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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Building Acoustics: Making Architects Visions a Reality

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course is designed to provide an introduction to acoustics and will highlight the link between acoustics and the architects vision for a space at the design phase. Understanding how sound travels in buildings is crucial to creating a smart and acoustically sound environment. Architects and building owners invest heavily into designing aesthetics and functionality into a building that represents their vision for its use. However, poor acoustics can disrupt and distract occupants from the architects’ vision for a space.  Understanding how sound travels in buildings and how it interacts with various surfaces will provide the knowledge needed to avoid acoustical issues when designing a space. In the event that the building is already experiencing issues, strategies for remediating the issues will also be discussed.

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SilentFX® Noise-Reducing Gypsum Board

Reduce noise transmission up to 90%!

SilentFX®, featuring Green Glue® and M2Tech® technology, is a noise-reducing mold resistant gypsum board specifically designed for systems requiring high STC ratings.

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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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Making the Business Case for Building with Insulated Concrete Forms: Energy, Safety, and Savings (Print Course)

Combining the strength and durability of reinforced concrete with high performance rigid insulation, insulated concrete forms (ICFs) provide ideal solutions for developers of apartments, condos, hotels, dormitories, and assisted living facilities.

ICFs are cost competitive with wood frame construction on a first-cost basis and offer operational cost savings through lower energy bills and reduced insurance costs among other benefits such as fire resistance and noise reduction. This article makes the business case for building multi-family homes with ICFs.

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Designed for Life – Modular Wall and Floor-Mounted Shelving Systems

This course will discuss a modular, wall-mounted, and freestanding shelving system that has quickly become a modern classic in retail stores, hotels, offices, and other commercial applications. The system provides the perfect background for shelving, signage, space definition, and product display, while also providing hidden and accessible storage. With a range of design options in finishes such as fabric, metal, or wood panels, light boxes, and power integration, these modular systems can be specified to match virtually any brand’s aesthetic. The course will examine the history of modular shelving systems and explore the components, design options, and applications for the product.

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High-Performance Water-Proof Wall Panel Systems Interiors (Print Course)

Due to the pandemic, remodeling projects are booming and health, safety, and welfare have become a very high priority when specifying surfaces. Now, more than ever, we are aware of the things around us and the surfaces we touch. Bathroom renovations continue to be one of the top improvements made in both residential and commercial projects. Wall options are often limited to beautiful but expensive materials like marble, or lower-cost, unattractive solutions like metal or fiberglass shower units.

Now, a water-proof, lightweight, high pressure decorative laminate wall panel system is available that is perfect for wet area applications and offers antimicrobial protection, benefitting occupant health and safety. The system’s large format and on-trend designs help create a space that fully reflects a project’s unique style. Water-proof wall panels are easy to install over gypsum board, green board, or fiberboard, and can even be installed over existing tile. Because it is a grout-free surface, it offers worry-free, easy maintenance and can help to mitigate moisture damage.

This course will compare water-proof wall panel systems to traditional tile installations, explore the features and performance benefits of the system, and identify how it can help to mitigate moisture damage in wet wall applications.

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LIVE WEBINAR: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST

Enhancing the Built Environment with Architectural Metal Fabric

Architectural metal fabric is a dynamic exterior material that can be used to create beautiful and functional facades, balustrades, and screening for libraries, academic buildings, parking garages, stadiums, and other public and commercial buildings. This course will discuss exterior applications for metal fabric and its performance benefits including safety, security, solar management and sustainability. We will also explore coatings and graphics technologies that can be incorporated into metal fabrics to create a building and brand’s visual identity.

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LIVE WEBINAR: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST

Enhancing the Built Environment with Architectural Metal Fabric

Please join us live for this CEU Webinar sponsored by GKD. Architectural metal fabric is a dynamic exterior material that can be used to create beautiful and functional facades, balustrades, and screening for libraries, academic buildings, parking garages, stadiums, and other public and commercial buildings.

This course will discuss exterior applications for metal fabric and its performance benefits including safety, security, solar management and sustainability. We will also explore coatings and graphics technologies that can be incorporated into metal fabrics to create a building and brand’s visual identity..

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Landmark Survey Reveals Overlooked Profit Opportunities for Architectural Precasters

A groundbreaking national survey sheds new light on how precasters can take advantage of exciting new advances in demold cycle times, weight reduction, LEED-friendly compositions, and other fabrication factors to scale-up sales and profits."

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