Resilient Exteriors

Resilience has become a central idea for assessing how our social, economic, technical, constructed, engineered, and ecological systems can withstand and bounce back from a man-made or weather- and climate-related disaster. Globally, wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, typhoons, high winds, hail, coastal and valley flooding, sea level rise, heat waves, seismic activity, extreme cold, ice storms, and snow melt have destroyed ecosystems, caused loss of life, damaged property, disrupted healthcare and financial networks, and in some cases, brought essential services to a halt. During this presentation, we’ll discuss the composition, performance, and application of engineered polymer siding and trim and capped polymer cladding to illustrate the benefits to home and building owners when construction materials are selected with resilience and sustainability in mind.

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Build Better with Carbon Negative Siding

LP® SmartSide® products store more carbon than the total greenhouse gas emissions released throughout their life cycle.

LP SmartSide products are more than carbon neutral, they're carbon negative.

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Amenity Trends that Boost Resident Satisfaction

From resident retention to attracting the best leasing candidates, amenities are the key. To be successful you need to stay informed on the latest trends. This paper will help you create value through offerings and improvements.

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Designing Ultra-High Performance Rainscreen Facades (Print Course)

The intent of this article is to explain how Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) compares to Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), Fiber Cement and Precast Concrete (from a material performance and façade perspective) and provide architects with a clear set of essential tools that will help to facilitate optimal design and installation of UHPC rainscreen facades. Subsequently, the article will also discuss which drivers may shift the expense of a UHPC façade project and explain how to achieve the best installed appearance and performance characteristics through the use of recommended specifications and attachment solutions.

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Resilient Design and the Evolving Standard of Care

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. At the conclusion of this program attendees will be able to identify, analyze, and determine the need for alternative design approaches to account for more dynamic weather and climate-related events that pose an increasing risk to the health and safety of the public by identifying likely hazards and project site-specific exposures. Attendees will learn how the standard of care for design professionals is constantly evolving and will change more rapidly as extreme weather and climate-related events pose a greater risk to human life and infrastructure. By understanding how the standard of care evolves, design professionals will be encouraged to develop more innovative resilient designs that better protect people and property.

After completing this program, attendees will learn how to better identify opportunities to assist clients in adopting more progressive resilient design approaches by focusing on the long-term impacts on human health as well as project life-cycle costs. During this workshop attendees will learn how to better communicate and document resilient design alternatives that serve to better safeguard the public and allow society to recover quicker from a natural catastrophe.

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Contractor's Corner: 7 Ways to Happy Customers and Getting Paid Faster

Are you having issues getting paid for your work? It may not be what you think. Dive into the common reasons why customers don't pay on-time and what you can do about it.

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Contractor's Corner: Secrets to Managing Your Cashflow

How do you manage your business' cashflow to keep everything running smoothly - as well as plan ahead for periods of lower revenue? Learn what needs to go into a cashflow management process: from what drives the health of your cashflow, to tracking metrics, balancing seasonal changes, and more.

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Guide to Answering Services

An answering service is a solution made up of a team of trusted receptionists who answer missed calls on behalf of a company when they are unable to answer themselves. Find out more about this service and why it's important to your business.

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A Resident Perspective on Package Delivery

Michelle Wood has worked in the multifamily industry for 20 years. As a renter she has a unique perspective on what she wants in a community. See how a package solution has made her neighborhood a more desirable place to live.

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Advanced Specification Details for Redwood Lumber & Timbers

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. The course offers detailed information about modern redwood timberland management approaches that contribute to the species’ long-term sustainability as a building material. The course also provides insight into how third-party certification helps the redwood industry communicate environmental stewardship. The course details how wood is created through the process of photosynthesis and how carbon is sequestered long-term in wood products, drawing a connection between sustainably sourced redwood lumber products and the ability to achieve carbon-neutral standards. Lastly, the course defines redwood grades and performance characteristics and describes how these properties achieve building code acceptance.

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