Cool Solutions: Adding Ice Machines to your Projects

Increasingly, building professionals are tasked with specifying water and ice dispensing machines in workplaces, break rooms, and other venues for both the convenience and health of the end user.

This course explains ice usage in different venues, types of ice, types of machines, ice transportation considerations, and the technical considerations for specifying ice machines.

In addition, building professionals must understand the environmental aspects of water and ice dispensing machines to ensure compliance for occupant use. A design professional can lead the client toward the best choice for the venue and the health and convenience of end users.

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Strategic Development and Business Basics:  Crafting a Business Plan that Creates Opportunities

New architects often aspire towards the day when they can open their own firms. For that to come to fruition, however, years of experience are not enough. Sound business development strategies are also needed to achieve the goal of opening a firm.

This course will teach budding architects strategic opportunities for business development, including marketing strategies to develop new opportunities, learning how to build alliances with outside sources, and understanding the importance of superior customer service. The course will impart how to develop and maintain a competitive edge.

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The Evolution of Brick Continues: Mechanically Anchored Brick Rainscreen Assemblies (Print Course)

Over the millennia, uses of brick have evolved and adapted to a frequently changing market. Mechanically anchored brick rainscreen assemblies, which are different from both traditional brick and thin brick adhered veneer, offer aesthetic, durable, cost-effective solutions.


Fully engineered, anchored brick rainscreen systems are viable for Class A construction, meet the principles of ASHRAE 90.1, and are a fraction of the weight of traditional brick. They are mechanically and permanently anchored to trays or rails, eliminating both the reliance on adhesives as well as the problem of delimiting brick. The systems also provide continuous insulation, rear ventilation, and an uninterrupted air/moisture barrier, and the sub-framing is thermally broken. Brick rainscreens can be installed in any weather, so there is no need for tenting, and fewer journeymen are needed to install these assemblies. Mechanically anchored brick rainscreen assemblies are a high-performing solution that meets the demands of a challenging, changing market.

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Create Beautiful Outdoor Spaces and Prevent Deforestation with Polymer and Composite Deck Material

This course will examine the ways in which the use of exotic wood in decking materials contributes to deforestation. It will also examine how some certifying bodies fall short of protecting tropical rainforests and fail to prevent illegally harvested wood from entering the United States. Finally, the course will outline the evolution of synthetic decking materials, compare them to exotic wood, and discuss the design and environmental advantages of specifying them.

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Innovative Materials Help Energy Innovation Center Earn LEED Platinum Certification and Historic Tax Credits (Print Course)

The newly renovated, LEED Platinum Energy Innovation Center (EIC), is a collaborative hub that supports the Pittsburgh region’s emerging clean technologies. High-tech building materials can be found throughout the historic facility, showcasing chemistry as a sustainable solution and helping the Energy Innovation Center maintain its sustainable footprint.

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Hard Surface Flooring Options for Hospitality, Multifamily Housing, and Senior Housing Projects

This course will explore three building sectors—hospitality, multifamily housing, and senior housing—and the flooring challenges these projects face, including heavy foot traffic, maintenance, safety, and aesthetics. Hard surface flooring such as tile, luxury vinyl tile, laminate, and engineered wood can be specified throughout these projects to meet the demands of public spaces such as lobbies and restaurants and private areas such as bedrooms and baths. The course will also examine a case study from each sector.

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Activating the Millennial New-Home Buyer

A residential builder’s guide to the who, why, and how of development, design, construction, and marketing to young adults of today and tomorrow.

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The Project Partners:
Builder | PardeeHomes | TriPointe Group | Andersonbaron | Bassenian/Lagoni | Bobby Berk Home

Title Sponsor:
Western

Founding Sponsors:
Andersen | Carrier | Eldorado Stone |
Jeld Wen | Timberlake | Weyerhaeuser | Whirlpool

Sponsors:
Broan-NuTone | Daltile | Dupont Building Innovations
GoTour by Avid Ratings | Gerber Plumbing Fixtures/Danze | IAPMO
Kichler Lighting | Liftmaster/Chamberlain | Pavestone Co. | Rinnai
Savant | Schlage | Schneider Electric/Square D | Sherwin-Williams
Solar City | Uponor/Wirspo |Wayne Dalton

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Responsive Home Virtual Tour - 2016

Thank you for your interest in the Responsive Home.

Register now for access to the tours.

Special thanks to...
The Project Partners:
Builder | PardeeHomes | TriPointe Group | Andersonbaron | Bassenian/Lagoni | Bobby Berk Home

Title Sponsor:
Western

Founding Sponsors:
Andersen | Carrier | Eldorado Stone |
Jeld Wen | Timberlake | Weyerhaeuser | Whirlpool

Sponsors:
Broan-NuTone | Daltile | Dupont Building Innovations
GoTour by Avid Ratings | Gerber Plumbing Fixtures/Danze | IAPMO
Kichler Lighting | Liftmaster/Chamberlain | Pavestone Co. | Rinnai
Savant | Schlage | Schneider Electric/Square D | Sherwin-Williams
Solar City | Uponor/Wirspo |Wayne Dalton

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Frigidaire Builder Solutions

Electrolux and Frigidaire offer a wide range of appliances and kitchen packages to meet every type of consumer and budget, helping builders to sell more homes and increase project delivery.

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Electrolux Builder Solutions

Kitchens continue to sell homes and choosing appliances that are multifunctional, hardworking and at multiple price points can be a challenge.
Discover how Electrolux is rising above those challenges to meet your needs and the needs of the homebuyer.

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