Better Building Practices: Subflooring

While the subfloor may be overlooked, its importance cannot be overstated. Quality-driven builders reduce callbacks and improve customer satisfaction by using subfloor panels that exceed minimum standards.

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Sustainable Curb Appeal (Print Course)

Whether in politics or in building design, transparency is an increasingly necessary element of modern life. We want to know where products come from before proceeding with future-altering decisions. When it comes to the materials and resources that make up the built environment, it's more important than ever to communicate about what's inside.


This course will talk about material health and product transparency, and what's driving this change. The difference between LEED v3 and LEED v4 related to materials will be analyzed in the context of the U.S. Green Building Code. Finally, the course will help learners understand and recognize the different types of reporting tools and resources that project teams have available, and how these reporting tools and resources are driving innovative market transformation.

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Builders Seek Whole-House Ventilation Systems

Builders nationwide are seeking to lower their homes’ HERS scores to meet ASHRAE 62.2 and ENERGY STAR® Certified Home 3.0 ventilation requirements. One of the standard whole-house ventilation strategies is an exhaust-only bath fan; other solutions are supply-only and balanced strategies.

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SelectCyclerâ„¢ Whole House Ventilation System

The SelectCyclerâ„¢ System is a cost effective, whole house mechanical ventilation solution for ASHRAE 62.2 compliance. By combining the best parts of both central fan integrated ventilation and exhaust fan ventilation, the SelectCycler System provides the ultimate energy efficient ventilation solution.

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LED Lighting for Exterior Architecture (Printer Courses)

Landscape lighting is a key feature that can set a building or landscape apart, as it plays with light and dark, creating contrast, shadows, and silhouettes. It provides curb appeal at night, introducing drama and intimate spaces softly washed in light, or well-lit spaces that invite you to sit and stay. This course will show you how to set a scene and create lines of light with exterior LED landscape lighting technologies.

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Community Propane Systems, An Energy and Technology Solution for Developers, Builders, and Homeowners

Gas appliances like ranges, fireplaces, and furnaces are important amenities that many home buyers want in a new home. However in some residential developments, natural gas access may not be feasible and on-site propane storage may also have challenges. Community Propane Systems offer an innovative method for supplying propane to the all of the homes in a community through a centralized delivery system.

Community Propane Systems give developers an option for offering gas access to building lots; they allow builders to offer gas appliance amenities to buyers; and they give home buyers the opportunity to get the technologies they want in a new home. This course discusses how community propane systems work, the use cases for these systems, the value propositions, and the performance benefits of common propane applications that can be used.

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Concrete Innovations (Print Course)

Concrete is the material of choice for the tallest buildings in the world and infrastructure designed to last centuries. To meet demands for these cutting-edge projects, concrete must be stronger, more durable and more workable than ever before. This article explores how new products, manufacturing methods and research are developing innovative concretes to meet these new challenges. Bendable concrete, smog eating concrete and carbon capture are just a few examples of new technologies enhancing a product that is nearly 5,000 years in development.

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Go Mobile and Increase Profits

Construction firms are faced with unique communication challenges between the field and office. Fortunately today?s mobile applications allow companies to simplify the capture of information from the field and updating that data in their accounting and project management systems. Learn how mobile solutions are changing the way leading contractors increase productivity _ and profits.

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Stay on Top of Time Worked on Any Project

With multiple teams handling different aspects of a job, tracking hours worked and accurately inputting that data can be plagued with errors. Viewpoint's Mobile Time application allows employees to quickly enter time from remote locations and the office team can easily track labor hours and costs generated, providing management visibility into the state of the project.

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Accurate Production Information from the Field

Mobile Production® is an innovative application for your mobile device that allows you to quickly and accurately enter and track production units in the field, which are then aggregated in Field Work Center? until they are uploaded to the job cost module. Mobile Production users can view daily and job-to-date totals and track performance against budget, ensuring optimal productivity with your projects.

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