The climate of the planet is changing and designers, engineers, and builders must change along with it. Resiliency to natural and man-made disasters is increasingly discussed in the design/build industry. This course highlights the need for resilient buildings, and the features in windows and doors that can make them resilient, with a focus on restored lighthouses as our guide. That includes frame materials, impact resistant glazing, and proper installation.
Windows and Doors For Coastal Challenges: What Lighthouse Restorations Can Teach Us About Coastal Resiliency
Advanced faĂ§ade designs improve light quality, airflow control, nature views, acoustics, and other variables affecting the quality of workplace life. Most firms spend more on personnel than on facilities. High-performance features still involve upfront costs, but as the relations of health, absenteeism, productivity, and the full range of returns on investment become clearer, austerity toward the â€śgreen premiumâ€ť is giving way to a business case for dynamic faĂ§ades.
Background sound is key to providing building occupants with improved speech privacy, noise control, and acoustic comfort. When used as the starting point for interior planning, sound masking lets building professionals set the base of background sound throughout a facility, more accurately specify the blocking and absorptive elements used in their design, allowing it to be delivered in a cost-effective manner, and with greater assurance of achieving the intended results.
The goal of this learning unit is to provide architects, landscape architects and designers, contractors, building owners and property managers with the knowledge required to successfully select and specify for the use of artificial turf for use in sporting applications for any design project. It will provide an overview of todayâ€™s most sophisticated synthetic turf technologies and products, and case studies.
The technical properties and performance characteristics of fire-rated glazing systems often cause confusion in the building industry. In addition, fire-rated glazing products have become more sophisticated to align with todayâ€™s increasingly complex building designs, so it is important to understand your options and how to use fire-rated glazing assemblies to solve design challenges that arise in areas with strict fire and life safety criteria, such as sight lines, glazing size, glass clarity, aesthetic discrepancies, and increasingly complex building designs.
The Balanced Design Approach to Fire Safety: How Concrete Building Systems Can Help Reduce Risk (Print Course)
Structure fires and wildfires result in significant loss of life and property in the U.S. each year. In addition to the direct losses of fighting fires, relocating residents and rebuilding, large fire events can cause substantial indirect losses to communities. There has been an increase in single-family and multifamily structure fire losses, partly due to increased use of combustible construction methods. This article investigates the causes of these fires and provide balanced design recommendations using both active and passive fire protection strategies. It will suggest several noncombustible concrete building systems to help reduce the risk of fire loss in buildings.
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.
Window details play a large part in determining the character and aesthetics of building design. When the look of an historic building is desired, the designer must pay attention to lite size, aspect ratio, lite patterns, casing, sill detail, and muntin selection of the window. This course explains and illustrates the details of historic windows to help designers specify for and achieve a traditional design.
This course examines what makes a window truly sustainable. We discuss the important aspect of energy efficiency, but have deepened our study of sustainability to include a manufacturerâ€™s attention to resource efficiency, to occupant health, and to durability. When all four factors are robustly addressed by a manufacturer, the windows and doors that company produces will more fully embrace the spirit of sustainability that green-leaning architects want for their buildings.
SiloWeigh II Pro eliminates under/over fill and detects short deliveries. Look at exact amounts by weight at a glance. With no moving parts that can jam or break Siloweigh gives better accuracy and costs lower than load cells.