Specifying Code-Compliant Toilet Partitions (Print Course)

This course will enable learners to better select and specify code-compliant toilet partitions for commercial restrooms. By the end of the course, learners will have gained familiarity with fire codes and accessibility standards as well as how to write more comprehensive toilet compartment specifications that leave little room for error.

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The Importance of Improving Hygiene in Commercial Restrooms (Print Course)

When specifying commercial restroom fixtures, whether in new construction or renovations, project teams sometimes focus on the aesthetics of a restroom rather than the importance of hygiene for building occupants. Fortunately, both goals can be accomplished with beautiful fixtures that are sensor-operated, include antimicrobial surfaces where applicable, and offer touch-free dispensing of water, soap, dryers, and hand sanitizer. Not only do these products preserve user health, but they also help to conserve water for a more sustainable restroom design. Incorporating these features into commercial restrooms, whether in schools, offices, or airports, is particularly important now more than ever, as everyone is thinking twice about what they touch.

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Storage for Every Space - Improve Home Organization with Customized Closet Systems

Well-organized and ample storage is one of the most desired features in a home. Storage options range from durable ventilated wire shelving to customized melamine systems. This course will explore the features and benefits of each, as well as ideal closet/pantry layouts, mounting styles, and accessories that will greatly improve home organization.

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Introduction to Metal Roofing Fundamentals (Print Course)

Upon completion of this course, participants should know the most common roof materials used in steep slope roofing and understand the various types of metal roofing substrates. They should also be able to identify different metal roofing configurations, coatings, and fastening applications along with analyzing the importance of roof system components. Finally, learners will assess the development of design plans for regional impacts affecting metal roofing systems.

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Architectural Mesh System Use in Commercial Building Design

Architectural mesh systems can provide customizable, unique solutions for a variety of needs encompassing both form and function. Depending on the model chosen, these include providing sustainable daylighting solutions, acting as interior privacy screens, and even withstanding hurricane-force winds. This course will describe the composition and applications of architectural mesh systems as well as review case studies demonstrating their versatile use.

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Kitchen Design for the Next Generation: Sustainability, Planned Durability, and Mindfulness (Print Course)

Different generations often have different values, priorities, and spending habits. By understanding some of the fundamental characteristics of those aged 30-44, a generational cross-section of Gen Xers and Millennials, design professionals can better cater to their needs. Everything from home size to social media use to environmental concerns impact the way younger Gen Xers and older Millennials build, renovate, and think about design.

Having a basic understanding of how this age group engages with the design process, as well as having a solid grasp of mindful design, sustainable kitchen design, and planned durability, will enable specifiers to attract, connect with, and propose solutions that align with their clients’ goals.

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Defend Against the Ordinary: Creating an Innovation Mindset in Commercial and Residential Construction and Design (Print Course)

Building and design professionals have been faced with substantial challenges in 2020. COVID-19 altered the construction industry’s forecasts and disrupted the market like nothing seen before. Now, being innovative isn’t a choice, it’s a requirement.

This course will help building and design professionals understand the trends facing the industry, how they can adapt, and stay ahead of the curve. The course will also introduce innovation management principles and the skills needed to implement them, plus provide an overview of new and innovative products hitting the market.

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Engineered Wood Siding: A Sustainable Selection that Stands the Test of Time

Architects and building professionals will be tasked with specifying siding for home construction and renovation. Homeowners will rely on the professionals to help guide the decision-making process. This course will enable learners to gain insight into the advantages and disadvantages of various siding options available on the market.

In addition, the course will examine the four D’s of exterior wall design and the impact each have on safeguarding the structure for occupants. Next, the course will look at how engineered wood siding provides an option for specifiers that enhances the built environment for occupants while being durable and aesthetically pleasing. Finally, the course will explore the basic principles of sustainability, the use of renewable resources, and the benefits of using engineered wood siding products.

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SPECIFYING HIGH PERFORMING VENTILATION FOR LUXURY KITCHENS

Ventilation is a vitally important factor in the design, construction and operation of luxury kitchens. Without adequate ventilation and an ample supply of clean makeup air, no kitchen will operate efficiently or safely for the occupants.

This course will discuss the different types of ventilation systems available and how to incorporate ventilation without sacrificing design and style. In addition, the course will address importance of ventilation for the space and occupant health.

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Reducing Fire Risk at the Perimeter of High Rise Structures

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. High rise fires are not new to us. In fact, we have seen an increase in fire incidents in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East in the last 5-10 years that have amplified awareness on fire safety performance of taller structures. High rise buildings present a greater risk with an increased number of occupants that have a limited means of escape in the event of a fire. That is why the time element for containing a fire is so critical. Also, as we have seen in actual fires, vertical fire spread at the exterior façade can rapidly overwhelm fire fighters means of interceding the fire from ground level. As the fire accelerates and upward spread progresses, it often reaches a height beyond the reach of fire services water streams. That is why containing a fire and preventing if form spreading vertically is so critical for both occupant and first responder safety.

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