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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Enduring Beauty: High Performing Polymer Cladding Systems

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course encourages participants to think outside the box and consider using polymer cladding as a material to create aesthetic, enduring, and moisture resistant rainscreens that will better protect buildings and its occupants. We will discuss other more commonly used products and the issues faced with each. We will also consider life cycle costs of various cladding options, including polymer. Finally, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how to install polymer extrusions as cladding. We will explore doing so on different substrates, detailing around openings, transitions between differing cladding materials and how to handle joints between cladding components with the goal of using polymer as a resource to promote health, safety, and welfare of both people and the environment.

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The Sustainability of Synthetic Materials Used for Decking, Trim, and Patio Projects

Post-consumer plastic water bottles, bags, and detergent containers - once slated for overburdened landfills - are instead being recycled into polymer decking, trim and patio materials. By understanding the life cycle assessments (LCAs), sustainable materials management (SMM), and sustainable manufacturing processes, architects, designers and builders will be better equipped to specify sustainable decking materials that are durable and meet a variety of aesthetic needs.

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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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Enduring Beauty: High Performing Polymer Cladding Systems

This course encourages participants to think outside the box and consider using polymer cladding as a material to create highly aesthetic, enduring, and moisture resistant rainscreens that will better protect buildings and their occupants. We will discuss common alternative cladding materials and the issues faced with each, as well as the lifecycle costs of various cladding options, including polymer. Finally, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how to install polymer extrusions as cladding, including on different substrates, detailing around openings, transitions between differing cladding materials, and how to handle joints between cladding components. By the end of this course, learners will be able to better understand how the application and use of polymer cladding promotes the health, safety, and welfare of both people and the environment.

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The Sustainability of Synthetic Materials

Post-consumer plastic water bottles, bags, and detergent containers – once slated for overburdened landfills – are instead being recycled into polymer siding, trim, decking and patio materials. By understanding life cycle assessments (LCAs), sustainable materials management (SMM), and sustainable manufacturing processes, builders and contractors will be better equipped to install sustainable materials that are durable and meet a variety of aesthetic needs.

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Performance Benefits and Application: A PVC Trim Overview

Approximate training length: 20 minutes
Learn AZEK PVC trim and moulding fundamentals, including the way the product compares with other materials, its performance benefits, and its jobsite efficiencies.

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