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(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection

Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers, and Control Coatings

Did you know that they key to maintaining a comfortable temperature is to reduce the heat transfer out of the building in the winter and into the building in the summer? Learn about reflective insulation, radiant barriers, and control coatings that will affect a building's ability to reduce heating and cooling loads.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Roof Drainage Design: The Case for Re-Roofing Applications

Roof Drainage Design will help specifiers and commercial roof designers and installers understand common drainage problems on commercial roofs. The course addresses the importance of proper drain design, the basics of water flow and the impact of a vortex, drain options for re-roofing and new construction applications, a...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 IIBEC CEH
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Rooftop Equipment Securement: Codes and Solutions

This one-hour course provides a framework for understanding the importance of rooftop equipment securement. We’ll review current methods that are no longer code compliant and explore modern innovative solutions that properly secure all rooftop equipment and accessories. We will examine the critical need for application a...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 IIBEC CEH
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Rust Prevention 101

During this one-hour presentation, we explore the rusting process and how it relates to structural integrity, life-cycle, and safety. We review rust prevention strategies, surface, preparation, and specific coating types

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Spray-In-Place Polyurethane Insulation Systems

Trace back the history of SPF development, and be able identify the physical properties of SPF insulation. Learn about the advantages of SPF insulation and see examples of typical applications of both open-cell and closed-cell SPF.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Taking Sides: Resilient, Sustainable Vinyl & Polymeric Siding

Exterior cladding is a vital component of any project—it not only protects the building envelope from environmental conditions, but it also sets the tone for the overall building design. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss architectural polymers, such as vinyl and polymeric siding, that help create a sustainabl...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
The “Shell System” Building Assembly: A Practical, Sustainable Building Envelope Solution

Energy efficiency is an important part of any building—starting with the building envelope. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the "Shell System" ( “SS”) assembly, an innovative building envelope solution that is cost-effective and sustainable. Participants will learn about the many benefits of the “Shell Syst...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Understanding the Advantages of Rigid Insulation

Rigid insulations are available in many product and system configurations offering optimum performance for all types of building applications. In this one-hour course, various rigid insulation products will be discussed with an emphasis on molded polystyrene (EPS) and their specifications. Environmental factors and produ...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Using Electromagnetic Induction Welding to Secure Roofs

In this one-hour course, we will review the process of electromagnetic induction to see how it is used in our world today. Then, we will discuss how that process has been adapted for use installing commercial roofing systems. In addition, we will review other installation methods and compare them to the electromagnetic i...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 IIBEC CEH
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Walkable Thermoplastic Deck and Roofing Membrane System Installation

This course introduces walkable thermoplastic deck and roofing membrane systems and describes the system advantages. Includes over a dozen membrane construction videos and illustrates design considerations for incorporation into the building envelope.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
We've Got You Covered: Fluid-Applied Roofing Systems

In this one-hour course, the design professional will be exposed to the impact of roof deterioration throughout the US, and they will have an opportunity to explore a more cost-effective solution that can be used immediately to give new life to aging roofs in an effort to avoid spending millions of dollars replacing them...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

(08) Doors, Windows and Openings

A Safe Bet: Bullet, Blast & Forced Entry Resistant Products

In this one-hour course, design professionals will learn about anti-ballistic technology, specifically fiberglass panels, windows, doors, and other products, that are used to protect a building’s occupants from weapons, impact, and explosives. It will discuss standards and testing for these products, as well as different...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Architectural Applications of Water Protection Systems

This course expresses the reasons for concern regarding the environmental hazards that come with flooding and describes who is responsible when natural hazards and flooding occur. Learn what a Base Flood Elevation is, as well as the objectives of protection in order to employ this kind of system.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Compression-Seal Technology: A Sustainable Solution for High-Performance Windows and Doors

In this one hour course we will review compression-seal technology for high-performance window and door systems. Through a discussion that includes definitions and application examples, the design professional will be able to select the high-performance window or door system to best suit their design. We will conclude th...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Design With Light: A Modern Twist on Glass Block

This one-hour course explores the use of glass block and explains why the characteristics of this product are durable, sustainable, and able to bring much needed light into spaces that have traditionally been somewhat dim. The benefits of using high-performance glass block products is discussed so participants will be a...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Fire Rated Door Assemblies: Compliant Designs

This course focuses on compliant designs for fire door assemblies, frames, and hardware. Learn basic fire door assembly requirements for a variety of enclosures and how those standards must be met. In addition, ensure your fire rated openings are compliant by learning about the applicable codes, requirements, and design...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Fire-Rated Doors and Frames

Develop a basic understanding of fire test requirements and processes for obtaining ratings on fire rated doors and frames. Become familiar with the hardware requirements, as well as the various fire rated door and frame applications including requirements for glazing, transoms and other components.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
High Performance Door Solutions for Food & Beverage Manufacturing

In food and beverage applications, conditioned air control and productivity are critical. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss high performance door solutions that address the unique needs of food and beverage manufacturing, processing, storage, and distribution facilities from dock to freezer and everything in...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Innovative Solutions for Architectural Challenges: Opening Glass Walls Provide Options

This one-hour course provides an overview of how high performance opening glass walls offer design freedom, maximize daylighting, and are able to reconfigured as needed for various purposes. The designer will gain a further understanding of the many options and configurations on the market as well as understand how speci...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Integrating Access Doors for Function & Design

This one-hour course explores commercial wall and ceiling Access Doors, their purposes, locations and applications. You will learn design considerations and factors including fire-ratings, materials and hardware. We will also discuss code, compliances and LEED requirements necessary for specification.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

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