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NEW: 05-29-2018 | Course No: AAG0802-W | Narration: No | Videos: Yes | Storefront fabrication and delivery is done in two primary ways; stick built transported on glazier work trucks or pre-glazed fabrication followed by jobsite delivery direct from the factory.A majority of framing systems used in the stick built process are flush-glazed, center set weep systems. These systems don’t require any sophisticated equipment. Pre-glazed systems are typically wet seal, non-weep designs. This course is focused on the fabrication, assembly, delivery of hurricane-resistant (impact) storefront and entrance doors. Impact products require additional attention to manufacturing standards due to the safety of structures and occupants within.
Course No: TY0811-W | Narration: No | HSW-Yes This course contains information that will take a designer through the history of crash rated barriers in the US. It will outline the different organizations and testing criteria involved in certifying a vehicle barrier as “crash rated”. You will be introduced to several aspects of perimeter security and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation. This includes some of the design concepts and ideology to achieve the required security level. We will analyze the different types of barriers, both crash and non-crash rated, that may be used as part of threat deterrence. The course also offers some insight into the analysis of site-specific information that may help guide your decisions on what type of barriers to select. Finally we will look at the current climate of vehicle-borne attacks and the security measures being taken to thwart them.
Updated 11-13-2017 | Course No: AK0908-W | Narration: Yes | This course provides an overview of the basics of water-based PVDF coatings and how they help attain sustainability goals. The course begins with a brief description of the components of a weatherable coating, and describes the function of each. Because of its critical role in the weatherability and sustainability properties of water-based PVDF coatings, the chemistry of the carbon-fluoride bond is also described. The unique properties of this technology improve the water penetration into the building envelope improving the safety and welfare of the building and its end users.
NEW: 11-12-2017 | Course No: AK0907-W | Narration: Yes | There are many kinds of resin-based coatings for metal, and two primary application techniques. In this course each of these coatings and application techniques are described and illustrated, along with important information on why these coatings fail and how the performance of these coatings is measured. The primary goal of this course is to provide architects and others who work with resin-based coatings for metal with the information they need to ensure that the coated product will perform as expected and provide a durable and long-lasting finish.
Course No: TY0809-W | Narration: No | HSW-Yes
This program will cover why the new ASTM F3016 Standard was developed and what the Bollard design specifier now needs to know to protect their company and customers from low speed vehicle impact liability. Provided is a thorough explanation and overview of how Bollards and other Vehicle Impact Protective Devices are tested under the new national low speed ASTM F3016 Standard and why traditional concrete filled Bollards fail this test method.
Course No: CB2203-W | Narration: Yes | ADA California Compliant | At the conclusion of this program the designer will have gained knowledge and understanding over the following: The different Codes and Regulations that govern compliance.
ADA requirements for shower stalls. Available ADA compliant shower stalls. New ADA Standards Taking Effect in 2012. Understanding the proper applications for different ADA complaint showers. Proper installation of a barrier free shower.
Course No: NAN0802-W | Narration: No | Provides an overview of the characteristics of large opening glass walls and how they contribute to good indoor air quality. The program will also discuss valuable green building design in relation to large operable openings; such as daylighting, energy efficiency, and design.
Course No: SS0502-W | Narration: No | Cold Formed Steel (CFS) is a staple in modern Commercial and Multi-Family building projects. From steel’s unbeatable strength and dimensional stability to it’s non-combustibility and resistance to mold, rot, or warp, CFS is an ideal building material.
In this presentation we will review what CFS is; how to incorporate CFS into your next design project drawings and specifications; and can contribute to and even improve your next building project.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: Super Stud Building Products Inc.|About the Sponsor
NEW: 05-26-2017 | Course No: IEBS0701-W | Narration: No | Videos: No | In this course, the design professional will discover how High-performance MgO Insulated Structural panels are a part of an energy-efficiency design strategy that can improve energy efficiency and performance with small to medium size projects. Designers will also learn about the unique properties of SIPs such as high fire ratings, greater R-Values and superior structural integrity that make the system out perform traditional building methods. In learning these things designers will take away the knowledge that not only are SIPs a strong, environmentally friendly building material, but also a cost effective way to build.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: Yes|Sponsor: Innova Eco Building System|About the Sponsor
NEW 5-1-2017 | Course No: TW3206-W | Narration: No | ADA California Compliant | This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the current requirements, standards, and guidelines within the ADA, ADAAG, PROWAAC and more. These guidelines and regulations help ensure the safety and welfare of the visually impaired community. The second half of the presentation will describe the various types of Detectable Warning products available in the industry today including Nano-Engineered Polymer Concrete.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: TekWay Dome-Tiles by StrongGo|About the Sponsor
NEW: 01-16-2017 | Course No: IS0502-W | Narration: No | Videos: Yes | This course provides a comprehensive overview of the variety of guarding products available for use in and around facilities to ensure the safety of pedestrians, valuable machinery, and equipment. This program also reviews applications, installation options, and common product finishes which will assist in making the right decisions for your clients.
NEW: 11-30-2016 | Course No: EB0402-W | Narration: No | In this course, you will discover how clay is transformed into environmentally sound and durable structural ceramic glazed masonry products; and the ASTM testing that make sizes and shapes structurally sound while providing life and property safety. You will learn how structural glazed brick and tile differ from a polymer (plastic) coated CMU (block), as well as how ceramic glazed brick performs in freeze-thaw climates to insure better building safety. The program also reviews cost comparisons, industry nomenclature, applicable ASTM standards and technical data. In addition, you will see a wide variety of buildings and applications.
NEW: 11-22-2016 | Course No: DB0602-W | Narration: No | Provides an overview of Indoor Air Quality, along with a discussion on IAQ health issues associated with Mold and Fungus. The program looks at the causes of Mold and Fungus in today’s structures and examines how specifying MgO products is a great alternative solution to dealing with Mold and Fungus.
NEW: 11-22-2016 | Course No: EW0704-W | Narration: No | In this program we will discuss the differences between EIFS and Stucco and also the compositions and types of EIFS available today and why EIFS has gone through growing pains in the construction industry. At the conclusion of this program you will be able to understand the benefits, applications and performance of an EIFS system.
NEW: 11-22-2016 | Course No: MS1005-W | Narration: No | Provide an overview of how today's showers include Hi-Tech Steam Bathing. The course will teach how steam improves the wellness of life, while providing an understanding of how steam shower systems are properly designed, installed, and how they work.
NEW: 09-09-2016 | Course No: AG3203-W | Narration: No | Present a familiarization with an understanding of UL 325 and ASTM F2200 applicable to automated vehicular gates. This course will educate specifiers to safety standards in the interest of client safety and liability associated with automated vehicular gates.
NEW: 09-07-2016 | Course No: BH0602-W | Narration: No | Getting to the higher levels of green product certification is a highly commendable feat. Platinum requirements, for example must meet all five Cradle to Cradle certification categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. This program will review some considerations for certifications of sustainable products, the 5 categories that are core to a sustainable product strategy and how a manufacturer of bark shingles (a by-product of the wood industry) got to PLATINUM first.
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