The Five Ws: Specifying Industrial and Commercial Coatings for Various Applications

The Five Ws: Specifying Industrial and Commercial Coatings for Various Applications

to take this course

Coatings are an integral part of many projects but seldom receive the attention they deserve. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how to properly specify coatings in a wide variety of applications. Participants will be able to evaluate different coating types based on performance and safety characteristics in order to choose the one best suited for specific applications.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify the need for coatings in different settings, including common safety and structural problems that arise when coatings are not properly specified and installed
  2. Compare and contrast types of coatings such as epoxies, polyurethanes, and others, focusing on the durability, performance, and sustainability of each
  3. Evaluate different coating types in order to choose the one best suited for each application, including ones that might require waterproof and/or fireproof coatings for safety and durability
  4. Develop specifications that accurately prescribe the surface preparation needed for specific applications such as cooling towers, roofing, etc.
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(09) Finishes
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
LAV09A
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion