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Water-based PVDF Coatings for Sustainable Design v2
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: Arkema, Inc.|About the Sponsor
Resin-Based Coatings for Metal v2
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: Arkema, Inc.|About the Sponsor
BOLLARD BASICS: New ASTM F3016 Standard is a Design Liability Game Changer! v2
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: Tymetal Corp.|About the Sponsor
ADA Barrier-Free Bathware for Assisted Living - III
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: Clarion Bathware|About the Sponsor
Operable Glass Wall Systems in Green Design II
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: Yes|Sponsor: NanaWall Systems, Inc.|About the Sponsor
Intro to Structural Cold Formed Steel (CFS) II
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
Designing with MgO Structural Insulated Panels
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
ADA Compliance: Understanding ADA Guidelines for Detectable Warnings
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
Pedestrian and Facility Safety Guarding v2
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: |Sponsor: Ideal Shield|About the Sponsor
An Overview of Ceramic Glazed Brick and Structural Glazed Tile
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: Elgin Butler Company|About the Sponsor
Combat Mold, Improve Indoor Air Quality and Specify MgO Products vII
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: Yes|Sponsor: DragonBoard USA|About the Sponsor
Sustainable Design Through EIFS: When To Use It v2
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: Yes|Sponsor: Energex Wall Systems|About the Sponsor
Hi-Tech Steam Bathing in Today s Shower v2
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: 0.1|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: mr.steam|About the Sponsor
Automated Vehicular Gate Systems: For System Design Compliance to Safety Standards V2W
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: .10|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: AutoGate, Inc.|About the Sponsor
An Inside Look at PLATINUM Certification in Product Sustainability
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.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: .10|HSW: Yes|SD: Yes|Sponsor: Highland Craftsmen / Bark House|About the Sponsor
Accessibility, Safety and Platform Lifts and Elevators v2
NEW: 05-31-2016 | Course No: GL1402-W | Narration: No | ADA California Compliant | AIA HSW & ADA/Universal Design | We recognize the importance of elevators and lifts in today’s design industry. Lifts and elevators can be an extraordinary feature added to a home or building that will enhance the life quality and safety of the end user. In this program the learner will learn about the requirements for platform lifts, the different types of lifts, and basic product design. Will also gain an understanding of code compliance issues, and how to solve accessibility problems, and solutions for evacuation for persons with disabilities.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: .10|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: Garaventa Ltd.|About the Sponsor
Vehicular Gate and Operator Systems: Easy To Learn Design Criteria For Compliance With The UL325 & ASTM2200 Nation
NEW: 04-12-2016 | Course No: TY0808-W | Narration: No | Video: Yes | HSW-Yes | Provides an overview of the NEWLY REVISED 2016 UL325 National Standard. The course will guide design professionals on how to properly specify automated vehicular gates and also include important facts to know about UL325 and ASTM F 2200 Standards as they apply to automated gates. The design professional will learn in detail those standards and what to do to protect the firm and client liability.
Price : Free|LU: 1.0|CEU: .10|HSW: Yes|SD: No|Sponsor: Tymetal Corp.|About the Sponsor

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