ranging from a five-year comparative study to an internationally renowned sports stadium, higher education, and a condo in Florida.

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